The greatest barrier to the spread of the Gospel may not be the self-indulgent immorality of our culture but the self-sufficient mentality in the church evident in our prayerlessness.
— David Platt, President of the International Mission Board of the SBC

Prayer Partners are vital to our ministry...

In the opening verses of the Acts of the Apostles we see the first of many references to prayer as the primary activity of the early Christians.  The men and women of the church were constantly in prayer, “All these (the Apostles) were continually united in prayer, along with the women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and His brothers.” (Acts 1:14) They all prayed for God’s leadership in decisions, “You, Lord, know the hearts of all; show which of these two You have chosen to take the place in this apostolic service that Judas left to go to his own place.” (Acts1:24-25) They prayed as they came together for teaching, fellowship, and meals, “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)

We have the results of this constant prayer recorded in Acts 2:47, “And every day the Lord added to them those who were being saved.”

Wherever you are, whatever your situation you can join us in this adventure with a purpose to teach, heal, help, and serve.  Remember the Lord, not our efforts and abilities, is the one who will heal their hearts, souls, and lives.  He has chosen to do this primarily through our prayers.  We must tend to the details of ministry just as the apostles did (Acts 1:15-26).  We must train and prepare ourselves, gather supplies, make arrangements.  But all this hustle and bustle is futile without a foundation of prayer. Prayer for those we are going to serve, prayer for our in-country partners, and prayer for ourselves.

prayerreach - 'Withnessing' among the unreached

PrayerReach is XMA's boots-on-the-ground prayer ministry among the unreached. PrayerReach is not some super mystical experience only for the charismatic or saintly, calloused-kneed prayer warrior. It’s about regular, normal believers spending time with the unreached while silently talking to God about what they see, hear, and feel. No canned prayers. No churchy language. No Four Spiritual Laws. No Evangelism Explosion.  The essence of a PrayerReach adventure is private communication between you and God.

PrayerReach is simply praying in the very place you expect God to work, among the very people you expect God to save. Anyone can do it. There’s no special training or procedures. No mystical wording or incantations. It’s just you talking to God about what you see, hear, smell, feel, and think as you move among the unreached.

Visit our PrayerReach site for more info and free books and online prayer courses.