Pray for: The Pacific

The Pacific

Title: The Pacific

Tier: 1

Type: continent

Topic: Answers to Prayer - Pacific

The strength of Christianity in the Pacific Islands. The Pacific was one of the first areas to be evangelized in the modern Protestant missionary era. By the end of the 19th Century, most of the Pacific region had become Christian through the sacrificial labours of early LMS (London Missionary Society), Methodist, Anglican and Pacific Islander missionaries. Missionary casualties were high through disease, violent death and cannibalism, but great people movements brought whole peoples and islands to Christianity. Praise God for the continued legacy of their work, and for continued spiritual life to the churches they planted.

The Pacific

Title: The Pacific

Tier: 1

Type: continent

Topic: Hot Spots in the Pacific

The younger generation in many Pacific Island nations feel disenfranchised and betrayed by their forebears. In these small and remote island nations, they often have little opportunity for meaningful employment or education. Emigration, restlessness, frustration, mischief and even organized crime are the result. In some countries, those under age 25 comprise up to 40% of the population. Pray for viable, God-honouring solutions to these challenges, for the younger generation to find hope and purpose in Christ.

The Pacific

Title: The Pacific

Tier: 1

Type: continent

Topic: The Church in the Pacific

The need to revive a vision for evangelical cooperation and mission throughout Oceania. Vast geographical distances and the lack of unity and shared identity – especially between the many Pacific islands and the dominant Australia/New Zealand – are challenges. Yet determination still exists to foster unity and prophetic vision: The Evangelical Fellowship of the South Pacific, the Deep Sea Canoe Movement and, perhaps most notably, the South Pacific Prayer Assembly serve to see God move in new and effective ways in the Pacific. Pray for rising levels of spiritual leadership and vision from the scattered islands of the vast Pacific.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.