What we do

Operation World (OW) is widely regarded as the definitive volume of prayer information about the world and is the recipient of the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Evangelical Christian Literature. OW was listed in Christianity Today’s, “The Top 50 Books That Have Shaped Evangelicals” (see more commendations from global Christian leaders here).

OW, in book format, has had seven editions published. The most recent is from 2010, which is a complete update of the 21st century edition, released in 2001 and revised in 2005. The original edition was produced in 1964, from South Africa. This version was only 32 pages of basic information about 30 countries.

OW has been translated into several other languages: German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Indonesian, and in part into Czech, Italian, Thai, and Urdu. The cumulative number of copies printed in all languages exceeds 2.2 million.

Pray for the World (2015) is an updated, abridged prayer handbook now available in English, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Indonesian, Spanish, Urdu, Amharic, Russian, Arabic, and coming soon in Hindi.

Window on the World (2018) is in essence a children’s version of OW. The original publication was entitled You Can Change the World (1992), and was followed by additional material in You Too Can Change the World (1996). These were made into a compendium in 2001 – Window on the World. In 2018, a new version (including both revised and new content) of Window on the World was published. It is also available in Korean, German, and coming soon in French, 

OW has collaborated with the Lausanne Movement since 2019 to produce Praying for the World, a weekly prayer bulletin freely available for churches and individuals, to raise awareness about various nations and global issues for prayer mobilization purposes.

OW mobile apps are available in English, German, Korean, and Indonesian.

Since 2016, Operation World has been more actively engaged with the rapidly growing number of prayer movements unfolding around the globe. This has included co-facilitating some new prayer events and initiatives of its own, most recently in partnership with All Nations Christian College