PARIS, France (BNM) - International Mission Board Missionaries in Paris, France, have called on New Mexico Baptists to join them in a week of prayer and fasting, Oct. 7-13, as they seek to reach the European city with the Gospel.
Two of the missionaries, Kit and Stacey Klein, are from First Baptist Church, Carlsbad. In a prayer guide provided to the Baptist New Mexican, they listed specific prayer needs for each day of the week (below).
Monday, Oct. 7: The Paris City Team
Pray that the IMB Paris City Team would be overwhelmingly unified and close to one another, would continually grow in language acquisition and would have great wisdom for how to engage the city of Paris. Pray 1 Peter 3:8 over the ten adults and 13 children who currently make up the team.
Tuesday, Oct. 8: The Church in Paris
The evangelical church in Paris has a long history of being a misunderstood minority, often in fear. Today pray that the church in Paris would expand her vision for engaging the lost city around her and be equipped through discipleship and leadership development. Pray Romans 12:1-2, asking the Father to renew the mind of his church in Paris.
Wednesday, Oct. 9: Core Task of Discipleship
God commanded us to go and make disciples of all nations. France is home to 95 people groups, with 87 being unreached. Pray today that the church in Paris would be brought into discipling relationships and then go and make disciples from the 11 million hopeless people living in the Paris’ lle-de-France region. Father, make your word in Mathew 28:18-20 a reality in Paris, France today!
Thursday, Oct. 10: Core Task of Evangelism
Every week our team shares the Gospel in both personal relationships and among those we meet in Paris. Though people most often offer the response, “I’m an atheist, I don’t believe,” we are surprised at how many people will discuss spirituality. Yet, they are not open to seeking truth in the person of Jesus. Go to John 6:44 and Romans 10:5-13 and pray these truths over the 11 million lost people in Paris.
Friday, Oct. 11: Parisians
Parisians, though they live in the City of Lights, are just a metropolis of depressed and hopeless people. There is a saying, “Metro, Boulot, Dodo,” which translates, “Travel, Work, Sleep.” Open your Bible to 1 Peter 1:3-9 and ask the Father to draw these stylish but empty people into a living hope that will transform them.
Saturday, Oct. 12: People Group Focus - South Asians
The French language is slated to be the most spoken language in the world by 2050. Paris already attracts French-speaking immigrants from North and West African countries as well as immigrants from eastern Europe, Asia and South America! Today, pray for the estimated 250,000 South Asian immigrants in Paris who are working difficult jobs, trying to support families, learning the language and trying to survive in a cold culture. Ask the one who sits on the throne in Revelation 7:9-12 to draw himself and save South Asians in Paris.
Sunday, Oct. 13: Families
The family unit is devastatingly broken in France. Families are strained through the secular imposition of work and school and the rigorous expectations of education. Pray that grace and strength would invade believing families and that the discipleship of the church would reach into marriages and families and address their needs. Open to Ephesians 5:22-6:4 and ask God to extend his influence into families to strengthen and restore them.