As a fellowship in God's mission, CMS highly values prayer. Mission belongs to God and everything depends on him. Therefore, trusting and persevering prayer is central to all that we are and all that we do.
In the Summer 2010/2011 edition of the CMS magazine Checkpoint, John Thew, former CMS secretary, wrote on prayer:
The cross is the ultimate reminder that God’s ways are not man’s ways, and prayer is not a broad gateway to painless blessing. When Jesus invites us to ‘ask him for anything in his name’, he is calling us to pray with him, at the cross, daily.
Certainly God already knows our needs – and the outcome of our prayers. But this takes us back to the beginning: Jesus’ call to pray is God’s inviting us into his heart and vision and work, allowing us to share with him in the cosmic struggle that is still playing out in the time between the cross and judgment.
Please join us in praying daily for the work of CMS, as we share God's vision of a world that knows Jesus!
The CMS Prayer Diary is the 'directory' of staff and personnel and is a key document for CMS. Many people in the CMS family – members, supporters, churches - use it to help them pray each day for CMS.
The Prayer Diary also contains contact details for most missionaries, so it's a valuable resource if you'd like to encourage missionaries with an email!
You can get a copy of the Prayer Diary by contacting your branch.
The Prayer Diary works alongside the monthly prayer points, which are distributed by the branches, or available in a secure format here.
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