International (MNN) — There is need everywhere and in every country around the world. Praying for nations around us or even for our own nation can make an impact in lives and circumstances. But it becomes difficult when prayer becomes vague and you don't know how to pray for the people of that nation.
"Operation World," published by Biblica, is making it possible to pray specifically for various countries through their 60-Day Prayer Movement. On November 9th, two live global webcasts celebrated the announcement, and people are joining to pray for the many countries around the world.
Those who join in the movement will receive daily e-mails with a specific country to pray for that day. The e-mail gives a snapshot of the nation's prayer needs, information about the country, and a video produced by Prayercast–a Web site dedicated to online media resources that highlight needs of the world and prompt Christians to pray.
The 2010 edition of "Operation World" was just released last month. The book continues to be a primary global resource that encourages those who read to pray for evangelism in the world. It promotes awareness of global missions as well as involvement. The book specializes in summaries of every nation with specific ways to pray; answers to past prayers; updates on church growth, population, people group and language statistics; charts and maps; and explanations of major trends in economics, politics and society.
"God has used this book to open my eyes and the eyes of the church I pastor to the needs of the world and the greatness of the God who desires to make His glory known in the world," says Senior Pastor David Platt at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL, "I eagerly welcome this new edition and wholeheartedly recommend it."
To join in the 60-day prayer movement, or to find out more about the 2010 "Operation World," you can visit operationworld.org.