USA (MNN) — In a time when every ministry has a 10-year strategic plan, a marketing strategy to recruit new workers, and a formula for allowing their funding to grow, it's sometimes easy to forget about the power and importance of prayer.
Biblica is bringing prayer back to the forefront with the 7th edition "Operation World." Biblica's Mike Dworak says, "We all feel like we need to pray more, but we don't know how. And sometimes, praying for the whole world is overwhelming."
"Operation World" contains hundreds of pages of helpful information. "It takes every nation, island, group, and it breaks it down by prayer needs, geography, religion, unreached people groups. It gives you a snapshot of what God is doing around the nations, as well as ways you can strategically pray using the content, so you can join God in what He's doing."
It's probably the best book you've never read. "It really is a resource to equip the global church to pray for people in every nation to come to know Him. And it really kind of guides you through it, which for me, I need all the help I can get so it doesn't feel so overwhelming."
It's ironic that "Operation World" is being launched this month. Why? Cape Town 2010, which is the Third Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization. Biblica is hosting an event Monday to celebrate the release, which will be a great tool for many in attendance. Dworak says, "There will be 4,000 to 5,000 people from every nation around the world coming together and talking about, 'What is God doing? How do we strategize? What do we do with that?'"
Following Lausanne, Dworak says they'll be holding a Global Prayer Movement webcast at OperationWorld.org on Tuesday, November 9 at noon and 7:00 pm (Central time). "We have people like Anne Graham Lotz, Max Lucado, Joni Eareckson Tada, David Platt who wrote 'Radical,' and then global voices like KP Yohannan, Lindsay Brown from Lausanne, and others. They'll be sharing with us why we need to pray and what will happen when we do."
Dworak hopes this launches a prayer movement similar to that of more than a decade ago. "There was a whole prayer movement for a long time for the 10/40 Window where the unreached people groups are located — especially Muslims who are not reached. There are more Muslims coming to Christ in droves."
Dworak says the end result is this: "We want to see God move. We want to see Him glorified. And we want to see Him change hearts and then change nations."
If you'd like a copy of "Operation World," you can receive it before it's in stores. Biblica is providing a limited supply of "Operation World" to MNN supporters. With your gift of $10 (or more) per month, or your one-time gift $100 (or more), we'll send you a copy of "Operation World."