Operation World is an organization dedicated to seeing the world come to Christ by encouraging Christians everywhere to pray for the world. But not just the world in a general sense. Operation world focuses each day on a different country or part of the world, and brings up needs that the people in those areas have. Both physical and spiritual needs. It could be anything from a government that is against Chrsitanity, high illiteracy, or lack of missionaries.
We do not merely pray about the many points featured herein, we pray toward something, and that something is magnificent – the fulfilment of the Father’s purposes and His Kingdom come
Is it effective?
We have a global mission of reaching the lost with the gospel. While each Christian is tasked with the great commission to reach the lost that God sends into our lives, there is also a much greater need. One that we cannot do alone. Jesus never placed this mission on just one person or one small group.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” – Matthew 9:36-38
Notice that Jesus did not tell the disciples that it was their job to do all of the work. They had their fair share to do too, but they were also to pray. Not just pray that each person comes to Christ, but for what? For workers.
So yes, this website has an exteremely Biblical context. Praying for workers and other needs in each and every country. One country per day.
A Quick way to draw closer to God
It only takes 5 minutes to do, but the spiritual impact these five minutes will have is enormous. It did not take long of me praying every day for a country before I started to have more of a burden for the lost. And even better, it strengthened my relationship with God by a lot in a very short time.
So how do you get involved? First got to their website, http://www.operationworld.org and sign up for the mailing list. You will receive a reminder every day to pray for the country of that day. The daily country is listed on their website as well and most have a short video prayer that you can watch. And finally, you can get the book, which I highly encourage. The book has a lot more information on most of the countries and gives you more things to pray for. Plus last year I did have a few problems with the website and mailing list not working as expected but the book is always there telling you what country to pray for each day.
So what are you waiting for? Go get praying!