Blog 76 / Our High Calling

Travel the World Through Prayer

Here’s the thing: There are no limits to where prayer can take us. We can go anywhere in the world. There are no borders to stop us, no visas to get, no crowded airports, no jetlag, and no pandemic to restrict our travels. No place is too remote or off limits. We can go anywhere the Spirit of God leads us.

If we are concerned for our nation, prayer can take us to the heart of the capitol where we can call on God for our leaders. It can take us into the highest courts in our land where we can pray that our judges would fear God, knowing that the fear of the Lord is just the beginning of wisdom.

Prayer can take us deep into the Amazon jungles to intercede for tribes that are off-limits to missionaries. In the blink of an eye we can be treading the foothills of the Himalayas, praying for the light of the gospel to penetrate the spiritual strongholds of Tibetan Buddhism. In prayer we can see animistic villages in Africa, Hindu shrines in India, and Muslim mosques throughout the Middle East, taking time to pray for followers of these religions.

Prayer can take us to the prison camps of North Korea to ask God for the release of the many believers who have been sentenced to years of hard labor for their faith. We can visit trouble spots such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Venezuela to pray for peace.

So many peoples. So many places. So many prayer needs.

God has made the prayers of His people essential for advancing His Kingdom on earth. Still, I suspect most of us don’t pray much for the world. Not because we are too uncaring. Most likely our needs and the needs of those close to us so fill our minds that we have little room left to take on the needs of the world.

I suspect also that most of us would pray more for the world if we were better informed and reminded. There are things to help. Mission publications, newspapers, the Internet, and TV news all give plenty of information. So if, for example, we hear of an earthquake in Nepal, or a coup taking place in Myanmar, we can be right on it. We can pray in real time for whatever situations come to our attention.

Final thought: Best of all prayer can take us to a place that is not even on the map – the Holy of Holies. Hebrews 10 tells us that by a new and living way, we can enter the very Throne Room of God and draw near to Him by the blood of the Lamb. We can join with our loving Lord, our great High Priest, in His prayers for His Church, His Bride, knowing there’s still room in this Most Holy Place for people from every tribe, language and nation.

Colin Stott

GRN Global Prayer Coordinator



Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
lord break me – Blog 75
we do not have because we do not ask – Blog 74
our prayers reveal our heart – Blog 73
The Church of the Living God – Blog 72
make room for the longings of god’s heart – Blog 71
It’s a wonderful life- Blog 70
when we pray for the lost – blog 69
sugar cubes and prayer – blog 68
more than meets the eye – blog 67
praising god before he answers – blog 66
Praying For God’s Glory Will Cost Us – blog 65
rejoicing over god with singing – blog 64
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 63
the glorious end God has in mind- blog 62
No Place LIke Home – blog 60
finishing well – blog 59
are we known as formidible opponents? – blog 58
Thy Kingdom Come – blog 57
A Life Lived in Pursuit of Knowing God – blog 56
The church triumphant – blog 55
we do not have because we do not ask – blog 54
exclusive property of god – blog 53
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 52
the battle is still the lord’s – blog 51
nothing is impossible with god – blog 49
It is a wonderful life – blog 48
Listening for the master’s voice – blog 47
prayer and unbelief – blog 46
Our Motivation in Praying for the Lost – blog 45
demolishing strongholds – blog 44
overcome evil with good- blog 43
dealing with strongholds – blog 42
when our prayers go unanswered – blog 41
key to unanswered prayer – blog 40
prayer and The bride – blog 39
The Battle is the Lord’s – blog 38
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1