Prayer Guide for the 10/40 Window

The 10/40 Window, a rectangular region stretching across North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, holds a unique place in the world of missions. It's home to the vast majority of the world's Unreached People Groups – communities where the Gospel of Jesus Christ has yet to take root. These communities remain isolated due to factors like political restrictions, religious hostility, and geographic remoteness.

Map showing 10/40 window

Despite the immense challenges, the 10/40 Window represents a profound opportunity for missions. As believers, we are called to carry the light of Christ to all corners of the earth. Prayer is the most powerful weapon within our spiritual arsenal, and focusing our prayers strategically on the 10/40 Window can ignite a spiritual movement with global impact.

Below are 10 prayer points to fuel your intercession for missions to the 10/40 Window.

10 Prayer Points for the 10/40 Window

Prayer for the Unreached

1. Pray that God would open the hearts of the people in the 10/40 Window to the Gospel. Pray for the Holy Spirit to soften hearts that may be hardened by tradition, fear, or misunderstanding. Ask God to reveal Himself through dreams, visions, and personal encounters, breaking through spiritual barriers and drawing people to the truth of Jesus Christ.

2. Pray that God would raise up bold and effective missionaries to share Christ's love in the 10/40 Window. Pray for individuals who are passionate about reaching the unreached, willing to sacrifice comfort, and equipped with the cultural sensitivity and spiritual strength needed to navigate challenging environments. Ask God to lead these missionaries to the people and communities most receptive to the Gospel.

3. Pray for wisdom and discernment for missionaries as they develop strategies for reaching the unreached in the 10/40 Window. Pray for missionaries to be filled with the Spirit's guidance as they build relationships, share their faith, and disciple new believers. Ask God to grant them insight into the unique cultural and spiritual dynamics of the region, empowering them to present the Gospel in a way that is both compelling and respectful.

Prayer for Frontline Workers and Missionaries

4. Pray for the safety and protection of missionaries serving in the 10/40 Window. Pray for their physical safety amidst potential threats of violence, persecution, or illness. Ask God to surround them with a shield of spiritual protection, guarding their minds and hearts against discouragement and spiritual attack.

5. Pray that God would provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of missionaries and their families. Pray for provision of their basic needs like housing, food, and healthcare. Ask God to strengthen their spirits in times of loneliness, isolation, and cultural adjustment. Pray that each missionary's family would be a source of unwavering support and encouragement.

6. Pray for unity and cooperation among missionaries from different denominations and organizations. Pray that missionaries would put aside any theological or methodological differences and work together with a shared vision of reaching the lost. Ask God to foster a spirit of collaboration, humility, and mutual respect, allowing for a powerful, unified witness to the people of the 10/40 window.

Prayer for Resources

7. Pray that God would provide the financial resources needed to support missions in the 10/40 Window. Pray for generous hearts to be moved by the needs of this region. Ask God to open doors for funding that will sustain missions work, provide for missionaries, and support the development of essential resources and infrastructure.

8. Pray for the translation of Christian resources into the languages of the people in the 10/40 Window. Pray for skilled translators to be raised up, equipped with both linguistic expertise and a deep understanding of the Gospel. Ask God to provide the resources and technology needed to make the Bible, discipleship materials, and other Christian resources accessible in the heart languages of the people.

9. Pray for the development of creative and effective methods for sharing the gospel in the 10/40 Window. Pray for missionaries to be filled with innovation and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit's leading. Ask God to inspire them with approaches that resonate with diverse cultures, overcome barriers, and present the Gospel in ways that are both compelling and transformative.

Prayer for Breakthrough

10. Pray for a spiritual breakthrough in the 10/40 Window, that many people would come to faith in Christ. Pray for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit, softening hearts, opening eyes, and revealing the truth of the Gospel. Ask God to raise up local believers who will become passionate witnesses and church planters, leading others to a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Pray for a domino effect of faith, where individuals coming to Christ ignite a movement of transformation that sweeps across entire communities within the 10/40 Window.

As we unite in prayer for the 10/40 Window, let us remember that nothing is impossible with God. Our prayers have the power to move mountains and bring about extraordinary transformation. Let's step into this role as intercessors and watch God work in miraculous ways.

Prayer, however, is just the starting point. Our commitment to the nations within the 10/40 window shouldn't end when we say "Amen." Beyond praying, consider how you might actively support missions in this region. Can you donate to those working directly with
Unreached People Groups? Could you learn more about the specific cultures and challenges present in the 10/40 Window? Perhaps God is calling you to be a part of the mission field yourself.

If you are ready to take the step to become a financial supporter, His Feet International relies on the generous support of God's people to continue sharing the Gospel with Unreached People Groups in the 10/40 Window.

The 10/40 Window is a call to action for the global Church. May our prayers fan the flames of revival and lead us to step boldly into the work God has prepared for us.

Support Missions in the 10/40 Window

Unreached People Groups live in spiritual darkness, longing for a glimpse of the eternal hope found in Jesus Christ. Your partnership with His Feet International helps to bring the Gospel to those who have never heard. Your giving supports missionaries on the front lines, equips local leaders, and provides resources essential for sharing the Good News in unreached communities. Will you prayerfully consider joining us in this vital mission? Through your compassionate donation today, you can help lift high the Name of Jesus among those who desperately need His salvation.