The power of a child’s prayer

In the Bible, Josiah was made king at the age of eight and his faith in the Lord had a transformative influence on the nation of Judah.

At Serving In Mission, our motto is ‘By Prayer’ and we recognise the importance of the formative years of a child’s life as we strive to help everyone whatever their age, to pray effectively for communities who have never heard of Jesus.

Photo by Amy Humphries

We do not underestimate the power of a child’s prayer and many of our mission workers testify to the way God put mission on their hearts from a young age. Inspired by this, we want to open the eyes of primary school-aged children to the gospel needs around the world and help every generation join the movement of prayer for global mission.

Could you be nurturing a future mission worker? We’d love to help you do that with our new prayer resource for children – SIMpray Kids. From September, our monthly prayer email will feature stories from our own Third Culture Kids (TCKs) on what life is like for their families serving across the globe and illustrated with pictures or videos and points for prayer from the children themselves.

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We’ll be travelling through some challenging terrain – from the desert regions of central Africa and south Asia, to the urban landscape of central Asia – and meet families serving remote communities in South America and even visit a family serving at a mission hospital.

There will also be activities on the SIM UK website for you to try at home – anything from colouring-in sheets, to favourite recipes from where the children are currently serving.

Our journey begins with a glimpse into the lives of Ellie May and Mim, who serve with their parents at Bingham Academy, a school in urban Ethiopia. Please join us on a journey of prayer around the world through the eyes of our TCKs and sign up to receive SIMpray Kids every month at

By Linda Hunt

This was posted on 12 August 2020.

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