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“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
—Hebrews 4:15-16, NIV 

 
 

Prayer is perhaps the greatest earthly privilege we as Christians are given: communion with God. In simplest terms, prayer is speaking with God. In prayer we give our lives up to God—letting Him know everything that is in us, even when we lack eloquence or well-crafted words. We praise, mourn, repent, rage, break, and seek. Whatever form the conversation may take, we find comfort in knowing God is always going to be with us.
 
Prayer is a place of solidarity. Just as Jesus bore our burdens on His cross, we can bear the burdens of others, laying them before the Father in prayer. Prayer is not only for ourselves—prayer is unselfish, allowing the body of Christ to join in one voice of praise, thanksgiving, or petition to our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
NMI gathers believers together for prayer in the local church, linking us to our brothers and sisters in Christ across the globe. And through special focuses, such as prayer for the 10/40 Window and the persecuted church, we unite with others in crying out to our Father, praying that He would shatter the barriers separating millions from His kingdom.
 
Browse the prayer section to discover more information and resources on how to draw your church into this global prayer movement.