Desire of Nations,
You have commissioned us to go, to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in your name, teaching them to obey everything you commanded us (Matthew 28:19-20). How awesome the privilege and responsibility of carrying this precious treasure, the gospel message, in these cracked earthen vessels (2 Corinthians 4:7)! In Christ are given us the nations as an inheritance, the ends of the earth as our possession (Psalm 2:8). Place in __________’s heart a passion for proclaiming your glory, for seeing your name exalted in the remotest corners of the world. If you call him/her to remain among his/her own people and land, still give him/her a concern for your work the world over—to support the missionary effort with prayer and resources; if you call him/her to minister your truth in a distant land, help us to rejoice at his/her high calling and not to hinder his/her going for selfish reasons. Give him/her the courage to follow your call wherever it may lead. May __________ never grow limited in perspective and compassion for one geographical region, but may he/she long to see your kingdom grow to cover the whole earth. Glorify yourself, King of kings, among people of every tribe, nation, people, and tongue (Revelation 7:9)!