Prayer for those going on a Short Term Missions Trip

Prayer for Short Term Missions Trip

This is a prayer for those going on a short term mission trip.

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Before you pray you must have an understanding of all the areas where your youth or adults going on the trip need to be covered:


Persons going on the missions trips must find their individual purpose for being on that trip.  Whether they realize it or not, they are on that particular trip in that particular place in the world at that particular time for a specific purpose.  Sometimes they can believe that they are on the trip for one reason and then later realize they were actually on the trip for a different reason. Finding the purpose is important to accomplishing the mission. Queen Esther discovered her purpose after she was already queen and the moment arose when she needed to step into that purpose (Esther 4:14)”If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”


To get on the trip and while on the trip each missionary will need provisions.  First with the money to go on the trip and for incidentals, souvenirs or maybe to give an offering to the church they will be visiting on the trip. (Philippians 4:19) “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”


The missions group will need your prayers for protection.  Both from the spiritual and the natural (illnesses, etc.)  Remember that they may encounter foods that may not interact well with their bodies so covering in this area is very important.  You can also give them this Prayer for Putting on the Armor of God to pray daily while they are on the trip.


The person going on this short term mission trip must be praying everyday through the duration of this mission.  This is important for them to stay connected with God and here instructions from Him as they go along.


A mission trip is certainly not the time or place to defy the authority figure or leader of the group.  Submission to the authority keeps everyone safe and encourages the unity of the spirit. (Philippians 2:2-8) “then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God,did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!”

Spiritual Gifts

The youth or adult going on the mission trip will need to know or at least identify their spiritual gifts so that they can be used for God’s glory. (1 Corinthians 12:5) “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.” Please read the entire 1 Corinthians 12 for clarity.

Here is a spiritual gifts test that you can take to find out your giftings before your missions trip.

Here is your prayer for mission trips:

Prayer for Short Term Missions TripFather God, I thank you for the opportunity for _______ to serve you on the mission field. I thank you that _______has taken your commission of Matthew 28:18 to go into all the world preaching the gospel and leading people to you Lord to heart and is actually doing something to fulfill this great commission.  Father I ask that you would first provide for ________ miraculously.  Cover all the costs of this trip over and above and let it be in abundance so that _________ will be able to bless others on the trip as well as the churches and places that he/she will visit while on this trip.  I pray that you will give ________ a submissive heart to authority and bring the unity of the spirit and the bond of peace among the entire group.  Let the mind that is in Christ be also in all of them. Let none do anything out of selfish ambition but that they will all look to the well being of others.  Give them a servant’s heart and spirit as you had Jesus. I pray that your Holy Spirit will lead and guide them along the way.  Reveal your spiritual gifts to __________ that you have placed within him/her to be used for your glory.  Cause ________ to be your hands and feet Jesus ministering to the least of these.  I pray for divine healing Jehovah Rapha and good health throughout the entire trip.  Make _______ mindful of what he/she is eating.  Reveal your purpose for ______ on this trip.  May he/she be fully aware of Your purpose and be used to the fullness of it.  Make your giftings abound to carry out the purpose.  May he/she submit to your spirit and give honor and glory to your name at all times. No weapons that are ever formed against _____ on this trip shall prosper and any tongue that would rise up against him/her in judgement will be condemned.  May your warring angels surround this group every day on this trip and be with them going and coming.  Watch over them Lord from their rising up to their laying down.  Grant them all peace and a successful trip, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Are you looking for missionaries for a missions trip you are planning?  Write the information in the comments below.  Also, if you have any information or resources that you believe would be helpful to a missionary, please put it in the comments.

God Bless You!

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