Pray for Operation Christmas Child

June 29, 2016
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As you pack shoeboxes, please pray for Operation Christmas Child.

We excitedly wait on God, knowing He is faithful because we have seen it and read about it in His Word.

“Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.”

Psalm 141:2 ESV

As we discover how God will work through these shoeboxes, may we always keep our eyes on Him. Join us as we ask for His hand on all aspects of Operation Christmas Child.


Operation Christmas Child: Canada

  • Pray for an increase in the number of individuals, families, churches, and groups who participate in Operation Christmas Child this year
  • Pray for safety and protection for the tens of thousands of volunteers who help collect, transport, and process each shoebox gift
  • Pray that all of the Samaritan’s Purse staff, partners, and volunteers are able to overcome the challenges they face this year in order to increase the impact of Operation Christmas Child across Canada.

Operation Christmas Child: International

  • Pray that God will meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the children who receive shoebox gifts and their families who are living in desperate circumstances, suffering from poverty, sickness, war, or the effects of natural disaster
  • Pray for the hundreds of international volunteers who receive and distribute the shoebox gifts
  • Pray that the shoebox gifts are an effective ministry tool that opens many doors in countries that are not receptive to the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Pray for the implementation of the follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, that it would open up the hearts of many to receive God’s love and the Good News of Jesus Christ.

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks;

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV


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Operation Christmas ChildPlease donate $10 for every shoebox you prepare. Your donations will help cover project costs, including shipping (make one combined donation for multiple shoeboxes). Consider making an additional donation to help Samaritan's Purse go beyond the shoebox and expand assistance to children, their families, and their communities. Samaritan's Purse does not provide receipts for the value of gift items included in a shoebox.

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