“This then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven: May your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come; may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'” Matt 6:9-10

Overarching Prayers for Tatarstan

Our Father in heaven, we pray that you will:

  • make your name honored, your kingdom come, and your will done among all the peoples of Tatarstan
  • remove the cultural world-view and stronghold that to be Tatar is to be Muslim
  • give each person a dissatisfaction with empty religion and the traditions of men, and fill them with an insatiable hunger to know the Truth
  • replace the lie that all non-Orthodox churches are cults, with an openness, favor, and trust toward God’s people
  • make your people light and salt in their households, workplaces, and communities
  • send workers to every district, city, and village who will make disciples who will, in turn, make more disciples and plant churches that plant churches so that a multiplying movement to Christ takes place throughout Tatarstan
  • continuously fuel the faith, hope, and vision of the leaders and give every believer a growing burden, passion, and wisdom to reach the lost
  • lead your people to discover and implement effective strategies and methods to reach the Tatar in particular – whether it means removing cultural barriers or adding culturally relevant elements
  • cause your Word, both in Tatar and Russian languages, to be distributed widely via print, audio, and digital platforms and made accessible in homes, mosques and public places
  • give the leaders and workers wisdom and grace as they oversee planning and organization for the churches and as they equip your people to be like Christ and make disciples of Jesus Christ