Prayer Warrior

Posted: April 8, 2017 by Patrice Miles in Miles In Missions, Nigeria, Patrice Miles, Prayer, SIM

IMG_2606In 2013 our family asked for prayer partners to pray for our transition to Nigeria. We had 333 people ask to be on this list. Over the past 3.5 years I have used this email list only once.

Recently I had a huge request of the Lord.  I talked to my husband about it, we prayed about it and I rolled it over in my mind over and over again. This request was a big one and only God could make it happen. The anxiousness of waiting to see how he would answer was stressful. I knew I needed more prayer not just for God’s will but for peace of knowing his will is best.

I emailed as many of my prayer partners as I could remember, forgetting about my list of 333 people. Immediately I started receiving emails back with words of encouragement. I cannot tell you how loved, cherished and at peace I felt from receiving all these emails. I even cried one morning when opening my mail to hear 2000 people at our home church had prayed for us.

dsc_0284This time of waiting really opened my eye to how blessed I am to have such a support group of people from all different walks of life. It also opened my eyes to how little I request prayer from my prayer partners. I could write a book bigger than the encyclopedia on the challenges and blessings my family has faced over the past 3.5 years in Nigeria. Why haven’t I reached out to all of you more? Pride? Wanting to do it myself? Scared people will know how weak I really am and how much I lack at this whole missionary thing? I don’t know….

Screen Shot 2017-04-08 at 7.52.55 AMWhat I do know is that my recent request for prayer was such an encouraging day, even though God did not answer my prayer the way I wanted. I felt supported, lifted up and encouraged by so many. I want to do better at involving you in my challenges, obstacles, battles, praises and more. I am starting a private mailchimp PRAYER WARRIOR email list. I plan to send out a quick email regularly to just ask for prayer and/or praises. If you would love to pray I would love to share.

I would also love to hear how I can pray for you. I feel so disconnected sometimes from you all and what is going on in your life. It encourages me when you share what is going on in your life and how I can pray for you too. Once the weekly Prayer Warrior email comes, please respond and tell me how I can be praying for you.

Click this link to sign up to be a prayer warrior

  1. Mary Eicher says:

    I cannot get into the link. I will always want to be a prayer warrior for you all hon. Love, Old Grandma Eicher in Texas

  2. Ackley, Dick says:

    It is our honor to receive your prayer letters, and to pray through your requests each time. We’re praying for your planned move to Jos in the coming weeks. That is a mammoth undertaking for which you need much prayer…and much help from friends. May you get all the help you need, and may the peace of God be yours through this stressful time.


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