First learned about the Guide for 2022 version. Used it to help Children's Ministry of my church pray for other people and nations. It worked GREATLY! Therefore, I got the 2023 one and we are looking forward for this year's answers to prayers.
This prayer guide will equip you with photos, statistics, stories, and Scripture verses to pray for 52 of the world’s least reached people groups.
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Great tool for prayer for ppl groups and missions
WOW!! Was so surprised to see that this is a little booklet somewhat in size to the Daily Devotion . Will use throughout the year as well as during the week of prayer to emprise prayer and educate my youth and children about the work of IMB.
This little booklet is an excellent resource to get your church aware of and involved with unreached people groups. As the booklets are free, we hand them out to everyone who attends our church and pray for a people group each Sunday. This is a great resource to help get eyes out of the church house and into a dark world.
I will be teaching a class the last Sunday of Nov, and the 1st 2 Sundays of Dec on the Lottie Moon offering. I ordered this prayer guide to give to the people that come to my class. IMB Response: This is a great way to utilize the Prayer Guides! Thank you so much!
Thank you for the guide. It will be a great help in teaching praying for missions.
This is very beautifully done! IMB Response: Thank you!
I had no idea there were so many that had not been reached for Christ yet; it has shocked and surprised me a great deal. My heart goes out to them so I will definitely be praying more than ever-so help me God! And of course this is a very good book about that concern. Thank you!
I use this book everyday to pray for people around the world that need to hear about Jesus. IMB: Thank you!!!
These are such a great guide to pray for the nations! In my own personal life it has increased my love and compassion for those peoples who have never clearly heard that Jesus died for them! Our prayer is that as our church family uses these the church will become even more aware and involved in caring for the nations. IMB Response: Thank you for praying with us for the nations!
Excellent, concise summary of people groups and prayer needs. Thank you for providing it. IMB Response: Thank you for praying!
Thank you so much for this booklet that helps me to know how to pray for lost people groups around the world. I also appreciate the gospel transformation stories where people groups have encountered the gospel for the first time. IMB Response: We are so glad you are enjoying it. Thank you for joining us in prayer!
The Loving the Lost Prayer Guide is a wonderful addition to the daily prayer guide. I use them both: praying through the Daily Prayer Guide day by day, and also praying for a single group from the Loving the Lost guide every day in that week. Thank you!
Prayer Guide everything I expected; eager to distribute them at our next WOM meeting!
A great guide, and especially like the pocket size. IMB Response: Thank you!
I’m loving this resource. It’s informative and helpful. Praying from knowledge beats, “ bless the missionaries “. IMB Response: Thank you!
I ordered (and received) 10 copies of the 20th Edition of this booklet; I kept one and put the remaining 9 on our church's International Missions Table (Bethel Baptist Church, Yorktown). I had seen previous editions of this booklet in our literature and missionary card carousel, so I am glad to have been able to put out the current edition. IMB Response: Thank you so much for helping distribute these!
This prayer guide is exceptionally helpful and very well done. My wife and I use it nightly during our prayer time. We are thankful for Holy Spirit's listening ear as we seek to encourage our missionary's service on the field. IMB Response: Thank you so much!
Recently I felt the Lord leading me to promote missions, especially in education and prayer, at my church. This booklet ties in perfectly. Thank you. IMB Response: Thank you so much!
So well done and informative. I missed hearing about our work international missions. janet IMB Response: So glad it has been helpful!
We ordered the Loving the Lost 10th edition prayer guide for our church members to pray through the year for people to come to know Christ. This year I was thrilled that there were videos leading is in prayer. We use one every Sunday to keep the lost ever before us. Thank you. IMB Response: Thank you for partnering with us through prayer!
Great pamphlet IMB Response: Thank you!
I'm using this prayer guide multiple times every day. It is hard to imagine so many people in this world that are lost. This guide helps me by introducing me to these lost people groups. It helps me to empathize with them and their struggles. It helps me to bring them forward in my prayers. I recommend this prayer guide. IMB Response: Thank you so much for praying for the lost!
Love the book containing 52 people groups for whom we can pray. The size of the book is perfect! I ordered these for our church. IMB Response: Thank you so much!
I am so grateful that I ordered this prayer guide. Not only have I begun to pray for one unreached people group each day, but the verses under "Let's Pray" now inform my daily prayers for friends and family. God has used this simple guide to draw me closer to Him and to strengthen my prayer life. I ordered 25 more to give to my WMU group and to other Christians. Thank you! IMB: We are so glad for it's impact on your life! Thank you for faithfully praying for the unreached.
I am a Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Coordinator and ordered these booklets for a class of young people. It is an excellent guide to prayer for unreached people. It is compact enough that they can take it with them and refer to it during their busy days. Thank you for offering it free of charge.
These prayer booklets help you to focus on our world for 40 days
Use it everyday and shared extra booklets with church members
It is so importantl to learn about the world wide least reached people groups. It's especially helpful to have a prepared PowerPoint presentation to promote the product to our small church. Thank you for this easy-to-use, very important resource helping us join together to pray for the lost. We look forward to the day that no such resources are needed!
I have been giving these out in the last few year in Spanish and English. The 2022 format seemed to be more easily to follow up in prayer because of the suggestions. Young families who were using this with their children have not finding it as helpful in 2023. I am not trying to be critical but as being retired from the IMB we want people to pray. Some have never done this praying for missionaries and their families before. They like the information but not the format. Thanks for you good work with the different ways of praying with your app. IMB Response: Thank you not only for taking the time to share these insightful thoughts about the 2023 edition of Loving the Lost, but also for giving out English and Spanish copies over the last few years! This year, we tried a new format, and your input helps us know what is working well for people and what we need to consider changing in the next edition. We, like you, want people to pray. It’s very helpful for us to hear how people are using Loving the Lost – what they like and don’t like. Thank you for your partnership in praying for the lost around the world!
In the little book you say that the unreached is defined as those having little or no knowledge of Jesus. But when I emailed you, you said it was defined as "2% or less evangelical Christians." Those are two different definitions. This makes me question all the other numbers, like how many die each day without Christ. A person may be saved and not evangelical.... Right? Thanks for any help, IMB Response: Thank you for your feedback. Through a conversation with our Director of Global Research I understand that he has reached out to you regarding this concern. Thanks so much.
Thanks so much for making these available for free. Ordering was easy and we received them promptly! The books look great. They're easy to follow. Interesting, impactful information that helps us know how to specifically pray for these UPG's.
I appreciate having specific peoples and cultures and missionaries and their ministries identified to pray for as well as being informed of the locations we serve. I liked seeing the answered prayer report. I appreciate the Bible references and the specific need being listed. I like feeling that my prayers are directed and targeted rather than just generic. I know God knows what needs to be done, but I like knowing, too!
This helps people remember 52 weeks a year to keep the lost in their prayers more effectively.
This is a lovely booklet . I use this along with the matching video each Sunday at church in our Mission Moment. I would purchase it again.
This is a great list of praying for others. Improvement - Break up the requests by date so we can focus on certain areas and cover all the requests annually.
This will help us see outside of our church and community.
Helpful to have factual information to pray for the unreached people of the world. Thank you!
The Loving the Lost Prayer guide is a simple and effective way to get the people of our church to start praying for unengaged, unreached, people groups. I am confident as people begin to pray in this direction God will use it to bring a passion to see the lost reached.
I think that this prayer guide is a wonderful and very useful tool to help us as believers to pray for the salvation of the lost people of the world. I think that it is every believer’s job to pray for the lost people groups of today and this is a practical and easy way to do that. It is great for personal use , use in a bible study, use for a church ,and also use to teach children how to begin to pray. I began to use this in 2020 and now my entire family uses this prayer guide. And I hope you will too.
Good quality book.