What is For the Sake of the World?
For the Sake of the World is a prayer initiative facilitated by Mission Aviation Fellowship. Working with missional partners, our aim is to ignite sustainable communities of mission focused prayer within the UK and around the world.
The world we live in is crying out for a move of God like never before.
Throughout the world people are experiencing famine, displacement, war, hunger, sickness and fear. Here in the UK, our towns and cities are experiencing unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness and fractured families – leading to discouragement, isolation and intolerance. We are living in a time of perpetual hopelessness.
We know that, to see change, we need to pray.
It was during a season of pushing into God for the bigger picture that He started to speak to MAF about the power found in humility, unity and diversity; about the Body of Christ crossing cultural barriers and joining together; standing and believing His promises of restoration, healing, redemption and provision.
As a global mission movement, MAF facilitates and enables over 2,000 aid, development, and mission organisations to reach people in dangerous, remote and isolated areas across the world that are in need of physical, spiritual and practical help. The question became, why not partner and connect with friends in the UK too to facilitate a fresh movement of prayer for the nations?
We are in no doubt that ‘For the Sake of the World’ is God’s idea. It recognises the broader picture of a hurting world in need of God’s healing. It acknowledges the call and the promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14: ‘If my people… will humble themselves and pray… I will heal their land.’
As the vision landed in 2017, God began to open doors of connection with significant ministries, which led to the first For the Sake of the World mission focused prayer conference in Birmingham in November 2018. A bold vision – the dream was to share the need, equip in intercession, declare God’s purposes, mobilise ongoing prayer and unite the Body of Christ.
However, when coronavirus impacted our world, the way we connected changed. Digital online communication became the norm and this period allowed us to reflect on how we could impact more lives across the globe. We realised the importance of relationship; authentic partnership where both sides have a true understanding of each other’s needs and challenges. As a result, we have partnered with three other like-minded global mission organisations to bring regular digital prayer meetings, a joining up with communities of our mission partners from around the world, livestreaming into the heart of your home or your church prayer group. We want to embrace each other as valued citizens, each bringing a unique quality and diversity, and enriching each other’s prayer life. Most of all, we want to enable unity across God’s Church.
If you would like to plant a FTSOTW prayer group wherever you are, please email us to register your interest.
It is our privilege at MAF to work alongside Elim Missions, Release International and Mercy Ships as we launch For the Sake of the World prayer plants across the UK.
If you are would like to plant a FTSOTW prayer group, please contact us, we welcome interest from all across the UK and beyond.
We are excited to see what God will do through our prayers as we join together to pray, For the Sake of the World.
FTSOTW is overseen by a diverse group of senior Christian leaders who make up the steering group. Find out a little more about the team.