As more Vietnamese people come to faith in Christ, the need for unity among believers is crucial to getting the gospel to more people and planting more churches. Already churches are working together, praying for each other, joining in trainings, and supporting one another. As divisions in the church arise, it is crucial for problems to be resolved in a way that God gets the glory.
How you can pray:
Pray for church leaders from all types of churches to support one another in love and work together to spread the gospel in Vietnam.
Pray for churches in rural areas to build one another up and provide support when other churches face opposition from the community or the government.
God’s word encourages Christians to be unified together in serving Christ. Here are some scriptures that you can pray for Vietnamese believers to be one in the body of Christ.
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of your look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:1-4, ESV)
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. (Romans 12:1-5, ESV)
Throughout the month of May 2015, we are asking individuals, families, groups of friends, small groups, and churches to join with us and commit to pray for the peoples of Vietnam. We will be posting stories and sharing ways to pray daily through the blog, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also download a prayer guide and other resources here.