From the beginning, Nazarene Missions International (NMI) has been praying for the work of the global church. As a global denomination that ministers in 164 world areas, we strive to be connected and lift each other up in prayer.
This desire is not unique to the Church of the Nazarene. A heart for missions and the work of God’s Kingdom here on earth has always been the heartbeat of the church. Beginning in 1887, there was a call to prayer for missions that has bloomed into the World Day of Prayer. This movement is global and stretches across denominations. The World Day of Prayer falls on the first Friday of March every year.
In 1996, Nazarene Missions International joined this movement by observing a week of prayer focused on joining together as Nazarenes all around the world to lift up our brothers and sisters in prayer. We are also joining with our brothers and sisters outside of the Church of the Nazarene by observing our week of prayer the same week as the World Day of Prayer.