Call to Prayer

Cover Operation Christmas Child in Prayer November 16-23

With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:18, NASB)

Your prayers are essential to the work of Operation Christmas Child. Our goal this year is to collect 11 million shoebox gifts from the United States and nine other countries. During National Collection Week, Nov. 16-23, we will pray for the people packing the boxes, the volunteers who will be collecting, processing, and delivering the gifts, and for the children receiving them.

Please sign up below by selecting the dates and times you would like to pray, and your location will be added to the map where you can see where others around the world are joining you in prayer. You may choose as many dates and time slots as you like. Please make sure you see the specific prayer requests for each day, listed below on this page. Please email occprayer@samaritan.org with questions.

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Select days above and sign-up to pray. You may choose as many days as you like and as many time-slots as you wish. Select multiple times using the “ctrl” (“command” on a Mac) or “shift” button on your keyboard.

Where are your prayers coming from?

Please remember the following requests while you pray for Operation Christmas Child during your chosen time slot(s).

Monday, November 16
Ask God to bless the volunteers who serve to collect, process, transport, and deliver shoebox gifts around the world.

Tuesday, November 17
Pray that the Lord will use Operation Christmas Child to bring joy to boys and girls who face difficult circumstances such as poverty, disease, famine, and war.

Wednesday, November 18
Pray that every child who receives a shoebox gift will be open to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thursday, November 19
Pray that every girl and boy who receives a shoebox will experience God’s unconditional love through the gifts.

Friday, November 20
Pray that the children who enroll in The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program will come to faith in Jesus, and share the Good News with their friends and family.

Saturday, November 21
Pray for the safety of Operation Christmas Child volunteers who are serving in areas of the world that may be hostile toward Christians.

Sunday, November 22
Thank God for blessing Operation Christmas Child with more than 124 million shoebox gifts over the past 22 years. Pray that millions more children will experience the love of Jesus Christ through these simple gifts.

Monday, November 23
Pray for the seamless transportation of the shoebox gifts as they are transferred from local drop-off sites to regional Processing Centers.

Prayer Opportunities

See other prayer requests, and join the Operation Christmas Child Prayer Network.