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Ephesians 6:18 (NASB)

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.

Cover Operation Christmas Child in Prayer

November 14-21

Prayer is essential to the work of Operation Christmas Child. Only by God’s hand will we meet this year’s goal of collecting 12 million shoebox gifts from the United States and nine other countries. Join us during National Collection Week as we pray for the entire process: the people packing the boxes; the volunteers collecting, processing, and delivering the gifts; and the children receiving them.


Select a Time Slot

Please sign up below by selecting the dates and times you would like to pray. When you do so, your location will be added to the map showing where others around the world are joining you in prayer. Choose as many dates and time slots as you like using the “ctrl” (“command” on a Mac) or “shift” button on your keyboard. Then, fill out the form to let us know who will be praying at that time. Note the specific prayer requests for each day that follow the map below.

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Please email occprayer@samaritan.org with questions.

Where Are People Praying for National Collection Week?

Prayer Guide

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


Monday, November 14
Ask God to bless the local volunteers who serve to collect, process, transport, and deliver shoebox gifts around the world.


Tuesday, November 15
Pray for Operation Christmas Child to bring joy to boys and girls who are struggling to overcome the effects of poverty, disease, famine, or war.


Wednesday, November 16
Pray that the hearts of children who receive shoebox gifts will be prepared to receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Thursday, November 17
Pray that the gifts inside each shoebox will help girls and boys begin to experience God’s unconditional love.


Friday, November 18
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 19
Pray that God will use Operation Christmas Child to open doors in countries that are not receptive to the Gospel.


Sunday, November 20
Praise the Lord for using Samaritan’s Purse to distribute 135 million Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts since 1993! Pray for millions more children to experience the love of Jesus Christ through these simple gifts.


Monday, November 21
Pray for the seamless transportation of 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.

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