Pray for Operation Christmas Child & The Greatest Journey
Young boy praying in Nambia at OCC event


  • Give thanks for each and every person who packed a shoebox gift this year!
  • Give thanks for all Project Leaders around the UK, who encouraged their church, school or group to get involved with Operation Christmas Child this year.
  • Give thanks for 678,942 shoebox gifts collected in the UK in 2017 and nearly 11 million worldwide!
  • Praise God that every 24 hours 30,000 children have the opportunity to hear about Jesus through Operation Christmas Child Outreach events.
  • Give thanks for the 14.9 million children that have taken part in The Greatest Journey follow-up bible discovery programme since 2009.
  • Praise God for over 700,000 teachers trained to deliver The Greatest Journey since the programme began.


  • Pray for the all volunteers across the UK at 90 Processing Centres who are busy processing this year’s shoebox gifts.
  • Please pray for Operation Christmas Child volunteers and staff, that we would be of one vision and that we would give God the glory for all that we do in and through the ministry of OCC.
  • Pray that volunteer teams will grow in relationship with one another and that there will be a spirit of unity across all teams.
  • Pray that God will rise up new men and women keen to serve Him and further His kingdom through the ministry of Operation Christmas Child and The Greatest Journey.




  • Pray for the staff and volunteer teams in each OCC sending country: US, Canada, Germany, Australia & New Zealand, Finland, Faroe Islands, Japan and Spain.
  • Pray for Operation Christmas Child and The Greatest Journey volunteer teams and ministry partners in over 100 countries worldwide!
  • Pray that together we will reach another 11 million children this year with the joy of a shoebox gift and the Good News of Jesus.
  • Pray that many of these children will go on to participate in The Greatest Journey programme and have the opportunity to discover Jesus, learn how to follow Him and be able to share this life changing hope with their friends and family.


The Importance of Prayer  

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