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Operation World announces free mobile app for Global Prayer Movement

WESTMONT, IL—Operation World (OW), the ministry behind the definitive global prayer handbook, is pleased to announce the worldwide release of a new, free mobile app.

Millions of Christians have used Operation World resources since the 1960s to pray for the nations, and in 2012, OW partnered with InterVarsity Press when IVP acquired Biblica Books, the original publisher of Operation World. Now in its 7th edition, the prayer handbook covers the entire populated world and includes geographic information, a daily prayer calendar, answers to prayer, challenges for prayer, and more. The OW team hopes that the app will allow an even greater number of people to gain access to this content and join the global prayer movement.

“There is something of ‘God on the move’ that occurs through the united, fervent, sustained prayers of his people that otherwise does not occur,” said Jason Mandryk, author of Operation World. “Imagine the possibilities of what can happen when thousands upon thousands unite together from across the whole earth to lift up the world before him, day after day, nation after nation!”

The app allows users to receive reminders to pray for the “country of the day,” easily retrieve OW research statistics, read in-depth prayer requests and praise reports given for each country of the world, and more.

The Operation World app was developed in partnership with Global Mapping International and Missional Digerati.

“It has been GMI’s great privilege to support Operation World over so many years,” said Jon Hirst, president and CEO of GMI. “Few resources in the history of the church have done more to challenge believers to pray for the nations.”

Download the Android app on Google Play and a version for Apple on the App Store. For more information, go to

About Operation World:  Operation World is widely regarded as the definitive volume of prayer information about the world and is the recipient of the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Evangelical Christian Literature.

About Missional Digerati:  Missional Digerati is a Christian non-profit mobile and web application development team dedicated to using technology to deliver the gospel to every nation.

Founded in 1947 as an extension of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, InterVarsity Press serves those in the university, the church and the world by publishing thoughtful Christian books that equip and encourage people to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord in all of life. For more information, visit

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