Did you know ONE in FOUR individuals live in people groups with no hope of hearing about Jesus before they die?

They are called Frontier People Groups (FPGs) and they have no known gospel movements among them. By praying for the thirty-one peoples in this prayer guide, you will pray for half of them, or about ONE BILLION people!

This Prayer Guide will:

  • Inform you of the 31 largest FPGs.
  • Equip you with prayers on their behalf.
  • See how God is preparing them to hear the Gospel.
  • Stir believers to go and take the gospel to them.

Informed, united prayer releases God’s blessing in Jesus to multiply through the precious households in these FPGs.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. (1 Tim. 2:1)

The Thirty-One

Who Are the thirty-one?

The "thirty-one” are the largest and most influential of all Frontier People Groups. Each has a population of 10 million up to 150 million. One tenth of mankind and half the people in all FPGs, live in these 31 groups.

What are Frontier people groups?

Frontier People Groups (FPG’s) are those that are less than 1/10th of 1% Christian. And there is no established gospel movement multiplying God’s blessing among them (yet). 

Why prayer for these thirty-one peoples?

HALF the population of all Frontier People Groups live in these 31 groups. Each group has over ten million people and combined, they total almost a billion people or over 10% of the world's population.

This Prayer Guide covers nearly a billion people waiting to know a believer Half the population of all Frontier Peoples live in the 31 largest FPGs containing more than one-tenth of the world population.

Frontier People Group Update: Understanding the Remaining Task

Where are we at with the Great Commission? How many people are left to be reached? What are Frontier People Groups, and why is it important we pray for them? This six minute overview offers guidance to mission, prayer, partners, and strategy.

From one person God made all peoples who live on earth, and He decided when and where every nation would be. God has done all this, so that all will look for Him and reach out and find Him. (Acts 17:26-7)

Throughout the book of Acts, God’s Word multiplied rapidly through believing households—even without personal Bibles, church buildings or salaried preachers. And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly …

Following Jesus’ command, the first 120 disciples sought God together daily for the promised Holy Spirit. Their answered prayers emboldened and empowered their witness, and launched the fulfillment of Jesus’ commission to bless all nations—discipling all nations to lovingly obey Him…

Throughout history, the effectiveness of mission efforts has been tied directly to informed prayer. For example, prayer for Unreached People Groups (UPGs) has grown steadily since the late 1970’s. Today researchers are tracking 660 Acts-like gospel movements

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go andc make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Mt. 28:18-20

Sponsoring Ministries

When prayer network leaders learned that half the population of all Frontier People Groups live in just the largest 31 groups, the sensed the Lord saying:

31 is a good number for a prayer guide

Through collaboration this first edition was on it’s way to the printer just 40 days after the prayer guide was first conceived. This edition is the fruit of collaborating among these organizations:

Join the global Prayer Movement of united, informed prayer for Frontier People Groups, starting with prayer for the 31 largest groups!

Draw Closer to the Heart of God

Join in praying for gospel movements to sow God's blessing among the thirty-one largest Frontier People Groups.

Gospel movements are the primary way the spread of the gospel catches up with and exceeds population growth. Informed prayer is the first domino behind every gospel movement. The Pray for the 31 Prayer Guide will inform your prayers and lead you into a closer relationship with the Father God who is not willing for any to perish. Offer Jesus thirty-one days (or more) of praying for gospel movements among these overlooked people groups. Invite others to join you. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. See what God will do!

Informed prayer is the first domino in the sequence that leads to gospel movements among Frontier People Groups.

I am not asking on behalf of them alone, but also on behalf of those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I am in You. May they also be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. (Jn. 17:20-21)