In 2024, N.C. Baptists plan to continue “praying for the nations” through the 2024 Praying for the Nations prayer guide. Read below to learn more.

N.C. Baptists are on mission together to reach the nations with the gospel. 

Throughout 2023, N.C. Baptists showed this “on mission together” spirit by completing “Praying for the Nations,” a prayer guide focused on North Carolina unreached people groups, N.C. Baptist missionaries and church planters. In total, more than 1,000 N.C. Baptists prayed for 30 unreached people groups, as well as 250 missionaries and church planters sent from North Carolina churches. 

In 2024, N.C. Baptists will have the opportunity to continue “praying for the nations” through the 2024 Praying for the Nations prayer guide. 

This prayer guide will focus on unreached people groups living in North Carolina. Starting in January, N.C. Baptists will begin to pray for two people groups each month, praying over a total of 24 unreached people groups throughout 2024. 

Praying for these “24 in ‘24” will not only provide N.C. Baptists an opportunity to pray for the lost, but it will also give churches the chance to learn about unreached people groups living in their local communities. 

“Prayer is our primary strategy,” said Todd Unzicker, executive director-treasurer for N.C. Baptists. “And we believe the local church is God’s ‘plan A’ for taking the gospel to the unreached.”

N.C. Baptists can sign up now to receive monthly resources and prayer points related to each people group. In addition, the full prayer guide is available for download now. Both in the prayer guide and in the monthly newsletter, N.C. Baptists will find a brief description of each people group — including their background, their population and location in North Carolina, and ways N.C. Baptists can be praying for them.

In addition to the full prayer guide, churches and individuals have the opportunity to download the prayer guide in monthly sections, which can be found at For related promotional materials that can be shared in church and on social media, click here.

Consider joining N.C. Baptists by praying for 24 people groups in 2024. To learn more about the “Praying for the Nations” initiative, visit