Every morning at our bases around the world our teams gather to spend time in the presence of God; to meditate on his word, to worship and pray. We do this knowing that as George Müller said, “The point is this: I saw more clearly than ever that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord.” Only from this place are we refreshed and prepared for the day ahead and all it may hold.
In our times of prayer we thank God for his faithfulness and for all that we see him doing week by week. We pray for each other and intercede for situations in the places we are working worldwide. We have seen the power of prayer over many years and never underestimate the Holy Spirit’s transforming power in every situation.
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“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18
Presence – Protection – Provision
The foundational prayer points that we find ourselves returning to again and again.
Please continue to pray for the nations as they deal with the spread and fear of coronavirus. Pray that it won’t spread out of control in countries with significant numbers of disadvantaged communities like in Uganda and Kenya. That the church would be able to respond with love and compassion to those who find themselves in challenging situations and that we would humbly remember what little control we have over our lives but what a good God we have.
Kampala - Uganda
Please pray for our team and the nation of Uganda as they go through an extended lockdown since mid April, with a curfew and a ban on all transport without an organisation permit. Not only this but there are strict measures in place regarding the giving out of food in case of spreading infection. Pray for our teams as they support over the phone and by providing money for food and essential hand-washing stations. Please also pray that sanitation training would be well received and help prevent any spread.
Also please continue praying for Uganda and the neighbouring East African Nations of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania as they also face the impact of the immense locust swarms that continue to spread through the region. Coronavirus has now seriously impeded any attempts to control the swarms.
Kisumu - Kenya
Please pray for our team and the nation of Kenya. A curfew is currently being enforced with some major cities and towns in lockdown. There has been some violence between police and citizens defying the new prevention measures but there are fears that a widespread lockdown will cause an upsurge of violence as those living hand to mouth defy the new rules to avoid starvation. Please pray for wisdom for the team as they assess how they can safely support our elderly widows in the village.
Also please keep praying for Kenya as they face the impact of the immense locust swarms that are spreading through the region.
London - UK
Please pray for the families we have been working with in London, many of whom already face social challenges and isolation. Please pray that some might find community in online church services that they may not have been able to access otherwise.
Please pray for wisdom and creative solutions again. Also that funding wouldn’t be hit too hard by the effects of coronavirus on the economy – especially as we anticipate even greater need following lock downs around the world.
Join us thanking God for the generous response we have seen to our emergency appeal which will help us support many families in crisis.