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Fuel for Prayer

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

Updated 16th May 2019

PRAYERMATE

Gafcon's Prayer Network leader Johnny Lockwood is introducing the Prayermate app to help keep the Gafcon family up to date with news from around the world. This is a very useful app for organising daily prayer on your smartphone.

Go to http://praynow4.org/gafcon  to find instructions for how to get the Prayermate app. Then 'subscribe' to the Gafcon feed. It is a free app and a free subscription. You can also use the QR code below.

Pray for New Zealand

Last month, the Gafcon Primates affirmed the decision to form a new Anglican extra-provincial diocese, and your prayers would be much appreciated as the inaugural synod are meeting in New Zealand Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May. 

Their prayer requests are as follows:

  • We are so grateful for partnership from across the world and for your prayers this weekend especially.
  • As representatives of 12 churches meet, please pray for the ability to discuss things robustly, good gospel unity and for the Lord to guide us to good decisions.
  • Please pray that the structure and leadership we come up with will allow us to preach Christ faithfully here in the coming days and years. This is the day of small things, and there are large areas of the country where people live far from gospel-minded churches so pray we’d ensure that the evangelism of this nation, the raising up of leaders, and planting new churches amongst the unreached would be the heartbeat of the new diocese. 
  • Thanks for standing with us at this time.

Watch an interview with Rev'd Jay Behan, St Stephen's Christchurch here.

 

Praise:

  • For a wonderful conference in Dubai which was encouraging and strengthening for faithful brothers and sisters in ‘restricted situations.’
  • New Gafcon Branch in Ghana, West Africa
  • Archbishop Nicholas Okoh’s faithful and wise leadership of the Primates’ Council as Chairman

Petition:

  • The Gafcon Primates Council as it meets in Sydney, Australia (29th April to 2nd May) and Archbishop Foley Beach as he prepares for his new role as the Chairman
  • The continued development of the 9 strategic networks launched in Jerusalem
  • The fifth Bishops’ Training Institute (BTI) will be held in Kenya 14th – 23rd May. Please pray for the bishops and their wives that they will be equipped in effective Gospel ministry.       

 

ONGOING PRAYER

Sri Lanka

Please keep those injured and those who have lost loved ones in the attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Day.

Christians in Nigeria

  • Nigeria's Christians face escalating attacks by Islamist militants
  • Please pray that the Nigerian government would provide security for Christian farmers in the north, who are being killed and driven from their homes by heavily armed Fulani herdsmen.

 

 
Revisionists continue to step up pressure for same-sex marriage and gender transition

  • The Anglican Episcopal Church in Brazil celebrated its first same-sex wedding at the end of 2018.
    • Please pray for bible-based witness in Brazil through the Anglican Church in Brazil, a Gafcon province.
    • The Church of England's House of Bishops announced guidance on liturgies to celebrate gender transition at the end of 2018 and a new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculem has been approved in schools.

     

     
    More praise and prayer requests:

    • The churches in New Zealand who are leaving the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
    • Two new Gafcon Primates - Archbishop Justin Badi, South Sudan and Archbishop Tito, Chile.
    • Wisdom for the members of Westhill Community Church after voting to split from the Scottish Episcopal Church.
    • The 9 strategic Networks are growing and continuing to proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations 6 months after the launch in Jerusalem this year.

     

    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonions 5:16-18

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