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
Welcome to the Fuel for Prayer page
Johnny has also introduced 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.
Wednesday July 8
Each month Christians are killed, and property is destroyed in the north east states of Nigeria. Far more Christians are killed by terrorists in these areas than the total of people killed by Coronavirus in the same region. A UK Parliamentary group has recently published a report highlighting the religious motivation of the violence. Pray for international pressure to persuade the government of Nigeria to take action to protect Christians.
Thursday July 9
Churches can re-open in various countries around the world. Pray for churches in your own area: for the ministers and congregations to have right judgement and comfort. This Collect is from the Church of Ireland:
'God, who from of old taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Spirit, one God, now and for ever.'
Friday July 10
Rev Bernard Bisoke ministers in Bunia, in DR Congo. There are many displaced people and the churches do spiritual work with them and also give assistance with food since many are malnourished. Many of these displaced people are turning to Jesus. They are short of Bibles. Pray for resources to help the needy and especially for resources to buy Bibles to give away.
Saturday July 11
In the Diocese of Valparaíso in the Anglican Church in Chile they have a goal to increase the numbers training for ministry by 40% in 5 years. Please pray for God to call men and women to this ministry. Also, pray for those who have recently finished their training. As they begin ministry in the unusual and difficult context of the Coronavirus pandemic, pray that the Lord will provide for all that is needed.
Sunday July 12
Patricia Neves organises the prayer network for Caminemos Juntos (Let's Walk Together). She wrote this prayer which is especially helpful for those feeling fearful and anxious, and combines promises from Psalm 16:8 and Psalm 23: 4.
'God I give fear and anguish into your hands and I receive confidence and peace that only your presence can give me. Since the Lord is at my right hand, I will not be shaken, even if I walk in the valley of the shadow of death I will not fear! For you are with me. Thank you for the grace available in your love. Amen.'
Monday July 13
Governments and civic leaders around the world have been faced with a fast changing and unprecedented pandemic situation. The Collect below helps us to pray for our leaders.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, send down on those who hold public office, especially those working to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the spirit of wisdom, charity, and justice; that with steadfast purpose they may faithfully serve in their offices to promote the well being of all people; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ACNA, Book of Common Prayer (2019)
Tuesday July 14
The Collect below is from Chile. The prayer is for those working in commerce and industry. As economies around the world are shrinking pray that employers and employees in your region may have work to do for the good of all.
Dios, creador nuestro, de quien los hombres reciben su trabajo señalado en la tierra; da tu bendición, te suplicamos, a cuantos están empleados en el comercio y la industria, a fin de que recibiendo la debida recompensa a sus trabajos puedan suplir sus necesidades para el progreso de esta nación, y el honor de tu nombre. Amén.
God, our creator, from whom people receive their appointed work on earth; give your blessing, we beg you, to all who are employed in commerce and industry, so that receiving the due reward for their work may supply their needs for the progress of this nation, and the honor of your name. Amen.
Wednesday July 15
The Gafcon groups in Australia and New Zealand are planning a joint conference in 2021. Pray for those organising this event to be encouraged and for the administration to go smoothly. Pray that the conference will be a significant time: for hearts to be set on fire by, and for, the gospel.
Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. 1 Chronicles 16:11
Global Anglicans Moment & Prayer initiative
Global Anglicans Moment & Prayer is an initiative for churches around the world so that each week they are kept up to date with news and a prayer item. Please share these in your church's bulletins and media announcements: https://www.gafcon.org/moment-and-prayer
Throughout Gafcon churches worldwide we are looking to build up the faithful global Communion by sharing these bulletin updates in Gafcon churches' media announcements. We are seeking to have a Gafcon representative or advocate in each church who will be our point of contact for the Moment & Prayer items. If you are a church staff member and/or an active church member who is using the Moment & Prayer news then we would love to connect with you and email the weekly updates to you.
Please email [email protected] if you would like to find out more and be added to the group of Gafcon Church Representatives/Advocates.
We pray this is an encouragement to you.