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
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.
Tuesday October 15
Gafcon Ireland. The Council for Gafcon Ireland has 8 council members from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It meets on Wednesday 16 October. On the agenda are: preparations for the Gafcon Ireland Residential in December; Theology Ireland in January 2020; a vision for church planting. Pray for wisdom and clarity in making preparations and planning for events in 2021.
Wednesday October 16
Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa New Zealand (CCAANZ). At the end of the week Jay Behan will be consecrated as the first bishop of CCAANZ. Today and tomorrow the clergy of CCAANZ are gathering for prayer, Word ministry and fellowship. Pray for their gathering, that it is characterised by thankfulness to God. There is a dinner on Friday night for clergy and overseas guests. Pray for a time of mutual encouragement and support.
Thursday October 17
Kigali 2020 Bishops Conference (June 9-14). Invitations are going out. Pray for accurate data and a good system to ensure that every Gafcon bishop and his wife gets an invitation.
Friday October 18
The Jesus Film mission, Rwanda. Great reports continue to come in of the Jesus Film being taken around Rwanda. Give thanks to God for the numbers of people coming to view the film, people being encouraged in their faith, and people turning to Christ, 900 in September alone. Pray that the Lord will continue to use the Jesus Film to grow His kingdom. Pray for the future also. This scheme is a pilot and the strategy could be used in other parts of Africa.
Saturday October 19
Jay Behan is consecrated today as the first bishop of the Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa New Zealand (CCAANZ). Pray that this event is characterised by love and unity; honouring the Lord; proclaiming the gospel; graciousness.
Sunday October 20
Church Planting. The Anchor Anglican Church Fowey. Psalm 126:3 – ‘The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad!’ We have prayed for the start up of this new AMiE church in Cornwall, England. They had their first service on October 6th. Their minister, Philip de Grey-Warter, writes: ‘We are so grateful to the Lord for all those who have prayed for us and immensely humbled by the support from around the Gafcon family.’ Thank God for a wonderfully encouraging start for this new church and that the Lord would continue to provide for them as they plan and respond to circumstances.
Monday October 21
Tanzania Gafcon Branch. Give thanks for the launch of the Tanzania Gafcon Branch in August. Their chairman, Bishop Mwita Akiri, writes: ‘Pray for the development of partnerships between the founding Tanzania Gafcon Branch member Dioceses and orthodox churches, for prayer, mission and mutual support.’
Tuesday October 22
DR Congo. Rev’d Joseph Rusangiza organises training for ministers and evangelists in remote areas around Goma. He has a vision for a training centre in one of the remote areas. The ministers are called and gifted and they are already leading congregations. They cannot travel to Goma as it is too far. Pray that the Lord will enable this vision and that the training can start in January, 2020.
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