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.
Monday February 17
Church Planting, Lagoa de Velhos, Brazil. Give thanks for gospel growth in Lagoa de Velhos. Following a strategy for evangelism they have 8 houses of peace (see Luke 10:5-6), 4 cell groups, and now there is a new Anglican church plant. It is led by two lay ministers, Tulio and Lidia. Pray for these leaders and their congregation that they may be servant-hearted to each other and their community, and that they continue to proclaim Christ faithfully.
Tuesday February 18
TheologyIreland is an annual teaching / training event organised by Gafcon Ireland. We prayed for it before and during the period it took place in January. Give thanks for the 415 people from all over Ireland who shared in all the events over the two weeks, either by attending or via LiveLink. Praise God for the very clear teaching from the Revd Canon Dr. Mark Thompson on the Doctrine of Revelation and the Uniqueness of Christ. Pray for the leadership of Gafcon Ireland as they build on this strategic ministry during the coming year.
Wednesday February 19
Kigali 2020. Thank God that the program is in place. Pray for all those who are preparing contributions: for the Lord´s help in making time and receiving inspiration.
Thursday February 20
Please continue to pray for W. He has responsibility in his diocese for church property and he has been threatened by building extortioners who wish to grab the land from the diocese. We have prayed before for a specific case which was resolved but please continue to pray for this situation: for the Lords protection for W, and also for the rule of law to be upheld.
Friday February 21
The church planting network collaborated with the Jesus Film Project in 2019 in Rwanda. The film and projector were transported by motorbike to remote areas. This was a pilot project. Thank God for the success of the project. In a new project 7 packs and motorbikes are to be used in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Thank God for this new project; pray that the plans come together effectively; pray for a great response to the film.
Saturday February 22
Kenyan Anglican Men’s Association (KAMA). We prayed for the Anglican Church of Kenya’s Provincial Men´s Conference, held in December. Thank God for a very good attendance of around 1000 men. Pray for the outcomes of the conference: that the men who attended will be committed to 'arise boldly and disciple the nation for Christ.'
Sunday February 23
Women´s Network. Around the global Gafcon family there are different women´s groups in operation. Mama Gloria Kwashi writes: 'Pray for growth and strength of all these groups within Gafcon. Pray for women to be equipped and trained to evangelise at home and everywhere.'
Monday February 24
The Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa and New Zealand (CCAANZ). The various churches within the CCAANZ extra Provincial diocese have a system for praying for each other. For all the churches there is a desire to proclaim Christ faithfully and for people to repent and believe. Pray that as the CCAANZ churches pray for each other they will be encouraged and that each congregation will grow with people coming to faith.
Tuesday February 25
The Gafcon Australia Board meet 26th February. The problems evident in other Anglican Provinces over the authority of Scripture and the importance of sound doctrine are reaching a crisis point in the Church of Australia too. Pray for their Board Meeting, for wisdom, clarity, courage.
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