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.
Wednesday January 15
Uganda. In Boroboro, Lango diocese, there is a big Bible convention this week. The preaching ministry is in partnership with others in Gafcon from Nigeria, Tanzania, and the US. The theme is 'Arise and Shine' (Isaiah 60:1). Pray for good attendances - they are prepared for 100,000 visitors. Pray for the speakers to proclaim Christ faithfully. Pray for the participants, that they may be refreshed as 'His glory will be seen upon them' (Isaiah 60:2). (See https://twitter.com/dioceseoflango ).
Thursday January 16
We have prayed for W and his church. Extortioners have intimidated the church and these extortioners filed a criminal charge. In December I wrote: 'Please pray that the rule of law may protect W, his congregation and the church property. Pray for the Lord's strength in this situation.' W reports that this prayer is answered. The judge has decided that the charge was false and called it harassment. Thank God for His help and for encouraging us in prayer.
Friday January 17
Kigali 2020. Give thanks for a recent strong response to invitations which indicate a strong attendance. Pray for preparations on the ground in Kigali which are progressing well and for a powerful global impact as faithful bishops renew their commitment to guard and proclaim the gospel.
Saturday January 18
On Christmas Day, IS militants murdered 11 Christians in northern Nigeria. This action resulted in condemnation from around the world. Pray that the government of Nigeria would develop a determination to act against Islamist groups which murder, kidnap and steal. Pray that international pressure may be effective.
Sunday January 19
Theology Ireland. This month Gafcon Ireland are running their Theology Ireland course. The commitment and vision of the course is that theology is for everyone. For this reason, the lectures take place in the evenings and on Saturday between Jan 20 and Jan 30. Pray for good attendance; for the guest lecturer, Dr Mark Thompson; for the lectures to strengthen the Bible knowledge and Bible confidence of all those attending.
Monday January 20
Recife, Brazil. January 20 to 26 there is a camp for teenagers in Recife diocese. Pray for the leaders and youth; for energy and delight in studying the Scriptures and maturing in their faith.
Tuesday January 21
Kirinyaga Diocese, Kenya. Rt. Rev. Joseph Kibucwa has launched the ‘Diocese in Prayer’ Movement. This is a wake-up call to pray where members of the Diocese will have a day within the week to pray and fast. Every Archdeaconry will have a day where they will intercede for the Diocese and pray for various needs. Pray that the clergy and laity are enthusiastic about this prayer initiative and that it has a powerful influence in the diocese and beyond.
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