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
Para ler os Pedidos de Oração desta semana em Português visite o site https://www.gafconpt.org/pt/intercessao
Para leer las Peticiones de Oración de esta semana en Español vaya al sitio https://www.gafconpt.org/es/intercessao
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 - add subject / Church Life / World Churches / Gafcon. It is a free app and a free subscription. You can also use the QR code below.
Tuesday December 1
The Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) have made a video called 'The Beautiful Story' which is a testimony to the biblical understanding of marriage - a better story than the stories of re-invention going on in various cultures and even the Church of England itself. Pray that this film will be widely viewed and be extremely relevant in helping English Anglicans to be encouraged to uphold the truth by the beautiful biblical story of marriage.
Wednesday December 2
The Bishops Training Institute. Gafcon has organised six BTI conferences to date. The seventh has been postponed due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Pray for the new BTI Director, Bishop Dapo Asaju, that he would be able to develop his ideas and strategy in this period before the BTI conferences restart.
Thursday December 3
Borno State, Nigeria. Last week there were reports of a terrible massacre in Borno State, in North East Nigeria. The facts are these: 110 people who were working in the fields were murdered by Islamists, probably Boko Haram; others are wounded and missing; passengers from 11 buses have been abducted.
Heavenly Father, draw near to those who call out to you for your help: comfort the grief stricken and give courage to the fearful. Please give leaders within Nigeria and without a determination to make the region secure and to protect the weak. Amen.
Friday December 4
Caminemos Juntos (Let's Walk Together) is a multiplication movement of disciples and Anglican churches in the 35 countries of the Americas. They have an online conference on Saturday, December 5. Pray that they will have a good attendance, that the technology will work, and that they will be able to encourage one another and learn from one another in various ways.
Saturday December 5
Two Gafcon church planters have been in touch recently about flooding crises in their areas: Dana Craft in Guatemala City; Joseph Rusangiza in Goma diocese, DR Congo. In both areas the flooding is extremely severe, with houses washed away and loss of life. Both men ask for prayers that the Anglican Church can respond with compassion. Joseph writes: 'It is the Church that should go there before everyone else to show this population how much God loves them despite this natural disaster.' Dana writes: 'Yet in the darkest of moments, is when the Light of Christ shines brightest!'
Sunday December 6
Second Sunday of Advent.
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them, to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Monday December 7
The Gafcon Primates meet online on Tuesday December 8. Pray for this meeting: for good Wi-Fi connections; for fellowship and encouragement; for wisdom in thinking through the issues on the agenda.
Tuesday December 8
Bishop Andy Lines was consecrated in 2017 by the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America, as a missionary Bishop for the UK and Europe. This came about following a request from the Gafcon Primates. Pray for Andy as he works to enable and encourage faithful ministry in Anglican churches that are no longer part of the structures of the Church of England, the Scottish Episcopal Church, or the Diocese of Europe.
Wednesday December 9
Barishol Diocese, Bangladesh. In October, the diocese held 3 seminars for women. Women make up the majority of those in the churches and they are very active in participating in the Church. Some have trained in theology and would like to be ordained. The situation in the diocese is that women cannot be ordained at the moment. Give thanks for the success of the 3 seminars. Pray that the Christian women will be encouraged and know that their ministry is appreciated and valued. Please give wisdom to all those involved in making decisions about ordination for women in the diocese.
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.