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
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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 September 22
Bishhara Anglican School is in the diocese of Jos. The school is closed because of Covid-19. Rev Mark Mukan goes out to visit and the children and parents gather under the trees to exchange news, to tell Bible stories, recite Bible verses and to sing Christian songs. The children and parents long for the school to open again. Thank God for the school and for the appreciation of the children and parents. Pray for Mark as he and others travel around encouraging believers and explaining about sanitizing, that they may be safe, and the name of Jesus honoured.
Wednesday September 23
Rev Mapendano Kakira Timothée is the Anglican priest in the parish of Bugamba, in the city of Goma, in DR Congo. Before lockdown the parish organised many activities and the finances came from the faithful congregation organising their gifts to the church. Since lockdown everyone is impoverished. Rev MKT continues to visit his parishioners, but he is also driving a taxi van to earn $2 a day. He writes: ‘Nous supplions l'Eternal de mettre fin à la pandémie du Coronavirus afin que le monde entier retrouvé la paix.' (We beg the Eternal God to put an end to the Coronavirus pandemic so that the whole world can be at peace.)
Thursday September 24
We have been asked to pray for the election for the Bishop of Karachi, Pakistan, on September 26th. Two candidates are shortlisted. Pray that the elections are characterised by gentleness, humility, patience and bearing with one another in love (Eph. 4:2). Pray for a man after God's heart to be elected according to His will.
Friday September 25
We prayed for the Gafcon Primates Meeting on September 8th. Thank God that it was a time of great encouragement and fellowship. One of the positive and encouraging things to give thanks for is the numbers of people attending online services. Thank God for this unexpected way of sharing the gospel message and pray for those who are attending online now to be willing to attend in person when it is allowed.
Saturday September 26
Bishop Emmanuel Morris describes the effect of Boko Haram in Maiduguri Diocese, Borno State, Nigeria. 34 Churches have been burned down by Boko Haram. It is a big struggle to provide support for the clergy and also to rebuild the churches. Bishop Emmanuel asks for prayer for the support of the clergy and for the rebuilding. Continue to pray for God's protection from the violence and destruction of Boko Haram.
Sunday September 27
Johnny Lockwood, the Prayer Network leader, asks people in the Network to suggest favourite Collects. This one was sent by Bishop Godfrey Mbelwa, of Lweru Diocese, the Anglican Church of Tanzania.
Oh Lord, without your help, we are not able to please you. We beseech you to show us your power and mercy, so that the Holy Spirit may guide our hearts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of Son, Spirit and Father, now and forever. Amen.
Monday September 28
In Barishal Diocese, Bangladesh, the Bishop is Shourabh Pholia and his wife is Suchitra Behera. They are both passionate about Creation Care. All the churches in the diocese are encouraged to plant trees and other plants. These are important for environmental reasons and the fruit trees provide a useful harvest. Thank God that the churches are enthusiastic about the Greening Mission and pray that the Christians may be known as those who serve the Creator God with Creation Care.
Tuesday September 29
Bishop Godfrey in Lweru Diocese, The Anglican Church of Tanzania, describes how there are new churches being planted in the diocese. The congregations have the resources to put up the walls using local materials, but the roofs require buying corrugated metal sheets. Thank God that there is the church growth that makes church building necessary. Pray for the resources needed to finish the half-built buildings.
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.