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
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. It is a free app and a free subscription. You can also use the QR code below.
Wednesday May 27
Rev Luiz Souza, a missionary in Guinea-Bissau, sent by the Anglican Church in Brazil, writes: 'we want to thank our great God for hearing our prayers for deliverance and protection against this Covid19 pandemic in our country of Guinea-Bissau. With a population of almost 2 million people, we've heard of only 3 deaths so far. Our gratitude and praise to the God and Father of our beloved Savior Jesus Christ’. Please continue to pray for Pastor Souza and his wife Fátima, and also for Rev Justino and his wife, Deise Sa, as they seek to establish a church.
Thursday May 28
Iranian Anglican convicted. On May 21, Ismaeil Maghrebinejad, aged 65, an Iranian Anglican church member, swas convicted of membership of a 'Zionist Evangelical Christian group hostile to the regime' and also of 'propaganda against the state'. He was sentenced to at least 3 years in prison. He is appealing. Pray for Ismaeil: to know he is upheld by God's righteous right hand; for his lawyer working on the appeal; for international advocates to speak on his behalf.
Friday May 29
Bishop Sospeter Ndenza is bishop of Kibondo diocese in Tanzania. He is part of the Gafcon Bishops Training Institute and Gafcon Tanzania. Thank God for the growth of the Church in the diocese. Each year they have over 1500 people who are responding to the gospel. But there are many challenges. Please pray for: reaching the unreached areas with the gospel; training for more clergy and evangelists; providing clergy for newly planted churches; resources for building projects – health centre, conference centre, and a school library.
Saturday May 30
The Church of the Province of Myanmar. There is a civil war in the Palatwa area in Sittwe Diocese. Travel routes are cut off and there are many displaced persons. The churches in the Province are raising funds to send to the churches in Palatwa. Pray for the leadership of Bishop James Min Dein and that the Anglican Church may be able to help and minister to people's needs.
Sunday May 31
Collect for The Day of Pentecost.
Almighty God, on this day, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, you revealed the way of eternal life to every race and nation: Pour out this gift anew, that by the preaching of the Gospel your salvation may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, ACNA, 2019)
Monday June 1
Today, Methode Rukundo is moving to a new ministry in the missionary diocese of Karongi, in Rwanda, as their first bishop. Preparations have been hampered by the coronavirus situation. Bishop Methode's main responsibility is evangelism and church planting. Pray for him as he starts, to settle in quickly to a new place and for the Lord's help as he develops a strategy.
Tuesday June 2
Youth and Children's Ministry Network. In New South Wales, Australia, the Diocese of Sydney, through Youthworks, has developed online resources for Christian Religious Education. The government has put a link to these resources on every school website. There is the potential to reach 806,000 students. Pray that our great God will work through his Word to bring glory to his Son through the repentance and faith of many.
Wednesday June 3
DR Congo. Rev. Joseph Rusangiza reports that the radio services are going well in Goma. Recently, after preaching, they had a call from a family who were listening to the gospel on the radio and they had decided to surrender to Jesus. It's a family of 12 members. They are ready to be baptized when the Covid-19 situation allows it. This family is one from the African traditional religions. We thank God for His works. The region is hard hit with the epidemic and many clergy have no income and no food. Pray for the continued ministry of the radio services and for the Lord to provide for the clergy in the region.
Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. 1 Chronicles 16:11