Welcome to the Fuel for Prayer page
Johnny Lockwood (Prayer Network leader) gathers daily prayer requests and items for praise from around the world, which you can follow by scrolling down on this page or on the Gafcon Facebook and Instagram.
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
The Gafcon Collect:
Eternal God and gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ died for our redemption; commissioned His disciples to preach the good news; and sent the indwelling Holy Spirit in every generation to embrace and proclaim salvation in Christ alone:
Arise and defend your Church, the pillar and bulwark of the truth. Shine the light of your Holy Word upon hearts darkened by error and strengthen the work of Gafcon so that the Anglican Communion throughout the world proclaims Christ faithfully to the nations, that captives may be set free, the straying rescued, and the confused restored. Bind your children together in truth, love, unity and courage, that we, with all your saints, may inherit your eternal kingdom, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.
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.
Global Anglicans Moment & Prayer
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: https://www.gafcon.org/moment-and-prayer
Throughout the 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. Follow the updates on website and social media with the hashtag #globalmomentandprayer
Please email [email protected] if you would like to find out more and be added to the group of Gafcon Church Representatives/Advocates.
Interceeding for the Persecuted Church
Faith McDonnell, co-leader of the Suffering Church Network, recommends Open Doors' World Watch List 2021 to interceed for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world, click here to find out more.
Daily prayers from around the world
In December, we prayed for the prayer meetings going on to discern the plan for 2022 in Goma diocese, DR Congo.
Preparations are beginning for GAFCON IV.
Last November we prayed for Rev Josh Maynard as he served his notice as a priest in the Church in Wales.
Bishop Marcio Simoes asks for prayer for the ministry in the Diocese of Vitoria, in The Anglican Church in Brazil.
As Anglican Missions Africa get going again in 2022, they received 770 Church Planting training manuals from United World Missions.
In the southern hemisphere Bible Colleges are starting a new academic year. At George Whitfield College in South Africa, they are returning to in-person classes.
All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, Kenya, are running a course for young women (aged between 25-34) called Adili - which means 'virtuous' in Swahili. Registration is open.
Paul Geno is the Kampala Diocesan youth leader (Church of Uganda).
On January 30, Pastor William Siraj (from the Church of Pakistan) was murdered by gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan. He was returning home from Sunday worship.
In Barishal Diocese, Church of Bangladesh, the Bishop is Shourabh Pholia and his wife is Rev. Dn. Suchitra Behera.
The Jonglei Health Sciences Institute (JHSI) in Bor, South Sudan, trains midwives and medical clinicians.
In the diocese of Toliara in Madagascar there has been tremendous growth in the Anglican church.
In February 2021 we prayed for the release of Nigerian Christian teenager, Leah Sharibu. She was kidnapped by Boko Haram on Feb 19, 2018, aged 14. She has not yet been released.
In the Anglican Church in Brazil their church planting and evangelism is based on a ‘House of Peace’ strategy.
In October 2020 we prayed for the 'Sponsor a Student' initiative by Anglican Aid, to support Bible College students.