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
The Mugumu Safe House (Anglican Church of Tanzania, Mara Diocese) offers safety for girls from female genital mutilation (FMG), and violence generally.
Rev Higor Melo reports on a youth camp last month in the diocese of João Pessoa, the Anglican Church in Brazil. A hundred youths gave their lives to Christ.
GAFCON IV, Kigali, April 17-21. Thank God that invitations continue to be sent out and responses are being returned.
We have been praying for the ministry to Afghan refugees in Brazil. There is a partnership between the Anglican Church in Brazil and Anglican Aid, Sydney.
'Explore' is a Bible correspondence course developed by the George Whitefield College in Cape Town.
The Diocese of João Pessoa, in the Anglican Church in Brazil, has plans to build a new Cathedral with greater capacity - to hold one thousand people.
The Good Shepherd Academy near Juba, South Sudan, runs peace-building training for church and community leaders.
Thank God for the gospel-centred funeral service of Queen Elizabeth, watched by millions. Pray that the gospel message will bear fruit.
The New Wineskins Global Mission Conference (September 22-25) is in North Carolina, USA. Pray that the Holy Spirit will direct and inspire every aspect of this event.
The Jonglei Health Sciences Institute (JHSI) in Bor, South Sudan, trains midwives and medical clinicians, supported by Anglican International Development (England).
United Adoration are to be active at the New Wineskins Global Mission Conference (Sept 22-25, United States).
In April we prayed for a church plant, meeting in a home in Santo Tirso, Portugal. It is led by Rev Rodrigo Cavalcanti. At the moment, the church members are Brazilian ex-pats.
On Monday the funeral takes place of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In August we prayed for the Golden Jubilee mission week in Kampala Diocese.
The Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF) in the USA launched a new disaster relief fund in 2021 called the Joseph Fund.
Anglican Missions Africa are leading a Mission in the Diocese of Tabora, Tanzania (Sept 9-18).
In July we prayed for the 3 youth camps taking place in Mara Diocese (Anglican Church of Tanzania).
The Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF), Australia, is raising support to assist the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church (REACH), South Africa, in the KwaZulu-Natal region.