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
‘Remember this and stand firm .. for I am God, and there is no other, I am God, and there is none like me,’ (Isaiah 46:9. ESV)
The Gafcon Theological Educators Network has recently started a WhatsApp group to share prayer requests that relate to theological education.
At GAFCON IV in Kigali we heard about an Anglican ministry to Chinese people in Vancouver. Ray Kwok is the Youth evangelist at the Good Shepherd Church, Vancouver.
The General Synod of the Church of England met in early July. There was an update on the progress of the draft prayers for blessing people in same-sex relationships.
Following the mega-mission in Mbeere Diocese, Kenya, 5492 repented and believed. Two new churches have been planted.
In May the Cathedral in Karongi diocese, Rwanda, sheltered 360 people whose homes were destroyed by floods.
The Seminario Anglicano Teologico (SAT) provides theological education for the Anglican Church in Brazil. The Seminary is open for enrolment now.
'prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, / prone to leave the God I love; / here's my heart, O take and seal it; / seal it for thy courts above.' (Robert Robinson, 1758)
Mr Matonhodze Murombedzi (known as Mato) is a lay member of the Anglican Church of Zimbabwe (ACZ).
Christ the King Anglican Church, Algarve, Portugal, is part of the Anglican Convocation in Europe. They are enthusiasts for the Alpha course and ran two courses in the Spring.
All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, Kenya, is running a two-week Vacation Bible Club for children aged 8-12, starting on August 14. Rev. Leah W. Gatuma is the children’s minister.
Gafcon Australia is organising a conference for a large gathering of Anglicans from across Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. The dates are July 1-4, 2024.
The trustees of Gafcon meet on July 26. Thank God for their expertise and commitment. Amongst other things they have responsibility for financial and legal issues associated with Gafcon.
We prayed for the mega-mission in June in Mbeere diocese, in the Anglican Church of Kenya. At the heart of the mission is door-to-door visiting.
‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him’ (1 Cor 2:9 NIV)
In the Diocese of Kampala, Church of Uganda, they have successful football and netball tournaments throughout the season. These have been good times for bringing the youth together.
In the Anglican Church in Brazil when a person is confirmed they call it a ‘Yes Party’.