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
Lweru Diocese, Anglican Church of Tanzania, is growing very fast. In September 2020, we prayed for roofs for five new church plants. Praise God that one of these now has a corrugated roof.
In June 2020, Bishop Jean Pierre Methode Rukundo was consecrated as a missionary bishop in the new diocese of Karongi in Rwanda.
Amidst the upheavals and dangers in Myanmar pray for their Anglican College and its students: for safety, for purposeful learning, for strong fellowship.
'I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.' John 17:20-21.
The text below is a re-working of a sixth century hymn at a recent United Adoration creative session - https://devinpogue....
Rt. Rev. Nathan Gasatura, Bishop of Butare Diocese, the Anglican Church of Rwanda, retired on March 6. Archbishop Laurent Mbanda has a temporary caretaker role.
Rev Hassan John reports: 'we rejoice for the release of one of our pastors, Bulus Yilkura, who was kidnapped in Peni village on 24th December 2020 and has been released by Boko Haram.
Many churches around the world are meeting online. In the Diocese of João Pessoa, Brazil, Bishop Marcio asks for prayer that members do not become discouraged from meeting only online.
In February we prayed for protection for the churches in Kisii County following the burning of 5 church buildings. Bishop John Orina is bishop of Kisii diocese.
Please continue to pray for the Anglican church in Myanmar: for wisdom and courage for its leaders; for God's mercy on the nation in the turmoil of military rule and widespread protests.
Canon Craig Roberts and his colleagues at Anglican Youthworks (Sydney) are the contributors for the Gafcon March devotions.
Collect for the 4th Sunday in Lent (Book of Common Worship, Church of Uganda).
Christians in China face persecution from the Chinese Communist Party. For example, Pastor Wang Yi has a 9-year prison sentence for his outspoken faith and his defence of religious freedom.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the Church of Uganda's vision for holistic ministry for the benefit of the whole nation.
At the beginning of February, we prayed for rain in the drought and famine-stricken Diocese of Toliara in south-west Madagascar.
Later this year, the Rev Dr Bill Salier will commence as Consultant in the GAFCON Theological Education Network (TEN).
BHP School, Diocese of Barishal, Bangladesh. The Diocese established the BHP primary school in a very poor area with low literacy levels.