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Prayers from the UK network for world mission

Regularly updated with prayer points supplied by Christian organisations working around the world. Click on a region for related prayer points...

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Torch Trust for the Blind
August 2022
UK - Torch Trust

Please pray for Torch Trust's work to support blind and partially sighted people through Christian fellowship and resources.

Dohnavur Fellowship Corporation
August 2022
South India - Dohnavur Fellowship

Please continue to pray for the development of a Home for the Elderly which has begun by renovating buildings in the compound which have not been used for some time.

Al Massira
August 2022
Nigeria - Al Massira

The Nigerian Church is undergoing severe persecution and trials in these days. May His people continue to rise and advance forward in the Name of Jesus. United, emboldened and in Christ’s love. Fearing no-one but the Lord. Please pray for Al Massira in Nigeria, for our Brothers and Sisters training, translating and leading seekers through the Scriptures using the AM film resources. That they be filled with Holy Spirit power. Pray for the many doors being opened for AM in Africa. May the Lord of the Harvest raise up more labourers for the privileged task. For His Name and Glory!

Viva
August 2022
Argentina - Viva

Viva’s partner network, Red Viva Argentina, comprises 146 churches and organisations, and last year reached out to 20,000 children. The network trains church leaders to improve safeguarding and protection policies in churches and is a key player in advising the evangelical group of churches in Argentina about child protection and how children should be brought up without the threat of abuse and violence. Pray for a commitment of local churches to work towards protecting all children who attend and young people in their communities. Pray too for people living in poverty in Argentina who continue to be affected by the health and economic implications of the pandemic. The network is running Viva’s mentoring programme to support families in need. Mentors have been trained to work with families in Buenos Aires, Corrientes and in Chaco, where a new network is beginning.

WEC International
Middle East -
August 2022
Middle East - WEC

The Lord has brought together five families from five different countries to live and work in a small town in the Gulf area. They are humbled and excited to find out why. Over 30 years ago one Christian medical worker had lived and worked at a hospital there. Pray that the seeds sown then will begin to bear fruit after all these years of waiting. Pray for the new families to be able to identify God’s strategic plan for the people of this town and work to that end.

WEC International
August 2022
England - WEC

Having food in cafes gives one Neighbours Worldwide team member a variety of opportunities to make friends and talk about faith. One Friday lunchtime he asked the guy at a table if he had just come from prayers. This resulted in a conversation about the person of Jesus. On another occasion a conversation about family led to an interesting discussion about whether God exists and does He answer prayer. These two men seemed to have a real spiritual thirst. Pray they will drink from the river of life in the city of God.

Life In Abundance International
August 2022
South Sudan – Life in Abundance International

Thankful that permission was granted by the government to renew the LIA office lease in Rumbek for another ten years. During April 2022, two of the LIA health units have treated 2,425 patients with diseases. Thankful for the provision of medicines to alleviate the suffering, for our staff and continued work in these units. Thankful that the peace agreement signed four years ago to unify the armed forces is finally established. Pray it will work for the good of the people. Pray for wisdom for those in charge to use the vast natural resources in a way that creates growth for the country.

WEC International
August 2022
England - WEC

Having food in cafes gives one Neighbours Worldwide team member a variety of opportunities to make friends and talk about faith. One Friday lunchtime he asked the guy at a table if he had just come from prayers. This resulted in a conversation about the person of Jesus. On another occasion a conversation about family led to an interesting discussion about whether God exists and does He answer prayer. These two men seemed to have a real spiritual thirst. Pray they will drink from the river of life in the city of God.

Slavic Gospel Association (UK)
August 2022
Ukraine - SGA

Pray that the UKRANIAN believers who have been dispersed throughout Europe and in Russia, will experience the Lord's enabling to be good witnesses of the Gospel wherever they are placed.

France Mission
August 2022
France – France Mission

Many Christian camps and vacation centres will be at their busiest over July and August. Please pray for planned activities where volunteers/staff are still needed and give thanks for all those willing to serve in this way. Pray particularly for the many children and young people who benefit from such camps. Ask the Lord to deepen the faith and friendships of those who already know Him and to reveal Himself to those who haven't yet encountered Him.

Slavic Gospel Association (UK)
August 2022
Tajikistan - SGA

Missionary Sobir (TAJIKISTAN), asks for prayer for a new Prayer House which they hope to build this year. Pray that the Lord will bless them in the construction work and enable them to complete it on time.

Eurasia Education Foundation
August 2022
Afghanistan - Eurasia Education Foundation

Small businesses are setting up to help Afghans support themselves. Pray for Benjimin as he heads his family, provides for them and runs a Tuk Tuk business in time. The number of Ukrainians lodged in DGU Moldova is reducing as they move onto other lands, return to Ukraine and find other places to stay more permanently. We must now find ways to help rebuild the land when the war is over and try to reunite children with their families, especially those who have been trafficked.

Torch Trust for the Blind
August 2022
Malawi - Torch Trust

Please pray for blind and partially sighted people in the Torch Fellowship Groups of Malawi, that they will experience God's love and be able to fully participate in Christian fellowship and worship.

Slavic Gospel Association (UK)
August 2022
Poland - SGA

Pray for the raising up of new pastors and preachers in Polandto take the Gospel to their people in this spiritually impoverished land.

Eurasia Education Foundation
August 2022
Afghanistan - Eurasia Education Foundation

Internal Afghan refugees are trying to return back to their villages but lack, seed, travel costs, food, and homes. Pray they might be able to adjust during the summer months. Afghans in the surrounding lands are being reached and the College in Moldova is proving visitors who are counselors, funds for living and shelter through the local churches. many have PTSD.

Dohnavur Fellowship Corporation
August 2022
South India - Dohnavur Fellowship

Four of the Fellowship members have recently completed a training course, enabling them to teach english to those living locally in order to help with seeking employment and progressing in a career. Please pray for this new opportunity for outreach and ministry in neighbouring villages.

Reach Beyond
August 2022
Spain - Reach Beyond

CMS mission partners Felipe and Sarah Yanez help run two different food banks in Malaga, Spain, are active in their local church and invest time in informal discipleship. Felipe is involved in men’s ministry, including a quarterly barbecue which is well attended by many visitors. Pray for deepening connections and great conversations to be had at these barbecues, and that those who are not yet Christians will be encouraged to take steps forward on their faith journey.

WEC International
July 2022
Gheg Albanian people

Tosk Albanian is spoken by people south of the Shkumbin River in Albania, and by Albanians in Italy and Greece, and is Albania's official literary language. The Gheg dialect is not used in publications, but is spoken by muslim Albanians in the north, and in Kosovo and North Macedonia. Pray for more workers to learn this oral dialect, in order to reach this people group effectively.

WEC International
July 2022
Bosniak people

There are around 1.6 million muslim Bosniaks in Bosnia-Herzegovina today. About 7,000 Bosniak men went missing after Serb troops occupied Srebrenica in 1995. The accompanying destruction of towns and villages, expulsion, looting and rape have left an abiding hatred between communities who once lived together harmoniously. Pray for genuine repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation in these deeply scarred communities.

WEC International
July 2022
North Macedonia peoples

There are 10 unreached people groups in North Macedonia: Turks, Albanians, Yoruks, Bosniaks, Pomaks, Egyptians, Arabs, Romanis, Goranis and Jews. Joshua Project estimates that 19 new workers are needed to reach them with the gospel. Pray for more workers to be called to serve among these people.

WEC International
July 2022
Romani people in Ukraine

The Romani in Ukraine: The population counts of Romani tend to be inaccurate due to their nomadic lifestyle, but Joshua Project estimates there were 599,000 living in Ukraine until recently, with only 0.9% evangelical. Many do not possess identity cards because they fear discrimination or persecution, so pray for those fleeing from the current war.

WEC International
July 2022
The Millet people in Bulgaria

The Millet people group consists of about 87,000 Turkish speakers in Bulgaria. Their shared identity is a legacy of the Ottoman Empire, when they were recognised as an ethno-linguistic minority. The Millet are predominantly muslim, but efforts are being made to plant churches among them. Pray for fruitfulness.

WEC International
July 2022
Azerbaijanis in Ukraine

There was estimated to be an Azeri-speaking population of 40,000 in Ukraine, before the war began. Most Azerbaijanis in Ukraine are Shia Muslims and came to the country fairly recently as guest workers, particularly renowned for their soccer and volleyball prowess. Pray that Ukrainian believers will feel called to reach them and equipped to do so effectively.

WEC International
July 2022
Deaf people in Ukraine

Nearly 1% of Ukrainians are deaf, but only 3.5% of these are evangelical. Many Deaf people have difficulty participating in church services unless there is sign language interpretation; relatively little Bible translation work has been done in any of the national sign languages. Pray that the needs of the Deaf community are not ignored by the Ukrainian Church.

WEC International
July 2022
Greek people in Ukraine

There have been thousands of Orthodox Greeks living in the Crimea region, since they migrated there in the 18th and 19th centuries after fighting with the Russians against the Turks. They speak a language called Urum, which is probably related to Tatar. Although religious, they lack understanding of the gospel. Pray for them to have a close relationship with the living God.

WEC International
July 2022
East Asia - WEC

One of our team members has started a mums and babies’ group for mothers and a grandmother she knows. She has invited her neighbour to come. She is very excited to have started reading the Bible with a member of her English Corner, pray for seeds to be sown in these students' lives. Pray especially for the baking classes being taught to young people with depression, that her love and joy in baking might be contageous and bring healing and hope.

Frontiers
July 2022
Chad - Frontiers

Chad has more than 200 ethnic groups and 120 different languages and dialects. The north is dominated by the Sahara and occupied by Muslims, while the south is mainly occupied by Christians and animists. Muslims make up 55% of the population, mostly Sunni, and Christians total about 40%. Chad is one of the poorest and most needy places on earth: 80% of the population live below the poverty line. Pray for more teams to go to Chad and for pioneer workers to persevere there, in order to reach the many unengaged people groups.

Mission Aviation Fellowship UK
July 2022
Papua New Guinea - MAF

MAF and Rotarians Against Malaria Australia delivered 34,250 mosquito nets to 26 remote airstrips in Papua New Guinea earlier this year. Pray that these nets will save many isolated people from a disease which causes the death of hundreds of thousands of victims globally every year.

France Mission
July 2022
France – France Mission

At the time of writing, the French legislative elections have yet to take place -- but at the time of publication, France will have a new group of MPs and the political complexion of the country may look quite different. Please pray for President Emmanuel Macron (who will remain in office) and for the new government, whoever they are, that they may govern wisely and with integrity at a time when many French people are concerned about the rising cost of living and the various impacts of climate change.

International Mission to Jewish People
July 2022
Israel - International Mission to Jewish People

International Mission to Jewish People reaches Jewish people around the world, sometimes in the most deprived areas of major cities. The homeless, drug addicts and alcoholics on the streets of Tel Aviv regularly encounter our missionary, Igal Vender, as he draws alongside them to share food and the gospel. A former addict himself, Igal has a unique perspective as he shares Jesus with lost and forgotten Jewish people in the city. These include a drug addict who was recently released from prison into his care and entered the rehabilitation centre run by Igal’s church. This Jewish man subsequently came to faith in Jesus and is now being discipled at the centre. Please pray for the evangelistic outreach to these desperate people, taking place weekly on the streets of Tel Aviv

Reach Beyond
July 2022
Tunisia – Reach Beyond

Our social media outreach in the Middle East attracts many hundreds of people who feel confident enough to ask about the bigger questions of life while staying anonymous. One person wrote, “I have been searching for answers to lots of questions about God and his love for me. One day while I was surfing the internet, I found your page. I contacted the team and now I believe in Jesus and accept Him as the Lord of my life. They introduced me to the local ministry team who met with me and baptised me. I was like floating in the air, full of joy. I have been so happy for this step!" Pray for continued impact through social media outreach in this region.

Mission Aviation Fellowship UK
July 2022
Liberia - MAF

Liberia has significantly fewer doctors than the World Health Organisation recommends with only 1 doctor per 15,000 patients. Please intercede for a nation whose healthcare system was mostly destroyed during its civil war, and pray that many more people will train as doctors. Pray too for the success of MAF medevacs.

Medair UK
July 2022
Somalia - Medair

Somalia is facing its worst drought in four decades. Three years of little or no rain have led to major food shortages and the situation has worsened dramatically as the conflict in Ukraine hikes food prices catastrophically. Pray for the six million people facing high levels of acute food insecurity and those who are struggling to afford food as prices have risen by 36% since the start of the Ukraine conflict. Pray for healthcare workers treating a growing number of people – especially children – with malnutrition, as well as diarrhoea and suspected cholera, as the threat of famine escalates.

WEC International
July 2022
Burundi - WEC

Aloys, Stephen and Catherine have run a leadership training for Christian youth leaders in Bujumbura, as well as 3 days of missions training for 6 churches in Rumonge. These young students came from different churches in the area to learn about the principles of ethical, servant leadership, and the importance of doing mission among the unreached. One of the young men had seen a WEC poster about mission and asked how he could get involved. Pray for him and the other trainees to be able to enthuse and inspire their churches, and be guided how to be personally involved.

Lawyers' Christian Fellowship
July 2022
Worldwide - Lawyer’s Christian Fellowship

Pray for the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship in the UK, as we are co-hosting a Global Convocation this September, gathering over 240 Christian lawyers from around the world. With brothers and sisters applying from over 40 different countries, we are especially praying that the UK Home Office/Visa & Immigration service is able to process our visa applications diligently, and for God’s blessing in favourable results. We pray trusting in God’s Sovereignty in who He ordains to come, and pray the Conference will be a blessing to these Christian lawyers in their mission to serve God in the law.

Dohnavur Fellowship Corporation
July 2022
South India - Dohnavur Fellowship

The Dohnavur Fellowship in South India would value continuing prayer for the appointment of a Children's Home manager, a Hospital manager, and a Human Resources director. These posts need to be filled by well-qualified personnel from outside the Fellowship. Please pray for the Lord's clear guidance and leading for these positions to be resolved urgently.

Reach Beyond
July 2022
Myanmar – Reach Beyond

These continue to be challenging times for Myanmar, with Covid, political unrest and increasing religious persecution. Despite this, there is a widespread hunger for the Word of God in this land. Reach Beyond have extended our radio broadcast times in the Rohingya language and are distributing more radios and SD cards of Christian programming. An indigenous pastor has just been appointed to help us follow up with Rohingya listeners in local villages and tribes. Pray that many Rohingya people will respond positively to the gospel messages they hear.

Mission Aviation Fellowship UK
July 2022
Guinea – MAF

In April MAF conducted their first operational flight in Guinea. Please pray that our staff will have many opportunities to share the love of Jesus in this predominantly non-Christian country. May the Good News be heard with open hearts.

Chinese Church Support Ministries (CCSM)
July 2022
China - CCSM

The Tibetan region of China recently published a law stating that the main requirement to enter university is ‘ideological and political morality’ not just grades. What is unacceptable includes supporting the Dalai Lama but also attending any ‘illegal religious gathering’ which includes any unregistered house church. So Christians can be prevented from attending university because of their faith. Please pray for young Tibetans who want to study but who are being faced with a choice between their faith and the government’s ideology. Across China access to better education and jobs is coming under threat if you are a Christian.

WEC International
July 2022
Central Asia - WEC

One of our leaders has been brainstorming with business colleagues about new ideas, especially for the quieter summer months. They are considering providing speech therapy and school preparation lessons. Then in September there's a possibility to host homework classes for children. Pray for children and families to benefit from the training this Christian business offers and to be open to hearing about the gospel through this.

May 2022
India - The Dohnavur Fellowship

Our FCRA permit, which allows the Dohnavur Fellowship to receive funds from overseas, is due for renewal by the end of June. Please pray that it may be granted so that our work may continue without hindrance.

May 2022
New Zealand - Reach Beyond

The SuperBible comic is a colourful portrayal of Bible stories in a comic book format. It brings gospel truth alive in an accessible way and is already translated into a variety of languages. The first 5000 copies of the Te Reo Maori language version of SuperBible are currently being distributed in New Zealand. Pray that this creative telling of God’s story will attract many readers and start them on a journey to Christ.

May 2022
Afghanistan - Al Massira

Please continue to uphold in prayer, the precious people of Afghanistan, and that God’s Afghan people in-country and abroad would grow in the love, knowledge, and courage of Jesus. Pray for in-person fellowship for God’s people there where possible. Please pray for Al Massira as a Pashto translation of the AM resource begins to be translated by a local Believer. May all needs be met by our loving, Heavenly Father. Pray also for new converts who were recently Baptised, that they would in time be enabled to take the Gospel out to their community, using AM in their own language.

May 2022
Philippines - Reach Beyond

“Please pray as we look into getting someone young and dynamic to work alongside us, especially in our community related activities,” write CMS mission partners Eric and Sandra Read in the Philippines. As they work to train a small team to equip churches in holistic mission, pray for others to catch the vision and for the Lord to open a way, starting with their church, for Eric and Sandra to work with and influence churches towards more holistic ministry.

May 2022
Malawi - Torch Trust

Please pray for Torch Malawi as they produce Christian literature in braille & large print in a variety of African languages & provide fellowship and support to people in Malawi who are living with sight loss.

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