Alliance Prayer Requests

July 16, 2018

Europe/Middle East

God, we know You count Your workers in Europe/Middle East worthy of Your calling. By Your power, fulfill every good purpose of theirs and every act prompted by their faith. Save and help them with Your right hand that they will be delivered. Remind them that they have overcome because You are in them and are greater than the one who is in the world (2 Thessalonians 1:11; Psalm 60:5; 1 John 4:4).

Germany

Intercede for Mike and Elissa Picconatto, who will return to Berlin on July 18 after their home assignment. Pray for safe travel and a smooth transition back into life and ministry in Germany.

Latin America

Lord, let Your workers in Latin America dwell in Your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Give them endurance, encouragement, and a spirit of unity among themselves as they follow You, so that with one heart and mouth they will glorify You. Do not let them fear, for You are with them. Strengthen them and uphold them with Your righteous right hand (Psalm 61:4; Romans 15:5–6; Isaiah 41:10).

Mexico

Pray for a team from Allegheny Center Alliance Church that will hold a four-day basketball/medical outreach July 23–26 in a poor neighborhood. They will also help launch a ministry to women in need, called Circulo de Esperanza (Circle of Care).

North and Central Asia

Father, Your workers in north and central Asia trust in Your unfailing love; their hearts rejoice in Your salvation. They sing to You for You have been good to them. Remind them that You are the Lord who takes hold of their right hands and says to them, “Do not fear; I will help you.” Fill them with joy in Your presence and with the eternal pleasures at Your right hand (Psalm 13:5–6; Isaiah 41:13; Psalm 16:11).

Creative-Access Countries

O Sovereign Lord, strong deliverer, shield the heads of Your workers in creative-access countries. They praise Your name and live before You. Secure justice for the poor and uphold the cause of the needy in these nations. Let Your servants go out in joy and be led forth in peace so the mountains and hills will burst into song before them (Psalm 140:7, 12; Isaiah 55:12).

Praise the Lord for 17 people who were baptized in June! Pray for continued spiritual growth for these people.

Pray for an intern who has just begun a new ministry. Pray for her to quickly make contacts and find the ministry that God has in store for her over the next few months.

Pray for God’s healing touch on an Alliance worker undergoing surgery July 16. Intercede also for her husband as he cares for her during her recovery and for the surgeon and medical team involved in the procedure.

Africa

Father, let everything that has breath in Africa praise You. Remind Your workers there that Your unfailing love for them will not be shaken and Your covenant of peace will not be removed. When their souls are weary with sorrow, strengthen them according to Your Word. Keep them from grief, for Your joy is their strength. Be gracious to them, for they long for You (Psalm 150:6; Isaiah 54:10; Nehemiah 8:10; Isaiah 33:2).

Burkina Faso

“We thank the Lord that several of our pastors’ children passed their high school exams,” the Bobo team writes. “Thanks to all who prayed!”

Intercede for Sunday school camps in several Alliance districts this month. Pray specifically for those who are organizing these important events and who will be teaching and serving as counselors.

Pray for the ministry of the Belleville church, which has planted a daughter church and acquired a large piece of property. Pray as they plan outreaches into this fast-growing neighborhood in Bobo-Dioulasso.

Pray for Andrew and Esther Schaeffer while on home assignment and for anointed ministries in their sending churches.

West Africa

Ask God to send good rains to the region, as they have not come as regularly as needed for this time of year.

Intercede for teammates returning to the field from home assignment in the coming weeks. May they experience smooth transitions back into life and ministry.

Pray for the national hospital administration to successfully navigate various challenges with personnel and finances.

Pray for upcoming political elections and the various concerns associated with them. Ask God to provide good leaders who will rule justly and in a way that will be helpful for the people here.

“We rejoice that all workers needing visas have received them!” an Alliance team member writes. “Thanks to all who prayed for these needs; please continue to remember these families as they prepare to move overseas.”

Asia/Pacific

Lord, Your workers in Asia/Pacific sing to You and praise Your name; they proclaim Your salvation day after day. Help them declare Your glory among the nations, Your marvelous deeds among all peoples. Fill them with all joy and peace as they trust in You so they will overflow with hope by the power of Your Spirit (Psalm 96:2–3; Romans 15:13).

Indonesia

Pray for Alliance theological schools throughout Indonesia that are recruiting new students and receiving new faculty. Pray that school staff will have Christ’s heart for the lost people of Indonesia and pass this burden to the next generation of leaders.

Intercede for Envision interns as they finish their time in Indonesia. Pray that they will continue to be open to God’s leading in their lives, especially through the experiences they have had in Indonesia and the ministries they have seen and experienced.

Pray for wisdom and grace for the Indonesia C&MA president, Daniel Ronda, as he faces many difficult issues.

Japan

Intercede for the people of western Japan, which has experienced severe flooding as a result of torrential rains. Alliance believers in Kure and on the island of Shikoku have experienced flooding, and several churches were unable to have worship services. Transportation has been disrupted as well. Pray for wisdom in responding to these needs.

Pray for the Kropps as they settle back into life and ministry in Ishinomaki and for the Woerners and Kindervaters, who have returned to the United States for home assignment. Pray for effective ministries during this year.

Pray for Alliance churches that are planning Bible camps and VBS outreaches. Ask God to touch the hearts of the children who attend.

United States

Maker of heaven and earth, our help is in Your name. You are our strength and song; help us praise and exalt You. Remind us that though we were once far away, we have now been brought near through the blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Let us be brought to complete unity to let the world know that You sent Your Son and have loved us as You loved Him (Psalm 124:8; Exodus 15:2; Ephesians 2:13; John 17:23).

Church Ministries

Pray for HAMS (Home Assignment Ministry Seminar), a conference for Alliance international workers who have recently returned to the United States to minister in Alliance churches. The conference began July 14 and ends July 18. Pray for inspiring teaching, meaningful interactions, and safe travel for the 100 international workers who are attending and will soon begin their tours.

Korean District

Intercede for Rev. Han Young Baek, district superintendent, as he ministers to pastors and churches throughout the United States. Pray that the gospel of Jesus Christ will be fruitful, and that disciples will multiply in Korean communities in the United States.

MidAmerica District

Rejoice with Bethel Eritrean Church in Denver, Colorado, for the provision of a building for their church family. Recently, pastors gathered to pray over the building and surrounding property.

Mid-Atlantic District

Pray for the district family camp July 21–28, at Summit Grove Camp, New Freedom, Pennsylvania. This is a partnership of the Eastern Pennsylvania District and the Mid-Atlantic District. Pray for renewal and that Christ will be at the center of every ministry, service, and event.

Midwest District

Intercede for the South Asian Friendship Center in Chicago, Illinois, as they welcome the people of Chicago’s Little India.

Native American Association

Pray for Mr. Zane Williams, president, as he ministers to pastors and churches throughout the United States. Specifically pray for godly wisdom in his leadership.

Western Pennsylvania District

Pray for Mahaffey (Pennsylvania) Family Camp taking place July 20–29. Pray that many will come and be changed through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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