Alliance Prayer Requests

March 19, 2018


God, You are the ruler of all things. In Your hands is power to exalt and give strength to all. You have redeemed Your servants in Asia/Pacific; remind them that because they take refuge in You, they will not be condemned. Show them that You are with them and will watch over them wherever they go; You will not leave them until You have done what You promised (1 Chronicles 29:12; Psalm 34:22; Genesis 28:15).


Intercede for several team members in Papua and Sumatra who are preparing for upcoming transitions, including home assignment; specifically, pray for the work these colleagues will leave behind. Pray too for members of another team as they navigate language school and adjust to their ministry site.

Pray for quick renewal of Andrew and Lora Brake's work permit so their visa application process can begin.


Pastors of churches started by the Japan Alliance mission recently met to discuss officially becoming a group. Pray for this new group, the Alliance Church Network. May God continue to give unity and vision.

Intercede for a youth gathering on March 24 at the Shibuya Church. Daisuke Yokoyama, a vibrant, young singer, will give a concert. Pray that many young people will be challenged to deepen their faith and commit themselves to full-time ministry.

Pray for strength and perseverance for Nghi and Jessica Tran and Quinn McGarvey, who are currently in language study. Pray also that God will keep them in good health.

Pray for vision and direction for Alliance churches during their annual meetings this month.


The Taiwan Alliance Church Union (the C&MA in Taiwan) will gather March 21–24 for its strategy meeting and annual spring meeting; pray for unity as key issues are discussed, including vision casting, church planting, and partnerships.

Pray that God will call young people to full-time ministry and raise up new Taiwanese pastors; pray also that new students will enroll in the Taiwan Alliance Theological College.

Europe/Middle East

O Most High, Your workers in Europe/Middle East are glad and rejoice in You; they sing praise to Your name. Let them go out in joy and be led forth in peace; let the mountains and hills burst into song before them. You called them to Your eternal glory in Christ, so restore them and make them strong, firm, and steadfast (Psalm 9:2; Isaiah 55:12; 1 Peter 5:10).


Intercede for Kris and Brigi Cook, newly appointed Alliance international workers, as they prepare for Pre-Field Orientation in Colorado Springs in June and departure for language school in Albertville, France, in August. May they have a smooth transition to life and ministry in their host country.

Latin America

God, let the heavens proclaim Your righteousness and all the peoples in Latin America see Your glory. Help Your workers in these countries as they seek justice, encourage the oppressed, defend the cause of the fatherless, and plead the case of the widow. 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 97:6; Isaiah 1:17; Romans 15:13).


Praise God for the launch of the El Estar Alliance Church on March 11. Intercede for the team as they carry out ministries in the new church plant. Currently, a rental facility is used for worship gatherings. Pray for God to provide a building to house the church and its coffee shop.

North and Central Asia

Father, guard the lives of Your faithful ones in north and central Asia and deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Let Your light and joy be shed upon them, for they are righteous and upright in heart. Give them sufficient courage so that now, as always, Your Son will be exalted in their bodies. Keep them in perfect peace, for their minds are steadfast because they trust in You (Psalm 97:10–11; Philippians 1:20; Isaiah 26:3).

Creative-Access Countries

Father, the souls of Your workers in Asia/Pacific boast in You; let the afflicted in these nations hear and rejoice! Remind Your servants that Your eyes are on them, You are attentive to their cries, and You deliver them from their many troubles. Thanks be to You, for You give them victory through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ (Psalm 34:2, 15, 19; 1 Corinthians 15:57).

Pray for a church-planting conference, March 19–23. Approximately 50 Alliance church pastors will attend. Intercede for a productive week of learning and sharing and for many healthy churches to be planted.

Pray for the development of a crisis pregnancy shelter that will help central Asian women in need. On March 23, an informational meeting will be held for those interested in getting involved with this ministry to migrant moms in crisis situations. Please pray for wisdom and clarity in planning the meeting; ask God to call a strong team of volunteers (especially central Asian believers) for this ministry.

Intercede for a worker on home assignment who is scheduled to have a second procedure on her kidneys March 23. Praise the Lord that the first one on February 27 went well. Continue to pray for God's healing touch and for protection against infections or complications.


Lord, great is Your love toward Your workers in Africa, and Your faithfulness endures forever. Remind them that You have called them in righteousness; take hold of their hands and make them a light for the lost, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison, and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness (Psalm 117:2; Isaiah 42:6–7).

Burkina Faso

Intercede for the Bobo team's work at a local prison. "A sorceress has turned the women against us, and we will need to suspend our Bible study for several weeks so we can evaluate the situation," the team writes. "Pray that we will not be hindered from sharing the gospel with the women." Team members will continue their ministry to the underage prisoners as well weekly visits to the prison.

The Hounde District of The Alliance in Burkina has reported that more than 300 people responded to the gospel during a recent outreach to three villages. The people are begging for a pastor to come and for a church to be built. Pray that the Lord will meet these needs.

"Pray for our widows as they meet this week for an extended time of prayer," the Bobo team writes. "These women are facing many difficulties with increasing food prices. Pray that we can be an encouragement to them. We have more than 300 that we minister to in this program."

Praise God for a day of prayer in the Tougan District of The Alliance in Burkina. The Lord met believers during this time of intercession for the lost peoples in their area. Pray for Joseph and Maria Howard, who faithfully work in this district.

West Africa

Rejoice for several young, influential men who made first-time commitments to Christ. Pray that the believers can be quickly incorporated into the life of the church and be discipled.

Praise God for recent developments with a radio station carrying the gospel into previously unreached areas. Pray that the preaching of God's Word will be received by open hearts.

Pray for teammates traveling for conferences and vacations in upcoming weeks. Pray for refreshment and encouragement while they are away and that those remaining on the field will also be encouraged daily. Also, pray for a couple transitioning into retirement in April.

Continue to intercede for pediatric cancer patients at the Women and Children's Hospital. Pray that as their families hear about God's love while at the hospital, their hearts will be softened toward Him. Also, praise God that several premature babies are healthy enough to go home this week. Continue to pray for these smallest patients at the hospital.

United States

Lord, let us sing of Your love and justice; to You we will sing praise. Allow those walking in darkness to see Your great light. Enlarge our nation and increase our joy. We rejoice before You as people rejoice at the harvest. Remind us that we know the Spirit of truth, for He lives with us and will be in us. In this world we will have trouble, but we take heart, for You have overcome the world (Psalm 101:1; Isaiah 9:2a, 3; John 14:17b; John 16:33).

Alliance Northwest District

Pray for an anointed Great Commission Women's retreat, March 23–25, in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Association of Filipino Churches

Intercede for Rev. Lorenzo Collado, president, as he ministers to pastors and churches in the United States. Pray for the association as it seeks to facilitate Alliance Peacemaking seminars at its churches, especially those going through conflict.

Central District

Intercede for Rev. Jeff Miller, district superintendent, as he ministers to pastors and churches in West Virginia and Ohio. Pray for a transforming, multiplying work of the Holy Spirit throughout West Virginia and Ohio.

Children's Disciplemaking Ministries

Pray for Impact, a children's and youth ministry training on March 24 at the Belle Vernon (Pennsylvania) Gospel Alliance Church.

MidAmerica District

Jon Classen, executive director at Camp Rivercrest in Fremont, Nebraska, praises the Lord for five youth who accepted Christ at the winter camp in January. In addition, 19 teens rededicated their lives to Jesus. Pray that they will grow strong in their faith.

North Central District

Rejoice with Rev. Kevin Hercula, pastor at Crossroads Alliance Church in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Twelve students have committed to read through the New Testament during this Lenten season. Many other congregation members, including teens and children, are involved in one-on-one and small-group discipleship. Pray that their faith will be strengthened and that they will follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in reaching out to others with the gospel.

Puerto Rico District

Pray for new international workers, Diego and Ida, who will start their new assignment next April. Pray for their transition as they prepare to leave Puerto Rico to work overseas.

Spanish Eastern District

Pray for the Spanish Eastern District Conference in New Britain, Connecticut, March 21–24. Pray that the district will be united in worship, fellowship, and ministry to their communities.

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