Alliance Prayer Requests

November 28, 2016

Urgent Prayer Request

Dominican Republic

Continue to intercede for the desperate situation in the northern region of the Dominican Republic, where a state of emergency was declared due to severe flooding throughout November. Tens of thousands of people have had to leave their homes, with 1,434 living in shelters. According to Bruce and Becky Dyke, field leadership couple for the Dominican Republic, many Alliance people have been affected. Ten families have homes full of mud, eight households need mattresses and food, and in one church, dozens of families lost their belongings due to water-damaged roofs. The First Alliance Church in Santiago has been working with government officials to coordinate aid distribution. Pray for wisdom to respond effectively to those in need, for God’s continued provision, and that recipients of relief supplies will be drawn to Christ.

Creative-Access Countries

Lord, we pray that Your workers in creative-access countries will not lose heart, for they are being renewed daily. Let Your grace, which is reaching more and more peoples in these countries, cause thanksgiving to overflow for Your glory. Help them to live in peace and to be holy (2 Corinthians 4:15–16; Hebrews 12:14).

Intercede for spiritual openness among participants of interfaith dialogue groups and Bible studies in a Middle Eastern country. Pray for God to draw attendees to Himself.

Africa

Father, remind Your people in Africa that whoever is born of God will overcome the world. Build up members of the Body until they reach unity in faith and knowledge of You. Help Your people to be strong and to live without fear, for You will come to save them. You have redeemed and summoned them, and they are Yours (1 John 5:4; Ephesians 4:12–13; Isaiah 35:4; Isaiah 43:1).

Burkina Faso

Intercede for a high school student who suffered a mental breakdown. Pray for complete healing.

Pray for preparations for an evangelism campaign in Bobo-Dioulasso, December 1–4. Nightly prayer meetings have begun for this initiative. Intercede for lasting Kingdom impact and good follow-up of those who will decide to follow Christ.

Pray for complete healing for an Alliance Bible school student, who has been sick for many months with no clear diagnosis.

Pray for upcoming evangelism efforts and deeper life seminars, for God’s perfect timing for these events, and that hearts will be prepared to receive the gospel.

Gabon

Praise the Lord for His intervention when authorities in Gabon blocked several large medicine orders for Bongolo Hospital; they have now been placed. Pray for favor with the customs office once the shipment arrives.

Guinea

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the end of the Ebola virus outbreak, which began in Guinea. Please continue to pray for the survivors, many of whom continue to carry the disease’s stigma.

Mali

Pray for Abdoulaye, who came to Christ last year and is struggling about how to make his faith known to his family and friends.

Intercede for students who will complete an Experience with God class this Tuesday and that God will continue to use the material learned in their daily lives as they search for truth.

Pray for wisdom in scheduling the next Go Global Mali (GGM) class, an outreach to young professionals. Also, pray for GGM team members to make efficient use of the new facility.

Pray for members of GGM as they consider two pieces of property for the Hope Center, which will incorporate the team’s ministries and create space for outreach dinners and business seminars for professionals. Pray that at least one of the properties will be large enough to accommodate a sports program.

Alliance workers request prayer for a printing shop that began production for their ministry this month. Intercede for wisdom about pricing and how this tool can be used for outreach. Pray for Alliance colleagues Moise and Scott as they work together to provide this service.

Intercede for several Nigerian women in Mali who were imprisoned for prostitution because they had become sex slaves after being promised legitimate work. They are to return home after their release, and some made professions of faith while in Mali. Pray for their ongoing discipleship.

Pray for the wife of an employee of a fish farm, an outreach of Compassion and Mercy Associates, and a couple in language study in France, both of whom are due with their third child this month. Pray for safe deliveries and healthy babies.

Pray for God’s anointing on several Christmas outreaches in upcoming weeks and for many opportunities to share the good news throughout this season.

Intercede for two older female prisoners and for justice in their situations. Pray that their families will visit them so the women will know how their children are doing. “Pray that they will be encouraged by our visits and the sharing of God’s Word and will feel the Father’s comfort and care during this difficult time,” Alliance workers write.

Asia/Pacific

Lord, help Your workers in Asia and the Pacific serve with the strength that You provide so that You may be praised in all things. We pray that those who surround Your workers will learn to fear You and shun evil. Remind Your people that You give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak (1 Peter 4:11; Proverbs 3:7; Isaiah 40:29).

Indonesia

Rejoice for answered prayer concerning recent court cases brought against the C&MA church in Papua regarding a conference complex! The judge announced the verdict that the two men from a violent breakaway group lost their bid to remove the church from the facility and were ordered to pay a fine. “We thank God that this complex will continue to be available to the church for retreats and conferences,” Alliance workers write. “Thank you for praying with us!”

Intercede for Rev. Nawipa, Rev. Daud, and Rev. Gobay, members of a C&MA Bible translation team, who have finished a workshop with Miss Lynda Tobing, a consultant. Pray that the team will work well together and be enabled by God’s Spirit to translate His Word into the Mee language. Also, pray for provision of their needs, for wisdom for this ministry, and for God’s anointing as they pastor churches.

Pray for the continued development of Alliance teams in Indonesia and that the Lord will call many more workers to meet the vast needs.

Japan

Praise God for His protection during an earthquake in the area affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. This recent quake left minor damage, and a tsunami warning was lifted; there was no threat to the nuclear power plant. However, the situation remains uncertain. “According to some, we could still be in for some big quakes and tsunamis ahead,” report Alliance workers Hazel and Don Schaeffer. Pray for God’s ongoing protection.

Europe/Middle East

Father, let the righteous run to You, their fortified tower. Do not let Your workers in Europe and the Middle East become dismayed, but remind them that You are their God, who will strengthen them and uphold them with Your righteous hand. Leave them with Your peace so their hearts will not be troubled (Proverbs 18:10; Isaiah 41:10; John 14:27).

Bosnia

Pray for schools that will participate in a new project at the Source, an Alliance community center; applications will be sent next week. Pray for opportunities to share Christ with students and staff and to bring positive change to several local neighborhoods.

France

Intercede for members of the Alliance church plant in Bordeaux-Merignac as they seek to help newly arrived refugee families in the area. Pray that God will enable this small congregation to have a significant spiritual impact in these people’s lives. Pray also for Todd and Terri Althaus, who lead this ministry.

A team from Long Beach (California) Alliance Church helped with two outreach events during a recent 10-day visit at Eglise Protestante Internationale (EPI), a young church located in a suburb of Toulouse. Pray that attendees will come to faith in Christ and for the ongoing partnership between the congregations. Intercede as well for Brad and Tina Reynolds as they lead EPI.

Pray for revival to come to the French church and for the Lord to send workers to serve the congregations.

Latin America

Lord, remind Your workers in Latin America that they are Your handiwork and have been created to do good deeds that You prepared in advance for them to do. We pray that many will praise You, for they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Give Your workers hope from the endurance and encouragement You teach them through the Scriptures (Ephesians 2:10; Psalm 139:14; Romans 15:4).

El Salvador (Envision)

Please pray that God will call a pastoral family or couple for a church plant as well as coaches for a football outreach program.

Pray for improved finances for Envision El Salvador during the next year.

North and Central Asia

Lord, let the peace of Your Son rule in the hearts of Your workers in north and central Asia. Allow the message of Christ to dwell among them as they teach one another all wisdom through praise from Your Spirit. Help them sing to You and proclaim Your salvation day after day (Colossians 3:15–16; 1 Chronicles 16:23).

United States

Father, we pray that as we confess our sins, You will be faithful to forgive us. Purify us from all unrighteousness! Help us to repent and turn to You so that we will receive refreshing times from You. Remind us that You have redeemed us through Your blood in accordance with the riches of Your grace. May we be of one mind and voice glorifying You, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 John 1:9; Acts 3:19; Ephesians 1:7; Romans 15:6).

Native America Association

Intercede for Zane M. Williams, acting president, as he ministers to pastors and churches in the United States. Pray that God will provide more opportunities to develop, train, and strengthen leaders.

Central District

Pray that God will provide administrative and children’s ministry staff for Restoration Church in Amherst, Ohio.

Ohio Valley District

Intercede for members of Church of the Crossing, a new congregation in Georgetown, Kentucky, as they seek to reach their community for Christ. Also, pray for Pastor Daniel Estes to have wisdom and a strong vision for the church.

Southern District

Pray for Rev. Phil Hagar, district superintendent, and his staff as they minister to pastors and churches. Pray for God’s empowerment in cultivating spiritually healthy churches, pastors, and leaders.

Western Pennsylvania District

Pray for Rev. David A. Nagel, newly elected district superintendent, who begins his term in January. Pray that God will use David to rebuild and expand the district’s Church Multiplication Ministries through new church plants, Fresh Starts, and Greenhouse Churches. Fresh Start is the process of restarting and strengthening congregations by reinvesting the people and resources of a declining church to forge a new one. Greenhouse Churches are those that train leaders to provide a nurturing environment in which to plant new congregations.

Empowering Alliance Ministries

Thank you for serving Jesus by praying for Alliance ministries around the world. As you intercede, please ask that God’s people will give generously to send workers to communities that desperately need His peace and redemption. From countries caught up in political and economic turmoil to those recovering from war and natural disaster, The Alliance is there, providing help and hope to hurting people. Thank you for partnering with our workers as they share Christ’s love in some of the most spiritually impoverished places on earth. Pray also for a good response to the Alliance Year-End Offering.

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