Alliance Prayer Requests

Due to the July 4 holiday, next week's prayer requests will be posted Wednesday, July 5.

June 26, 2017

Creative-Access Countries

Father, You are the fortress of Your workers in creative-access countries; they will not be shaken. You are their hiding place; you surround them with songs of deliverance. Let them love one another so that You will live in them and Your love will be made complete in them. Shine Your light in their hearts to give them knowledge of Your glory displayed in the face of Your Son, Jesus Christ (Psalm 62:6; Psalm 32:7; 1 John 4:12; 2 Corinthians 4:6).

Intercede for preparations for the launching of a new College of Prayer campus among a highly resistant people group in an area that has been a spiritual stronghold for many years. Believers are heavily persecuted when they come to Christ. Pray that God will use the College of Prayer as an initial church-planting strategy to build communities of faith among the least-reached peoples in this region.

Pray for new believers among the majority religion who have faced severe persecution during the month-long religious holiday. May the Lord give them strength to hold on to Him who is faithful.

Africa

Father, how beautiful on the mountains are the feet of Your workers in Africa who bring good news and proclaim peace and salvation! They do not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. Give Your servants courage to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves and to defend the rights of the poor and needy (Isaiah 52:7; 1 John 3:18; Proverbs 31:8–9).

Burkina Faso

Pray for the successful ministry of the four Alliance radio stations in Burkina, which provide gospel access throughout large urban areas and also where farmers work this season. Pray for the many volunteers who serve at these stations and for clear communication of the good news.

Rejoice for the impact of Bible storytelling training in Burkina Faso and other African countries! Intercede for Craig and Marilyn Hanscome as they plan, assess, and evaluate the program and coordinate next year's ministry schedule.

Praise the Lord for a successful English camp and for the enthusiasm of the 70 students who attended. Pray that they will reflect upon the testimonies of the team and the gospel presentation they heard. May all the students put their trust in Jesus.

Pray for the Schaeffers as they minister in the village of Natema and that they will be an encouragement to the pastor and the many believers there.

FATEAC Seminary (Côte d'Ivoire)

Thanks to all who prayed for last week's exams. Intercede now for students who are planning summer travels and for final-year students as they transition into new ministries.

Praise God for Ruth and Hannah Julian's safe arrival to the United States for home assignment. Intercede this week for Ron Julian as he wraps up ministries in Abidjan and moves the last of the family's boxes into storage. He will then fly to the States this Friday and Saturday; pray for safe, uneventful travel.

Intercede for FATEAC board meetings this Wednesday through Friday. Pray for safe travel and good health for board members coming from five C&MA national church networks in Africa; for God's wisdom and leading in their deliberations; and for Ron Julian, who will participate in these discussions.

Pray for a God-honoring closing service for FATEAC's academic year this Sunday, during which graduates will be recognized. Pray for Dr. Yacouba Sanon, professor of Old Testament, who will give the closing address.

Mali

Intercede for Alliance international workers who are in their last few weeks of language study in France. Pray that they will finish strong and continue to learn well. Pray also that they will receive their visas and vaccinations in a timely manner.

Pray for a new worker couple preparing to come to the field. Specifically, pray for their house to sell quickly and at their asking price.

Intercede for international workers returning from home assignment this month. Pray for safe, smooth travels, good health, and a quick adjustment to the time change, weather, food, and culture.

Continue to intercede for the young teen at the Women and Children's Hospital recovering from surgery to remove a large facial tumor. Pray for complete healing and successful upcoming reconstructive surgeries.

Praise God for new openness to the good news in several villages. Pray for field and church leaders as they work together to reach this area.

Pray for receptive hearts and understanding of the truth among those who see the JESUS film and hear His redemptive message through the hospital's Bible storytelling ministries.

Ask God to give a vision to hospital administrators and workers that glorifies Him by meeting the needs He desires to meet through the medical services offered there.

Asia/Pacific

Lord, how abundant are the good things You have stored up for those who fear You, that You bestow in the sight of all on those who take refuge in You! God, let Your workers in Asia/Pacific endure everything so that many will obtain the salvation that is in Your Son, Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. Help Your servants to always keep their eyes on You. With You at their right hands, they will not be shaken (Psalm 31:19; 2 Timothy 2:10; Psalm 16:8).

Europe/Middle East

Father, let the faith of Your workers in Europe and the Middle East express itself through love. We pray that out of Your glorious riches You will strengthen them with power through Your Spirit in their inner beings, so that Your Son will dwell in their hearts through faith. Fill them with all joy and peace as they trust in You, so that they will overflow with hope by the power of Your Spirit (Galatians 5:6; Ephesians 3:16–17; Romans 15:13).

France

Intercede for Jason Linscombe and family as they transition to Paris following language study. Ask God to provide for housing, furnishings, and household supplies. "Our main ministry in Paris will be opening our home and building relationships through meals and small groups," the Linscombes write. Pray for God's blessing on these ministries.

Bosnia

"Praise the Lord for the successful completion of our second high-school community service project!" Alliance workers write. "It was so rewarding as the neighborhood gathered to enjoy the newly beautified space." Pray that the Lord will continue to open doors into new communities. Also, intercede for the neighborhood that the Alliance team recently worked in, which is known for drug dealers and alcohol abuse; may Christ's light penetrate the darkness.

Kosovo

Pray for Jeff, Melissa, Madison, and Reilly Singfiel as they prepare and pack for home assignment. Pray too for a smooth adjustment as they settle into their role as international-workers-in-residence at Nyack College.

Praise the Lord for a potential new helper in developing an oral Bible story set in Albanian! Pray for the Spirit's empowerment for Connie Seale as she facilitates this tool amid difficulties in initiating it.

Spain

Intercede for international workers who minister to immigrants in the Barcelona area during the team's annual retreat this week. Pray for spiritual refreshment, clear guidance in updating ministry plans and goals, and protection of parents and children who will participate.

Please continue to pray for Alliance workers who are in the States for home assignment. Pray for spiritual renewal as well as for God's anointing for ministry as they speak in C&MA churches.

Pray for financial provision to purchase the empty lot next to the Bethany House facilities in Alicante, Spain. The owners have offered the property at a discount because of Bethany House's ministry to young people. Pray for God's supernatural supply for this strategic piece of property. "This land will enable us to enlarge the Bethany House project considerably," writes Raymond Ebbett, field leader.

Latin America

Lord, the earth is full of Your unfailing love! You are enthroned as King forever. Give strength to Your workers in Latin America and bless them with peace. Let love and faithfulness never leave them. Allow the people of this region to reach out for You and find You, though You are not far from any one of us (Psalm 33:5; Psalm 29:10–11; Proverbs 3:3; Acts 17:27).

North and Central Asia

God of Peace, crush Satan under the feet of Your workers in North and Central Asia and let the grace of Your Son be with them. Remind them that You go with them to fight for them and give them victory. Your peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard their hearts and minds in Your Son, Jesus Christ (Romans 16:20; Deuteronomy 20:4; Philippians 4:7).

United States

Heavenly Father, we lift before You all who recently attended Alliance Council and ask that the Holy Spirit be poured out on each one, fanning into flame that which You began in the hearts of those who gathered in Your Name. May every stirring, every commitment, and heart response be watered by the Holy Spirit, take root, and produce a lasting spiritual harvest in each individual life and the faith communities they represent. Holy Spirit, call us out of our slumber. Call us out of apathy and world-saturated living. And give us ears to hear Your voice! Do this, we pray, that the love of Jesus and joyful proclamation of His redemptive work might be seen and heard through Your people with increasing clarity. For the sake of the harvest, revive us again! In Jesus' mighty Name we pray. Amen (Hebrews 4:12–13; 1 Corinthians 15:49; Colossians 1:10–12; Matthew 13:23).

Association of African Churches

Intercede for Rev. Siyum Gebretsadik, association president, as he ministers to pastors and churches in the United States. Pray that he can lead and grow the association's member churches to actively participate in the C&MA's vision, mission, and values.

Central District

Pray for Parma (Ohio) Alliance Church members to become more intentional in building redemptive relationships with their neighbors, coworkers, friends, and others with whom they come in contact. Intercede also for wisdom and unity as the congregation works to develop various church structures and strategies.

Great Lakes District

Pray for complete healing for Debbie Gowing, district office administrator, who suffered a mild heart attack while attending a work conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She will receive two stints Tuesday morning; pray for a swift, smooth recovery and against any complications. Intercede as well for her husband, Brian, and their son, Ryan, who flew to Colorado Springs last Wednesday.

MidAmerica District

Pray that Vintage Church (Atkinson, Nebraska) will have opportunities to bless their community and other area churches. Also, ask God to unite churches throughout Atkinson in leading more people to Jesus.

Pray that God will provide for the financial needs of Reclaim Church in Kansas City through raising up new donors and families and by providing a full-time, secular job for Rev. Jerry Breedlove. Pray for the lost in Kansas City and for the official launch of the church plant in September 2017.

Pray for strength and stamina for staff as campers arrive at Camp Rivercrest in Fremont, Nebraska. Pray that attendees will be open to growing in their relationship with Christ or coming to know Him personally.

Pray God will give members of Puente de Salvacion in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a vision to obtain a building. Intercede as well for the church's finances. Giving has been steady, and this will impact the vision for a different meeting place. Also, pray for someone to lead the children's and women's ministry.

Praise God that an Arab student recently came to the Lord! Pray for continuing fruit among international students at Global Friends, an Alliance outreach in Omaha, Nebraska. An Asian man will be baptized soon and will return to his country with the gospel. Please pray for his protection and boldness.

North Central District

Rejoice that Brian Toth, program manager at Big Sandy Camp and Retreat Center in McGregor, Minnesota, is home from the hospital and his health has improved significantly. Doctors were never able to discover the cause of his serious illness. Continue to pray for his complete recovery and protection for his health.

Big Sandy Camp and Retreat Center in McGregor, Minnesota, requests prayer for energy, health, and stamina for summer staff as they work long hours with children and youth.

Byron Bible Camp near Huron, South Dakota, asks the Alliance family to pray that lives will be redeemed and changed and that many children and youth will rededicate themselves to Jesus.

Southern District

Intercede for Rev. Phil Hager, district superintendent, as he ministers to pastors and churches in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and portions of Florida. Pray that the district can redevelop two existing churches and launch two new church plants in 2017.

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