Alliance Prayer Requests

December 11, 2017

Urgent Prayer Requests

California

Alliance family members are reported to be safe as wildfires continue to burn in the Los Angeles area and have edged into Santa Barbara County. This is the second week of the massive blazes, which are expected to spread. Intercede for those who are affected by the fires, and please continue to remember Alliance people who lost their homes to the Santa Rosa fire in October. Also, pray that those who have suffered devastating loss throughout the state will find comfort and hope in Jesus.

Europe/Middle East

God of Hope, fill Your workers in Europe/Middle East with all joy and peace as they trust in You. Remind them that You reached down from on high and took hold of them; You drew them out of deep waters. Help them stand firm and let nothing move them. May they give themselves fully to Your work, knowing that their labor in You is not in vain (Romans 15:13a; Psalm 18:16; 1 Corinthians 15:58).

France

Pray for God’s direction regarding an opportunity for a “coffee and conversation” ministry partnership between an Alliance worker couple and a local church. It will start with an “Introduction to Jesus” study in January on Thursday evenings. Pray for a good turnout and Spirit-led discussions.

Latin America

Father, may Your workers in Latin America be glad before You; may they be happy and joyful. We thank You that they have gained access by faith into the grace in which they now stand. Let them rejoice in the hope of Your glory. Allow more people in this region to acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Your Son, so You will live in them and they will live in You (Psalm 68:3; Romans 5:2; 1 John 4:15).

North and Central Asia

Lord, may the prayers of Your workers in north and central Asia be near to You day and night. In Your great love, answer them with Your sure salvation. Uphold their cause and the cause of Your people in this region according to each day’s need, so all the peoples of the earth may know that You are God and that there is no other (1 Kings 8:59a; Psalm 69:13b; 1 Kings 8:59b–60).

Creative-Access Countries

Father, open a door for the message of Your workers in creative-access countries so they can proclaim the mystery of Your Son, Christ. Allow more people in this region to be included in Him when they hear the word of truth. Mark them with a seal, Your promised Holy Spirit. Let all these nations clap their hands and shout to You with cries of joy. How awesome are You, the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth! (Colossians 4:3; Ephesians 1:13; Psalm 47:1–2).

Africa

God of Jacob, Your workers in Africa sing for joy to You, their strength. Because of Your great love, they are not consumed, for Your compassions never fail. You are good to them, for their hope is in You and they seek You. Let them speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, making music in their hearts to You (Psalm 81:1; Lamentations 3:22, 25; Ephesians 5:19).

Burkina Faso

A false prophet has been influencing several churches in the Kenedougou area; he is intent on bringing division and usurping the pastors’ authority. Pray for wisdom and spiritual discernment.

Intercede for Joseph and Maria Howard as they meet with church leaders and organize ministry events for the coming months. Also, praise God for the healing work He has done in Maria after her motorbike accident, and pray that He will restore her to full health.

Pray for Esther Schaeffer as she teaches at a women’s seminar in Bobo this week. Pray that attendees will recognize their need for the Savior.

Rejoice for the many believers who have received training in orality, an evangelistic tool to reach oral learners. Pray for Craig and Marilyn Hanscome as they focus on seven of Burkina’s people groups and work to develop stories in these languages.

Gabon

Pray for complete healing for Eric Hofman, who has been battling an illness.

Guinea

Praise God for providing land on which to build a new community center! Pray for provision of funds to begin phase one of construction.

Pray for a worker couple as they prepare for home assignment; may they finish their term well. Specifically, pray that they will continue to build strong relationships with the people they serve.

Senegal

Praise God for the completion of a Christian school’s foundation. When an Alliance team arrived at the location to begin work, they were told the mayor’s office had denied final approval to dig and pour the foundation because of a missing document. The believers sent a prayer alert, and church officials met with the mayor. As a result, permission was granted, and the mayor even offered to lay the first brick. “God answered prayers quickly!” Alliance international workers write. Pray that the school will attract many students and be a light in this community.

Intercede for three Christmas outreaches at local prisons in Dakar. Pray for great participation and that the prisoners will see God’s love demonstrated through the Alliance team’s ministry.

Pray for new workers who will be transitioning from language study to join the work in Senegal. Pray for a smooth transition to life and ministry in this new context!

Asia/Pacific

Lord, let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them! Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before You. You are awesome in Your sanctuary; You give power and strength to Your workers in Asia/Pacific. Remind them that Your Son, Jesus Christ, is their Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace (1 Chronicles 16:32–33; Psalm 68:35; Isaiah 9:6).

Indonesia

Praise the Lord that Alliance teammates from Australia received their visas; thanks to all who prayed!

Rejoice for a church plant’s ongoing connection with a community in the south. Though the wind destroyed the corn harvest, the door for the gospel is still open. This was the only field damaged amid the surrounding area. “It seems there is a spiritual battle here, which we are confident God is going to win!” Alliance workers write. Pray for His Kingdom to come in this community through this relationship.

Taiwan

Praise God for a successful Thanksgiving outreach by Envision last month. More than 90 people attended the service and communal meal. During the event, one person, who had already been attending the church, decided to become a follower of Jesus. Rejoice for this new life in Christ! Intercede for God’s continued anointing on Envision ministries in Taiwan.

Thailand

Praise God for the anointed ministry of a team from Glenview Alliance Church (Glen Rock, Pennsylvania). The Lord arranged divine appointments during the members’ visits to believers and seekers in the community. Also, all 300 students at the local elementary school heard a clear gospel presentation during the English Camp that the team made possible. “Please pray now as we continue to engage in follow-up,” Alliance workers Ed and Sue Danneker write.

Rejoice with an Alliance pastoral couple in the birth of their daughter, Aileen. Pray for her continued growth and good health. Also, pray for Eve, the mother, to be restored to full strength following the delivery.

Pray for upcoming Christmas outreaches of the Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church, including one at a local high school with 200 students, December 22, and a Saturday Kids’ Club event, December 23 with 20–30 children expected. A Christmas outreach for the community will be held December 24 to explain the true meaning of Christmas. Pray that many will choose to put their trust in Jesus.

Continue to intercede for new believers to grow strong in their faith. Some are facing difficult situations. Pray for wisdom in discipling and mentoring them.

United States

Father, let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, our Rock and Redeemer. Remind us that we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body. Help us make every effort to do what leads to peace and mutual edification. Let us spur one another on toward love and good deeds (Psalm 19:14; 1 Corinthians 12:13a; Romans 14:19; Hebrews 10:24).

Alliance Peacemaking

Pray that Christ’s peace will continue to spread throughout The Alliance as churches seek a culture of peace, employing the biblical teaching of Alliance Peacemaking ministries.

Arabic-Speaking Association

Intercede for Rev. Raed S. Awabdeh, president, as he ministers to pastors and churches in the United States. Pray specifically for wisdom in leading the association.

Central District

Pray that through short devotionals presented this month, ESL students at Painesville (Ohio) Hispanic Church will realize the true meaning of Christmas and choose to attend Bible studies.

Children’s Disciplemaking

Continue to pray for Melissa MacDonald, children’s disciplemaking ministries consultant, as she recovers from knee replacement surgery. Pray for decreased pain and minimal swelling as she begins physical therapy.

Eastern Pennsylvania District

Rejoice with members of Centre Church Pleasant Gap (Pennsylvania) as they spread the joy of the Lord and demonstrate Christ’s love to their community in tangible ways during the Christmas season. This year, they distributed 700 door hangers for a Christmas-tree giveaway. The first 75 people who come to the church with the door ad will receive a free tree. Pray that many people will encounter Jesus through the kindness of this fellowship.

North Central District

Members of Alliance Missionary Church in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, praise God for the many great things He is doing in their congregation. Pray for continued growth and that the church will be a beacon of His light in the community.

Nearly two dozen chaplains serve in the military, prisons, health care, law enforcement, fire departments, and community organizations and clubs throughout the North Central District. Some are credentialed with The Alliance; others are volunteers who attend C&MA churches. Praise God for these committed servants, who sacrifice much to serve with excellence. Intercede for them as they minister to many individuals and families, especially during this Christmas season.

Puerto Rico District

Continue to pray for the people of Puerto Rico, many of whom remain in desperate need of prayer as the island is still in emergency-response mode. Pray for CAMA (Compassion and Mercy Associates) staff as they come alongside Alliance pastors and churches during the many months of recovery. As Christmas approaches, pray that many Puerto Ricans will find peace and hope through a relationship with the Savior.

Vietnamese District

Pray for Rev. Thach Le, district superintendent, as he ministers to pastors throughout the United States. Pray that God will empower Rev. Le in his commitment to infuse new life into local churches as they reach out to lost people.

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. Ask God for a good response to the Alliance Year-End Offering so many people will have the opportunity to meet their Savior during this Christmas season through the ministry of our global teams.

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