Alliance Prayer Requests

August 21, 2017

Urgent Prayer Requests

Burkina Faso

Please intercede for the Alliance team and believers in Ouagadougou after the recent terrorist attack at a restaurant there; thank the Lord that no C&MA people were hurt. Pray that they can find ways to help those who are hurting in the wake of this tragedy. Pray also for lasting peace to come to the region.

Spain

Pray for those affected by last Thursday’s terrorist attack, during which a van plowed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas area at the height of tourist season. No Alliance workers were harmed. Pray for protection and peace and that God will draw the people of Spain to Himself.

Creative-Access Countries

Father, we greatly extol You, for You stand at the right hand of the needy and save them from those who would condemn them. Let people in creative-access countries turn their ears to Your wisdom so they will find knowledge of You. We pray also for our workers in those nations. Thank You that You establish them in righteousness; tyranny will be far from them, and they will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near them (Psalm 109:30–31; Proverbs 2:2, 5; Isaiah 54:14).

Pray for a woman whose father had her declared insane after she became a Christian; he then obtained legal custody of her and her son. Pray for their safety and for the woman’s believing husband as he seeks God’s wisdom and help in this situation.

Africa

God, You have brought Your righteousness near to Your workers in Africa, and Your salvation is not delayed. Vindicate them, for You do not abandon the works of Your hands. In the time of Your favor, You answer them; in the day of salvation, You help them. Have compassion on them and guide them beside springs of water (Isaiah 46:13; Psalm 138:8; Isaiah 49:8–10).

Burkina Faso

Please see the Urgent Prayer Requests above regarding the recent terror attack in Burkina.

Pray for a young man in the prison where the Bobo team ministers who recently accepted Jesus. He has one month left in his sentence. Pray that he will become well established in a church and that believers will accept him and encourage him in his faith.

Pray for complete healing for Mme. Garame, the wife of a new believer, who has been hospitalized for heart failure. Pray that this family will see God at work in their situation.

Pray for the children of Alliance international workers as a new school year begins. Pray for college-age students and their families as they adjust to being separated.

Continue to pray for complete healing for Maria Howard, who suffered leg, ankle, wrist, and brain injuries in a motorcycle accident. She is being treated in the States and undergoing therapy. Pray for sufficient rest so the brain injury can heal.

FATEAC Seminary (Côte d'Ivore)

Pray for Randy and Deanna Harrison as they prepare to return to Côte d'Ivore this week and teach fall courses at FATEAC.

Pray for good rest for Dr. Issiaka Coulibaly, FATEAC president, his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children during their vacation this week.

Pray for safe travels and good health for Ron Julian, who will be in Gabon for the Bongolo Hospital Team Forum. He leaves this Saturday and will return September 3. Pray that he will be an encouragement to the workers in his role as team developer. Intercede as well for Ruth and their daughter Hannah during Ron’s absence. Also, pray for Hannah as she begins classes in a new middle school while the family is on home assignment.

Republic of the Congo

Davy, the leader of an orality ministry team, and his daughter have been ill with fevers and vomiting. Pray for complete healing and that God will provide financially for expensive tests that the doctor ordered.

Senegal (Regional Office)

Thanks to all who prayed for Jaynee Walker’s recent surgery! The operation was a success, and she is making amazing strides in her recovery. Praise God for His healing touch, and continue to intercede for Jaynee as she recuperates.

Please continue to intercede for Stan Walker’s mom, who was taken off chemo again because her liver has not improved. Doctors hope to try an experimental drug, but she has not qualified for one in the past. Pray for wisdom in choosing the best treatment.

Asia/Pacific

Lord, Your voice thunders in marvelous ways; You do great things beyond our understanding. Save Your workers in this region from harm; help them with Your right hand so that those You love will be delivered. Thank You for arming them with strength and keeping their ways secure. May they teach those who walk in the dark to put their trust in Your name and rely on You (Job 37:5; Psalm 60:5; 2 Samuel 22:33; Isaiah 50:10).

Japan

The Japan Alliance network of churches will hold its annual Deeper Life Meetings, August 22–24 in Hiroshima. Pray for the churches as they come together and that they will hear from God. Pray for Stephen Woerner as he speaks at one of the meetings and for rich times of fellowship with the pastors and believers.

Europe/Middle East

Father, let the nations of Europe and the Middle East fear Your name and revere Your glory. May they see that You respond to the prayer of the destitute and do not despise their plea. Help them live by truth and come into the light. Remind Your workers in this region that their hope does not put them to shame because Your love has been poured out into their hearts through Your Holy Spirit (Psalm 102:15, 17; John 3:21; Romans 5:5).

Spain

Please see the Urgent Prayer Requests about the recent terror attack in Barcelona.

France

Intercede for a new worker couple that just arrived in France. Pray for a smooth transition and quick comprehension in language study.

Latin America

Lord, let Your workers in Latin America praise Your name, for Your splendor is above the heavens. Remind Your people in this region that they are being renewed in knowledge in the image of their Creator. You are their lamp; You turn their darkness into light. Your way is perfect, and Your Word is flawless; shield them as they take refuge in You (Psalm 148:13; Colossians 3:10; 2 Samuel 22:29–31).

Uruguay

Rejoice for a record number of kids—nearly 50—at a recent English camp. Also, several new families enrolled their children. Praise God for the positive feedback from parents. May He use these relationships to draw many families to Christ.

North and Central Asia

Father, Your name endures forever and continues as long as the sun. You deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help, and You take pity on the weak and the need; You save them from death. Rescue Your workers in north and central Asia from oppression and violence, for they are precious in Your sight. Let them approach Your throne of grace with confidence so they will receive mercy to help them in their time of need (Psalm 72:17, 12–14; Hebrews 4:16).

United States

God, Your Word is eternal, standing firm in the heavens, and Your faithfulness continues through all generations. May Your strength be displayed, just as you have declared. You are slow to anger and abounding in love. You, the Mighty One, have done great things for us. Holy is Your name. Let us hear You, Lord, so Your justice will become a light to our nation (Psalm 119:89–90; Numbers 14:17–18; Luke 1:49; Isaiah 51:4).

Alliance New England

Intercede for Scott and Christina Lyerly, pastoral couple at The Bay Church, a new congregation that is opening in January 2018. Pray that God will grant them a strong sense of vision for His plans regarding the church.

Arabic-Speaking Association

Pray for Rev. Raed Awabdeh, association president, as he ministers to pastors and churches in the United States. Pray that God will call and equip more workers to reach the hundreds of thousands of refugees settling into Arabic-speaking neighborhoods; many new Arab pastors/leaders are needed.

Central District

Pray for discernment as members of Painesville (Ohio) Hispanic Church develop a Hispanic children’s ministry and offers a class on English as a Second Language this fall. Pray that God will anoint their efforts and that these ministries will reach many with the gospel.

Intercede for members of Reclaim Church in Parma, Ohio, who are outgrowing their current space. Pray for provision of a new location for their Sunday worship gatherings.

Eastern Pennsylvania District

Praise God for the many people who have encountered Jesus at the Common Place, a church in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, that meets in a coffeehouse. The congregation owns and operates the Avenue 209 Coffeehouse and employs many neighboring residents and university students. Pray that this ministry will build lasting relationships with those in the community who need the Lord.

Rejoice with Centre Church Pleasant Gap (Pennsylvania). The owner of the building where the congregation was meeting had reneged on his agreement. Praise the Lord that he has had a change of heart and is allowing the congregation to continue to meet in the building for another three months! Thanks to all who prayed regarding this situation.

Korean District

Pray for Rev. Han Young Baek, district superintendent, as he ministers to Korean pastors and churches in the United States. Also, pray that the district can offer spiritual renewal opportunities to those pastors in increasingly difficult environments, especially plateaued and declining churches.

Mid-Atlantic District

Pray for Pastor Bruce Persons as he ministers at The Table, a new church plant in Frederick, Maryland. It is an American Sign Language–speaking church that has been making an impact for Christ and is committed to fulfilling the Great Commission.

Western Pennsylvania District

Pray for God’s anointing on the Summer Fun Fest that Altoona (Pennsylvania) Alliance will host on August 26. Pray that this free community event will help establish relationships and provide opportunities to express Christ’s love.

Empowering Alliance Ministries

Thank you for serving Jesus by praying for Alliance ministries in our own country and around the world. As you intercede, please ask that God’s people will give generously to send workers to places that desperately need His peace and redemption. From communities torn apart by racial tensions to nations suffering the aftermath of 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.

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