Alliance Prayer Requests

April 15, 2019

Latin America

Lord, all Your saints in Latin America love You. Preserve the faithful. Help them to be strong and take heart, for they hope in You. Remind them that they are more than conquerors through You who love them. You are the God who gives endurance and encouragement, so give them a spirit of unity among themselves as they follow Your Son, Jesus Christ (Psalm 31:23a, 24; Romans 8:37; Romans 15:5).


Pray for preparations for an English Camp July 1–5. Intercede for the details to come together smoothly, for good attendance, and for participants to be drawn to Christ through the care Alliance workers demonstrate.

North and Central Asia

Great are You, God. You are exalted over all the nations. Let more people in north and central Asia praise Your awesome name for You are holy. As Your workers in these countries walk in the way of Your laws, they wait for You; Your name and renown are the desires of their hearts. Help them persevere so that when they have done Your will, they will receive what You have promised (Psalm 99:2–3; Isaiah 26:8; Hebrews 10:36).

Creative-Access Countries

God, turn Your ear to Your workers in creative-access countries; come quickly to their rescue. Since You are their rock and fortress, lead and guide them. Help them love one another, for You live in them and Your love is made complete in them. Let them be still and know that You are God so You will be exalted among the nations (Psalm 31:2–3; 1 John 4:12; Psalm 46:10).

Continue to pray for a seminary The Alliance helped start more than 20 years ago. Because of the tightening of educational laws here, many Christian educational institutions are coming under scrutiny. There is a pending court case against the seminary, and it is not allowed to accept new students or hold sessions. Pray for God's intervention in this situation. The judge is scheduled to decide the case April 18. Pray for a favorable decision and that the seminary's license will be upheld.

Pray for an English Weekend April 20. Pray for the leaders and the ministry team coming from the United States as they prepare for the event. Ask the Lord to prepare the hearts of those who will attend.

Thanks to all who prayed for the crisis pregnancy shelter Alliance workers hope to launch this summer. They were having trouble finding a facility to rent but saw a house last month that looks like a great fit. There is much potential for the property but also some obstacles. Ask God to make it abundantly clear whether this is the center's future home.

The mother of an Alliance worker is battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer and has undergone two major surgeries. Pray for the healing power of Jesus to touch her body and restore her.


Lord, when the souls of Your workers in Africa are weary with sorrow, strengthen them according to Your Word. Give them all power according to Your glorious might so they will have great endurance and patience and joyfully give thanks to You, who have qualified them to share in the inheritance of the saints in Your Kingdom of light (Psalm 119:28; Colossian 1:11–12).

Burkina Faso

Pray for members of the Bobo team who will speak about moral issues to young women from several high schools. Pray that the team will have influence and students will accept the message as truth.

Rejoice for a training in sign language for staff at a sewing school that has six deaf students. "We praise the Lord for the effort being made to facilitate communication with them," Alliance workers write. Pray for ongoing Alliance ministries among the deaf.

Pray for several villages that have begun church building projects. Pray that they can complete construction before the rainy season.

"We thank the Lord for the changes we've seen in the lives of the young men at the detention center where we minister," the Bobo team writes. "Even the staff remarked that things are different since our team began regular visits. Pray that the gospel will continue to transform lives through our prison ministries."

Republic of the Congo

Please continue to pray for Davy, a Congolese Bible storytelling (or storying) team member for whom the Alliance family was asked to pray recently. Davy had a severe reaction to his medicines and treatment, resulting in severe anemia and inflamed skin. He is hospitalized while doctors determine the cause and establish his new treatment. Pray for a speedy recovery and protection for his young daughters at home alone, who attend school and bring his food daily by taxi. Pray that Davy's extended family will become more supportive.

Alliance workers on the storying team have returned from a two-week visit to prepare Easter lessons for new village groups that are using this evangelistic tool. Pray for a renewed desire to actively engage in sharing God's Word through storytelling.

Pray for meetings beginning this week to restructure the Alliance Christian radio station, Radio Sangu ya Mbote (RSM)—which means "good news"—in Pointe Noire. Pray that God will provide the finances and materials to restart the ministry this year. Many listeners are calling daily asking when they will again have access to God's Word through RSM.

West Africa

Continue praying for the village of S. Workers have conducted several outreaches there involving Bible stories, health screenings, and the JESUS film. There is an incredible openness to the gospel; however, because there had been a powerful cult in the area, people are afraid to openly identify as Christ followers. Pray for the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit.

Pray for the village of W, where another evangelistic team is ministering this week. There is one solid Christian family there. Pray that God will add to their number!

Intercede for three new cancer patients admitted to the Alliance-affiliated hospital this week. Pray that they will experience Christ's love through the care they receive and for wisdom and strength among those caring for them.

Pray for the large number of internally displaced people (IDPs) within a West African country due to ongoing conflict in some areas. Pray that the Alliance church here will find practical ways to minister to these IDPs.

Continue to pray for Alliance international workers who are in language study in France as they enter their last trimester of studies. Pray that the Lord will strengthen them and open their minds to maximize their learning.


Father, there is no God like You. Keep Your covenant of love with Your servants in Asia/Pacific, for they continue wholeheartedly in Your way. Save more people in this region for Your name's sake, to make Your mighty power known. Show them that if they walk in the light, as You are in the light, they will have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Your Son, Jesus, will purify them from all sin (1 Kings 8:23; Psalm 106:8; 1 John 1:7).


It's been an exhausting few weeks in Sentani, Papua, where a team composed of expatriates/ local church members continues to respond after recent flash flooding. Alliance staff have been delivering drinking water by truck, providing supplies, and working with a team of Papuan youth to clean out sand and mud from homes. Recently, they were able to get two excavators to help. Pray especially for Alliance churches and leaders to be proactive in reaching out in love to the many people who are suffering and have lost loved ones.

Team Makassar's church is hosting an Easter retreat next weekend at Jaffray Retreat Center; about 80 people signed up. Pray that during a 12-hour fast from media, food, and talking, church members can deeply reflect on the sufferings of Christ for their salvation. Intercede also for several friends of the majority religion who are joining the believers.

Continue to pray for a speedy renewal visa process for Alliance worker Kara Gruber, who is going on home assignment in mid-May.

April 17 is presidential election day in Indonesia. Pray for peace and that the door will remain open for the gospel.


An Alliance worker couple requests prayer for their seeking friends to understand the meaning of Jesus' death and Resurrection. Pray that the Holy Spirit will open eyes and hearts to the truth.


Sihhu Church, Amazing Grace Church, and Baojhong Church will gather together on the evening of Good Friday. A short-term team from Calgary, Alberta, will lead this service for these rural church plants. Pray for the church families to understand even more deeply the gift we have in Jesus' death and Resurrection. Also, pray for the team as they are involved in visitation and workshops addressing family relationships.

Pray for supporting Alliance churches to come alongside mission church planters (both U.S. and Canadian) working in Yilan and Chiayi.

Morrison, a school for the children of Alliance workers in Taiwan, will have spring break next week. Intercede for teachers, dorm parents, staff, and students as they rest from their work and for families planning to go on vacation.

Pray for a baptism Easter Sunday at the Aroma Church, an Envision ministry. Three people are interested in being baptized, including a person who just recently decided to follow Jesus. Intercede for these believers as they prepare their hearts for this important step.

Pray for an Envision couple as they work to renew their son's visa after his resident card expired recently without their having realized it.


Intercede for Ed and Sue Danneker as they finish home assignment and prepare to return to Thailand in late June. Ask for strength, wisdom, and grace as they pack up their home and suitcases and spend time with family. Also, pray that God will lead the Dannekers to the right rental home once they arrive in Thailand and give them wisdom and direction for ministry.

Intercede for the Alliance team at the Evangelical Church of Bangkok (ECB)—David and Ty King, Ren and Gonneke Dekker, Kevin and Jill Moua, Steve and Elizabeth Odera, and Dennis and Patricia Whalen. Praise God for recent events at ECB on the topics of freedom in Christ and the Holy Spirit. Rejoice for the spiritual ground gained; pray too that the Holy Spirit will continue to work in the lives of participants.

Easter Sunday will be a day of outreach at ECB; pray that hearts will be prepared in advance to receive and respond to the good news. Intercede for all who are involved in the preparations for this day, which will also feature an international food festival.

Europe/Middle East

God of Israel, You are awesome in Your sanctuary. Give power and strength to Your workers in Europe/Middle East. Praise be to You, God our Savior, for You daily bear their burdens. Strengthen them in You, for in Your name they walk. Help more people in this region be born again through Your living and enduring Word (Psalm 68:35, 19; Zechariah 10:12; 1 Peter 1:23).


Pray for a worker couple to receive their French driver's licenses soon. Intercede as well for the salvation of their language tutor and their landlords, with whom they have shared the good news.


Intercede for Alliance workers during their annual Field Forum, a week of learning, fellowship, and spiritual refreshment that began last Friday and will conclude Wednesday, April 17. Ask God to move in the hearts of all who serve in Germany.

Pray for good health for a family who has been battling illnesses in the past month.


Easter week in Spain is a time of tourism and spiritual interest; pray for Alliance churches as they welcome visitors to special services to commemorate Christ's Passion and Resurrection.

Intercede for Larry and Krista Lain during their leave of absence in Lafayette, Indiana. Rejoice that God provided Larry an associate pastoral position at Arise Christian Fellowships (C&MA) during this time near their daughter Acacia's school residence. Krista hopes to develop life coaching for international workers. Pray for comfort and encouragement for the whole family, as they deeply grieve transitioning from the Spain field.

Pray for a veteran worker couple and their two young sons as they prepare to transition this summer to a new assignment in Spain.

Several field staff members are traveling this week to former places of service south of Spain to reinforce trusting relationships previously built. Pray for divine appointments and transformation.

United States

Father, let us run in the path of Your commands, for You have set our hearts free. Remind us that creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We eagerly expect and hope that we will have sufficient courage so that now, as always, Your Son will be exalted in our bodies (Psalm 119:32; Romans 8:21; Philippians 1:20).

Church Ministries

As Easter approaches, pray for Alliance churches as they prepare for services and outreaches that will proclaim the good news of the risen Savior.

Association of Montagnard Churches

Pray for Rev. Hendy Siu, president, as he ministers to pastors and churches throughout the United States. Pray specifically for godly wisdom in his leadership.

Chaplain Ministries

Pray for Rev. Bob and Denise Collins as they minister to Alliance military chaplains. Intercede for the many chaplaincy families that will transition this summer and for chaplains who will soon be deployed. May they know God's comfort, strength, and peace.

MidAmercia District

Rejoice that Rev. Jason Wilson, pastor at Citylight Kansas City Church, a plant in Missouri, had the opportunity to baptize a good friend during their recent launch service. Pray that this new believer will grow strong in the Lord and stand firm in his faith.

Wayne Prussa, pastor at Vintage Church in Atkinson, Nebraska, requests prayer for someone to lead the children's ministry.

North Central District

Pray for Rev. Dan Scarrow, district superintendent, as he ministers to pastors and churches in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Pray that the district will become a movement of healthy, Christ-honoring, multiplying churches.

Puerto Rico District

Pray for the merger of two district churches—Casa de Amor in Sabana Seca and Iglesia Cristo Soberano in Levittown. Pray that this union will fulfill the district's vision to be a church centered on a gospel full of love and the power of the Spirit for the glory of God and joy of Puerto Rico and the world.

Western Pennsylvania District

Intercede for the Thompson family as they grieve the sudden passing of Rev. Alan Thompson, pastor of the Broadway Alliance Church in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Pray for the church members as they mourn the loss of their leader and work through the steps of moving forward. Pray also for the community that the church serves.

New Life Alliance Church in East Freedom, Pennsylvania, is providing hope to their community by providing free firewood for those who cannot afford the costs of gas, electric, fuel, or wood stove heating. This year alone, they have given away 80 cords of firewood. Pray that this ministry will foster relationships and open doors for ministry and evangelism.

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