Bishop Peter Pharles, Tanzania
Pray for the people in Mara and Ukerewe, particularly the AIC staff and pastors. Pray for the people who are already ill and pray for those who are vulnerable to illness. Pray for the virus to stop spreading. Pray for communities that have not been hit hard yet. Pray that through faith and prayers, this community of believers will spread hope and light in this dark time. Pray that we will all remember that God is still moving with his love and power in this season of unknowns.
Pray for wisdom for Leduan and his wife as they just relocated to another city in the U.S. Pray for her job and his fundraising process; praise God for his faithfulness and ask for the remaining 40% to be provided through additional partners. Pray for wisdom as he works to develop a format for short-term missions trips, so they can better serve the Caribbean church. Pray for God to stop the persecution people are facing in the Caribbean by immigration and state security agents. Pray for God’s protection for Leduan and his family, and the people in the Caribbean, amidst the pandemic.
Pray that the church learns to be hope, light, and salt during this season, and finds ways to serve and reach those inside and outside the church. Pray that Turkey is protected from COVID-19 and that the country would remain stable and peaceful. Pray that Christ’s Kingdom is multiplied and the people of Turkey hear this call.
Rev. Imbumi Makuku, Kibera
Pray for their church, Kibera Reformed Pres, to have wisdom in ministering to members and the community during this pandemic, and pray that households of faith will prosper. Pray for protection from COVID-19; Kibera is highly congested and an outbreak would spread rapidly. Pray for the Kenyan government as they put measures in place to combat the pandemic.
Nathaniel Adowonu, Togo
Pray for safety and health for our staff, church planters, and pastors. Pray for the Lord to grant the church wisdom since there are restrictions on Sunday worship services — most of our churches do not have a building to worship, let alone internet to do online worship. Due to restrictions from the government, people in Togo are not allowed to travel from city to city, transportation is not authorized, and many markets are closed; pray for provision for families who rely on markets in a nearby city.
Tom & Jane
Pray for Tom and Jane, for hearts to press into God during this season, and to use this time to walk in obedience, in tune to God’s Spirit. Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of friends and neighbors as Ramadan celebrations go on. Pray for continued wisdom for the country’s leaders to bring the people safely out of lockdown without another outbreak of the virus.
Oakseed partners with nine ministries and orphanages providing residential care. Pray for the provision of food and supplies to meet the needs of the children and elderly in their care. Pray for protection from the virus, and that it would not spread in these orphanages and care centers. Pray for grace and protection for their ministry partners who are deeply affected by the orders to shelter in place.
Dr. Robert Hamd, Beirut
Pray for their staff, many of whom are suffering themselves, that they’ll continue to be salt and light to the community they love and serve. Pray for Dr. Hamd as he leads this organization through uncharted waters.
Pray for the health and safety of the RCE staff and children, and praise God that none of them have become ill yet. Pray for strength, wisdom, and health for directors Ovi Martin, Daniel Buzgau, and Principal Neli Fatu, to bravely lead the ministry during this challenging time. Pray that the staff will have a spirit of peace and grace toward one another as challenges increase.
Chip Jones, Chile
Pray that God would use Chip to encourage the church in Chile to focus their hearts on God, his word, and his eternal Kingdom. Pray that God would help Chip call leadership to action, not fear, so they can be prepared to help the church and their community throughout this pandemic. Pray that God will protect Chip, his family, and his fellow workers in Christ so they can continue these good works together.
Pray for Arleigh Burke Pavilion at Vinson Hall Retirement Community in McLean. They have sixteen confirmed cases of Coronavirus and are in lockdown; no visitors, including program and activities directors and go into the residents rooms. Pray for strength, healing, and protection for the residents, staff, and families.
Pray for women facing unexpected pregnancies during this public health crisis to choose life over fear. Pray women reject the false promises of relief that abortion offers and instead choose to give life to their unborn children. Pray for health, protection, and stamina for the medical staff at Assist who continue to provide essential medical and counseling care to these women. Pray for the virtual education and counseling programs that have been launched during this season, and for provision of diapers and groceries for vulnerable families.
Olga Johnson, Alexandria, VA
Pray for protection for staff, volunteers, and clients from COVID-19. Pray for the peace and presence of the Lord in the shelter. Pray they will obtain emergency grants and generosity from donors as their fundraising activities have been canceled. Pray that those seeking safety and shelter from domestic violence during this season will be able to find it, whether at Bethany House or some other safe place.
Janet Durig, Washington, DC
Pray for the safety of clients, their families, and staff. Pray for creativity in serving those with crisis pregnancies, including prayer for the growth of attendance at parenting classes via Zoom. Pray for the post abortion healing group that started prior to the pandemic, that the Holy Spirit would help them continue to gather and heal via virtual gatherings.
Praise God for a staff that has creatively and successfully transitioned learning to the students’ homes and for financial resources to make this transition even when income from tuition and giving is likely to drop. Pray for health for students, staff, and families. As the weather gets warmer, pray for safety for students, that they would not be affected by the violence in their neighborhoods, and that their needs for food and supplies would be met. Pray that God will grant favor to the hiring, rehiring, enrollment, re-enrollment, and fundraising processes as they happen remotely.
Karlayne & Andrew, Washington, DC
Pray for the students in this ministry as they grieve. They are sad about what they’re missing out on, hurting by lack of closure, and feeling uncertain about their futures. Pray for the CRU team as they continue to proclaim the gospel to these students who need it so desperately. They will have senior students leading their virtual weekly meetings, pray for those students as they study Scripture and lead their peers in discussion.
Pray for protection from disease for the staff as they continue to serve clients. Pray for wisdom and endurance, and that God would provide the many tangible items they need to support their clients.
Pray for youth who are aging out of foster care during this pandemic. Pray that they will be connected to opportunities for work and housing, and that they are able to find comfort in Christ’s provision in the coming months. Pray for families who are being exposed to abuse in their household to be covered by Christ’s comfort and protection during this unique and isolated time. Pray for ministry leaders in Northern Virginia. Pray that the Lord opens ways for the Church to creatively step in and serve alongside the most vulnerable.
George Mason University – Fairfax, VA
Pray for Matthew DeLong as he continues to minister to international students at GMU. Pray that the students he ministers to would become more aware of their need of the gospel in this season. Pray for him and his wife as they adjust to working and ministering from home, while trying to be good parents. Pray for the financial support of the ministry, that the stress of raising funds would not impede his ministry.
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