The following are some of the current prayer burdens that the saints may bring to the Lord in their personal or corporate prayer; however, the saints should be exercised to follow the leading of the Spirit in their prayer.
Prayer for Maui
The latest Bibles for America (BfA) distribution to the displaced people in Maui continues until September 19, with saints from BfA and from Hawaii laboring together.
- Pray that the Lord will continue to brood over Maui and prepare many open vessels to receive His gospel, that they may gain God in this time of loss.
- Pray that the sons of peace will continue to be manifested, and that the Lord will direct the New Testament gift packets into the hands of the seeking ones.
- Pray for the local contacts whom the saints have connected with so far, that the Lord as Chief Shepherd would lead and guide the saints in their shepherding care to bring these new ones into the church life.
- Pray for all the saints who are laboring together, that the Lord would lead their coordination in the Body regarding the distribution of the gift packets as well as the follow-up effort.
Meeting Hall in Munich, Germany
- Pray for the timely completion, by October or November 2023, of the purchase of the meeting hall for the church in Munich, which is ideally situated and suited to serve the needs of the church and the campus work, including for the funds of 2.5 million euros to be forthcoming.
The saints in Lisbon have been meeting as the church since October 2022. The number of adult saints who meet regularly is 20 to 25. The Lord is adding to the church from the local Portuguese people as well as from immigrants from Portuguese-speaking countries. Since February 2022 more than 3,200 copies of the NT Recovery Version have been distributed in the greater Lisbon area. At the beginning of the fall 2023 semester more than 160 copies were given to students at the University of Lisbon; a good number have asked for further contact.
- Please pray for the openness of these new contacts, for the strengthening of the small groups, and for the Lord to send more laborers to sow the seed of His Word and care for the open ones.
Germany Gospel Trips
- Continue to beseech the Lord of the harvest to thrust out at least 100 workers for the gospels trips taking place October 8 to 22 in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
- Pray that an adequate number of saints from overseas would respond and be released for these trips. Registration deadline is September 29 at bit.ly/GermanyGospelTrips.
Camp Canby Follow-up
-Pray to follow the Lord's leading to continue the meetings with this age group
- Pray for the parents to receive the burden to shepherd this kids in the Body and for the Body
The Health of the Saints
- Pray for the health of the saints everywhere, including the leading brothers and the co-workers, that the Lord would minister in a particular way to the ones who are ill, that the enemy would be bound in any of his attacks on the saints, and that the Lord’s perfect will would be done in each saint, to victoriously complete the course the Lord has assigned and to fulfill their ministry for the building up of the Body.
- Pray that the Lord will meet all the practical needs of the saints.
- Pray that the brothers who are fighting in the war will be preserved by the Lord in their tripartite being.
- Pray for the blending of the Russian-speaking and Ukrainian-speaking saints, wherever they are, for the testimony of the one new man, and for the carrying out of the gospel and shepherding work among Ukrainian refugees, local residents, college students, and young people.
- Pray for the Full-Time Training in Moscow extension in Warsaw, that the trainees in the extension will receive the training they need under a good atmosphere, learn to labor with the local saints in caring for the existing churches in Warsaw and Krakow and in endeavoring to raise up new churches, and be shepherded in their suffering situations.
- Please continue to pray for the migration of burdened saints and the strengthening of the Lord's testimony in our target cities (Cincinnati and Columbus, OH; Memphis and Nashville, TN; Normal, IL; Omaha, NE; St. Louis, MO; Tampa, FL; and Virginia Beach, VA) and campus teams (Cincinnati and Columbus, OH; Lexington, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; Columbia SC; St. Louis, MO; and Tampa, FL).
One Piece Church Life
- for the blended coordination in caring for the young people in the Northwest.
The various needs of the saints both locally and in other localities.
- Please pray for the health of sister Edith and the strengthening of brother Alberto.