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Prayer Guide 4.1.19

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 1: The Way of the Righteous & the Wicked
  • Psalm 31: Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit
  • Psalm 61: Lead Me to the Rock
  • Psalm 91: My Refuge & My Fortress
  • Psalm 121: My Help Comes From the Lord
  • Proverbs 1:Wise Sayings of Solomon

Pray for Your Church

  • That we would have unity amid diversity—loving those with whom we have nothing in common but the gospel.
Church Members
  • Lukas Abernathy
  • Kathy Andera
  • Barry, Rebecca, Ryanne, Shaelynn & Gabriel Andrews
General Church Prayers
  • That God would help us to pay off the church building.

Pray for Your Husband

Pray that your husband will grow spiritually and consider his accountability before the Lord. Pray that he will guard his heart by developing spiritual disciplines—Bible reading and study, prayer, meditation, scripture memorization, etc. (2 Peter 3:18; Prov. 4:23)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that your wife will love God with all her heart, soul, mind, and strength. Pray that God’s Spirit will work in her heart in power, and that she will value and follow biblical priorities. (Deut. 6:5; Matt. 6:33)


Pray for Your Children

Salvation—”Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.” (Isa. 45:8; 2 Tim. 2:10)


Pray for Your Singleness

“Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42)

Not my will, but yours, be done, O Lord. If those seven words and the faith beneath them were enough to carry Jesus through the cross for my sake, they should be enough to carry me through anything in this life for his sake. Prepare me to make the most of marriage or singleness, whatever you have chosen and planned for me. If it’s not your will for me to marry, help me see all that you have planned for me — in gifting, ministry, and singleness. Either way, anchor my heart firmly in you, and not in marriage.


Pray for Unbelievers

Pray that God would circumcise their hearts. Circumcision was the Old Testament sign of entering into God’s covenant, of being God’s people. To have a circumcised heart symbolizes having a heart that is fully joined to God, fully submissive to him. “And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live” (Deuteronomy 30:6).


Pray for the Nations

Central African Republic

République Centrafricaine

Africa

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Geography

Area: 622,436 sq km

A landlocked state in Africa’s geographical centre. Variation from tropical forest in the southwest to semi-desert in the northeast.

Population: 4,505,945    Annual Growth: 1.90%

Capital: Bangui

Urbanites: 38.9%

HDI Rank: 179 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 88 (9% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: French and Sango (trade language used by most of the population    Languages: 82 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 3,441,190 76.37 1.9
Evangelicals 1,453,346 32.2 2.3

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Challenges for Prayer

Mission agencies play an important role in education, health and work with children at risk as well as in planting churches, translating the Scriptures and other areas. The largest are BMM, Grace Brethren, InterAct, ELCA, RG. Pray now for greater partnerships between the emerging national mission movements and foreign missions. Both have great talents and gifts to bring to a partnership.

a) Mission vision and interest in unevangelized peoples are growing in CAR and spreading to neighbouring countries. Adonai Missions runs a Bible school in Bangui with an emphasis on cross-cultural missions. Nations en Marche founded a polytechnic school for missionary training and a newly opened Bayaka Bible training school in the forest. These two ministries plus Mission d’Evangelisation Pour le Salut du Monde and others contribute to sending missionaries. Pray that all denominations will send students to be trained as missionaries and that those so trained will not be tempted to become city pastors.

b) Church planting movements. Church Planting Institute (CPI) and PIEVCA encourage church planting movements and local church initiatives all across the sub-region. A stronger emphasis on training indigenous church planters now bears great fruit. Pray for greater involvement by denominational leaders.

Christian media and help ministries:

a) Christian Radio. With several new Christian radio stations – Voix de la Grâce/Radio ESCA (Grace Brethren), Radio Evangile Néhémie (Ambassade Chrétienne), Radio Notre Dame(Catholic) and ICDI community radio (HCJB) – the gospel is going out to potentially millions every week. Several languages are broadcast several hours a day. Pray for proper coordination of Christian radio programmes and training of administrators to ensure effective ministry.

b) Christian literature is increasing. More than five new literature depots in the country make material available to more than 30% of the population each year. Pray for ACATBA, a national literacy programme, for World Missionary Press, and for oral evangelism work by local groups such as Evangelists without Borders.

c) The JESUS film has been widely shown in French, Sango, Gbaya (NW), Fulfulde and Zande. Pray for CCCI to achieve further progress; pray also for translators for other languages.

d) GRN has recordings available in 31 languages and counting. Audio resources (cassette, CD, digital players) are treasured in this poor country with widespread illiteracy; pray for wider distribution of these materials.

e) The business, academic and professional elite. Pray for progress in evangelism among these influential groups. Haggai Institute, Operation Africa and others are reaching out to them.

(Prayer information gathered from Companion to Pray the Bible, Revive Our Hearts, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Challies & Operation World)