Prayer Focus October 2020

I want to help

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6-7

Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd: This week we pray for our partners and projects in Myanmar, in Karenni State and at Grace Children’s Home in Yangon.

On Thursday pray for our partner DS who is still unable to travel to support extremely vulnerable and neglected children and families in Karenni state. Pray for good health for families who usually receive food, welfare, and healthcare support.

On Friday give thanks and pray for Joshua and his family and the local team providing care and education for vulnerable children in Yangon. Pray for effective plans for two new self-sufficiency initiatives to provide income for the home.

On Saturday pray for an end to the underinvestment and neglect of families from ethnic minority states. Pray for better access to infrastructure and necessities such as electricity and clean water for families supported through our Myanmar projects.

Sunday 4th – Saturday 10th: This week we remember World Teacher’s Day on 5th October and pray for our projects in South Sudan and Syria.

On Sunday pray for children who have missed months of school, and for children not expected to return to school until 2021. Pray for teachers and Global Care partners who strived to ensure children in remote locations received some education during lockdowns.

On Monday, World Teachers’ Day, give thanks and pray for teachers as they continue to  provide remote learning, support vulnerable children and populations, re-open schools with Covid-Secure learning environments, and support children who have lost months of education.

On Tuesday pray for students on the teacher training course we support in South Sudan. Pray students can easily catch up with missed work and prepare for annual exams. Pray for the hundreds of children they teach who now have an improved quality of education.

On Wednesday pray for plans to expand and improve the teacher training college with new classrooms and offices, solar power and installation of Internet. Pray for wisdom for the administrative and management teams.

On Thursday pray for health and safety for our House of Hope partners and their families, as they reopen School Clubs in Damascus.

On Friday pray for the extremely vulnerable and traumatised children, many of whom are orphans, who attend the school clubs and have a safe space to play, learn basic literacy and numeracy, and access therapeutic support.

On Saturday pray for children on all our sponsorship and partnership programmes. Give thanks that they can access education and have the potential to gain skills or qualifications to help them gain independence and lift their families out of poverty.

Sunday 11th – Saturday 17thThis week we pray for the Uganda Annual Conference which takes place online. We also remember the International Day of Rural Women on 15th October.

On Sunday pray for local teams in Rukungiri, Kampala and Soroti. Give thanks for their work supporting families during recent lockdowns and pray for wisdom and inspiration as they continue to care for sponsored children amidst uncertainty regarding full reopening of schools.

On Monday give thanks for our expanding work with children with disability and pray for the Ark day care centre in Soroti, the Playscheme in Abeko and our project helping children with mobility difficulties access education in Rukungiri.

On Tuesday give thanks for the unique programmes at each of our Uganda centres. Pray the teams will be encouraged at the online conference today as they discuss local branch reports. Pray for wisdom for the online Uganda Board Meeting this afternoon.

On Wednesday pray for UK and Uganda teams as they discuss plans for the future. Pray for clarity and understanding during a training session introducing theories and ways of understanding trauma and it’s potential impact on children and their development.

On Thursday, the International Day of Rural Women, pray for recognition of the needs and rights of rural women worldwide and give thanks for their huge contributions to sustainable development, household food security, safeguarding traditional knowledge and peacebuilding.

On Friday pray gender equality initiatives will empower women and girls. Pray for our partners in Ethiopia and Zambia working to uphold the rights of women in their communities and enable them to start income generating businesses.

On Saturday pray for inclusive and equitable quality education and access to lifelong learning for girls living in remote and rural areas.  Pray for our vocational training partnerships in Uganda and our teacher training project in South Sudan.

Sunday 18th – Saturday 24th: This week we pray for our projects in India. We pray for our partners Emmanuel Ministries and their work in Kolkata, and for the Global Care team in Patripul, Mumbai.

On Sunday give thanks and pray for our partners Emmanuel Ministries in Kolkata. Pray for a period of respite from disaster as the team recover from the impact of Cyclone Amphan and months of coronavirus lockdown.

On Monday pray for children at Calcutta Emmanuel School. Give thanks that some children were able to access online learning and pray the team can continue to support the children with food, education, spiritual and emotional support.

On Tuesday pray for the families throughout India whose wage-earners have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, leading to acute hunger, illness and potential starvation. Pray for wisdom as our partners try to support these families.

On Wednesday pray for India which continues to have rising numbers of Covid infections and deaths in several states. Pray for an improvement in India’s health infrastructure so that anyone can have access to medical facilities.

On Thursday pray for the local team in Patripul who continue to face opposition from higher caste groups for their care for Dalit families. Pray for wisdom as they support families who lost their homes during the cyclone and extended monsoon floods.

On Friday pray for the children and families who use the Global Care centres, many of whom left the area in the hope of better conditions in their home villages. Pray that wherever they are, they are safe and well.

On Saturday pray that families returning to the city are able to find work in an environment where even after lockdown, many casual jobs are no longer available.

Sunday 25th – Saturday 31st: This week we pray for our partners Love Your Neighbour and their work at Home of Love in Bangladesh. We give thanks for our Day of Prayer and pray for our UK team.

On Sunday pray for the boys from Home of Love who returned to guardians due to the coronavirus pandemic, often in very poor circumstances and with limited educational support, especially those with important exams coming up.

On Monday pray for Joshe and the Love Your Neighbour team providing education and welfare support to desperately poor children and families. Pray for wisdom as they explore alternative long-term solutions to move away from an orphanage model.

On Tuesday pray for a pilot project beginning in January 2021 to develop a Foster Care initiative to enable orphaned and abandoned children to live in a family home environment.

On Wednesday give thanks for our Day of Prayer in September. Pray for partners who shared their work and visions through videos, pray their words will continue to resonate and prompt those who heard them to pray for local projects.

On Thursday pray for CEO John White, our Management Team and Trustees. Give thanks for their commitment and passion for the work of Global Care and pray they will be sustained and envisioned throughout the coming year.

On Friday pray for our Communications Team. Give thanks for successful marketing campaigns and events during the last six months. Pray for clarity and creativity, insight and inspiration, as they seek to reach new people who will catch Global Care’s vision.

On Saturday give thanks for the incredible financial support Global Care has received during the pandemic. Pray for committed regular giving to ensure we can develop our work to deliver effective long-term solutions to relieve poverty for the most vulnerable children.

 

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