Prayer Focus March 2021

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“Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’ “ John 4:13, 14.

Monday 1st – Saturday 6th: This week we pray for our partners and projects at our centres in Kampala, Rukungiri and Soroti in Uganda. 

On Monday give thanks for each of our three local teams and pray for strength and vision as they support sponsored children and continue specific local programmes.

On Tuesday pray for children who have returned to school and are preparing for national exams in March and April. Pray for peace as they try to catch up on missed work and pray they do not lose hope for their futures.

On Wednesday pray for caregivers who lost jobs in lockdowns and have been unable to gain reemployment, pray they find work and can support their families again.

On Thursday pray for the vocational training/apprenticeship schemes in all the centres. Pray for young people who could not attend skills training last year or whose new businesses had to close, pray they can quickly start training or earning income again.

On Friday pray for children with disability in Rukungiri who had been enabled to start school for the first time. Pray there are no obstacles to them returning to education as soon as their classes restart.

On Saturday pray for wisdom for Soroti managers as they seek direction for the work with disabled children and for a replacement for specialist staff to lead this programme.

Sunday 7th – Saturday 13thThis week we remember International Women’s Day and pray for overseas projects with programmes specifically supporting and empowering women.

On Sunday pray for inclusive and equitable quality education for girls. Pray for our partners in countries where girls are less likely to go to school. Pray for their work raising awareness of the importance of education for girls.

On Monday, International Women’s Day, celebrate women’s achievements worldwide, pray for gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls. Give thanks for the women in your life.

On Tuesday pray for our programme of self-help groups for extremely poor rural women in Ethiopia. Pray the groups equip women to develop alternative sources of income for their families, reduce child labour, and enable more children to access education.

On Wednesday pray for women from very vulnerable families who take part in a women’s microfinance initiative in Zambia. Give thanks and pray for our partners who aim to uphold the rights of women in their communities.

On Thursday give thanks for partners Emmanuel Ministries and their outreach programme with women and children on the streets of Kolkata through Pavement Clubs. Pray the most vulnerable adults in Kolkata will receive Covid vaccinations.

On Friday pray for the women’s support group who meet at New Day Centre in Albania. Pray for local staff, who encourage the women to share their concerns and learn from each other, as well as offering advice and guidance themselves.

On Saturday pray for girls particularly at risk of sexual abuse, modern slavery or trafficking. Pray for partners in all our overseas programmes, who work with local authorities and agencies to protect girls and find safe places for them to stay when necessary.

Sunday 14th – Saturday 20th: This week we remember Mothering Sunday, and we pray for our partners and their work at New Day Centre in Albania and at Houtberg Childcare Centre in Zimbabwe.

On Sunday, Mothering Sunday, pray for mothers, orphans, and child-headed families in our projects, that they know love, security and safety through family, friends and local partners.

On Monday give thanks and pray for Evis and the team at New Day Centre. Pray for wisdom as they continue their activities in Covid-secure environments. Pray children adapt to the new ways of working quickly.

On Tuesday pray for children who attend homework clubs. Pray that with the extra one-to-one support they receive at New Day Centre, children can quickly catch up on learning which they were unable to access through online education during lockdown.

On Wednesday give thanks for the new agricultural project which is helping vulnerable women and young people learn skills and earn a regular income growing, drying and selling medicinal and aromatic plants while also generating income for New Day Centre.

On Thursday give thanks and pray for the Houtberg Centre team who provide safety, shelter and access to education for orphaned, abandoned and abused children. Pray children gain the skills needed to ensure future survival in this rural environment.

On Friday pray for children who have missed many months of school in Zimbabwe. Pray for those children who have returned to take delayed exams and for those children with frequently changing dates to go back to school.

On Saturday pray for conducive weather for gardening seasons and for roads to be free from flooding. Give thanks for a good harvest last year, and pray the team can transport goods to market to sell and generate income for the centre.

Sunday 21st – Saturday 27th: This week we remember World Water Day on 22nd and pray for our partners New Life Action Foundation Trust (NLAFT) and their work in Makayi, Zambia.

On Sunday give thanks for Global Care initiatives in Ethiopia and Kenya that enabled increased access to water for handwashing in 2020. Pray for Global Care initiatives and partnerships aimed at increasing access to clean water in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda.

On Monday World Water Day, remember the billions of people living without safe drinking water at home, or access to sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services. Pray for successful campaigns raising awareness of the value of water and the importance of protecting water sources.

On Tuesday pray for schools in our projects that have introduced more access points for handwashing. Pray children understand the importance of hand washing for health and hygiene and to prevent the spread of disease.

On Wednesday give thanks and pray for health and safety for the NLAFT team who work with extremely poor and vulnerable families in remote rural villages.

On Thursday pray for M8 Primary School in Makayi village, a community school supported by Global Care. Pray staff and children adapt easily to new Covid-secure ways of working and children quickly catch up with missed schoolwork.

On Friday pray for families who struggle to survive as subsistence farmers, and for daily wage-earners who look for work in an increasingly competitive environment. Give thanks that through sponsorship, children from these families can attend school.

On Saturday give thanks for generous sponsors and project partners who enable NLAFT to continue and develop their work. Pray that NLAFT are enabled to achieve their aim to create a community that can educate, clothe and feed its children.

Sunday 28th – Wednesday 31st: This week we pray for our UK Operations Team and for specific requests for prayer from the team.

On Sunday give thanks for the Operations Team and their work with local partners to ensure all our children had food and other necessities during the pandemic. Pray for wisdom as they consider applications from our partners for new projects and initiatives.

On Monday give thanks and pray for the teams working together to secure funding for current and new programmes. Pray for successful Trust applications and for clear direction as the Operations Team review proposals from local partners for the 2021 Big Give appeal.

On Tuesday pray for our Syria partners and for House of Hope in Damascus. Pray for the well-being of staff and pray that despite the challenges, they will have effective communication with the UK. Pray remittance transfers take place smoothly.

On Wednesday pray for successful initiatives to support or boost learning for children who are struggling after missing months of education. Pray specifically for partners and their programmes in Guatemala, Albania, Zimbabwe, India and Sri Lanka.

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