Prayer Focus Winter 2021/22

I want to help

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

 

Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th:  This week we recognise the International Day of People with Disabilities on 3rd December, and we pray for projects supporting children with disabilities in Uganda.

On Wednesday pray for our project in Rukungiri enabling children with mobility difficulties to access education. Pray that all the children can return to their schools when they reopen in January 2022.

On Thursday pray for Salume, the Disability Community Outreach Officer in Soroti, as she advocates for children with disability and provides practical support and advice for children and their families. Pray for the 36 children she supports.

On Friday, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, pray for disabled people, who continue to suffer disproportionately during the pandemic, and pray for greater involvement of people with disability in leadership and planning to enable a more inclusive post-Covid world.

On Saturday pray for Disability Support Groups in the Soroti area, and the Playscheme in Abeko. Give thanks for Global Care funding which enabled the distribution of food packages, construction of accessible latrines, and purchase of livestock for families last year.

Sunday 5th – Saturday 11th: This week we pray for our Christmas Appeal and alternative Christmas gifts. We remember International Volunteer Day this week (5th December) and pray for our volunteers. 

On Sunday pray for a generous response to our Christmas Appeal, ‘Modern Slavery and Motherless Children’ in Sri Lanka. Pray we reach our target for match-funding, and raise the full amount to enable our partners to launch this new project. *

On Monday pray that through our partners Community Concern, women are empowered to earn an income in Sri Lanka, rather than working in the Middle East, which places the women’s safety at risk, and leaves their children at risk at home.

On Tuesday pray for our alternative Christmas gift initiatives of school packs for children who are HIV positive in Sri Lanka, and solar lights for children in Uganda. Pray these simple gifts are effective in improving children’s education and learning environments. *

On Wednesday give thanks for Global Care volunteer teams in the UK and overseas who donate time and energy and are a wonderful source of support and encouragement to our staff and partners. Pray they will be blessed through their commitment to support vulnerable children.

On Thursday pray for our Trustees, who are all volunteers.  Give thanks for their commitment and enthusiasm for the work of Global Care and pray they will be sustained and inspired throughout the coming year.

On Friday pray for our two charity shop teams who successfully navigated changing Covid rules over the last eighteen months. Give thanks for the faithfulness of shop volunteer teams and pray they will be blessed and encouraged in their work.

On Saturday give thanks for volunteer fundraising groups and individuals who took part in this year’s fundraising challenges. Pray that in 2022 we will inspire people to be passionate about the work of Global Care and our team of volunteers will grow.

Sunday 12th – Saturday 18thThis week we give thanks for the work of Global Care in 2021 and pray for UK staff and supporters and our overseas partners.

On Sunday pray for blessing and encouragement for our UK staff, who worked incredibly hard this year to support our partners and children through the continuing impact of the pandemic. Pray for good health for our staff and their families.

On Monday give thanks and pray for our Patrons, Fiona Castle, Doug Wood, Baroness Cox, the Lord Mayor of Coventry, and the Bishop of Coventry, who support and promote the work of Global Care.

On Tuesday pray for our Communications and Marketing team who diligently work to increase the profile of Global Care despite the challenges imposed by coronavirus restrictions. Pray they are successful in reaching new audiences in 2022.

On Wednesday give thanks for the team leading applications for funding from grant making trusts. Pray their efforts will be successful in 2022 despite a government decision to cut overseas aid and prioritise domestic need, creating a culture of scepticism around the funding of overseas development.

On Thursday pray for the Operations and Management Teams as they continue to monitor and support projects online. Pray for effective and beneficial communication systems and pray for wisdom regarding a return to overseas project visits.

On Friday give thanks for our supporters, and for their faithfulness, standing with us throughout this incredibly challenging period.  Give thanks and pray for blessing in their generous response to special appeals and fundraising events this year.

On Saturday praise God for his faithfulness. Give thanks for His blessings and provision this year on our overseas projects and initiatives. Give thanks for all our overseas staff and partners and for their unfailing efforts to support our children and their families through 2021.

Sunday 19th– Saturday 25th: This week as we celebrate Christmas, we remember children in our projects who suffer violence and persecution.

On Sunday pray for Syrian refugee children whose families fled fighting and have returned to unstable and dangerous environments. Pray children at the Hope Centre will know the love of Christ and His light will shine in their darkness.

On Monday pray for Dalit families who fled rural poverty to seek a better life in Mumbai and then fled the city in fear of coronavirus and lockdown restrictions. Pray for children’s safety and pray they find joy and peace.

On Tuesday pray for the Community Concern team in Sri Lanka, providing support and advice for women who have suffered domestic violence. Pray for wisdom as they develop the new project to prevent trafficking and abuse of women.

On Wednesday pray for the Protection Home at our project in Guatemala which provides short-term emergency accommodation for children and women at risk. Pray the team can find long-term solutions for children to ensure their safety and well-being.

On Thursday pray for families from minority states and communities supported by our partner in Myanmar. Pray for an end to ethnic conflict and discrimination in Myanmar.

On CHRISTMAS EVE give thanks for God the Father’s incredible love for us, revealed in the birth of Jesus our Saviour. Pray that the light of His love always shines in our hearts, and our lives reflect His message of justice and righteousness.

On CHRISTMAS DAY give thanks for the birth of Jesus, Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Praise our Mighty God that He rose from the dead and celebrate His gift of eternal life for the lost.

Sunday 26th December – Saturday 1st January 2022: This week we celebrate the New Year and pray for new projects, and potential new initiatives at existing projects.

On BOXING DAY pray for people for whom Christmas is challenging and stressful.  Pray that Jesus brings hope and light into their lives and that in Him they find peace and joy.

On Monday pray for our partners and the hog project in Tapouk village in Cambodia. Pray for wisdom and clarity as they develop proposals for an extension of the project with the potential for a preschool when restrictions lift fully.

On Tuesday pray for the team in Kampala, Uganda, and their new project to support young mothers.  Pray that their project can start as planned in January. Pray the project successfully enables girls and teenagers to gain employment and support their children.

On Wednesday pray for our partners in South Sudan as we continue to explore the potential of further support for the teacher training college in Wau. Pray for wisdom for both the UK and South Sudan teams as they consider the viability of proposals.

On Thursday pray for vision and insight for all our overseas partners as they seek new solutions to break the poverty cycle for the most vulnerable people in their communities and propose initiatives to enable more children to access education.

On New Year’s Eve pray God’s blessing on each of our children worldwide. Pray for those children who suffered physical and emotional trauma in 2021, pray they know the peace and love of God and find hope, strength and sustenance in Him.

On New Year’s Day, thank God for this New Year, bringing new opportunities and challenges. Pray that God will give us a clear vision, wisdom, compassion and clarity of action in 2022.

Sunday 2nd – Saturday 8th January: This week we pray for our partners and their work at the Hope Centre in Damascus, Syria. We pray for our ‘50 miles in 30 days’ challenge raising funds for Syria. **

On Sunday give thanks for all our supporters walking 50 miles in 30 days to raise funds for the Hope Centre in Syria. Pray they will be blessed as they walk, and pray for a great response to fundraising efforts.

On Monday give thanks for the Hope Centre team, who provide basic literacy and numeracy, a safe space to play and access to therapeutic support for extremely vulnerable primary-aged children. Pray for the team’s safety and well-being in this troubled environment.

On Tuesday pray for the children who attend the Hope Centre. Pray that through the team’s support, children start to recover from trauma and learn to build resilience, and consequently begin to improve academically.

On Wednesday pray that parents will understand the value of their children receiving an education and support their children to attend the Hope Centre. Pray for protection for children expected to work to boost family finances.

On Thursday pray for workshops and seminars the team provide for mothers. Pray the women’s understanding of their children improves, and pray they learn to communicate better with their children.

On Friday pray for an end to spiralling increases in the cost of living in Syria. Pray the team can find supplies they need for the Hope Centre at affordable prices and pray that increasingly unstable infrastructure services become more reliable.  

On Saturday pray that the walkers raising funds for the Hope Centre are encouraged at the end of their first week. Pray for wisdom and good ideas as they raise awareness of their challenge and ask for financial support.

Sunday 9th – Saturday 15thThis week we pray for our partners Love Your Neighbour and their work at Home of Love and preschools in Bangladesh.

On Sunday pray the team at Home of Love are blessed in their work supporting abandoned and orphaned boys. Pray for wisdom as they support boys struggling to readjust to the environment of the home after staying in their villages during lockdown.

On Monday pray for the extremely vulnerable boys living at the Home because their lives were in danger. Pray for good health and safety for the children, and now schools have reopened, pray they quickly settle down to learning again.

On Tuesday give thanks and pray for the preschools, which provide basic education and equip children to move on to formal education. Pray for the teachers and give thanks that children could access tuition groups during school closures.

On Wednesday pray for children at the preschools. Pray they are not disadvantaged by their inability to access online education during lockdowns and pray children quickly catch up with lost education now they have returned to school.

On Thursday pray for farmers in the area, and for agricultural initiatives at Home of Love. Pray for wisdom to know when to plant and when to harvest, as the crop cycle is disrupted by increasingly unpredictable weather.

On Friday pray for Joshe and his team who oversee all the initiatives run by Love Your Neighbour. Pray for wisdom as they seek to develop existing work and explore new ideas to tackle ongoing challenges, for example Covid-19 and climate change.

On Saturday pray for the team, working as a Christian minority in Bangladesh, that they would have wisdom to navigate the challenges this brings, favour to continue their work, and that their ‘light would shine before men.’

Sunday 16th – Saturday 22ndThis week we remember that Global Care’s achievements are rooted in, and dependent on, faith and prayer. We also pray for our partners New Life Action Foundation Trust (NLAFT) and their work in rural Zambia, and for our partners at Houtberg Childcare Centre in Zimbabwe.

On Sunday give thanks for the faithful dedication of our prayer supporters and praise God for His answers to our prayers this year. Pray we will be able to recruit more prayer partners this year.

On Monday pray for the Zoom prayer meeting taking place with supporters this evening. Pray that as together we commit Global Care’s work in 2022 to God, He will guide and lead us, and bless all who take part.

On Tuesday give thanks and pray for our partners NLAFT, providing education and welfare support in rural Zambia. Pray for the families they support who are severely impacted by job losses and high inflation rates caused by recurrent lockdown restrictions.

On Wednesday give thanks for all the children at M8 Community Primary School. Pray that local communities see value in supporting children’s education. Pray also for women in the microfinance project – pray their efforts generate enough income to support education as well as daily living costs.

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 in Zimbabwe. Pray for good health for the team and their families.

On Friday pray for children at the Houtberg Centre, who have experienced a further six months of school closures. Pray that all schools can remain fully open this month and pray for younger children, whose education was disrupted for the longest time.

On Saturday pray for agricultural initiatives at Houtberg.  Pray for productive harvests of fruit, vegetables, and nuts. Pray there is enough food for the children and staff, and surplus to sell to generate income.

Sunday 23rd – Monday 31stThis week we pray for the team at New Day Centre and their programmes in Bathore, a slum suburb outside Tirana, the capital of Albania. We pray for sponsorship programmes at our three centres in Uganda.

On Sunday give thanks and pray for blessing for the team at New Day Centre who provide a wide range of activities for extremely vulnerable children and young people in the Bathore community.

On Monday pray for children with behavioural problems and learning disabilities. Pray families respond to the support of the local team and understand how to communicate with their children with patience and love.

On Tuesday pray for teenagers and young people who attend the Youth Group. Pray they learn to trust the youth leaders and in this secure, loving environment, they can address their fears and anxieties and know the love of God.

On Wednesday pray for the School Club and for the forty children who receive homework support and tuition. Pray that children gain confidence and self-respect, and their academic performance improves and stabilises.

On Thursday pray for children who receive Physiotherapy and Speech Therapy. Give thanks for all the children who have shown improvements in physical activity and speech and language. Pray children will gain life skills and be able to access education.

On Friday give thanks for our three local teams in Uganda and pray for strength and vision as they support sponsored children and run different specific local initiatives. Pray for wisdom and vision for new proposals for 2022.

On Saturday give thanks and pray for Patrick and Catherine in Kampala. Pray for insight as they support families and children struggling with increased poverty after pandemic lockdowns. Pray for peace in Kampala and an end to recent terrorist bombings.

On Sunday give thanks and pray for Moses and Penlope in Rukungiri as they support sponsored children to return to school after almost two years of missed education. Pray the children easily readjust to school routines and timetables.

On Monday 31st give thanks and pray for blessing and encouragement for the team in Soroti. Pray for wisdom for managers David and Fred. Give thanks for community based sessions to help sponsored children with their education during the latest school closures.

 

 

*Follow the links to find out more, buy an alternative Christmas gift or donate to our Christmas Appeal. Please note that all donations to the Christmas Appeal before 10th December will be doubled at no extra cost, until we reach a total of £60,000. The appeal will then stay open as we aim to reach our target for this project (£72,000).

 

Christmas Appeal 2021: Modern Slavery and Motherless Children in Sri Lanka www.globalcare.org/2021/10/christmas-appeal-2021-modern-slavery-motherless-children/

Solar lamps for children in Uganda

www.globalcare.org/product/solar-lamp/

School packs for children with HIV/AIDS in Sri Lanka

www.globalcare.org/product/alternative-gifts-school-packs/

 

** For more information about the ’50 miles in 30 days’ challenge, or to take part or donate, please go to: www.globalcare.org/2020/10/50-miles-in-30-days/

 

 

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