Your support in faithful prayer for us, our partners around the world and their communities, and for God’s ongoing work of justice, is just as important as your financial donations.

On this page, you will find information about our work, our partners and the people involved. We hope that these are useful starting points for your prayers and reflections.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers. They are deeply valued.

July – September 2021

Download a pdf of the current prayer points here.

 

Ahli Arab Hospital, Gaza. (Director: Suhaila Tarazi)

Thank God that the ceasefire between Israel and Palestine has been holding. Pray it will continue to hold and that a lasting peace can be brokered.

Pray for staff at the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza as they continue to respond to physical injuries and psychological trauma from the May conflict.

Praise God that the Women’s Health and Wellbeing project is continuing to achieve its goals despite the challenges of COVID-19.

Thank God that the hospital has been able to continue to serve the community right throughout the pandemic.

 

Spafford Children’s Center, East Jerusalem. (Director: Shahd Souri)

Thank God that, although the Bethany campus of the Spafford Children’s Center has had to close, children are able to access the East Jerusalem campus.

Continue to pray for the children whose education has been disrupted or negatively impacted by ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

 

Anglican Church of Melanesia, Vanuatu. (Project leader: Ethel George)

Pray for ongoing protection for women as the Anglican Church of Melanesia further highlights the problem of gender-based violence.

Pray for the work of the drop-in centre that provides counselling and referral services to women in crisis.

 

Anglican Church of Melanesia, Solomon Islands. (Director: Dr Abraham Hauriasi)

Pray that, as sea level rise from climate change affects the low-lying islands of the country, neighbouring countries will act as responsible international citizens.

Thank God for the continuing COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the country. Pray that people will be responsive to vaccine uptake and that the Anglican Church of Melanesia and the broader church will be able to help provide assurance and address hesitancy.

 

Anglican Church of Kenya, Mount Kenya West, Kenya. (Director: Millicent Wambugu)

Thank God for the successful evaluation that was recently carried out and the lessons for improvement it recommended.

Pray for protection from the worst impacts of COVID-19 for the staff team at the Anglican Church of Kenya.

Thank God that the program is expanding into four new areas. Pray that the expansion will see communities flourish in the same way they have in other areas.

 

Missionary Diocese of Nampula, Mozambique. (Project leader: Muassite Miguel)

Continue to pray for an end to the ongoing conflict in the Cabo Delgado province in the north of the country and that all people will be protected from continuing worsening violence. We are especially mindful of vulnerable people who are frightened and traumatised by the civil conflict. 

Pray for the work of the Missionary Diocese of Nampula as they provide relief, psychosocial support and protection services to those who have been forced to flee from their homes.

 

Afar Pastoral Development Association, Ethiopia. (Director: Valerie Browning)

Thank God that significant rainfall in April filled the Dagaba dam. Pray that ongoing work on the dam can continue when it begins to dry out.

Thank God that the Bargaale dam is also quite a bit fuller. Pray that workers will be able to juggle the time to work on the dam as the front-wheel loader they use for it will become bogged if it is too wet.

Continue to pray for the political situation in the neighbouring Tigray region to settle down. 

 

Cathedral Relief Service, India. (Director: Rig David)

Thank God for the resilience of the staff at Cathedral Relief Service as they continue to deal with an increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

Please continue to pray for an easing of COVID-19 throughout the country, and for safety for our partners and the communities we work with in Kolkata. There is a high mortality rate and lockdowns have been continuing.

 

Emergencies

Please continue to pray for energy for those continuing the COVID-19 response project in the Solomon Islands as they address loss of income, lost jobs, people staying at/returning home, and increased gender-based violence.

Pray for a peaceful outcome in the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, where civil conflict continues. Pray that vulnerable people will be protected from harm.

 

Australia

Thank God for the recruitment of a new Finance and Administration Manager for AOA. Pray that he will be able to settle into the role quickly and feel welcomed.

Pray for our Marketing and Communications team as they seek to recruit another team member, that they find the right person to join them.

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