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.

October – December 2021

Download a pdf of the current prayer points here.

 

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

Praise God that the Women’s Health and Wellbeing project is leading the co-ordination of Rosy October, which is breast cancer awareness month. Pray that the messaging through radio, social media and community-based campaigns will reach those who need it most.

Thank God that the hospital is playing an active leadership and educational role in encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to help stem the ongoing and considerable growth in case numbers.

 

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

Thank God that the grant from AOA has been able to provide a new integrated information technology system and network to improve the quality of data management and services provided to clients and to help children, youth, and parents learn basic skills needed for online education.

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)

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

Give thanks that the Church continues to offer pastoral care and referral services that minister to the needs of families in distress.

 

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

Pray for women experiencing domestic violence in the country, that they will find safety and rest at the Christian Care Centre in Honiara, and that the sisters at the centre will have wisdom in being able to care for them.

Thank God for the continuing COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the country. Pray that people will be able to access the vaccine, will be willing to receive it, that the vaccine will protect people from the virus and that the Anglican Church of Melanesia will be able to assist with the rollout.

 

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

Pray for Nyumba Kumi (volunteers) in the Imarisha Maisha project as they aim to empower different community members with a variety of skills to ensure the sustainability of their work.

Thank God that the resilience of the most vulnerable people within the community has increased.

 

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

Thank God that the Missionary Diocese of Nampula has been able to effectively reach out to the displaced communities of Cabo Delgado region and build solidarity and connections with the interfaith leadership of the area.

Pray for the continued work of the Diocese (which has recently been granted full Diocesan status) and its 15 ordained ministers, including their Bishop, who serve eight parishes composed of 430 congregations.

 

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

Pray for safety and security for very large numbers of people displaced as a result of conflict in the region.

 

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

Thank God that women in the Nari Dana Production Unit have been able to make masks with Nari Dana and that this has provided income for them.

Please pray for the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out throughout the country, and for safety for our partners and the communities we work with in Kolkata.

 

Emergencies

Please pray for stamina for those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response in low-income countries. With only three percent vaccine coverage in many of our partnering countries, pray that vaccines will get to those who need them.

Pray for the upcoming COP26 climate change talks in Glasgow. Pray that world leaders will come to an agreement to reduce emissions and that poorer countries will benefit. Pray also that the Anglican Alliance, which is attending, will be able to have an influence on proceedings at the conference.

 

Australia

Thank God that AOA has been recommended for full re-accreditation with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Leading up to the impending retirement of our CEO, Rev Dr Bob Mitchell, pray for the recruitment of a new CEO for AOA. Pray for wisdom for the AOA board in their decision-making.

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