Prayer

Thank you for your prayers

We would not be as effective in the work we do without your prayers; thank you for joining with us in this way. Please continue to pray for our work, our volunteers and those we are working with.

“We can do great things after we pray, but we cannot do great things until we pray – Let us pray!”

Current prayer points

  • Prayer for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Further to last month's prayer request, there has been another spike in violence in the city. For months now there has been a sharp increase in the rise of gang crime and violence in Rio and recently the President called in military support to patrol the streets and oversee security. The murder of a popular female politician has caused protests here. We currently have a team out in Rio and another team due to depart later this month to work with our partner in the favelas to help prevent children from being lured into a life of drugs and crime. Please pray for the situation in Rio and for the safety and discernment of our staff and volunteers as they go out on mission. Pray for our work in the favelas, that it may bring lasting change.
  • Prayer for Malawi: We're very excited to announce that we have a new partner and project location following the completion of the school in the Yawo community over the last few years. Working close to Lake Malawi, we will be partnering with Starfish Malawi to build a primary school here and refurbish the nursery - you can read more on the Malawi page. Please thank God for the experienced country staff who have stepped up to take the first team out as well as praying for more volunteers to join us here in 2019 to make a new school a reality for the children of this community,
  • Prayer for Cambodia: Please cover us in prayer for our work in Cambodia. Specifically, thanksgiving for the generous financial support from a number of volunteers who have helped the continued building of new homes for vulnerable families in Phnom Penh. Also, for our future work here; the next two years completing our work at New Happy Village and then for vision and discernment as we look to new projects and partners beyond 2020 to further our mission work in Cambodia for His Kingdom.
  • Sierra Leone: Prayer for continued peace after the elections as the new President in inaugurated. Thanksgiving for the teams that have worked at our new project location in Regent Village, repairing a school threatened with closure after damage from the 2017 mudslide. Prayer for more volunteers to join teams and help to progress the work here to enable children to have an education.
  • India: Please pray for the staff at HBM Hospital in Lalitpur. A number of staff and family members have been admitted to hospital with sun stroke. Lalitpur is currently experiencing temperatures of 38c +
  • Board of Trustees: We are recruiting new members for our Board of Trustees. Please pray for wisdom in the recruitment process and that God's hand may be at work to secure the right people for these voluntary roles.
  • Pray to get Mission Direct into churches: We need more people to be talking to their churches and communities about their experience with Mission Direct. Please pray that volunteers would seek opportunities for us to join them in presenting their trip and our work to their church and that this would encourage support as well as more volunteers to be stirred up to help.

Monthly prayer updates

You can sign up for our regular monthly prayer updates. Just fill out your contact details and we will send you a few prayer points every month from around the world. Occasionally we may update you with any urgent prayer needs.

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