Prayer Requests 3-28-19

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.

Anyone else?

Psalm 53

The fool says in his heart,
    “There is no God.”
   They are corrupt, and their ways are vile;
    there is no one who does good.

God looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
   to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.
Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt;
    there is no one who does good,
    not even one.

Do all these evildoers know nothing?

   They devour my people as though eating bread;
    they never call on God.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
    where there was nothing to dread.
   God scattered the bones of those who attacked you;
    you put them to shame, for God despised them.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When God restores his people,
    let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!


8 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-28-19

  1. The Antandroy (‘people of the thorns’) are a fiercely strong people numbering approximately one million. Although some migrate to escape drought conditions, most Antandroy have adapted their farming skills to accommodate the harsh, arid region on the southern tip of Madagascar where they reside. They practice ancestral worship as their main form of religion, and animistic beliefs are prevalent.

    There is no complete Bible translation available in the Antandroy dialect, although there is Christian work among these people. The literacy rate is around 10%, and the lack of adequate infrastructure makes it very difficult to get to the region. 

    Please pray…
    Pray for ears to hear and open hearts to receive the Good News.
    Pray for the completion of the Scriptures in their dialect (the Gospels have already been translated and recorded for use).
    Pray for local Christian leaders to be raised up in every village to disciple others.

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  2. Also, it’s been almost two weeks since Cyclone Idai and severe storms and rainfall led to the deaths of at least 258 people across Mozambique (hardest hit), Malawi and Zimbabwe, as well as the displacement of an estimated 150,000 people. More than 2,200 people have been injured and an estimated 1.5 million are affected by the cyclone-related flooding, including damaged property and roads, landslides, lost livestock and crops, and the loss of livelihood means.

    Please continue to pray for the governments and other agencies who are working tirelessly to help people. Pray that the flooding will subside. And pray that rescue teams can get in to the most affected areas to help, as severely damaged infrastructure is making that a challenge.

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  3. We get so caught up in our own little corners of the world, don’t we? I’d not heard of this displacement.

    Friends here are aghast at the little coverage of the crisis in the Midwest with more to come when Minnesota, etc. start to melt. Food supply will be interesting this year. Plant a garden.

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  4. Update on Josh: He was released from the hospital today, but sent to a rehab facility for a while. Please pray for a quick recovery, and that he will come back to full health. Thank you.

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  5. I would appreciate if you would add my husband, Ralph, to your prayer lists (and me). It was confirmed he has prostate cancer. He will meet in a couple of weeks to be given some information and we will have some choices to make. Prayers for healing, peace and wisdom etc. all appreciated. We know God is with us in this.

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