Connect Church Prayer Gram
September 9, 2018
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,” 1Timothy 2:1
Thanksgiving: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17
A Scripture prayer - Philippians 1:9-11 “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”
Pray for those in authority over us:
Our City: Mayor of Albertville Jillian Hendrickson
Our State: US House Tom Emmer
Our Nation: President Donald J. Trump
Partners in Spain-Prayer Requests for September 2018:
Pray for rest and family connection for Larry and Krista Lain at the beginning and end of their four-month home assignment. Also, for two of their three kids who will be in public high school during that time. In between pray for stamina as the Lains will be crisscrossing America to present the work of Envision Málaga.
Pray for stamina and clarity for Tim Westergren as he teaches the module, Bible Study Methods module for the Alliance ministry training institute INFORMA: Sept. 3-7 in Madrid and Sept. 1014 in Barcelona. Pray for master-of-theology candidate and Alliance national worker Gonzalo Franco, who defends his thesis on Sept. 6. Tim will moderate that defense.
Marilyn Westergren praises God for the 21 students enrolled in LIFE International School in Tres Cantos. She is trusting God for four more before school starts on September 7th. She serves as the president of the school board, which met on Sept. 1 to assess future funding and planning. Pray for the new teacher. Tori and classroom aide, Ruth, as they take on the combined 1-2 grade classroom with 8 students.
Panta ta Ethne (Matthew 28:19 “all nations”):
Sudan - Pray for opportunities for Christians to fellowship with other believers, and ask God to protect them as they follow Jesus in the face of intense persecution. • Pray for church leaders to stand strong in the midst of pressure from Islamic extremists. • Ask God to work in the hearts of Sudanese government leaders—convicting them to seek justice and peace through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Pakistan - Pray for Pakistani converts from Muslim backgrounds who suffer the brunt of the persecution in Pakistan. Radical Islamist groups see them as apostates, and their family, friends and neighbors see their conversion as shameful to the community. • Pray for safety and protection for the Christian women and girls in Pakistan who must live under the threat of abduction, rape and forced marriage.