Praying Together

Prayer Requests
October

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever” (Psalm 107:1, NIV).

Africa

Praise God with Polisi Kivava Baudouin, CBM national field staff based in Goma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, that his health has been restored and he has been able to travel to various locations in Africa to provide training and oversee projects. Pray against rising tensions between the DRC and Rwanda, and give God glory for positive leadership changes within CBM’s partner churches.

 

Give thanks to God for the fruitful church-planting efforts in South Sudan, where there are 477 Baptist churches, and for the leaders who continue to lead and serve faithfully in challenging circumstances. Help them, Lord, and their neighbours in Sudan to remain strong, despite persecution. 

Asia

 

 

 

Intercede for Conrad and Fiona Kwok, leaders of CBM’s Chinese Ministry team, preparing to visit the Golden Triangle team in Northern Thailand and Myanmar next month. With the Kwoks, pray for the East Asia field staff based in a sensitive location; for the 17 new students at Thailand Bethel Theological Institute and perseverance for the students obliged to study online; and, for CBM’s local partner, Operation Dawn, a gospel-based drug rehabilitation ministry. 

 

Almighty God, we continue to plead for the people of Myanmar, suffering from food insecurity, political unrest, inflation, and COVID-19. Bring them peace, open their borders, and give wisdom to CBM field staff attempting to minister to them.

 

Europe

Give thanks with Lewis and Felain Lam, CBM global field staff in Germany, for Chinese students who participated in summer outreach events. Celebrate with the Lams for someone’s marriage saved by the power of prayer, and for National Field Staff Yuanchuan Ye and Ming Gao’s transfer to Kassel to lighten the Lams’ load. 

 

Heavenly Father, grant good health, grace, and wisdom to the Lams and the Ye/Gao family as they serve you and provide for their families’ needs. Bless the orientation events, evangelical evenings, and follow-up activities planned for Chinese students in Germany in October.

Middle East/North Africa

Praise our Redeemer for the gospel outreach of Lebanese churches and those ministered to. Join Joe Bridi, CBM’s ministry development coordinator in the MENA region, in praying for opportunities to start new partnerships in two countries this year. 

Latin America

Compassionate God, protect the children of Bolivia and those who work with them in CBM projects from the new wave of COVID. Give Patty Nacho, CBM’s newly appointed program officer for Latin America, the perspective of Jesus in every situation she encounters.

 

Trustworthy God, bless every aspect of the leadership conference that our Baptist Latin American sisters will be holding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in November. Avail a missionary to them who will work with women and children in India. We pray for Bill and Janice Dyck, CBM global field staff to Bolivia, based in Canada, that their November trip planned for Latin America will take place.

Canada

Lift up Moreen Sharp, president of Canadian Baptist Women, asking God's guidance and wisdom as she chairs CBW’s annual meetings in Mississauga, Ontario this month. Remember, too, the CBM Board as they meet October 26–28.

 

The Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held on Monday, November 7, 2022. Give thanks for those who have written the program and planned the event, and for the women worldwide, including those across Canada, who will attend.

Atlantic Canada

Uphold Dr. Jeanine Brown in prayer as she speaks at the annual Hayward Lecture Series of Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to be held October 3–5. In the weeks to follow, may the lectures bless those who participated. Give thanks for the part-time appointment of Dr. Glen Berry as ADC’s faculty advisor in mental health pastoral education.

 

Faithful Father, we rejoice that Tidal Impact, involving Atlantic Baptist youth, will be resuming in the summer of 2023. Bless Dan Pyke and his team as they plan this event to be held in the Saint John, New Brunswick, region.

 

Creator of Life, may clients struggling with unexpected pregnancies who visit pregnancy centres in Moncton, N.B., and Prince Edward Island, experience your love, enabling them to make wise decisions. Grant wisdom and discernment to the staff counselling them. Praise God for the new “Post-Abortion Healing” group at the Pregnancy Resource Center of Saint John and for all moms who choose to bear their children to term.

 

Merciful God, we pray for more volunteers to come forward as weekend and overnight house parents to relieve over-worked staff at a centre which provides care to those leaving a life of sexploitation. Thank you for the successful relocation of a former resident, who gave her life to Christ and is attending college. We praise you for two new residents rescued from trafficking and the hiring of a program facilitator for one year.

Global
 

Thank you, Lord, for the generous contributions of Canadian Baptists in support of the millions of displaced Ukrainians, and for those welcoming refugees in their homes. We beseech you, Omnipotent God, to intervene and end this war so that lives and Ukraine’s economy may gradually be rebuilt. Comfort those who mourn and strengthen church leaders to promote

Join Terry Smith, director of strategic initiatives for Canadian Baptist Ministries, in thanksgiving for all who care for and cultivate the earth, growing food for their families and communities. Pray for someone you know today who is looking for work, and for tradespeople in developing countries to earn fair and equitable wages. Request of our Creator that workers everywhere would see their work as “unto the Lord” (Colossians. 3:23).

Thank you for praying!
May the Lord bless you as you lift up these requests before him. 

These requests come from many sources including CBM website, CBM Prayerline, as well as blogs, newsletters and emails from CBM staff and other Baptist partners.