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Praying Together

Prayer Requests
May 2024

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7, NIV). 

Africa

Sovereign God, you control the wind and the rain. We ask that favourable weather conditions prevail in Africa so that the harvest will be bountiful and hunger can be eradicated. 

 

Provider and Protector, we beg of you to provide refuge, sustenance, and hope to the people displaced by civil conflict from Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

 

Bring an end, Holy God, to the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Strengthen André Sibomana, Canadian Baptist Ministries team leader for Africa, and his team as they work tirelessly with the church partners towards peace and reconciliation. 

Asia

 

 

 

Pour out your peace, O God, on the churches, seminaries, and Christians suffering from oppression in Manipur, India. Bless CBM’s three staff in India with good health and protection as they serve you. 

 

Omnipotent God, we commit the situation in Myanmar to you: you alone have the power to bring an end to the military coup destroying the country. New conscription rules have brought fear and hardship: protect the Christians in the country, we pray.

 

Father God, sustain two new projects in northern Thailand: the cattle farm (to support church ministries) and the Lord’s Love Center (to assist underprivileged children from conflict zones). Strengthen partnerships and empower beneficiaries involved in ongoing CBM projects in Thailand, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Kazakhstan. 

Europe

 

Canadian Baptist Ministries staff in Germany reach out to Chinese students attending universities in Kassel, Gottingen, and Marburg. Help the staff, Lord, relate easily to these men and women who may be lonely or burdened with many studies and cares. Demonstrate your love and your truth through the staff, we pray. 

Middle East/North Africa

Praise God with Emad and Almess Botros, CBM field staff in Lebanon, for his protection over them during this time of anxiety and instability in Lebanon, and for the Christian growth in the lives of their sons. Pray for the Botroses and their students at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary to experience God’s presence in their lives.

 

Loving God, we thank you for the pastors’ family retreat sponsored by the Egyptian Baptist Convention in partnership with CBM and for the “renewal covenant” ceremony. May the students from the Middle East North Africa region who participated in the online spiritual formation class continue to grow in the Lord as they share their faith. 

Latin America

Creator God, we pray that CBM’s partners in Latin America and the Caribbean will build on what they have learned regarding “Creative Care” initiatives. We continue to uphold Kathryn Scott, CBM global field staff in the Dominican Republic, as she builds relationships with youth leaders and as, together, they develop an effective strategy for youth discipleship. 

 

We lift up the newly elected director of the Bolivian Baptist Union, CBM’s partner in Bolivia. Lord, we ask for continuity through this transition and for positive collaboration regarding the objectives shared at a team retreat led by Kathleen and Bruno Soucy, CBM team leaders in Latin America. 

Canada

Early in May, the Canadian Baptist Women’s committee will meet in Mississauga, Ontario, with CBW President Moreen Sharp serving as chair. Ask God to grant her and the committee wisdom and discernment as they seek his will. 

 

We thank you, faithful Father, for the nine years you have given Randy Stanton to represent CBM in Atlantic Canada, fulfilling his desire to be part of global mission. Bless him as he retires from this position at the end of this month and heeds your call for his future. Watch over and help each CBM regional rep across the country.

 

Trustworthy God, fill your servant, Dr. Harry Gardner, with your Holy Spirit as he begins his appointment as the Canadian Baptist national convenor. Give him your grace as he collaborates with Baptist regional representatives. 

Atlantic Canada

Lift up the guest speakers and worship team leaders preparing for Atlantic Baptist Women’s interMISSION 2024 at Crandall University in Moncton on May 24–26. Pray that all who plan to attend will have hearts ready to receive. Intercede for those girls ages 9–16 who will attend Camp interMISSION and for their leader and her team of volunteers. Bestow travelling mercies and your blessing on all who attend. Be present in every detail of business and worship. 

 

Loving Lord, Saviour and Friend, inspire ABW as they reflect on their 2024 Home Mission Project. Help them to be creative as they think of ways to interact with and relate to children and youth in our churches and communities.

 

Giver of Life, bring needy clients facing unexpected pregnancies and those fleeing from sexual exploitation to the help found within the doors of the Open Door Centres in Halifax and Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. 

 

Anoint each ADC graduate and those at Crandall University in Moncton, New Brunswick, to go forth serving you and leading others to know you. Supply the needs of each undergraduate as they seek summer employment. 

Global
 

Omnipresent God, be with our Baptist Union of Latin America sisters; empower them as they reach out to others. Encourage them in their faith. 

 

As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues, we ask you, God of justice, for the preservation of peace in Estonia and the surrounding area and a just peace in Ukraine. Cause the evangelical vitality in war zone churches to grow. 

 

Great Physician, heal the Middle East, the land where you lived among men. Heal those ravaged by the terror of war. Bring everlasting peace.

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

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

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