“Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.”
1 Chronicles 16:8, NIV
Thank God with Suraj Komaravalli, CBM national field staff in India, for the Holy Spirit’s power at work among the Indian people, and for the Spirit teaching them selflessness and appreciation for God’s creation. Thank God for the faithful medical personnel attending millions of COVID-19 patients in the country.
Plead for India’s migrant workers unable to work, and for students unable to write exams and obtain jobs. Remember the Mising tribe’s youth who cannot continue their skills training, and the homeless and hungry flood victims in Assam State.
Conrad and Fiona Kwok, CBM team leaders based in Northern Thailand, urge prayer for the economy of their country; families need both food and the gospel. Lift up students at Thailand Bethel Theological Institute, and desperate addicts on the waiting list for drug rehabilitation. Remember, too, the ministry to carry God’s hope to remote Lahu villages.
The Kwoks praise God as they are relying on his promises and looking to him for patience and wisdom to face many ministry challenges. Pray for the Kwoks’ adult children and spouses in Canada, and the children of all CBM field staff.
Pray for discernment for Michael and Melanie Waddell, CBM field staff in the Philippines, currently on extended home assignment in New Brunswick, as they determine the next steps for their family. Join the Waddell’s four children in thanking God for salvation, forgiveness, provision, healing, and compassion.
Pray with the Waddells for strength and resources for their partner, Kabuganaan Philippines Ministries, who serve the growing needs of the poor in Capiz Province.
Yuanchuan Ye and Ming Gao, a Chinese Ministries team with CBM in Germany, request prayer for students doing disciple training, for more co-workers in their small church, and for their online Bible study.
Pray that COVID-19 will not prevent Chinese students from arriving in Germany for the new semester in November, and that they will connect with ministry teams. Lewis and Felain Lam, a CBM team in Germany, pray that church members will be encouraged and persistent in meeting together, and thus be rooted in faith
Cry out to God for families in Beirut who lost loved ones, homes, and jobs as a result of the devastating explosion in August, and pray for health care workers and rescue teams. Pray for church resources to minister to the distressed, and for more counsellors and funds.
Lift up the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Beirut, and the Botroses, Haddads, and Joe Bridi, Canadian Baptist Ministries field staff serving there, as they accommodate the homeless and extend compassion, grace, and hope. Pray that Christians will remain in the Middle East and exhibit God’s strength
Praise God for the peace and reconciliation curriculum made available for CBM’s partners in Africa. Pray for Gato Munyamasoko, national field staff with CBM; he works alongside the Community of Baptist Churches in Eastern Congo to assist in reunification after two decades of tribal separation.
Darrell and Laura Lee Bustin, CBM field staff in Rwanda, await returning to Africa from Canada. They request prayer for Rev. Emmanuel and other church leaders who are reaching out to feed the most vulnerable pandemic victims; many Rwandan pastors and teachers have lost all income and have no food source.
Baptist Women of North America have a new five-year prayer partnership with the Baptist Women’s Union of Latin America. Pray for the president of the Latin American women, Liliana Fernandez de Farina, and that our sisters in Christ would daily know God’s presence. Also, intercede for fair elections in Bolivia.
Patty Nacho, CBM’s global discipleship coordinator in Bolivia, requests prayer for those mourning the loss of 30 area pastors to COVID-19. Ask God for protection and wisdom as churches there deliver food and reach out to struggling communities.
Intercede with Bruno and Kathleen Soucy, CBM’s team leaders in Latin America, for political and church leaders in Bolivia, Central America, and the Caribbean to make decisions for stronger economic and health systems. Pray for encouragement for those under COVID-19 isolation, and peace for all leaders.
Praise God with Bill and Janice Dyck, CBM field staff in Bolivia, that they have received their permanent Bolivian visas and have been able to return to Canada for respite. Pray for good health for them as they work from home.
Lift up the denominational and seminary leadership in Cochabamba, Bolivia, as they seek to carry on routines while promoting safety and caring for COVID-19 victims. Pray for God’s enabling for pastors to persevere, for their good mental and physical health, and financial help.
Pray for Jennifer Lau who has been appointed by the CBM Board of Directors as the next CBM Executive Director, effective Nov. 1, 2020. Thank God for her and pray for her as she steps into this position. Thank God for Terry Smith and his faithful service as CBM's Executive Director. Pray God's continual blessings upon both Jennifer and Terry.
Staff and students at Crandall University in Moncton covet prayer for protection from the COVID-19 virus and for unhindered delivery of lectures. Intercede for international students as they attend virtual classes, complete assignments, and hope to enter Canada soon.
Pray for Joanna Doak, ABW’s youth and creative outreach coordinator, as she deals with health issues, and seeks creative ways to connect with and counsel girls and young women in Atlantic Canada.
Pregnancy centres in Moncton and Saint John, New Brunswick, request prayer for their directors’ challenges and consistent support from donors. Ask God to provide courage for vulnerable women to seek help, and for boldness and discernment for mentors in presenting the gospel. Pray, too, with the Pregnancy Resource Center of Saint John, for funding for an abortion recovery website.
International Day of the Girl Child is October 11. , Thank God for TREY (Trauma Recovery for Exploited Youth) in Colchester County, Nova Scotia, and the founders, Pam and Kevin MacLeod. Pray for perseverance, strength, and endurance as they minister to sexploitation survivors, and that much-needed volunteers might give of their time. For those in recovery, pray for trust to build and that they might overcome bonds with traffickers. Pray for healing and hope in a loving relationship with their heavenly Father.
Moreen Sharp, interim executive director of Baptist World Alliance Women, asks for prayer for the masses worldwide living in extreme poverty and facing starvation due to the pandemic. Lift up, too, BWAW, who are also in financial need.
Thank God for those not severely impacted by the pandemic and for frontline workers who have willingly served. Pray that Baptist women globally will realize the increased need for prayer and be inspired to participate in a coronavirus-safe Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer next month.
World Teacher’s Day is October 5. Give thanks for all teachers, including any either unemployed or working under difficult circumstances due to COVID-19, for the desire they have to impart knowledge to others. Pray that they will be patient, positive influencers, and open to change.
Thank you for praying!
May the Lord bless you as you lift up these requests before him.
These prayer requests come from many sources including: CBM Website, CBM Prayerline, CBM Calling (Facebook), blogs and newsletters from CBM representatives and field staff, and email with representatives in ministry.