Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Peru Prayer Sheet

As some of you know, we leave for Peru this week, so here's how you can pray!

Prayer Guide for Peru Team March 2011

Team: Pastor Jason Jones, Pastor Mike Gibbs, Geoff Clement, Ed Farrar, John Farrar, Bethany Gibbs, Jessica Spicer, Margaret Treadway

Thursday, March 10
Praise Him for all who work together to make this trip possible. Pray for stilled hearts for the team and for their families as the team members pack and prepare to leave, and that we will be faithful to remember them each day. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusts in Thee.” Isaiah 26:3

Friday, March 11
The team travels from Tifton to Orlando in the New River Church van. Praise God for the willingness and obedience of these nine to make the journey. Pray for their eyes to be open to opportunities along the way. Psalm 67:13, “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be known on earth, Your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You!”

Saturday, March 12
The team flies from Orlando to Lima. Praise God for how He has gifted His church body for ministry. Pray that we will “put on the full armor of God” according to Eph 6:10, 19; the battle is the Lord’s, and so is the victory! Pray that we will submit to God’s agenda for each day — that we will “practice His presence” and “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

Sunday, March 13
The team travels from Lima to Jauja. Praise God for Pastor Moises, Miguel, Oscar, Gabriel, Sergio, Preyer, Anyeshla, Alia, Nehemias, . . . and others involved in God’s good work in this land. Pray for physical grace for the team as they go from sea level, over a tall mountain range, and then settling at 10‐11,000 feet for the week. Pray that God will bless our interactions with His church in Jauja, out of which God is raising up church planters for Acolla, Julcan and Molinos. “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not of your own doing; it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

Monday, March 14
This is our first big ministry day in Julcan and Molinos. Praise God for His Holy Word and the privilege of sharing His truth with others. Pray that the team will find favor is the eyes of local leaders. Pray that we will “let the word of Christ dwell in (us) richly” (Colossians 3:16). “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:15b

Tuesday, March 15
This is our second big ministry day in Julcan and Molinos. Praise God for open doors in these towns, for good relationships with the mayors and school administrators. Pray for physical and spiritual safety. Pray for wisdom as we “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15) in the plazas and in the countryside. “And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:31

Wednesday, March 16
This is our third big ministry day in Julcan and Molinos. Praise God for His grace and mercy in our lives. Pray for a daily awareness of God’s enabling presence: Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27) “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.” Philippians 1:9-11

Thursday, March 17
This is our fourth big ministry day in Julcan and Molinos. Praise God for the many ways we in His church encourage one another. Pray for God to “direct their path”. Pray that we will see every encounter as God’s divine appointment. Pray that God will gather His people in a church meeting in both Julcan and Molinos today. “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25

Friday, March 18
The team travels from Julcan to the children’s home and on to Lima. Praise God that “He who lives to be my King once died to be my Savior”! Pray for lasting effects among all who have been touched by the efforts of this team. Remind us, Father, of Your passion for the nations; may it be our passion as well! Pray for our brief time with Mike Kennedy and his staff at the children’s home, that we will be an encouragement to them and to the orphans they are caring for. “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Revelation 7:9

Saturday, March 19
The team flies from Lima to Panama and to Orlando, then drives home to Tifton. Praise God for His watch care and daily provisions. Pray for traveling mercies for this very long day of travel. “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2

Sunday, March 20
Continue sharing with our church homes and family and friends “what great things God has done” in and through us! Praise God for home and family. Pray for God to continue to gather His people for weekly meetings, that He will raise up 10 men in each town (Julcan and Molinos) to lead in these churches, and that these churches will grow and foster the vision to plant more churches in the Yacus and Yanamarca valleys for His glory! “I will praise You forever for what You have done; in Your name I will hope, for Your name is good. I will praise You in the presence of Your saints.” Psalm 52:9

Thanks for praying!

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