Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nazarene World Week of Prayer : Eurasia

  1. Thank the Lord for the thousands who have accepted Christ as their Savior on the Eurasia Region this year. Pray that their faith will continue growing, that the local Nazarene Church will embrace them and will encourage them, and that they would be channels of God’s message of salvation to everyone they meet.

  1. Prayer is requested for the churches and school in Syria. The violence has moved very close to those locations.

  1. Please continue to pray that young people across the Central Europe Field would respond to the call of God to serve in full-time ministry.

  1. There is high unemployment in Armenia. Please pray for those seeking work and  those who minister to them.

  1. Pray for Nazarene Theological College in Manchester, England, as a new principal is selected following the retirement of Dr. David McCulloch.

  1. Please pray for leaders on the Eurasia Region and their families: pastors, district superintendents, missionaries, ministry and field strategy coordinators, and the regional director. Pray that they will convey the Spirit-filled life through teaching and as role models, encouraging others to follow the Lord wherever He leads.

  1. Pray for the Eastern Mediterranean Nazarene Bible College and its focus to train pastors and leaders. Pray as an Arabic-speaking president is sought for the college.

  1. Pray for European Nazarene College’s network of learning centers as the college moves into a totally decentralized delivery of its Course of Study in 15 nations.

  1. Please pray for the youth and children on the India Field as ministries are strategically designed to reach the church of today and tomorrow.

  1. Please pray for God’s will to be done within the CIS Field where legal changes may hamper religious freedom and the missionaries’ activities. Praise the Lord that the official registration for the Church of the Nazarene in south-central Russia is complete.

  1. Thank you for praying last year for a communication ministry in India. After much hard work and prayer, the ministry will soon be initiated. Please continue to pray for this development and how God will use it to glorify himself.

  1. Please pray for safety and protection for ministry leaders in Nepal and India, as well as for a continued outpouring of the Spirit and God’s blessing for His glory on His church in these nations.

  1. Please pray that every NMI ministry in Eurasia would be led by the Holy Spirit to encourage their church to have an active heart for missions—in their Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

  1. There is a developing and growing literature ministry in the Eastern Mediterranean Field. Pray that the Nazarene publications would be distributed widely and especially be a blessing in countries where there is unrest, turmoil, and persecution.

  1. Thank you for praying for the India Nazarene Youth Congress (NYC) in May 2011. The Lord blessed the event and the attendees. Please pray for the Eurasia NYC, July 31–August 4, in Chennai, India. Pray for God’s direction, for the preparation team, and that details would be clarified. Also pray for travel safety and that participants will raise the finances needed.

  1. Pray for a new regional Work & Witness coordinator and a new automated system for Alabaster needs.

  1. Please pray for a new movement and fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit among people in Europe.

  1. Praise the Lord and pray for the new works in the country of Moldova.

  1. Pray for the South Asia Nazarene Bible College (SANBC) graduates and newly ordained ministers of the church, that they continue to serve the Lord through the church in South Asia for His glory and for the extension of His kingdom. Pray for SANBC as it prepares more and better pastors for India and South Asia.

  1. Please pray for the three district superintendents in Bangladesh. Please remember to pray for protection from persecution of the church in Bangladesh.

  1. Please pray for Atul Meshramkar as he leads Reynolds Memorial Hospital (RMH) in Washim, India, selects quality personnel, and prepares for the 75th anniversary of RMH in October 2012. Pray also for the students and lecturers of the Nazarene Nurses Training College in Washim.

  1. Please pray that the literature ministry in South Asia will grow. Pray for more gifted translators, editors, and proofreaders, and that more materials, especially for the education of students and pastors, could be developed.

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