Pray for Ukraine
Pause and pray for all God’s children under attack in Ukraine. We are thankful that our people in mission and their colleagues have reached relative safety, though moving between temporary refuges.
We have the joy of being a praying community online and offline. Here is today’s prayer from Prayerlines, our daily, printed prayer guide.
“Praise the Lord,” writes local partner Shirish Suresh Suryawanshi, who is involved with Theological Education by Extension, teaching students and using his skills as a pastor and teacher to proclaim Jesus in various private and public sectors of India. “God in his marvellous grace has comforted and given us his peace after the death of four of our beloved tutors. The active participation of students and lay leaders to volunteer for tutoring is overwhelming and we have now got six more new tutors who have volunteered to help and support the ministry.” Give God thanks and glory for his goodness in the face of overwhelming difficulty. Many tutors and students do not have good mobiles and internet connections. Pray for Shirish and the team as they address technological issues and explore alternate ways of education and studying online.
Please also pray for:
Weeks of peaceful protests against the government turned violent on Monday, after supporters of Mahinda Rajapaksa attacked anti-government demonstrators and destroyed two protest sites where thousands had congregated. Buddhist monks and Catholic priests were among at least 225 people hospitalised after the attack. The economic situation is precarious; Sri Lankans are desperate as basic items […]
Nearly 10 million children are going hungry in Afghanistan, says NGO Save the Children. They report that almost 50 per cent of the population needs urgent support to survive despite continuing food aid. Securing food on a daily basis has become difficult due to a deepening economic crisis in the country, the impact of the […]
Pray for peace in Lebanon as parliamentary elections are this Sunday. The stakes are high, as much of the population are currently living below the poverty line amid economic turmoil that many people blame on political standstills and corruption.
“As has been the case for a long time, Ethiopia remains fairly tense,” write CMS mission partners Chris and Suzy Wilson. “The situation continues to be very difficult up north and there is lots of conflict in the Oromia region halfway between Addis and Gambella. Please pray for an end to violence, for lasting peace solutions […]
Give thanks that the COVID-19 situation has improved dramatically in Paraguay, with mission partner Tim Curtis reporting that the government declared an end to the state of emergency on 19 April.
Pray for good attendance at the upcoming Taster Day on 21 May for the new Newbigin Pioneering Hub in Birmingham. The Newbigin Pioneering Hub is a collaboration between United Reformed Church, CMS and Seedbeds and named in honour of the inspirational URC minister and mission theologian Lesslie Newbigin. The hub will deliver the CMS Certificate in Pioneer […]
Our people in mission were able to travel back to near Kyiv to assess both the damage done and people’s needs.
Please continue to pray for this month’s series of consultations with indigenous peoples together with CMS’s partners in the region. Praise God for what was heard through the consultations in the Paraguayan Chaco this week and pray for the upcoming consultations in the Chaco of northern Argentina and in Araucanía, Chile. May we hear and […]
Please pray for mission partners Eric and Sandra Read, who return to the Philippines next week after their home leave. Pray for them as they settle back, especially as they seek to build partnerships and identify strategic clarity as they look towards the next five years.