Previous prayer news

Previous prayer news items

Middle East: translation trickiness

From a mission partner couple who must remain anonymous: “We are working in the Middle East (sorry, we can’t be more specific) doing Bible translation, and we ask for prayer: today a local man reviewing the translation of the Sermon on the Mount commented that it was not possible for your right hand to cause […]

Philippines: project support

Mission partner Tim Lee and his wife Kate ask for prayer for Jigsaw, the ministry they started over a decade ago, which is doing vital work among children and families living in extreme poverty: providing food, education, a place to play and sharing the love of Jesus. Pray particularly for the leadership team based in […]

DR Congo: horrific conflict

Our friends and colleagues in CMS-Africa urge us to pray for our local partner Bisoke Balikenga in Bunia: “Friends, let us pray with and for Bisoke and his fellow countrymen and women. He recently sent us a horrifying report of an atrocious attack on 8 May in the Djugu Territory of Ituri Province by members of […]

DR Congo, Sudan, South Sudan: the things that make for peace

CMS and CMS-Africa have been developing approaches to making disciples in contexts where the Church and Christians struggle to exist. In Africa, we have initially identified conflict zones as a major context for mission at the edges. To this end, we are focused on DR Congo, Sudan and South Sudan. CMS-Africa report: “This month, we are […]

Brazil: Orange May

Pray for the impact of events being organised across Brazil as part of the Orange May campaign to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation. CMS’s people in mission in Olinda have been active in a series of initiatives. Working together local partner Bishop Flavio Adair at Living Waters Church and the team from ReVive (including […]

Ukraine: restoring the broken-hearted

After a recent visit to villages on the outskirts of Kyiv, our people in mission have decided to return to an area west of the city to begin ministering among people who are traumatised and coming to grips with massive loss. They will be staying in flats owned by a local children’s home – all […]

Sri Lanka protests

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 […]

Afghanistan food shortages

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 […]

Lebanon elections

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.

Ethiopia tension and thanks

“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 […]

Paraguay progress

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.

Birmingham pioneer partnership

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 […]