Visit WWW.EAR2HEAR.CO.ZA for more information… Dear praying friends, Thank you for electing to pray with us during the month of December 2016. I am sure many would like to put their feet up after the challenging season had during 2016. However, you are encouraged to pray with us for 10 minutes a day to thank the Lord for what He has done in and through your life! It doesn’t take long to make a list of the blessings God has placed in your life. Even the trials and temptations the Lord has allowed in our lives, serves a purpose in teaching us endurance (James 1:2-4). HOW TO PRAY WITH US? We spend 10 minutes praying for the issues listed for the day in the prayer list. Part of our time is firstly spent on giving thanks to God in prayer – with a supporting scripture. The next part of our time is praying for a networking organisation or individual. Specific needs may be mentioned or a general pray may be asked in prayer with respect to vision, open doors, resources, labourers, protection and finances!
01 DECEMBER 2016 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever…” Psalm 136:1-3 NLT Perspective: We have so much to be thankful for – let us give thanks to God for His great love. It is this love that brought Jesus through the depths of death and hell so that we may know eternal life! This same love keeps us in God’s hand and empowers us to love our neighbours. UPBUILDING (network partner – www.upbuilding.za.org), pray for: This ministry focused on teaching resources. Their success – as they intend to see hearts and minds transformed by the power of God’s word. The building of their website.
MINISTRIES ACROSS THE GLOBE INVOLVED IN THE EQUIPPING AND TEACHING OF THE SAINTS, pray for: The teaching of love, truth, repentance and righteousness. The fruit to be seen in the Bride of Christ! Teaching resources to be made available in many languages in many formats.
02 DECEMBER 2016 “Give thanks to him who alone does mighty mir acles. His faithful love endures forever.” Psalm 136:4 NLT. Perspective: Consider the mighty miracles God the Father has done in your life. Daily His hand of protection and provision has been over your life… and even the trying times, God has never left you but has been there every step of the way. EAR2HEAR CARE (www.ear2hear.co.za), pray for: The year-end outreach taking place with BANA BA KGOSI DROP-IN CENTRE (6 Dec 2016), OPENMIND (TBA), REFILWE ORPHAN CARE (7 Dec 2016) and MERCY HOUSE (TBA). That the final finance may come in for these events which are to bless 1270 people. Also pray for the work that is to be done to ensure these events are successful Future projects that we are looking at during 2017 such as sustainable projects, shoe projects, blanket and year-end projects. That God would prepare the way forward and that the resources, skilled labourers and finances are available. BIBLE TRANSLATION WORLDWIDE, pray for: 1800 languages require a full Bible translation to date. 1483 Bibles have New Testament translations. Greater cooperation between Bible societies, translators and the Body of Christ. The FREE release of all translations globally.
03 DECEMBER 2016 “Give thanks to him who made the heavens so skillfully. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to him who placed the earth among the waters. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights — His faithful love endures forever the sun to rule the day, His faithful love endures forever and the moon and stars to rule the night. His faithful love endures forever.…” Psalm 136:5-9 NLT Perspective: Creation is a beautiful gift that declares the glory of God. This incredible and unique bio-dome we live on called “Earth” has been specifically created and tailored to our needs. TUKS MISSIONS SOCIETY (network partner – www.tuksmissions.org.za), pray for: Cooperation from the University of Pretoria to help TUKS MISSIONS SOCIETY with the registration protocols for 2017. The new Tuks Missions Committee that will be elected in 2017, that God would choose wise, Spiritfilled, God-loving and God-fearing men and women to do the job well.
Tuks Missions Week 2017 that it would be well attended, well financed and planned. Also pray for the speakers that the Lord would open doors for the right people to come in who have only a Kingdom Agenda. Finally, pray for a good venue to host the missions week! CHRISTIAN LEADERS WORLDWIDE, pray for: Spirit-filled empowerment. Grace to lead like Jesus did with love, compassion, kindness – and with all the fruit of Spirit. Truth and protection against the enemy. The Kingdom Vision to reign supremely in their hearts, Churches and organisations.
04 DECEMBER 2016 “All of this is for your benefit. And as God's grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory. ” 2 Corinthians 4:15 NLT Perspective: God’s grace to our lives will cause an overflow of thanksgiving and glory to the Lord – thanksgiving helps bring our hearts and minds into focus when we lose perspective. TAMIM MINISTRIES (network partner – www.tamim.co.za), pray for: Hannes and Ankia Van Der Merwe and their team. God is using them to reach and encourage various Churches in South East Asia at this time. Pray also for their collaborative outreaches to the unsaved in some hard-to-reach areas; pray for their protection and God’s favour over their work. Their planning for 2017. Events such as their Women’s camp takes place early in the year. Pray for the resources and blessing of God over these events. CHURCHES IN THE 10 / 40 WINDOW, pray for: Spirit-filled empowerment to reach the many who do not know Jesus. Finances to be directed to missions - a very small percent of aid goes to Christian reaching people in the 10 / 40 region of the globe.
05 DECEMBER 2016 “Be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. ” Ephesians 5:18-20 NLT Perspective: Being filled with the Spirit equips us to enhance our thanks and praise to the Lord. The Holy Spirit is a great aid to us – reminding us of all God does – all we need to do is ask Him to reveal to us all that God has done! REFLECTIONS FOR WOMEN (network partner – www.reflections.za.org), pray for: This ministry as it is preparing for new things in future. One of them is the hosting of very large 1day conferences in the City of Pretoria. Please pray for this vision as we know a new season is here and we need effective doors to open! Pray for the finances and the labourers that will be needed to see this ministry a success in its vision.
WOMEN IN MINISTRY GLOBALLY, pray for: Faithful women who stand in the Gap in so many area’s in ministry. Pray for God to establish in the Church how important woman are in ministry. Churches and Organisations that reject the involvement of Women in ministry. Pray that God would teach them right – many misuse and twist selected scriptures or Bible scenarios that exclude women. The Lord says that all in the new covenant are the same in God’s eyes. There is no reason for division according to race or gender in the Body of Christ.
06 DECEMBER 2016 “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NLT Perspective: Thankfulness brings a shift in attitude when we pray. It not only changes our attitudes but it changes how we pray. Our moans of unbelief become words of Glory to our Father in heaven we are thankful – no longer are we blinded by circumstance but we are encouraged to trust God more. REFILWE ORPHAN CARE (network partner – www.refilwekids.za.org), pray for: The resources this organisation needs to continue well. The struggle continues for these people in the Refilwe informal settlement near Cullinan. They feed 200 children daily – and often cannot afford the cooking gas and other essentials to help the children. Please pray for this project that God would work wonders to change lives. Field workers and cooks that they would not lose heart but would be encouraged! Support from corporates and businesses that can help with social responsibility initiatives. 07 DECEMBER 2016 “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” Colossians 4:2 NLT Perspective: Devoted prayer is very difficult and ineffective when it is not accompanied by grateful hearts and minds that are aware of the presence and leading of the Lord. KINGDOM VISION MINISTRIES (network partner - www.qodesh.za.org), pray for: We have been asked to pray for a new initiative to start a holiday program for children at the QODESH CAMPSITE. It will be a Christian based initiative and may be a great way to reach children for the Kingdom of God. Please pray for: • Direction, open doors, wisdom and strategy; • A good response by children and parents; Salvation of young people! GLOBAL YOUTH INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMMES, pray for: Youth workers to be full of the Holy Spirit. Open doors at schools and universities to share the GOOD NEWS with many children. Inclusion in Churches of young people; many Churches are divided on basis of age, while Jesus included children in the content of His ministry.