EAR2HEAR PRAYER - 2014 PRAYER KICK STARTER TIME TABLE DECEMBER 2013 MONDAY
Dear friends, Thank you for all the years that you have stood with us in prayer. We have accomplished so much; not by our own strength but by the hand of God! His right hand has constantly held us high and his left hand has saved us again and again! God has been good… and we ask that you would turn again to the Lord of heaven! To ask God for His goodness and presence to go with us in the New Year of 2014. We appreciate your time, love and intercession. May God bless you richly! 2
Mission: Asia 2000 (Philippines, China, Cambodia) 9
Bana Ba Kgosi Drop-In Centre
(Andhra Pradesh, India) 18
“Let us Learn” (Gauteng, RSA)
People Value Digital Ministry (Gauteng, RSA)
True Blessings Foundation (Netherlands)
30 (Specific Individuals) 31 Jeanne DeWinnaar Give Thanks to God (ABK) for 2013. Think of all Simeon Totius (OM) the good things Riaan Strydom (OM) Jesus has done for Chrissie Naude (WMC) us in 2013. Praise & Sherwood Family(OM) sing! Rita Rudolf (YW)
(Gauteng, RSA) 13
Daughters of the King 20
Christ for Daisy Ministries (Zimbabwe) Romania (CFR) (Romania)
In God’s House
Men & Faith
(RSA, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi) 26
Tuks Missions Society
Qôdesh Camp Grounds & Kingdom Vision Ministries
Lighthouse Ministries International
Colours of Day – India
(Gauteng & Northwest, RSA)
Ministry of Dawn Ceronio
Good News Hearts
Refilwe Orphan EAR2HEAR PRAY (Global) Care (Gauteng, RSA)
Vessels of Mercy
Friends of the network
(not partners in any official capacity, See list 1 below)
Friends of the network
(not partners in any official capacity, See list 2 below)
Friends of the Network (LIST 1)
Friends of the Network (LIST 2)
Mercy House Shelter for Abused & Trafficked women and Children (Gauteng, RSA) Prayer without Borders (Global) Heath Care Fellowship (Benoni , Gauteng, RSA) Bambelela Trust (Northern Cape, RSA) Thembela Ku Jesu Centre (Gauteng, RSA) Trudy Wronsly & Friends @ Ellel Ministries (Shere House, RSA)
Palm Tree Leadership Forum (Gauteng / Mapumalanga / North-west, RSA) Valuable to Jesus (Gauteng, RSA) Lydia Thornhill’s Ministry to Women (Gauteng, RSA) Living Waters Church (with the Corsini Family)(Bari, Italy) SAFARIS FOR CHRIST (KwaZulu Natal, RSA) MegaVoice – Johan Grobler (RSA)
JANUARY 2014 MONDAY
Pray in Faith - in Jesus Name Pray with Thanks Pray with Praise Pray with the leading, Guidance, directions of the Holy Spirit. 6
LOVE FOR GOD TO GROW 14
ELDERLEY, WIDOWS & WIDOWERS
D8: Daniel (10 day) Fast
D9: Daniel (10 day) Fast
PERSECUTED COUNTRIES See “LIST D”
Dedicate the New Year to the Lord. Ask Him to help you fulfil His will in your life! Ask for God’s Spirit to fill you!
PERSONAL SPIRITUAL GROWTH D3: Daniel (10 day) Fast 15
PARENTS & CHILDREN (YOUTH)
GOSPEL OF JOHN PROJECT IN AFRICA
LOVE FOR PEOPLE TO GROW
D1: Daniel (10 day) Fast D2: Daniel (10 day) Fast 13
PRAY FOR YOUR COUNTRY (REPENTANCE)
Venues Leaders New members Growth of current
Unity Conference, Men & Faith Conference Reflections for Women
Market place ministry Evangelism Business supports ministry & Christians support Christian owned-business
Growth in prayer support through prayer partnerships & forming of prayer groups in various work, family and education places.
UNITY IN THE CHURCH
PERSONAL TESTIMONIES (Salt and light)
D4: Daniel (10 day) Fast
D5: Daniel (10 day) Fast
16 17 Outreach into societies “outcasts” (ADDICTS, ORPHANS, THE SICK, PROSTITUTES, HOMELESS,)
FAMILIES & FAMILY VALUES, MARRIAGES
D6: Daniel (10 day) Fast D7: Daniel (10 day) Fast 18
See “LIST A” See “LIST B” D10: Daniel (10day) Fast D11: Daniel (21day) Fast D12: Daniel (21day) Fast D13: Daniel (21day) Fast
See “LIST C” D14: Daniel (21day) Fast
EAR2HEAR MINISTRIES AGENT TO MOZAMBIQUE (EDGAR ALBANO)
BASIC ENGLISH VERSION
A POSSIBLE NEW APPOINTMENT FOR EAR2HEAR MINISTRIES AGENT TO ZIMBABWE (JUSTINA BUTU)
EAR2HEAR MINISTRIES AGENT TO MALAWI (NORAH CHIWAYA)
LABOURERS FOR THE HARVEST
EAR2HEAR MINISTRIES NEED EAR2HEAR MINISTRIES NEED MORE PEOPLE TO WORK IN MUCH MORE RESOURCES, THE HARVEST FIELDS! EQUIPMENT, AND FINANCES!
D15: Daniel (21day) Fast D16: Daniel (21day) Fast D17: Daniel (21day) Fast
D18: Daniel (21day) Fast D19: Daniel (21day) Fast D20: Daniel (21day) Fast D21: Daniel (21day) Fast
VOLUNTEERS & STAFF OF EAR2HEAR MINISTRIES NEED PROTECTION ON JOURNEYS IN AND OUT ON ROADS, COUNTRIES AND DANGEROUS PLACES
GOD’S WISDOM! TO BE GOOD STEWARDS OVER HIS WORK & FINANCES. HELP WITH ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT!
GOD’S GOOD NEWS!
FOR GOD’S SPIRIT TO MOVE MIGHTILY IN THE WE ASK YOU TO PRAY FOR EARTH. THAT GOD WILL US. PRAY THAT THE LORD'S EMPOWER US FOR MESSAGE WILL SPREAD SERVICE & AS WITNESSES! RAPIDLY AND BE HONORED WE NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT!
GOD TO BE GLORIFIED!
THAT THE SOVEREIGN LORD WOULD BE GLORIFIED IN OUR LIVES, HEARTS, FAMILIES, COMMUNTIES, WHEREVER IT GOES, JUST AS CITIES & NATIONS, PLANET & WHEN IT CAME TO YOU. UNIVERSE! HE IS WORTHY!
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 NLT
How to pray for the ministries in the Calendar – a very general guide! 1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for God and for God’s people and a passion for sharing the Good News with the lost. 2. There is an urgent need for God’s help for all God’s children, including those in ministry to get their priorities 100% in line with those of God! 3. God’s presence, Grace, favour! 4. The Holy Spirit’s leading and guidance; and a god-inspired desire (and ability) for holiness and keeping true to the narrow way. 5. Equipping ourselves and others with the whole armour of God! 6. Provision, a lack of volunteers, resources, facilities and finances are becoming major problems for ministries – BUT THEY ARE NOT A PROBLEM FOR GOD! 7. Labourers for the harvest! 8. Pray for these ministries, Churches and organisations to receive increased support from local Christian community! 9. Unity the staff and Christians working with the different ministries, Churches and organisations!
Praying for another country is difficult. Since many feel they do not understand the culture or situation enough to pray effectively. However Peter the Apostle writes to the Church and encourages ALL to pray: He says: “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.” 1 Peter 5: 8-9 NLT Many of us share similarities in the hard things we face. Focus on Christians in other countries who are suffering like you for your Faith in Jesus Christ!
OPEN DOORS WORLD WATCH LIST – TOP 50 COUNTRIES WHERE CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IS THE WORST. (60 countries in total persecute Christians)
LIST A 1. North Korea 2. Saudi Arabia 3. Afghanistan 4. Iraq 5. Somalia 6. Maldives 7. Mali 8. Iran 9. Yemen 10. Eritrea 11. Syria 12. Sudan 13. Nigeria
LIST B 14. Pakistan 15. Ethiopia 16. Uzbekistan 17. Libya 18. Laos 19. Turkmenistan 20. Qatar 21. Vietnam 22. Oman 23. Mauritania 24. Tanzania 25. Egypt 26. United Arab Emirates
LIST C 27. Brunei 28. Bhutan 29. Algeria 30. Tunisia 31. India 32. Myanmar 33. Kuwait 34. Jordan 35. Bahrain 36. Palestinian Territories 37. China 38. Azerbaijan 39. Morocco
LIST D 40. Kenya 41. Comoros 42. Malaysia 43. Djibouti 44. Tajikistan 45. Indonesia 46. Colombia 47. Uganda 48. Kazakhstan 49. Kyrgyzstan 50. Niger
THE DANIEL FAST (by Jentezen Franklin) Step 1: Be Specific Daniel was not vague in his objection to the Babylonian diet. He defined the problem immediately. 1. The king’s food was against dietary laws. 2. Daniel and his friends had vowed against wine. 3. The king’s food had been offered up to idols/demons.
Step 2: Fast as a Spiritual Commitment The Daniel Fast involves a spiritual commitment to God. “Daniel proposed in his heart that he would not defile himself” (Daniel 1:8). Step 3: Reflect Inner Desire by Outer Discipline Many people have an inner desire for better health, but they can’t discipline themselves to avoid junk food, and other foods that are not good for their health. The physical health you seek from God may be more than an answer to prayer. Your physical health can be linked to any of the following factors: 1. Your food choices. 2. The level of your spiritual commitment as reflected in constant prayer during the fast. 3. Your time commitment. If you determine to fast for a certain time, keep it. For example, if you determine to fast 10 days, don’t stop on Day 9. 4. Your testimony commitment. Your fast is a statement of faith to God that you want Him to heal your body, and faith is foundational to the Daniel Fast.
Step 4: Pray to Perceive Sin’s Role in Poor Health Notice James 5:13-16:
Sin is something related to the cause of sickness. Lack of health/healing may be the result of spiritual rebellion. Lack of health/healing may be due to sin of wrong intake, i.e. drugs, pornography. Repentance is linked to health according to James. Elders have a role in healing both spiritual and physical health. Sick people must desire to be well
The anointing oil could mean 1. Medicine for healing, 2. Symbolic of the Holy Spirit, or 3. It could be baptism Prayer alone may not gain healing, faith is the major factor. In Greek there are several words for “sick”. James uses “Kanino”, which not only includes disease, but also means weak or weary. Attitude is important. James said, “are there any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.”
Step 5: Fast as a Statement of Faith to Others Daniel was making a statement of faith when he asked for only vegetables to eat and water to drink, then dared the overseer to compare the appearance of the four sons of Israel with the young men who ate the king’s food. Step 6: Learn the Effects of the Food You Eat Why are some foods good for us, and other foods not? What does certain food do to your body? If we really knew, there would likely be some things we would never eat again. Step 7: Yield All Results to God Daniel said, “as you see fit, deal with your servants” (Dan. 1:13). FOOD GUIDELINES FOR A DANIEL FAST
Daniel 1:12 “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.” Daniel 10:3 KJV “I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” When going on a Daniel fast, or any type of fast, if you have questions outside of what Scripture says, prayerfully seek the Lord and be led by the Spirit for the specifics for your personal fast.
THE DANIEL FAST! (Taken from daniel-fast.com & WikiHow) There are two references to fasting in the biblical book of Daniel from which the "Daniel Fast" is drawn. Daniel, chapter 1, describes how Daniel and his three friends ate only vegetables and drank only water. (Daniel 1) At the end of a 10-day trial period, Daniel and his friends appeared healthier than their peers who ate the rich foods from the royal table. In Daniel, chapter 10, Daniel fasts again, abstaining from "pleasant food," meat, and wine. (Daniel 10) STEPS The Daniel Fast promotes healthy eating. But if you have specific health concerns, consult with a trusted health care provider before committing to this 10-day (or 3week) diet. METHOD 1 OF 3: THE DANIEL FAST AND YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO GOD 1. Avoid distractions. This is a sacred time between you and God, so avoid secular television and radio programs. 2. Start the diet by focusing on your faith. Worship God through sacrifice and love Him more than His gifts. 3. Pray. Your days should be filled with unselfish prayer. During the fast, increase the frequency of your daily prayer time by a factor of three or more. 4. Reserve time with God during the day by studying the Bible. 5. Seek the Lord diligently for the answers to your prayers. 6. Ask for God's guidance in your life. METHOD 2 OF 3: THE (10 DAY) DANIEL FAST, PART I 1. Make your meals somewhat lighter for a few days leading up to your fast. It's an especially good idea to reduce your intake of caffeine. 2. In the first Book of Daniel, the Prophet ate only vegetables and fruit, and drank only water for 10 days. A short rundown of acceptable foods include: a. All fruits and vegetables b. All legumes c. Whole grains d. Nuts and seeds e. Tofu f. Herbs and spices. g. For liquid intake water is the only drink. 8 glasses a day helps deal with the headaches caused by you detoxing!
Blended Fruit/Vegetable Smoothies are allowed on the fast as a “meal replacement” (since they are considered a “liquid meal” rather than a beverage). A Daniel Fast “smoothie” is simply blended fruits, vegetables, and if needed a splash of unsweetened plant-based milk (Soy, Almond, Rice, Coconut, etc.) or some Natural unsweetened juice (Unsweetened additive free juices are allowed for use in recipes but not as a drinking beverage). 3. Conversely, there is also an agreed upon list of foods to avoid. Keep in mind that neither artificial or processed foods nor any chemicals are allowed in the Daniel Fast. a. All meats and animal products b. All dairy products c. All deep fried foods d. All solid fats. 4. Carefully read food labels. Foods often contain hidden ingredients. Make sure the foods you buy are compliant with the Daniel Fast. METHOD 3 OF 3: THE (21 DAY) DANIEL FAST, PART II 1. Move to stage two. In Daniel, Book 10, the Prophet went on a second, 3-week fast. To quote the Bible, Daniel "ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine." The second fast is basically the same as the first fast, but the text specifically names three things to avoid: a. Wine b. All sweeteners (including honey, artificial sweeteners) c. All leavened bread. 2. Assess how you feel after the two stages. If you feel more energetic and healthier, it is likely that you will want to keep up healthier eating habits. While reintroducing many of the items you've not had during the fast is inevitable, you may want to do so with greater consciousness for quality and portion size. And some things, like fried food and sugar are best kept to a new minimum. TIPS
If for any reason you eat something you shouldn't have during the fast, it is better to ask for forgiveness and continue, than it is to stop the fast. Lots of prayer...we need God's strength and guidance. If you are experiencing weakness or headaches, drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Often, we do not understand just how much our body needs water, especially when fasting.
Keep your diet simple. Avoid highly processed foods in favour of simply prepared or raw foods. Set a goal for how long you will do the fast. Ultimately, you may want to continue the Daniel Fast longer than first intended. You may want to supplement your diet with a multi-vitamin. Be careful not to drink too much water, however. Too much liquid can be as bad as not enough.
WARNINGS During the time of fasting, you will face temptations; resist them in the name of Jesus Christ. When you have finished fasting, eat light meals and slowly build back up to your normal diet. FOODS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR DIET DURING THE DANIEL FAST All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy. All whole grains, including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn. All nuts and seeds, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including peanut butter. All legumes. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans. All quality oils including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
Beverages: Filtered water, spring water, distilled water or other pure waters. Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.
FOODS TO AVOID ON THE DANIEL FAST All meat and animal products including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish. All dairy products including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs. All sweeteners including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice. All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods. All refined and processed food products including but not limited to artificial flavourings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives. All deep fried foods including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips. All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat. Beverages including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol. Remember, READ THE LABELS!
ISAIAH 58: 6-12 NLT “This is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. “Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind. Then when you call, the Lord will answer. ‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply. “Remove the heavy yoke of oppression. Stop pointing your finger and spreading vicious rumours! Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.”