AUGUST PRAYER FOCUS: BRAZIL
God’s Word instructs us to pray about everything! During August, let's join together in prayer for the people of Brazil.
Fourteen years ago Pastor Eric Hanson from Christ Community Church and Pastor Djard Morales from IPM, our Brazilian partner, started the Brazil English Camp with about 90 campers. Prior to the Covid years, the camp had grown to over 350 campers in 2019. This year, there were about 250 campers attending the event, with about 70 returning as volunteer leaders and counselors! IPM is now planning and running the camp on their own! We can be thankful how the camp has evolved to become a self-sustaining, disciple-making event!
Here is just one story from our team:
On Thursday, a pastor delivered a passionate message on the Holy Spirit resulting in an alter call. At least 50 students came forward and accepted Christ for the first time. It was an amazing and emotional time for all the students! An 18-year-old student at the camp had been troubled by life’s many challenges – depression over broken relationships, anxiety over college plans and perceived parent expectations, as well as fear and resistance to participating in this camp. We developed a friendship through conversations during the week leading up to Thursday’s service.
Directly after the Thursday night service, he sobbed as we walked together. He had clearly felt the Holy Spirit’s prompting and heard Jesus calling him closer but resisted the alter call invitation for reasons he could not clearly explain. As we continued to share and talk, this student shared his newfound peace and admitted he had prayed to Jesus earlier confessing his faith and asking Jesus to lead his life. We agreed this new peace was the start of new relationship with Jesus. As the camp closed on Friday, he met with IPM pastors and agreed to pursue an opportunity to become a translator on IPM River Trip missions. Perhaps one day he and I will meet again on a Brazil River Outreach GO Team! Perhaps you, too, will be on that trip and you’ll have an opportunity to hear his story!
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people who He has chosen for His own inheritance.
THE WORLD NEEDS PRAYER
We believe that God is faithful to not only hear our prayers but to answer them! We also know that reconciling the nations to himself is something that is close to God's heart. Join us as we pray for our partner countries across the globe!
There are a number of ways you can join us as we pray for our partners across the globe:
1. Pray for our monthly focus country by clicking here Monthly Prayer Focus.
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3. Download a wallpaper HERE for your smartphone of one or all our partner countries and use it as a daily reminder to pray for that nation!
4. Pray through our partners:
God our father, we lift up the country of Bangladesh to you. We pray that your spirit would continue to work powerfully through new believers in the church plant ministry in Bangladesh. We pray that you would give the persecuted strength to endure for your name’s sake. We pray that your loving character would be displayed through the good works of the Christian Service Society.
We pray that the people of Bangladesh would “sing the praises of the Lord… and proclaim among the nations what He (Jesus) has done.” (Psalm 9:11)
Jesus, thank you that you have a deep passion to see your name made known to the remote jungle villages in the Amazon River basin. We pray that you would resource the River ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Manaus to reach the lost, make disciples and plant churches. Give us a greater heart for the Brazilian people.
God, we declare that, you will be lifted up in the nation of Brazil as you are lifted up in the earth. (Psalm 46:10)
Jesus our King, we pray for the country of Czech Republic. We pray that once again your spirit would move among the people, drawing them to yourself. We pray for them to turn from their sin and open their spiritual eyes to you. We pray for the leaders of Josiah Venture that they would be refreshed by you and that this year would be a great year of growth.
God you said to King David in Psalm 2:8, “Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.” We ask this for the country of Czech Republic today.
God you love the people of Haiti more than we ever could, and we pray that you would open our hearts to love them as you do. We know that it grieves your heart that a people, whom so many claim to love you, also bend a knee to other gods. We pray now, against Satan’s hold on that nation. We pray that the power of the Gospel would transform the nation of Haiti from person to person. We pray for our partner Open Door Haiti as they are ministering to the people in Haiti.
We pray for your ways to be known in Haiti, your salvation to all the people. (Psalm 67:2)
Please pray for the political unrest in the country of Nicaragua.
Shine your glory, through us, as we go and make disciples! (Genesis 12:1-13, Matthew 28:18-20)
Holy Spirit we praise you for your great redeeming work in Sierra Leone! We pray for New Harvest Global Ministries as they seek to plant a church in every village. We pray that you would supply the leaders, the Bibles, the spiritual breakthrough, and the resources to continue to establish your church in that nation. God, we are ready to be sent by you as we pray, give and go to impact Sierra Leone. You are the Lord of all the earth and you are the Lord of Sierra Leone. We are willing to shout your name!
Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name. (Psalm 18:49)