Sunday, February 13, 2011

Africa Network of Prayer

Calendar of Events

Jan 31-Feb 4.....BENIN.....Ministerial training (Zou Region)
Feb 1-4.....TANZANIA.....National Board Meetings
Feb 5.....CONGO.....Prayer coordinators and intercessors meeting
Feb 2-6.....NIGERIA.....Lagos State Convention
Feb 7-12.....CONGO.....National Board Meetings in Lubumbashi
Feb 8-11.....USA.....Foreign Missions Board Meetings
Feb 9-12.....GHANA.....Regional Departmental Seminar
Feb 13.....TOGO.....Special hand-over service to national leadership
Feb 14.....GLOBAL.....Special Prayer for French-speaking countries
Feb 14.....GHANA.....ACTS Bible School Classes reconvene
Feb 17-19.....ZAMBIA.....Pastors/Wives Leadership Seminar
Feb 19.....TOGO.....National Board Meeting
Feb 19.....CONGO.....Apostolic Men's meeting in Amani
Feb 19.....CONGO.....Monthly meeting of Ladies
Feb 21.....TOGO.....Bible School classes resume
Feb 23-27.....NIGERIA.....Benue State Convention
Feb 26.....BENIN.....National Board Meeting
Feb 26.....CONGO.....Apostolic Men's meeting in Des Etoiles
Feb 27.....BENIN.....Presidential Election

Special Prayer Requests

2011 has been declared as the "year of the child" in Burkina Faso and Niger. We have started casting vision for the importance of Christian Education for the children of Burkina Faso. February is our national rollout of Christian Education. We covet your prayers that the leaders will embrace the importance of this endeavor. We are in the process of purchasing a large piece of property for one of our local churches. In time, we will be able to establish a Bible School and a project for the community on this property. Please pray that we would have the wisdom and that we would be connected with "honest" people during this process.

Please continue to pray for the instability in the government and with the economic issues.

2011 is a Federal Election Year in Nigeria - There are many warnings being issued because of the potential for rioting and violence. Pray for a peaceful

The South African church is going through major transitions with the introduction of the revised constitution. Pray that all the ministers will understand all the changes and strive to work in unity.

The mother of one of our pastors is in Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. She has been in and out of a coma. Please pray for her and for the family as they are going through a lot of stress, especially over the financial strain.

We believe that the church, in the country that is the economic hub of Africa, needs to step up and accept her role as a model to other countries. We covet your prayers that a major breakthrough for Revival and Evangelism be realized by the South African church to impact the region as it should.

We request prayer regarding the church property in Dar es Salaam. We have purchased the land to build the church in Dar; however, because the seller is behind on her taxes on other properties, the government will not issue us a deed to the lot. We cannot start building until we have a clear title. Pray that this obstacle would be removed. It has already delayed us for one year!

Sis. Dorothy Edwards (AIMer) reports that her foot is healing very well after her surgery and expresses appreciation for prayers. She just has three more weeks to wear the cast instead of nine weeks as previously thought.

Praise Reports

We appreciate so much the prayers that have been prayed for us. We are so blessed, and last year there was a total of 792 people baptized in Jesus Name and 356 who were filled with the Holy Ghost. There were also many healings.

We are thankful for 84 new churches planted this past year. There is still much to do before Jesus returns for His church.


Just recently we received from the Ministry of Trade the approval of our national church organization name (United Pentecostal Church in Namibia). This is just the first phase of our church registration, but we believe that the your prayers have made this a reality. Continue to pray for the next phase where our church constitution will be reviewed and assessed. We believe Lord will take this to a successful end.

Six Aspects of Prayer

1. Petition (Philippians 4:6; James 4:2-3; John 16:23-24) -The Scriptures clearly teach that we must bring our requests to God for things we need, but we must be careful to watch our motivation for asking. We need to be in agreement with the Holy Spirit in what we are asking, and our requests need to promote the Kingdom of God and His will and purpose for our lives or for the lives of those people for whom we are petitioning God.

2. Thanksgiving (Psalm 92:1; Psalm 100:4; I Thessalonians 5:18; II Timothy 3:1-2; Ephesians 5:20) -The psalmist taught us that thanksgiving is the proper way to enter the presence of God. Our thanksgiving is to be a genuine thankfulness to the Lord for what He has done for us; for His mercy, His grace, His longsuffering, and His goodness to us.

3. Supplication (Psalm 28:2; Acts 1:14; Acts 4:31; I Timothy 2:1-2) -Supplication applies specially to the humble and earnest cry that comes from the deep desire of the spirit and soul. The Holy Spirit gives us these deep cries and yearnings for the will of God to be fulfilled in our lives and in the lives of others.

4. Intersession (Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:26-27) -This is the prayer of standing in the gap for someone else. Intercession is not a special ministry for only a few. Everyone who walks with the Holy Spirit knows intercession as He burdens their hearts for the needs of others. Many lives and churches have been snatched from the burning

5. Praise (Psalm 100:4) -In praise we turn our eyes to God and away from ourselves. We praise Him for who He is and for his His mighty acts toward the sons of men fire by the prayers of faithful intercessors.

6. Worship (Revelations 5:14; John 4:23) -Worship occurs when our spirits have experienced a divine encounter with the living God. The Hebrew word for worship, shachah, can be translated as "bow down, crouch, do reverence, prostrate, and beseech humbly." The most used Greek word for worship in the New Testament is proskuneo, which means "to kiss toward." Worship is a heart's response to the manifest presence of God.

By Fuchsia Pickett
Taken from Spirit-Led Woman
Devotional on Prayer and Revival

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