Praise & Prayer, July 2018

EMS OF ECWA
PRAISE & PRAYER, JULY 2018

Prayer/Counseling hotline: 08033673654, 08051614880
E-mail: prayerpromotion@emsofecwa.org
Website: www.emsofecwa.org
Brethren, pray for us (1 Thess. 5:25)
WEEK ONE – FOCUS IS ON PRAISE/THANKSGIVING
FROM HOME AND CROSS-BOARDER MISSION FIELDS
“…Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” Deut 32:3b-4 (NIV)

SUNDAY 1ST
Praise God for His sustaining grace on EMS as a ministry; we thank God for providing for us financially, materially and for granting us safety in all our travels throughout the last six months.

NOTE
WE ARE FASTING TOMORROW
FIRST (1ST) MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH IS TO BE OBSERVED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AS EMS PRAYER AND FASTING DAY. THEREFORE, ALL EMS ARMS, MISSIONARIES, OFFICE STAFF, PRAYER PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS SHOULD PLEASE ENDEAVOR TO JOIN THE EMS INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE IN PRAYERS. WE JOIN FAITH AND TRUST GOD IN ONE ACCORD WITH BRETHREN AROUND THE WORLD FOR A STEADY AND FRUITFUL GROWTH OF THE WORK OF MISSIONS, PEACE AND THE SALVATION OF NATIONS, FOR REVIVAL AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF THE CHURCH. OUR COOPERATE PRAYER TIME AT THE HEAD OFFICE IS 8-9AM, 12-1PM, AND 3-4 PM RESPECTIVELY. YOU CAN JOIN US IN PRAYERS WHEREVER YOU MAY BE AT THOSE TIMES OR MAKE OUT TIME OF YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE AS YOU ARE LED BY GOD. PLEASE, JUST BE SURE TO PRAY ALONG AS YOU FAST.

MONDAY 2ND
Praise God for a safe trip granted to the EMS Administrator, Rev. Dr. Bakari Bunga Ibrahim, to and from the U.S and for the success of his annual leave.

TUESDAY 3RD
Praise God for His grace on Pas. Dawuda Illiya who was able to convey the donated books for the Gambian Seminary library to the Gambia and has also safely returned to his mission field in Burkina Faso.

WEDNESDAY 4TH
Praise the Lord for the success of the North East Regional Mission Conference that was held last month. Thank God for the safety He granted all the missionaries and EMS leaders who attended the conference.

THURSDAY 5TH
Praise God for a successful outreach organized by a team of five (5) pastors at Koukan Kwaddi, Niger Republic. Praise God for the building of a place of worship there, which was sponsored by ECWA Sokoto DCC.

FRIDAY 6TH
Praise God for the success of the outreach Rev. & Mrs. Amos Olugbenga and the church in Benin Republic held in the month of April 2018. Acknowledge God for His provision for the purchase of the second church land in Cotonou, Benin republic, where the aforementioned missionaries station as they have started using the land for their church activities.

SATURDAY 7TH
Praise God for the success of the mission awareness that was held on the 16th and 17th of July 2018 in Umahia DCC. Pray that the seed of the Gospel planted in the hearts of the people will yield great result.

WEEK TWO
FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS
As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Matt 10:7 NIV

SUNDAY 8TH
Ask the Lord to bless every EMS effort being currently deployed to reach out to unreached people in several targeted areas across the country and abroad.

MONDAY 9TH
Pray for those that heard the Gospel message within the past six months, that their hearts would be convicted still to receive the free gift of salvation that Jesus Christ offers to all who seek Him.

TUESDAY 10TH
EMS MANAGEMENT TEAM
Ask that God should please give vision and wisdom to every EMS head of unit, good judgment and courage to coordinators, faith and a sense of responsibility to all other EMS staff.

WEDNESDAY 11TH
EMS BOARD MEMBERS
Pray that God should help EMS board members to approach issues with an open, inquiring mind, free from prejudice, depending on God for the strength to make hard decisions.

THURSDAY 12TH
EMS SUPPORTERS
Pray that EMS supporters will continue to have their needs met and remain committed to giving and praying for the work of the Great Commission. Ask the Lord to protect EMS supporters with their families from every form of evil, to grant them safety in all their travels and favor in all their endeavors.

FRIDAY 13TH
ECWA MINISTERS/STAKEHOLDERS
Ask that ECWA ministers and leaders at every level be granted grace to be faithful in all that they do, faithful to their commitments, faithful to their spouses and family, faithful to their staff, but most of all pray that they should always be faithful to God in what He would have them do to accomplish His plan for their lives. Pray that they would be faithful to proclaim God’s Name in all the earth.

SATURDAY 14TH
ECWA EXECUTIVES
Seek God’s favor, wisdom for ECWA Executive; may they be granted God’s wisdom and direction for leading ECWA. May God keep them humble and dependent upon Him to give them perfect understanding and direction. May they have teachable hearts to accept godly counsel offered by others.

WEEK THREE
FOCUS IS ON EMS HOME MISSION FIELDS
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips… Ps 40:9.NIV

SUNDAY 15TH
CENTRAL REGION GARKI DCC
Pray for a dynamic powerful witness of the Gospel with signs and wonders that would result in the emergence of more disciple-making indigenous churches in this Region.

MONDAY 16TH
NORTH WEST REGION – KADUNA DCC
Ask the Lord to grant an opening to replace the stolen motor bike of Rev. Robert T. Dangombe; also pray that the person who stole the bike will encounter Jesus as he uses the bike.

TUESDAY 17TH
NORTH EAST REGION – GOMBE DCC
Ask the Lord to grant comfort to the families of Pastor Ayuba Ketos and Pastor Penias Yila, EMS missionaries whose children passed away in the month of May 2018.

WEDNESDAY 18TH
MID CENTRAL REGION
Ask the Lord to stir the hearts of many in this Region to be willing to support the ministry.

THURSDAY 19TH
MID EAST REGION-LAFIA DCC
Pray for Mrs. Rose Sodji and her family, that they would be able to repair their house after a fire destroyed it.
Ask the Lord to grant Pastor Femi Oluwa wisdom and increased grace as he takes over from Pastor John Gado, who is preparing to leave the country for a foreign field.

FRIDAY 20TH
FAR NORTH-WEST REGION
Pray for the missionaries in this region, that they would have understanding in how to engage the unbelievers in their area.

SATURDAY 21ST
SOUTH EAST-ABA DCC
Pray for the courage and faith of God’s people to step up and lead a movement to financially support the work of the Gospel.

WEEK FOUR
FOCUS ON CROSS-BORDERS MISSION FIELDS
As you go, preach this message: ‘the kingdom of heaven is near.’ Matt 10:7 NIV

SUNDAY 22ND
ECWA BURKINA FASO CHURCH
ECWA Burkina Faso has the potential to grow to become a leading church in the country by the grace of God. Pray for the involvement of the nationals in the work of EMS.
Pray for God to meet the needs of this field, ranging from church land to worship places.

MONDAY 23RD
ECWA BENIN REPUBLIC
Pray for God’s provision for the rent of the EMS Porto Novo worship place.
Pray for God’s provision to enable Rev. & Mrs. Sodji to start a new field at Houeto, near Calavi University. A temporary land has been given to them to start, but they need about two hundred and fifty thousand (N250, 000) to build a batcher.
Pray for Rev. Sodji’s three disciples that will be starting their theological training this year by the Grace of God; pray for financial support to pursue their training to its completion in Jesus’ name.

TUESDAY 24TH
ECWA MALI CHURCH
Pray for financial open doors to enable us to complete the church building projects in Mali.
Pray for Rev. & Mrs. Amah’s school ministry programs which are suffering attacks from the enemy whereby few students are able to complete the program.
Pray for more Soul-Winning Strategies this year for the Amahs in Bamako, Mali.

WEDNESDAY 25TH
ECWA NIGER REPUBLIC
Pray for a family at the Niger city church who are still not showing commitment to serving God faithfully, that the Lord will convince them and liberate them from the grip of the devil in Jesus’ name.
Pray for those that have turned away from the faith, for the Lord to bring them back and grant them the grace to stand regardless of any opposition.
Pray for those who claim to be Christians for the sake of materialism and selfish ambitions, that GOD will open their eyes and hearts to be genuine and committed believers.

THURSDAY 26TH
ECWA BENIN REPUBLIC
Pray for God to provide the needed manpower for the starting of a prayer house in Aglansa by Rev. & Mrs. Amos Olugbenga.
Pray for a good working relationship among our missionaries in Cotonou that will foster the progress of His work on our mission field in Jesus’ Mighty name.

FRIDAY 27TH
ECWA ZAMBIA
Pray for Mufurila Council Area of Malawi; it is the next targeted area of the Kuzasuwats. A volunteer has been identified who is willing to pioneer the work; pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

ECWA BURKINA FASO
Pray for God’s provision for a place of worship for ECWA Ouagadougou.
Pray for God’s provision to enable the employment of two of Pastor Dauda lliya’s disciples (Lare P. Pakindambe Abraham and Jean Mari) in Ouagadougou.
Pray for the healing of some of the members of ECWA Ouagadougou (Madam Keto Amavi and Madam Jean Mari) who had an accident with a motorcycle.

SATURDAY 28TH
ECWA CAMEROON
Pray for God to provide roofing materials to the mission stations who have built their churches but yet to roof them.
Pray for the spiritual growth of all the new converts in Cameroon.
Pray for God’s provision for the needs of all the missionaries serving in Cameroon in Jesus’ Holy name.

WEEK FIVE
FOCUS ON OTHER EMS MISSION ARMS
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19 NIV

SUNDAY 29TH
EMS MISSIONARY KIDS
Pray that the missionary children will have a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Pray that the children will be content in any situation that they find themselves in.
Plead that the children will have a loving and open relationship with their parents.
Call on God to enable the children to develop godly friendships that will encourage them and help them grow in Christ.

MONDAY 30TH
MISSIONARY WIDOWS
Ask the Lord to bring this women courage and enable them to care for their families. Pray that the Church will care for them as we are commissioned in James 1:27.

TUESDAY 31TH
EMS MEDICAL UNIT
Praise God for enabling you to pray for EMS this month; praise God for hearing and answering our prayers.

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING WITH US THROUGH JULY 2018.
MORE GRACE AND GOD’S BLESSINGS AS YOU RELENTLESSLY PRAY WITH US THROUGH 2018. SHALOM!!!