The following prayer points are in a secure format to protect missionaries in sensitive locations. This means that some names have been removed, so they are best read in conjunction with the CMS Prayer Diary which is available from your local branch.
SEPTEMBER 2022 PRAYER POINTS
SPECIAL PRAYER FOCUS: STUDENT MINISTRY
Father God, as a new academic year begins in many locations where CMS missionaries are working with university students, we pray for new opportunities for the gospel to be proclaimed. We thank you for the wonderful mission possibilities in universities, where young people are often open to discussing big ideas and thinking about your existence, plans and love. We pray that CMS missionaries would not be discouraged when the gospel is unwelcome. Please help them seek out those with open hearts and be prayerfully pursuing even those who resist the good news. Father, strengthen student leaders on campuses all over the world, that they would be working for your glory above their own academic or social reputations. Please reveal yourself to university students as the source of true wisdom. Amen.
Thursday 29 – CMS Partners
Pray for CMS Partners, especially the Anglican Diocese of Bukavu and the Anglican Diocese of Goma in DR Congo, and the Anglican Diocese of North Kigezi in Uganda. Thank God for these partnerships and ask that God would continue to sustain and supply CMS missionaries to work in these locations.
Friday 30 – CMS Branches
NSW & ACT: Thank God for Camp Milimani (Years 4-6) held over the last weekend, and pray that the children who attended will know and trust the truth of the resurrection of Jesus. QNNSW: Pray for the new link churches, as they get to know CMS and support new missionaries on Home Assignment. Pray that from these new churches, new supporters will catch the vision for a world that knows Jesus. SANT: Give thanks to God for their new staff member, an EA for Mark, and ask that God would provide an events and communications coordinator. Pray also for the Purdey family to settle well into Santiago, Chile. TAS: Pray for the two TAS MENTAC apprentices (potential future secure workers), Q and Y, as they study online with SMBC and gain cross-cultural ministry experience serving in international student ministry. Please pray also for the CMS TAS Board and State Director as they formulate the branch’s next five-year strategic plan. VIC: Give thanks to God for the ways he has been at work through the September Month of Prayer, and pray for a fruitful Morning of Prayer as CMS VIC gathers on 1 October. WA: Pray that God will continue to raise up new CMS missionaries from WA.