Underground Goodness

african-colorDuring our recent Evening in the Courtyard event, I was overjoyed to hear one of our guests describe our work among women in the 10/40 Window as “underground goodness!”  She was thrilled to experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of our ministry’s event and to learn how women are being equipped and empowered by God’s goodness to overcome the perilous situations in which they often live.

I loved her description of our work as “underground goodness” and would invite you to take part in this ministry through one of the most essential activities of all – PRAYER!  Our Prayer Coordinators, Jacquie Anderson and Carolyn Weda, developed the following guide to help us pray topically from day by day.  We hope you will find this guide helpful, and welcome your comments on how we can further develop this tool.

And remember, we are praying for you, too, with joy: “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy…” (Philippians 1:3-4).

Yours because I’m His,

November/December Prayer Guide

Mondays:  Ministry Partners

  • Praise God for the reports of answered prayers from our ministry partners! For example, one of our partners in Nepal reported that her daughter’s health has improved and that she is being “less attacked by sickness.” The Lord has heard and He has answered! (Psalm 66:19-20)
  • Pray that God will protect our ministry partners and their families as they continue to serve in the midst of tremendous conflict and persecution. (Psalm 71:2-4)
  • Pray for the power of God’s strength to be upon our ministry partners as they face many challenges and obstacles in their ministries. (Ephesians 3:14-16)
  • Pray that God will grant our partners wisdom and guidance as they prepare for upcoming trainings so that the most benefit can take place in their ministry sphere. (James 1:5)
  • Pray for an end to sexual harassment, rape, and female genital mutilation in Egypt, and that God will bring every evil act to judgment. (Ecclesiastes 12:14)
  • Pray for the poor living in an area of Egypt called “Garbage City” that the Lord will hear and answer prayers for relief. (Psalm 86:1)
  • Please continue to pray for good health and healing for our ministry partners and their families. (Psalm 41:3)

Tuesdays:  Staff

  • Pray for blessings and favor to rest upon Kim and Jessica as they continue to seek the Lord with all their hearts in every aspect of Women in the Window’s work. (Psalm 119:1-3)
  • Pray that the Lord will lead and direct Kim as she seeks Him and awaits His guidance in making ministry decisions and developing the strategic plan for 2015-2016. (Psalm 25: 4-5)
  • Pray for Kim and Jessica to find rest and renewal following a busy first year! (Phil. 4:4)

Wednesdays:  Trips and Trainings

  • Praise God for the successful trainings that took place in North Africa in October and November!  (Psalm 119:171)
  • Pray for our advocacy team as they prepare for a trip to India in February.  Pray that the Lord will bring understanding of justice where there is a lack of understanding, and minister to those who rescue women from human trafficking and oppression. (Proverbs 28:4-5)
  • Pray for our “Head” Servant Leader, Dr. Cheryl Parker, as she prepares for the leadership training with North African women leaders in France this coming February. (2 Timothy 2:2)

Thursdays:  Volunteers and Supporters

  • Praise God for our wonderful volunteers and supporters! In both cases, we are abundantly grateful for those who give faithfully of time, talent, and treasure! (2 Corinthians 9:8)
  • Pray that the Lord will fill the remaining vacant Servant Leader spots with the ones He has ordained to serve as well as faithful mission team members who are committed to do the work that God is calling them to do. (Luke 10:2)
  • Pray for the Board to be led of the Lord in every decision. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  • Pray that our First Friday Prayer and Fast gatherings will continue to grow so that we may witness the presence and power of God. (Matthew 18:20)

Fridays:  Events and Fundraising

  • Praise God for an amazing and beautiful Evening in the Courtyard! (Psalm 103:1)
  • Praise God for 125 guests in attendance, many of whom were new to the ministry of Women in the Window!  (Psalm 111:1)
  • Praise God for the provision of $3,000 including a donor who committed to support the ministry on a monthly basis! (1 Chronicles 29:11-13)
  • Pray that the Lord will grant the same favor as our event committee comes together in January to begin planning and preparations for the Spring Luncheon in March. (Psalm 119:58)
  • Please pray that the Lord will provide abundantly for the financial needs of Women in the Window International through our newsletter offering, year-end gifts, and any other way that He chooses to provide! (Philippians 4:19)

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