Church of the Nazarene - South Asia Field

Prayer Requests

Prayer is one way we walk in intimate relationship with God and with fellow believers. Prayer is vital to current ministries and to new things God is calling people to do. Below are some specific prayer requests for the Church of the Nazarene’s South Asia Field. We value your commitment to praying for these needs. We would also love for you to contact us to let us know that you are partnering with us in prayer.

Prayer requests are updated periodically, so please check back often.

Prayer Requests

Please continue to pray for our Pioneer Church planters in the Creative Access area we entered last September. Please pray for our first disciple baptized in this country. We are also requesting prayers for our leaders to be able to rent a house in the Capital of the country or in the second larger city where we can start our first house church planting. Until now have been very difficult to find a landlord able to rent a house once they know the people coming to live are Christians.

Please pray for the Thikrabad Church of the Nazarene in Bangladesh and its congregation as the church’s land is supposed to be taken up by the government due to plans to build a highway for public transportation. So they have already informed us that they have a plan to take up that land.

The Thikrabadh Church of the Nazarene is a place where we organize district assemblies and other big events like SDMI, NYI & NMI camps. Currently we are communicating with the govt. department how we can save our church and the church land. Please pray us and the church centre.

We continue praying for our new missionaries Rusty and Diane Robbins serving the Regional Office as Jesus Film HP coordinators and living in Bangladesh. They are now focusing in Language study.

The South Asia Education Project continues with the goal of training at least 10,000 Pastors for the year 2023. We request your prayers for the students attending Pastoral training through SANBC as well as the candidates who will be enrolling in the UBS M.Div program as well the family studying at the Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS).

Please keep South Asia NYI in your prayers and its leaders as they continue the ministry of evangelism and discipleship among the churches. We ask God for wisdom and for motivations so young leaders believe and embrace the movement of personal evangelism and discipleship as their core ministry. God has incredible plans for this ministry in our field.

Please pray for more than 150 Jesus Film team in our field showing the film in new communities and planting new churches. We need the teams to be more effective in the church planting and consolidation of these churches.

Please pray for our District Superintendents for wisdom as well as for honesty and integrity in the management of the resources God is giving us to manage. South Asia is a field with high levels of corruption and we understand that sometimes there is the temptation to misuse funds and we are very aware about this as a constant prayer request. 

Please pray for our District Superintendents for wisdom as well as for honesty and integrity in the management of the resources God is giving us to manage. South Asia is a field with high levels of corruption and we understand that sometimes there is the temptation to misuse funds and we are very aware about this as a constant prayer request. 

Pray for the two new Districts and the leadership in Bangladesh. We need God’s direct intervention for the new leaders to be able to cast and share vision with pastors and leaders so the churches fulfill the call God has given them.

Please pray for Chinta, Neseta and Abia Roy, our young Bangladeshi family studying at Asia Pacific Nazarene Seminary, as they prepare to become Bangladeshi teachers as part of our plan to train selected young leaders with the goal they could become the pastor trainers in the different districts.

Please pray for them and for other students who are receiving education to return to serve in their districts. Pray also for the provision of economic resources to pay for their studies. We have been trying to find additional scholarships, but it has been difficult to find support for them.

A very important matter of intercession is our dear Brother, Rev. Daniel Kalaichelvan, whose wife, Vathani, went to be in the Lord’s presence, beginning of March, after a severe illness. Please pray for his family and the church in Badulla as they go through this difficult time, and ask God for His comfort, peace and the assurance that this beloved wife is now rejoicing in the presence of our Lord.

Please do not forget to continue supporting our evangelistic movement; “Love, Care and Serve” aimed to engage each Nazarene member in South Asia to reach out to at least one person every year with the love of Jesus, caring for them and serving with compassionate hearts. We envision to mobilize at least 70% of our Nazarenes in South Asia and to reach with the love of God at least 1 million people for the next five years. We want to be 1 Million Nazarenes in 2023!

We need support to print thousands of commitment cards to be distributed among the South Asian Nazarenes. Printing the cards in Bangladesh will cost $0.40 per card.

Please pray that the acceptance of the card and with it the commitment to lave, care, and serve continues to increase even more than what it already does.

Please pray for our South Asia mission team as they work hard walking hand in hand with local leaders trying to deal with the many challenges and at the same time helping them to live lives that honor God in Holiness.

Please pray for sufficient funding for our Child Development Centres in Nepal. Pray that the blessed endeavour can continue to minister to the children of Nepal. Pray for God’s continued blessings upon the Child Development Centres. 

– Please pray for everyday guidance by our Lord for the leadership of the Child Development Centers.
– Pray for daily protection of the children and staff from harm and accidents.
– Pray for the healthy development of the children attending the centres.
– Pray for the transformation of the surrounding community to God.
– Pray for sufficient funding

– Please pray for everyday guidance by our Lord for the leadership of the Minitry Centers in Nepal.
– Pray that the children at the center get to know Jesus as their best friend ans saviour.
– Pray that Jesus will grant healing to the many broken hearts of the children and adults that attend the centres.
– Pray for the adults that attend the centres, so that they may truly experience transformed lives.
– Pray for the financing of additional centres as this is such a blessed ministry.

– Pray for guidance as to where to invest the funds that were received.
– Please pray for wisdom for the new entrepreneurs as they start their new business.
– Pray for business success so that the families can be fed.
– Please pray for transformation of lives through the self-help groups.

– Please pray for sufficient funds to be able to install wells to communities where there are no access to clean water.
– Pray for sufficient funds to provide communities with salb latrines where there are no sanitation facilities.
– Pra for an improvement of the general health of communities in South Asia.