Church of the Nazarene - South Asia Field
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. Over and over again we can see that God has placed a special importance on prayer. It can move things. 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.
Pray for wisdom as our leaders reach out to at least 5 new families they are visiting and ministering to. We are praying for the elders of the families to come and know Jesus and accept Him as their personal Savior.
Please pray for brother Damber and his precious wife in your prayers as they are preparing to receive their “first born Nazarene” child early next year.
Pray for our pastors and leaders in Bangladesh for the Lord to continue giving them the wisdom and grace to continue preaching and reaching the people in many communities for the Lord.
We recently spent four days traveling North in the Himalaya mountains and visiting new communities with the District Superintendent and three of his mature leaders. Please join us in prayer for the planting of new churches next year.
We are prayerfully considering plans for the possible beginning of new districts in the next couple years as the church continues growing and the distances make it very difficult for one DS to visit and oversee all the churches. Pray for this vision. The church is growing, and this is of vital importance to strengthen and consolidate the church in this nation.
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in Sri Lanka has been going through serious restructuring. We thank God as well to the global NCM office for their incredible investment of time and resources to help the organization to improve its performance. Keep NCM Lanka in your prayers as the restructuring continues. May God be glorified in each action the team is taking to improve NCM Lanka’s performance.
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.
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 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.
Prayers are requested for the youth and children attending the church in South Asia and for the opening of their hearts and minds to allow the Lord Jesus to come and live in their lives.
We request urgent and permanent prayer for our South Asia Partnership Meeting in Sun City, Arizona this coming February 14-15. Please pray for our faithful partners to not miss the opportunity to come and join us in this important Reporting and Thanksgiving meeting. We need all to come and join us!
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!
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 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