Prayer

“In everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6

I always appreciate prayer. And God is good; it is easy to be encouraged by the numerous answers to prayer. The following list is ways you can support me through prayer, which is frequently updated.

  • Pray for my visa application to go through in a timely manner and without hassle. (May 30th) Answered June 3 2010
  • Pray for my car to be sold on time. (May 30th) Answered June 3, 2010
  • Pray for supportive monthly funding for my ministry in South Africa. (May 30th) Answered August 23, 2010
  • Pray for excellent weather for my garage sale on June 6 and June 12-13. (June 3) Answered June 12-13, 2010
  • Pray for safe traveling to South Africa and for luggage to not be lost. (June 15) Answered July 4, 2010
  • Pray for my visa and passport to arrive before I leave on June 23rd. (June 18) Answered June 22, 2010
  • Pray for a quick and smooth process in finding a living space close to Charity and Faith. (June 18) Answered July 9, 2010
  • Pray for a quick process in finding a safe, reliable car for transportation in Mamelodi and South Africa. (June 18) Answered July 8, 2010
  • Pray for safe travels for my brother and myself through Turkey on June 24-July3. (June 19) Answered July 3, 2010
  • I have a roach infestation in my new house. Please pray that they are dealt with quickly and that it does not turn into a serious problem. (July 16) Answered August 1, 2010
  • Please pray for better time management for me to fit in all of my responsibilities, as I am still sorting out my schedule. (July 21) Answered November 1, 2010
  • Pray for Ken, Gavin, and I as we travel through Zimbabwe and Zambia on August 25-30. Pray for safety, little hassle, and protection. (August 23) Answered August 29, 2010
  • Pray that we will be able to raise R200,000 or the equivalent supplies needed to run an eye clinic for 10,000 people in Mamelodi by September 20. (September 3) Answered September 30, 2010
  • Pray for the development of the sponsorship program as we lay out the foundation of its function in the next week. (October 11) Answered November 11, 2010
  • Pray that the fraudulent charges on my accounts will be resolved quickly and the money will be returned. (October 11) Resolved: $300 out of $400 returned, February 12, 2011.
  • Pray for the upcoming meeting regarding the eye clinic as we discuss what worked and what needs to be improved; pray that we have wisdom and that frustrations are expressed in a loving and constructive way. (October 11) Answered October 18, 2010
  • Pray for our “Church at It’s Best” Campaign as we spend a week in the community of Mamelodi helping those who are struggling with addictions. Pray that the name of Christ resonates throughout all that we do. Pray that we will be powerful witnesses planting and watering seeds, and that people come to Christ through our efforts. (October 19) Answered November 8, 2010
  • Pray for God’s provision in the supplies and furnishing needs of the newly built home for disabled children. (October 28)Answered November 2011
  • Pray for creativity as I design media materials to support the orphanage and disabled children’s home. Pray for a willing graphic designer to help facilitate. (November 1)Answered December 23, 2010
  • Pray for the provision of furnishing a “group work” room for the orphanage where the children can meet with social workers to develop emotionally and learn life skills. (December 6) Answered September 12 2011.
  • Pray for the upcoming group from Baylor University at the end of December that their time here will be a blessing to them and to us, and that projects set forth will be able to be accomplished. (December 6) Answered January 3, 2011
  • Pray for my traveling safety as I join with Northshore’s group going to Jordan and Israel. (February 7)Answered February 28, 2011
  • Pray for a smooth reopening of our after school program, as we have had to temporarily close down due to many interruptions. Pray that the interruptions will cease so the program can continue. (March 15) We have decided to close down the after school program due to an inability to schedule because of interruptions.
  • Pray for the meals and menus I am designing for hospice care to be well received and nourishing to patients. Pray for upcoming cooking education in the hospice that it will be helpful and well received. (March 29)Answered February 2012
  • Pray for the upcoming fund raising for my expenses in order to continue to serve in Mamelodi. Pray that God’s will be done and that it will be shown clearly. (April 3) Answered July 11 2011
  • Pray for opportunities to share my experiences, stories, and what God has done in Mamelodi on my trip home. Pray that I will have a busy schedule for raising support.  (April 12) Answered June 20, 2011
  • Pray for my volunteer visa renewal to be a quick, smooth process and that I have my new visa in hand before I leave the country. (May 11) Answered June 23, 2011
  • Pray for the upcoming short-term trip to Mamelodi from Northshore Christian Church in October that the team God wants to send will be established and ready to serve. Pray for a specialist in learning disorders to join the team. (May 12) Answered October 2011; a specialist did not join the team but we are now getting free occupational therapy through a local university.
  • Pray for my community nutrition classes to excite people to making changes to their diets. Pray that it will help me better develop future classes. (September 13) Answered November 2011
  • Pray for my future plans beyond my stay at Charity and Faith. I am considering furthering my education. Pray for guidance about schooling and for the funding to be available. Pray that I will know God’s will for my education. (September 30)Answered March 17, 2012
  • Pray for a safe trip to Zimbabwe on October 7-9 for a wedding. Pray that there are no “bumps” in the travel so I can be back with plenty of time to pick up the team from Northshore on the 9th. (October 6)Answered with a broken radiator before embarking, October 7, 2011
  • Pray for major disciplinary issues that have come up in the orphanage. Pray for the two children involved to receive the help they need to overcome their struggle with rebellion and for proper placement for them outside of the orphanage, as we can no longer keep them here due to the danger they present to the other children. (November 18, 2011) January 2012: One child put into foster care, the other still under our care but with improved behavior.
  • Pray for my car to run smoothly and without needing major repairs in my final months of owning it. (March 25, 2012)Answered June 2, 2012
  • Pray for a solution for transportation for the orphanage when I leave South Africa. (April 28, 2012)
  • Pray for our mission trip to Mozambique on May 5-11 to run safely and smoothly and that we will leave an impact on those we meet. (April 28, 2012)Answered May 14, 2012
  • Pray for my upcoming trip to Kyakitanga, Uganda. Pray that God will show His work He has already began in the village by uplifting indigenous knowledge of health and nutrition. (June 18, 2013)
  • Pray for my marriage as Douglas and I spend two months apart during my time in Uganda.  Pray for unity in spirit and for our relationship to strengthen in spite of distance.  (June 18, 2013)

On-going prayer requests:

  • Pray for spiritual and emotional healing for the children at the orphanage who have backgrounds of abuse, neglect, abandonment, rejection, and parents who have died.
  • Pray that I will always be compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in love, and a humble servant to those I am working with and for.
  • Pray for a boldness in spirit that I will share my faith with others.

Responses

  1. This is a list worthy of printing and keeping with my Bible for morning devotions. Thanks for keeping it current.

  2. Hi there!

    I help with getting prayer requests for the Missions Monthly newsletter for Northshore. If you have anything that you would like to have in the October newsletter please let me know. Or any other prayer requests throughout the months that you need prayer for or requests that Pastor Titus has. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Smiles,
    Toni

  3. Thanks for the update … just printed it out and placed it in my Bible for prayer time. Thanks again.

  4. In addition to prayer, what is the best way to support you and your projects in Mamelodi?

  5. It’s awesome to see how God is working!

    • Amen! I am humbled, amazed, and so blessed to watch it all happen!

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  7. Thanks for the updated prayer list … I will place it in the front cover of my Bible even now.

  8. Its astonishing how fast God has answered your prayers! I have for the past 3 weeks fasted two 7day fasts n today Fri 18 May till Sun m fasting for a new job, the expidient finalisation of my permit application by the Appeals committee after it ws initially rejected bcoz I hadn’t supplied bank statements (fasted n prayed for my permit since June 2010 till now nothing has happened n this makes it hard to get a job except by Grace), now that m not working there is overdue school fees of $700 for my kids in Zim, rents, groceries etc, I tried doing business n none of my products bought since March 2012! I have prayed nad fasted and yet my prayers hvnt bn a answered kwikly like yours. How then do I touch the heart of God to answer my prayers as He answered yours in record tym?


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