SGA Prayer and Praise Items
19—Lift the staff of SGA’s Minsk RMC in prayer. May the Lord grant them His blessing and encouragement, and many more opportunities to help Belarussian churches advance the Gospel.
20—Along with many other SGA-sponsored missionary pastors and their churches, Pastor Piotr Lukashevich looks forward to summer camp ministry in the Vitebsk region, and the opportunities it affords to reach children for Christ. Pray for abundant resources to send as many children to camp as possible across the CIS.
21—National heads of government from across the CIS are scheduled for a conference in Minsk at the end of the month. In keeping with Scripture’s command to pray for ... all who are in authority (1 Timothy 2:2), pray that God will work in the hearts of these leaders to allow open doors for the Gospel.
22—In addition to Belarussian UECB president Dr. Viktor Krutko, pray for regional pastors across the six oblasts (states) of the country. Ask for God’s wisdom as they oversee Gospel outreach in their territories.
23—We praise and thank the Lord for His continued hand on—and provision for—the SGA-sponsored Almaty Bible Institute in Kazakhstan. Pray today for ABI president Alexander Karyakov and the students as they must work amid growing pressure on the evangelical churches.
24—Kazakhstan is the largest former Soviet country of Central Asia, with a population of 16.5 million people—predominately Muslim. The vast majority of towns and villages remain without a Bible-preaching church and more workers are needed. Please list this great need before the Lord today.
25—Here at mid-spring, please remember to intercede in advance for this year’s children’s summer camp ministries across the CIS. Pray for the funds needed to help the churches hold as many sessions as possible, and for increased numbers of children attending.
26—Today’s global economy presents challenging days for many ministries, and SGA is no exception. Ask for God’s gracious, increased provision so that we can help Bible-preaching churches in the CIS continue advancing the Gospel to the millions who have yet to hear.
27—Please remember Pastor Allan Vincent and the staff of SGA/Canada in prayer. Also lift up our other international offices in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
28—Thousands of Russians have protested a controversial law banning U.S. adoptions of Russian children. Please pray for the SGA-sponsored Orphans Reborn ministry, which reaches these neediest of children in Russian orphanages with Christ’s love.
29—In addition to his frequent ministry visits to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Israel, SGA president Bob Provost is often asked to speak at missions conferences and events across North America. Ask for God’s continued blessing in the midst of Bob’s heavy travel schedule.
30—Although SGA’s Moscow RMC is in Russia, director Valery Kazakov and staff frequently assist coordination of SGA ministries in other CIS nations. Please remember Valery and his team in prayer today. We are thankful to God for their diligent service to Christ.
31—Reflection: We close May with King Solomon’s assurance of God’s justice ... Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked; for there will be no future for the evil man; the lamp of the wicked will be put out (Proverbs 24:19-20).