Uganda Day 5

daily prayer guide

Day 5: Wednesday, July 31
Unlike migrants who set out for a new country with a vision of a better life, refugees are people fleeing present danger with the simple aim of finding safety and peace.

From the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis, to the Revelation recorded by the Apostle John while in exile on the Isle of Patmos, the Bible is filled with stories of forcibly displaced people. Moses fled into the desert to escape Pharaoh’s wrath. David was forced to flee Israel and seek safety in desert places because Saul was bent on having him killed. Esther, Daniel and Nehemiah were among the Jewish exiles of their day, forced to leave their country and live in foreign empires. Jesus Himself escaped to Egypt when King Herod sought His death.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a refugee? Today’s reading is from a Psalm that describes the experience of many refugees both then and now.

How does the Psalmist describe the refugee experience?

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south. Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” (Psalm 107:1-9)

Team Members

Ruth Lomo Jay Phebus Wafaa Khartoum
Joyce Lomo Daniel Phebus Karamba
Stephanie Powell Ari Campbell Nadine Pasikari
Gladys Hunt Beth Price Fidel Pasikari
Samantha Sanchez Wailes N. Esther Pasikari


PRAYER POINTS (CAN BE PRAYED EVERY DAY)

  • Pray that we let go of control and lay all of our plans before the throne of God—that not our will but His will be done.

  • Pray for the spiritual and physical preparations of the team.

  • Pray for the flexibility of the team.

  • Pray that the Lord go before us and prepare the hearts of those we will serve and prepare the atmosphere for His will to be done.

  • Pray for protection against the plans of the evil one.

  • Pray for the health, safety and travels of the team.

  • Pray that the Lord will open the spiritual eyes and ears of the team as we travel so that we can be attentive and minister along the way (in the airports and as we travel).

  • Pray for the unity of the team—pray for oneness.

  • Pray against the spirit of loneliness and fatigue/exhaustion.

  • Pray for boldness and the empowering of the Holy Spirit.

  • Pray that the team will experience God on a deeper level—that the team will experience His love so deeply that it pushes them to love as Christ loves and serve as He serves, with humility.

  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to open blinded eyes and that unbelievers would see Christ in all of His glory.

  • Pray for the spiritual development, strength, and growth of the partner churches and ministries that our team will work with.