Uganda Day 6

daily prayer guide

Day 6: Thursday, August 1
Like many refugees today, Moses was born in a dangerous place at a dangerous time. Although he grew up in Pharaoh’s family, the oppression of his people by the Egyptians weighed heavily upon him. As an adult, he killed an Egyptian for beating a Jew. When Pharaoh heard about it, he tried to kill Moses. So Moses fled into the wilderness, where he was a refugee for 40 years.

Moses began to rebuild his life while still a refugee. Like many refugees today, Moses got married and began raising his family far from home. He named his firstborn son Gershom, which means “I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.”

Forced displacement left a deep and defining mark on Moses’ life. A similar mark is left on the lives of refugees today.

Today’s reading tells of how God used a Midianite family to help Moses recover from displacement and begin rebuilding his life.

“When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father’s flock. Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock. When the girls returned to Reuel their father, he asked them, ‘Why have you returned so early today?’ They answered, ‘An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock.’ ‘And where is he?’ Reuel asked his daughters. ‘Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat.’ Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage. Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, saying, ‘I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.’” (Exodus 2:15-22)

Pray for the refugees that the team will come in contact with. Many of these refugees have lived in these camps for many years (17-20 years). Pray for hope and peace for these people. May God meet them in their displacement.

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.