Uganda Day 7

daily prayer guide

Day 7: Friday, August 2
Picture this: A family gathers in the living room. The father checks the latest stock report on his laptop. The mother orders an item from an online store using her smartphone. Their two kids, each with a cellphone, have been sending text messages and calling friends for the past hour. With eyes on their gadgets, they have little time to talk with each other. Living in America, we can all relate to this on some aspects.

Communicating with distant family members, peers, or business associates has never been easier. Through text messaging, video calls and social networking sites we can communicate with anyone across the globe. Digital technology has bridged our separated worlds. But there is also the real danger that digital technology is keeping us physically and emotionally disconnected from those nearby.

While He was here on earth, Jesus found ways to connect with individuals. Jesus started a conversation with the Samaritan woman even though Jews disdained and avoided Samaritans. He called out Zacchaeus the tax collector and asked to be invited to his house. And to comfort two discouraged disciples, Jesus walked with them on the road to Emmaus and broke bread with them on their table.

Are we intentionally finding ways to connect not only with family and friends, but also with the new neighbor, the assistant at the grocery store, the visitor in church and anyone God will bring across the path of the team? They could be in need of someone to talk to.

The team will be unplugged from technology while in Uganda, so pray that this doesn’t stress their families back in the US—but definitely strengthens their reminder to see the person in front of them and to connect with them. Put down the phone for a while, disconnect from the internet and engage in a face-to-face interaction. Like Jesus, let us reach out to people and seize the opportunity to share how to be truly connected to God.

  • John 4:1-26

  • Luke 19:1-10

  • Luke 24:13-33

The team will be training and teaching groups of 10-12 people at a time, and then those will go on and train others. Pray for the team to have all the words as they teach, train and invest. Pray for translators. Pray that the team can be good listeners, present in the moment.

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.