Uganda Day 9

daily prayer guide

Day 9: Sunday, August 4
It might surprise you to hear that the United Nations and the Bible agree that faith is central to hope and resilience. Faith, hope and resilience are essential to survival and eventual recovery from forced displacement. Because of this, the UN is seeking help from communities of faith, believing that they play a critical role in responding to the global refugee crisis.

The refugee experience has a way of stripping people down to their core. They lose the familiar place they called home. They lose their friends and community—the people that shared their joys and hardships. They face many dangers and struggle to find safety, shelter, food and clothing. They are often unwelcome in the places where they seek refuge. And the longer a person is displaced, the less hope they have that they will ever return home.

There is no reason to doubt that David experienced all of these trials while a refugee. It was early into this passage of his life that Jonathan went out into the desert to help David “find strength in God.” Jonathan knew he could not solve David’s problems, but that didn’t stop him from doing what he could to support him in his time of need.

“David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands. While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life. And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ he said. ‘My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.’ The two of them made a covenant before the Lord. Then Jonathan went home, but David remained at Horesh.” (1 Samuel 23:14-18)

The team will not be able to solve all of Bidi Bidi’s hurt, but may this never get in their way to love Jesus and love like Jesus. May the “99” not be overwhelming but pray the team sees all the “1s”…and pray they pour into the “1s” as God places them in front of them. Pray for sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

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.