Prayer

June Prayer Requests

Please join us in praying for these important requests.  Your prayers help us succeed in the mission God has set before us.

Thursday, June 1 –Pray for GHM to continue proclaiming the Good News to Central Asia and the Middle East through satellite broadcasting of our programs and our training and mentoring of home pastors.  Our desire is to always follow where God is leading and our need is to have the funding necessary to complete His work.

Friday, June 2 – Pray for the members of our team and our supporters who are visiting Israel at this time.  Ask specifically for their safety and the safety of all those within the borders of the country.  May this be a time of spiritual renewal, encouragement and enlightenment for all involved.  Lift up the entire nation of Israel in this Jubilee of Jubilees year.  

Saturday, June 3 – Pray for Umid and her children who are traveling at this time.  Ask God to protect them, provide travel mercies to them, and render their documentation appropriate for every inspection.  May they enjoy this special time and the people with whom they visit.  Our hope is that God will give them safety and allow them to be successful in all their endeavors.

Sunday, June 4 – Pray for Turkmenistan, a country with severe religious persecution.  Lift up the home pastors and their churches.  Lift up those who have not yet come to know the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and ask that God effectively use GHM to reach every hurting heart.

Monday, June 5 – Pray for a new cooperative initiative between multiple local and international ministries in Central Asia to reach 600,000 children and youth by 2022 to engage them in hidden churches.

Tuesday, June 6 – Pray for the Open Your Heart Capacity Campaign, a financial campaign designed to raise funds in order to strengthen our infrastructure and increase our capacity for production, as well as to meet the growing demand for our programming and the supporting activities.  Lift up the meetings being held in various homes to share the message of the campaign.  Ask God for to provide more hosts of these events and to touch the hearts of those who attend to help meet the financial needs of GHM.

Wednesday, June 7 – Pray for the hearts and minds of people in countries like China and Afghanistan where those speaking the heart languages of our target countries have migrated.  In many regions they have access to our satellite programming and we hope it will introduce them to the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Thursday, June 8 – Pray for the many Believers in Central Asia and the Middle East who have been arrested, detained, and imprisoned in their efforts to further the Good News of Jesus Christ. Also pray that many of them are able to use this opportunity to share their faith with police officers and government officials.

Friday, June 9 – Pray for Turkey and the ever-changing political climate there which is becoming increasingly dangerous for Believers every day.  We hope for their safety, well-being, and continued faith, but also for God to increase the harvest in this troubled nation.

Saturday, June 10 – Pray for the churches that support Global Heart Ministries.  We hope for the protection of the churches and their members, the refreshment for their ministers and the mission committees who labor so faithfully. 

Sunday, June 11 – Pray for the hearts and minds of the people of Kyrgyzstan, one of the countries where our home pastors encourage the hidden churches and there is access to our programming.  Our hope is that the Light of the Gospel will shine bright and bring many more to the Hope of Jesus Christ.

Monday, June 12 – Pray for VBS at Green Acres Church in Tyler, which focuses on the mission of Global Heart Ministries.  Today Abror will be making a live appearance at the church.  We hope that he will have safe travels and that his time with the children will be a memorable experience for them and beneficial to our work.

Tuesday, June 13 – Pray for Narmin, Tarana, Feruza, Umida and Abror, the hosts and co-hosts of our programs.  Lift them up for continued health and well-being, for their preparations for their new seasons and for wisdom as they interact with viewers who contact them through the information provided on their airings.

Wednesday, June 14 – Pray for Iran, a country with much political upheaval and great persecution for Christians.  In spite of the turmoil and also because of it, people are turning to Christianity in record numbers.  Pray the Spirit will continue to move among these people.

Thursday, June 15 – Pray for viewers to have open and responsive hearts to our new Azerbaijani Children’s Programming which will include a contest for 26 tablets.  Our goal is to create on-the-ground relationships with families to involve them in home churches. Broadcasts began April 11th and 12th.

Friday, June 16 – Pray for Kazakhstan whose people are hungry for the Good News of Jesus Christ to fill the void in their hearts.  Islam and aftermath of the godless Soviet rule has left the population without hope in their lives.  Kazakhstan is one of the countries most open to Christianity in the region and we desire to fully utilize this window of opportunity.

Saturday, June 17 – Pray for the Board of Directors of GHM to be encouraged by their endeavors on our behalf and for a continued passion for this ministry.  Also lift up our need for additional members for this incredibly important group. 

Sunday, June 18 – Pray for the hearts and minds of the people in Azerbaijan, where the Lord has given us great favor by opening doors in the government and by opening the hearts of musicians and artists in the nation to our message.

Monday, June 19 – Pray for the wonderful people who volunteer their time and talents with GHM, through Esther’s Friends, Daniel’s Men of Valor, and our regional networks.  We hope for them to be refreshed, to be given new inspiration to continue their efforts for us and for the Lord to raise up new people to join them in their efforts.

Tuesday, June 20 – Pray for our Central Asian teaching pastor, whom we call Joseph, as he labors continually to train and mentor house pastors in our target countries.

Wednesday, June 21 – Pray for Uzbekistan, a country with a new president who is showing signs that he may be willing to open the country up to more Western influences, including Christianity. Uzbekistan is recognized as one of the worst violators of human rights by virtually all human rights groups and this includes the persecution of Christians.  Lift up the people of this country and ask God for their leader to show compassion for them.

Thursday, June 22 – Pray for our satellite broadcast partners to be protected from cyber or physical attacks.  They are the major technological conduit that sends our programs into homes in Central Asia and The Middle East.

Friday, June 23 – Please pray for the last minute logistical arrangement for the Sweet Conversations, Azerbaijani Women’s program, video shoot.  We need all of our equipment prepped and for all of our props and sets to be ready.  The various people preparing to participate in the shoot need for their hearts and minds to be ready for the work ahead.  Those who will be away from home need for their families and jobs to be prepared for their absence.

Saturday, June 24 – Pray for the many people who will be traveling this week to participate in the Sweet Conversations video shoot.  We hope for their safety, their health, for travel mercies and for documents to be appropriate and accepted by the authorities along the way.

Sunday, June 25 – Please pray for the crew, staff and volunteers who will begin the set-up for the Sweet Conversations video shoot today.  May they be efficient, cooperative, and productive.  Continue to lift up those who are traveling.

Monday, June 26 – Pray for the completion of the set-up process and for our first day of filming for the Sweet Conversations video shoot today.  Especially lift up our equipment, the hair and make-up artists, the new and returning crew members, our on-set guests, those hosting guests in their home, those running errands for the shoot and for all the food preparations.  We desire to film two episodes today.

Tuesday, June 27 – Pray for our second day of filming Sweet Conversations.  Pray for our on-set guests, our producer and director and the balance of the film crew.  May we complete filming the desired number of episodes.

Wednesday, June 28 – Pray for our third day of filming Sweet Conversations.  Especially lift up our guests from Azerbaijani and those who are acting as their hosts.  May we complete filming three episodes today.

Thursday, June 29 – Pray for our fourth day of filming Sweet Conversations.  Especially lift up our co-hosts Narmin and Tarana as they navigate their many responsibilities during this difficult week.  May the Holy Spirit strengthen and encourage them.

Friday, June 30 – Pray for the fifth day of filming Sweet Conversations.  Pray for us to capture all the ancillary scenes we will need, like B roll, music videos and promotional spots.