Welcome to 15 Days of Prayer!

Day 14

Translating the Bible for unreached people in South Asia

  • Some of our missionary partners operate in parts of the world where the good news of Jesus is actively combatted by local authorities. For this reason, we are unable to disclose their names or specific geographic location.
  • Pray that the Lord will reveal himself and draw lost people to himself, using the newly published translated Scriptures that are beginning to be distributed and receiving a strong response in an unreached area in South Asia.

“So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.
Romans 10:17

Day 13

Training and equipping Indigenous pastors to reach their communities

  • The mission of Training Pastors International is to equip local pastors to train and equip other local pastors to spread the Gospel with confidence.
  • Praise that TPI is celebrating 20 years of meetings in Cameroon, Sierra Leon, Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi with over 1,000 pastors represented. Pray for safe travel, peace, and protection for the pastors that attend these meetings.
  • Learn more at https://trainingpastors.org/.

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8

Day 12

Supporting Local Families

  • The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater supports women unprepared for pregnancy. CPC exists to save lives, spare hearts, and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ here in South Hampton Roads.
  • Pray for the women in Hampton Roads the center serves, that they will know and experience the love of Jesus. Pray for the center as they are seeing a 14% increase in the number of women they have served so far this year.
  • Learn more at https://cpcfriends.org/.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10

Day 11

Reaching Muslim communities overseas

  • Frontiers USA focuses on the peoples and places with the least access to the Gospel. They recruit, train, and send teams of workers to live in Muslim communities and bring Christ’s message to those who have yet to hear it.
  • Pray for the practical needs of the missionaries serving Muslim communities overseas. Pray that their audiences and influence would grow so that the gospel would transform lives in places it has not yet reached!
  • Learn more at https://frontiersusa.org/.

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always,

to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19-20

Day 10

Fighting Material Poverty and Promoting Development

  • PiN (People in Need) Ministry exists to connect people experiencing homelessness to a loving God who will heal and restore hope.
    • Pray for people experiencing homelessness in Hampton Roads. Pray that they will know that there is a God who desires a deep, meaningful relationship with them.
    • Learn more at https://pinministry.org/.
  • The mission of New Vines International is to see lives changed through the alleviation of poverty. Compassion, education, discipleship, capital infusion and the help of the Holy Spirit move people from poverty and despair to hope and peace.
    • Pray for the students who engage in NVI programs. Pray that the businesses they build will continue to lead to lives being transformed through the alleviation of poverty in all its forms – financial, spiritual, relational, and personal.
    • Learn more at https://www.newvinesintl.org/.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28

Day 9

Reaching Rural Kenya

  • World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. They partner with local churches and community leaders in the U.S. and abroad to bring hope, healing, and transformation to the most vulnerable.
  • Pray for the 180 churches among the Massai people. Praise that the Massai people are enjoying new savings groups and expanding youth programs. Pray to alleviate the drought and food scarcity.
  • Learn more at https://worldrelief.org/.

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint”
Isaiah 40:31

Day 8

Fighting against Human Trafficking

  • The mission of Samaritan House is to foster personal safety, growth and self-sufficiency in adults and their children through freedom from sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking, and homelessness.
    • Pray to end the rise in domestic violence and human trafficking cases in Hampton Roads. Pray for the people who are in a violent relationship, who aren’t strong enough yet to escape the violence.  Pray they find the strength through Jesus that will guide them to start the healing process.
    • Learn more at https://samaritanhouseva.org/.
  • The mission of Safe House Project is to reduce sex trafficking through education, provide emergency services to survivors, and ensure every survivor has access to safe housing and holistic care.
    • Pray that human trafficking will be eradicated by 2030. Pray for the survivors, for those caring for the survivors and for justice to be done.
    • Learn more at https://safehouseproject.org/.

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”
Isaiah 1:17

Day 7

Training and sending indigenous workers to share the Gospel

  • The 15:20 Coalition is a partnership of churches and individuals that work together to train, develop, equip, and send indigenous workers from unreached people groups to share the Gospel. They strategically target areas in the world where the Gospel has started to take root but where there are virtually no native evangelical Christians or churches to share about Jesus.
  • Pray for indigenous workers as they are equipped and then sent to the least reached people groups in the world. Prayers specifically for new churches in Togo, Kosovo, and Albania.
  • Learn more at https://1520coalition.com/.

“Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples.”
Psalm 96:1-3

Day 6

GBC Serve and Learn Trips 

  • Grace Bible Church sends Serve and Learn trips each year to a few of our global missions ministry partners.
  • Pray for the teams that will go and serve in 2024. Pray that they will be encouraged as they encourage others and that they will feel empowered to say and do what Jesus said and did. Pray for the lives that will be transformed both here and around the world.
  • Learn more at https://gracebible.church/salt.

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
Mark 10:45

Day 5

Building Relationships in Central America

  • The mission of Connect is to make disciples in many cultures at one time by engaging individuals, communities and the Church through love, prayer, worship, service, and the Word lived out.
  • Pray for God’s strength, comfort, and peace as the country continues to experience turmoil. Pray for the impact Katie has had on teams that come to visit her. Pray for local leaders to be encouraged, marriages protected, and widows to be cared for by their community.

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”
Proverbs 17:17

Day 4

Refugee Resettlement in Hampton Roads 

  • Grace Bible Church is uniquely equipped to make refugee resettlement a continuing ministry in our church. We are excited to live out God’s calling to love those who have been uprooted from their homes and are now starting over in Hampton Roads.  
  • Pray for the families that Grace Bible Church has welcomed into Hampton Roads. Pray that they will continue to thrive in their communities and that they would continue to ask questions about Jesus.  

“You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the heart of a sojourner, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.”
Exodus 23:9

Day 3

Women’s literacy and self-empowerment in Southeast Asia 

  • GTI Hope provides education and literacy classes to women in Southeast Asia. The Bible is used to teach the literacy courses and many women start small businesses because of what they learn in their classes. The women not only gain confidence and financial independence but have a restored relationship with Jesus because of what they learn. 
  • Pray for the students’ safety as they travel, that they will be protected from persecution, and that they will have open hearts in lessons.  
  • Learn more at https://www.gtihope.org/.

“She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.”
Proverbs 31:16-17

Day 2

Education and Schools

  • ASEL is a system of schools in Togo that equips Togolese teachers through mentorship, discipleship, and ongoing Teacher Training Seminars. The teachers then instill character and competence in their students while giving them opportunities to hear the Gospel.
    • Pray that ASEL Christian Schools will continue to attract Muslim families that are seeking high quality education for their children.
    • Learn more at https://togoschools.org/.
  • FOR Our Schools: At Grace Bible Church, we believe that the public schools are the heartbeat of our community, and by serving them, we are sharing God’s love in real and tangible ways.
    • Pray for our students, teachers, and staff. Pray for our teachers to have wisdom to help our students succeed.  Pray for everyone’s health so that we may have a productive, successful year!  Pray that God will provide the teachers and para teachers needed to serve the students well.
    • Learn more at https://gracebible.church/schools.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

Day 1

B.L.E.S.S. 

  • At GBC, we use the acronym B.L.E.S.S as a reminder to be in prayer for those who don’t know Jesus. Who in your life are you praying for who is not a follower of Jesus? What is your next step to share God’s love with them? There is no pressure for any of us to lead someone to Jesus, but we do have the privilege of playing our part. The acronym B.L.E.S.S. (Begin with prayer, Listen, Eat together, Serve them, Share your faith story) is a helpful way to think about how we are partnering with the Holy Spirit to see people come to faith in Jesus. 
  • Take time to pray for your friends and family who don’t know Jesus. And pray also for our church, that we can continue to create environments that unchurched people love to attend.