Weekly Prayer Update






Friday, June 2, 2023


Compassionate Ministry on the Asia-Pacific Region

Last month, NCM leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region met in Taipei, Taiwan, for their biannual meeting. They gathered to celebrate the work that God is doing through the Church of the Nazarene in the region. Through local churches, wells provide clean water, widow and orphans receive care through economic development projects, teams respond to disasters, holistic child development programs support children living in poverty, and the hope of Christ is shared. In addition, time was taken to share stories of compassion from Mongolia, where compassionate ministry is a vital part of every local church’s outreach. Stories were shared from one church that operates a ministry for the unhoused. Church members work to bless people in need with meals, haircuts, clothing, and spiritual support.

We pray for people impacted by compassionate ministry across the Asia-Pacific region of the Church of the Nazarene. Through each encounter, may they know that they are loved by you. Provide for the needs of each family through these vital ministries, and give them the encouragement they need to hope for a better future. Lord, hear our prayers.


Holistic Child Development in Albania

In Albania, one child development center ministers to 19 children, providing spiritual, educational, physical, and emotional nurturing. The holistic approach at the center helps alleviate the burden of poverty and gives children hope for a better future. The center aided families after the severe earthquake in 2019 and during the COVID-19 pandemic while schools and the center were closed. When children could again attend their schools and center, staff reported how happy they were to see their friends and receive in-person tutoring.

We pray for sponsored children in Albania and their families. We pray that each one will know the Spirit's presence in their daily lives and find strength and support for the challenges they might face. Help them find their joy in You. Lord, hear our prayers.

Clean Water (WASH) Ministries

Over 2 billion people around the world do not have access to clean and safe water at home. As a result, one of the leading causes of death in low-income communities are illnesses caused by waterborne diseases, lack of sanitation, and poor hygiene practices. Nazarene Compassionate Ministries partners with local churches to help people live healthier lives through the implementation of a comprehensive WASH program addressing water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

We pray for people who do not live near clean water sources or who struggle with waterborne diseases. Through church-led WASH projects, may they experience the relief of good health and wellness, a basic human right. Lord, hear our prayers.