Prayer Requests

 
 

November –

Suliman | Sudan

Please pray that I develop my research skills during my time here. Pray for the ministry team at our local church who organizes mission trips and conferences. I ask you to pray that God provides the resources and opens doors for their ministry. Pray also that my family members in Sudan come to Christ.

Martha | Egypt

I ask you to pray for my mother; she is not doing well physically. Three years ago, she had an unsuccessful surgery for her knee joints, and she hasn’t been able to walk properly since then. Please also pray for the underprivileged in Egypt. May the believers in Egypt show them that there is hope in Christ.

Male Student | Egypt

Pray that the Lord gives me wisdom when managing my time as the academic pressure increases. Pray that He gives me comfort whenever I long for home, so I adjust to the new environment quickly. I want to focus fully on my studies so that I am well prepared when I return to serve my people.

Maha | Sudan

Please pray for my father, who has a hard time walking. He has been suffering from leg pain for the past three months because of diabetes.

Noha | Sudan

Please pray that I have the right attitude as the academic load increases, and that I joyfully press on without complaining. Pray also for the discipleship ministry at my local church in Sudan. A new cohort started their discipleship courses at the beginning of this month, so pray that they hear God’s voice through the ministry.

Ibrahim | Sudan

My family and I haven’t fully reconciled because of my faith. Though they have come to terms with it, they still give me a hard time. Please pray for me regarding this matter. Pray for my local church, as they still haven’t received the official papers stating their ownership of the land, but we hope that things will be different with the current changes in the country. Please also pray for unity and peace in my local church and the Sudanese Church.

Pray for Lebanon

  • Pray that the current ruling political class gains sensitivity to the people’s needs in this critical situation, addressing them wisely with a readiness to sacrifice their own interests for the sake of the country’s deliverance.
  • Pray for protection over those in the Lebanese judicial system. May they be given boldness and impartiality so that corruption does not go unpunished and justice runs its course paving the way for fiscal and governmental reform.
  • Pray for the people of Lebanon not to be driven be fear during this economic situation. Many gas stations are temporarily closing across the country due to limited access to foreign currencies and the country’s ability to import essential goods (such as food, medicine, and fuel) is declining.
  • Pray for God’s Kingdom to expand at all times and during all circumstances in Lebanon. Pray for God to give His Church a spirit of generosity to reflect His love to the community during this time.

October –

Abukanidy | Sudan

Please pray for my time at seminary and my studies throughout this new academic year. Moreover, the Church and the ministry in Sudan are going through trying times. Therefore, I ask you to pray for the rapid improvement of the situation and for my wife and kids, that they would be kept safe and lack nothing.

Hamed | Sudan

Pray for a fruitful academic year, and pray for my family and me as we grieve the loss of my father, who was suffering from heart problems. Pray that we find comfort during this difficult phase.

Student | Egypt

Pray that God continues to use me with believers from a non-Christian background upon graduation. I am sure of His calling for me, so pray that He shows me where to go as I walk in His will.

Tathnia | Sudan

Pray that I am sensitive to God’s calling for my ministry after graduation. As the Lord had once emotionally healed me from depression, pray that I might be a tool in God’s hands to bring healing to many more.

Yousif | Sudan

We praise God for starting a church gathering in Sudan through the Baptist convention of Sudan. Pray with us that the group would soon gather at a place of their own. Please pray that God continues to prepare my wife and me for the ministry that awaits us in Sudan. It is a huge responsibility, so pray that he goes before us and enables us to do the work.

Susanna | Sudan

Please pray that God moves those who are lukewarm in the Sudanese Church to repentance and restoration that they may serve Him fervently. Pray also for young Sudanese church leaders that they may be given strength and wisdom.

Yaser | Syria

I ask you to pray for my country Syria and all countries where war and insecurity abound.

Niyazi | Sudan

I will be taking on a leadership position at my local church after graduation. I am looking forward to serving God in my country, so I ask you to pray that God prepares me for that step. I also got married this summer! Please pray that my wife and I walk together in God’s will.

September –

Rana Wazir Zailaa | Registrar

Pray with us as we start another academic year. Our returning students resumed their education at the start of last week, while our new students are still getting their visas to join us in October. Pray for the visa process, as it can be difficult for married couples and their children. Moreover, our Master of Religion (MRel) students and our returning students will start a new module in October, and our online students will start a new term. We will also have our accreditation visit then, so pray for this busy coming month!

Alexandra Abou Rjeily Bridi | Administration and HR Manager

We pray that all our newly accepted students will be granted visas. Pray for staff that they may be given strength at the start of this academic year. Our accounting team is also in the middle of the fiscal year-end closing process, so pray for them as they work hard, and pray for God’s provision for yet another year. We also have a vacant position, so pray for the right person to fill it.

Marcelle Saad | Student Affairs Assistant

Please pray that our new students will not have a hard time phasing in as the academic year starts, and pray that their visa process will go smoothly without any complications.

Chaden Hani | Researcher in Peacebuilding Affairs

Pray for our new students’ safe arrival to Lebanon and a readiness to learn and to change into Christ’s image. Pray also for our various peacebuilding activities throughout the year. We pray that more of our students get involved in our work so it extends to different Arab countries. There is a need for peacebuilding all over the region.

Jimmy Geagea | Peacebuilding Field Coordinator

At the end of this month, we will have the Khebz w Meleh Celebration Day. This event will gather groups from different regions in Lebanon. The youth will share the outcome of their work during the trainings and the lessons learned for future relationship building, so pray with us that the event will nurture strong relationships.

Roula El Azzi | Executive Assistant

Please pray for our new building construction that everything goes smoothly without any major complications.

Abed El Kareem Zien El Dien| Lecturer in Communication Studies

In light of the clash that took place in the South of Lebanon at the beginning of this month, pray for political stability and peace in Lebanon as students arrive.

Brent Hammoud | Master of Religion (MRel) Administrator  

I will be taking on the responsibilities of MRel administrator, so pray for my transition into my new position as part of the IMES team. Pray for the new MRel module that will start in October.

Caleb Hutcherson | Lecturer in Historical Theology and Faculty Development Lead

Please pray that I would be able to focus and be productive in order to make significant progress on my dissertation this year.

Pray for the Church in Algeria

In recent weeks, the Protestant Church of Algeria (EPA) has recorded a series of closures of its places of worship in Algeria, especially in the Kabyle area. Several churches (including those that aren’t under the EPA) have received written orders to stop all their activities, and a number of them were shut down.

One of our graduates’ church faced attempts of closure at the end of August, but by God’s grace, these attempts failed. She, in addition to other Algerian graduates, asked us to pray for the closed churches and the removal of the opposition that the Algerian Church is experiencing. She says, “Pray that God turns around the situation and sends more defenders of the Church. ‘The gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matt. 16:18 ESV).’ We hold on to this truth with the assurance that God allowed us to endure this so He might show His glory.”

In light of these events, let us lift our hearts together in prayer knowing that our Deliverer is able to help the Algerian Church withstand in the face of opposition and tribulation as it shines the light of Christ to the people.