“Ask, and it will be given to you;
seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
“Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?( Mt 7:7-9)
1. Serving global Christianity. TEASA celebrates the election of its chairman Rev Paul Msiza to serve as President of the World Baptist Alliance.http://www.bwanet.org/news/news-releases/409-new-bwa-president. This is both a matter for praise as well as prayerful support for our brother Paul Msiza as serves the Baptist world body
2. Church leaders meeting with DIRCO. As the world stands in awe at the persecution of Christian and other minorities in Iraq, church leaders in South Africa are engaging with South African government officials about how to serve the cause of justice and Human rights in that part of the world. Pray for wisdom for the leaders as they continue to advocate on behalf of the persecuted in Iraq.
3. Jim Wallis’s successful South Africa visit: Several Christian networks in the nation prayed and trusted the Lord for strengthening the bridges that unite Churches and Christian leaders for a united impact in the nation. Jim’s visit was a great contribution in that regard, inspiring for this generation of leaders and the next.
4. Health day events. TEASA is partnering with several local churches and organisations to host health day events in the last quarter of 2014. Pray that this will provide an opportunity for the local church to manifest the love of God to the community in which it is located. Pray for local church based health care workers and professionals to find their place in the missional army Christian witness.
5. Empowered 21.TEASA General secretary is facilitating meetings of Empowered 21 in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in collaboration with Empowered 21. Please pray for a fresh outpouring of the Spirit and a strong missional focus of Spirit empowered churches.
6. E tolls. TEASA GS led a delegation of Church leaders to meet with the Panel appointed by the Premier of Gauteng to look into e tolls. The voice of the churches, labour and much of civil society has opposed e tolling. Pray that government will respond to the cries of the people.
7. TB Joshua: Many South Africans continue to flock to TB Joshua’s synagogue, despite Christian leaders in Nigeria and South Africa warning against the spiritual trap and bondage that he represents. The recent unfortunate collapse of the synagogue building has drawn renewed attention to the fact that South Africans of all sorts: pastors, congregants and politicians continue to frequent Nigeria. Pray for the casualties of this unfortunate accident. Pray especially that many will heed the warnings and find deliverance from TB’s dubious schemes.