December 27, 2020
Together in Prayer – January, 2021
A new year, a new time to rejoice and look for God to do great and mighty things in our struggling world. Just as in every new year, people are eager for something new, some new hope, some good news. Praise God, His Good News is for every people in every year. Thank you for joining us.
Together in prayer,
The Global Recordings USA Team
1 Staying usable for the Master: At the start of this year, GRN desires to lay all its plans and agendas at the feet of the Master. We want our feet to be guided into paths of righteousness and useful service. We want the Holy Spirit to break us and fill us so that our lives stay usable for all God wants to accomplish through GRN in 2021.
2 The Aloun people of Togo: The Aloun people are mostly Muslim. Ask God to provide a way for the GRN team in Togo to connect with this group so they can record and distribute the gospel story. Without knowledge of salvation in the name of the risen Christ, the people have no hope for eternity.
3 Praying Scriptures of hope: Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope. Psalm 16:9
4 Building for sale: The former USA office building in Temecula, CA, is still for sale. Thank the Lord that the first floor is leased, but we still need a renter for the second floor and/or an investor to purchase the building.
5 Three potential recordists await training: Chucho Loyo, the GRN Mexico leader, has three potential Mexican recordists awaiting training. They are willing to finance their training with the proceeds of their own businesses. Pray for them as they await training in Mexico.
6 Recording trips to Georgia: In the UK, Kenny and Joan McKee are planning several recording trips to the country of Georgia when travel restrictions are lifted. There are three Russian recording projects that they want to do also. Pray for God’s timing and anointing on these projects.
7 Recordist training postponed: Because of Covid-19, we have been forced to postpone recordist training in Togo (West Africa). Pray that the training of new workers will go ahead in God’s timing and that this season of waiting will be used of God for the spiritual growth of the trainees.
8 Gospel of John in Éwondo: GRN Cameroon director, Joseph Ndiba, asks for prayer as he records the Gospel of John in the Éwondo language. Pray these recordings will have impact as the Word of God is faithfully proclaimed. Praise God that His Word won’t return without first having accomplished all that God has purposed for it.
9 Field projects at a standstill: Because of Covid-19, many of GRN’s field projects remain at a standstill until it is once again safe to travel and meet with people. Pray that field teams will use this down time to wait upon the Lord, to be strengthened in prayer and in the Word, and to have time with families and make plans for 2021.
10 Praying Scriptures of hope: Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24
11 Every language group in Thailand: Pray that GRN Thailand staff will remain focused on the goal of giving the gospel to every language group in Thailand no matter how small. All are precious in God’s sight.
12 Doing our part: Pray for each of us as we do our part in helping to fulfill the prophecy that at the end of this age there will be some from every tribe and language and nation who will be among those gathered around the throne worshipping the Lamb.
13 Evangelism materials for the Congo: GRN South Africa is preparing 80 sets of Good News and Look, Listen and Live picture books, to be used with mp3 players and sent to the Congo (DRC). Pray for anointed distribution that will convict many people of sin and their need to be born again.
14 Our Australian tech team: Pray for our computer experts in Australia who continually keep our systems running and safe and protected from those who might try to do them harm. Pray especially for the 5fish phone app and those who support it.
15 Pray for Ines in South America: Ines, wife of Gustavo, a key leader in Ecuador, is expected to have surgery today to repair her lower digestive system. Pray for healing and for funds to pay for this major surgery.
16 Covid-19 script recorded in Nigeria: Give thanks for this script recorded in a couple of languages by our Nigerian team. These have proved very popular with listeners. May God’s word bring hope to those who are suffering.
17 Remote Luvale people in Zambia: GRN South Africa gives thanks for GRN recordings and picture book materials delivered to trained evangelists who are proclaiming Christ to the remote Luvale people in Zambia. Pray that these audio materials will be effective in changing lives.
18 Praying Scriptures of hope: A horse is a vain hope for safety; neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy. Psalm 33:17,18
19 A time of increase: Pray for a time of increase for GRN in 2021 as we keep our sights set on every language. Ask God to staff our ranks with men and women of faith who are filled with the Spirit of God and anointed with skills that will serve the ministry well. Ask God for those who will serve Him with a spirit of gladness and with a passion for extending His kingdom.
20 New volunteers: Give thanks for the new volunteers who are helping in the Arizona office and from remote locations across the USA. Our team is expanding and God is answering prayer.
21 Given joy in His house of prayer: GRN wants to be “a house of prayer for all nations” (Isaiah 56:7), praying especially that the people with whom we have shared our recordings will forsake their idols and false gods. Pray too they will bow before the One whose name is above every other name.
22 Board prospects: Pray for five gentlemen who are considering joining our Board of Directors. Pray for Tim, Nasser, Preston, Jim, and Randy as they seek God’s will about this service.
23 Using innovative ideas: Pray for GRN centers around the world to see and take advantage of the opportunities presented by this pandemic to advance God’s kingdom, through social media, 5fish app, and other technical advances.
24 Praying Scriptures of hope: For You are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth. Psalm 71:5
25 Culiacan outreach: Pray for Chucho Loyo and the GRN Mexico team as starting today they distribute recordings to migrant farm workers in Culiacan. May the Lord lead them to open camps and hungry hearts.
26 Divine protection: Culiacan is a dangerous place, not only from Covid threats, but also from drug dealers and others opposed to the gospel. Pray for God’s divine protection over this outreach.
27 Culiacan teams: Pray for Larry DeVilbiss and others from the USA office who will join volunteer teams to distribute recordings in Culiacan. Pray for safety and effective ministry.
28 USA tech team: Thank the Lord for Marc Guiett who leads USA’s IT team. Pray that God would call skilled personnel to join Marc in the important tasks of keeping our systems functioning.
29 USA accounting team: Pray for finance manager Ralph Loper and his team, who are responsible for all the financial transactions of GRN USA. Pray for Joan Rulison and Shannon Carter who assist Ralph.
30 Welcome to new staff members: Patti Ediger, Ivan Crissman, and Hanah Hardman have joined the GRN USA team. Pray for Patti who has been researching unrecorded languages right here in California, and for Ivan who is willing to be trained to go overseas and record more unrecorded languages. Hannah is a young artist whose work may have various applications.
31 Praying Scriptures of hope: You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word. Psalm 119:114
Click here for the January, 2021, Prayer Guide pdf
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