Pray for women who suffer because of the common practice of polygamy. Pray that more laws would be made and enforced to protect the family unit. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work in us, to him be glory” (Ephesians 3:20).
Pray for the committed volunteers trying to visit the 343 prayer groups in Tanzania (more than 2,500 intercessors) and for the provision for the funds needed for their transport. They sometimes travel long distances, sometimes 19 hours, by bus to reach listeners and intercessors.
Pray for Hannah’s House in Tanzania, where women learn to sew or cook items to sell. Almost 70 percent of the nearly 50 million people in Tanzania live in poverty.
Pray for Somali women around the world seeking truth about God. Pray for safety for the Somali Christian women who reach out to them offering hope in Jesus. More than 6,000 have joined the Somali Christian women’s Facebook page.
Pray for wives who are abandoned by their husbands or do not have trusting, caring relationships with the men in their lives. Pray these women will receive skills training to generate income so they can provide for their children. Pray also for the widows and single mothers who are shunned and then struggle to survive.
Pray for leaders in Kenya as they work to reduce obstacles hindering teenage girls from getting an education. Pray for women throughout East Africa receiving literacy training.
Pray for guidance and wisdom for the Women of Hope Swahili teams in Kenya and Tanzania as they translate, adapt, and record these programs so that many will be touched and led to a personal relationship with God. “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
Pray for evangelical Christian families, including children, who are being arrested in their homes in Eritrea. Pray also for Eritreans fleeing their country only to be kidnapped and held for ransom in Chad, Libya, Somalia, and other countries.
Pray for children, young and old, to honor and respect their mothers and that adult children will protect their mothers. Pray that mothers would receive encouragement and support from local churches. “Honor your father and your mother” (Exodus 20:12).
Pray for women in Burundi who were not able to attend school but deeply desire to learn. Praise the Lord for the four-day workshop in 2017 during which women were able to speak about their suffering. Some walked miles to attend the seminar because they didn’t have the bus fare. Some came carrying their babies.
Pray for women and girls who face the shame and distress of domestic violence, rape, forced marriages, child marriages, early pregnancy, wife inheritance (when a woman is forced to marry her dead husband’s relative), and the deprivation of property rights.
Please pray for Chinese and Korean women in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, North and South Korea, and around the world. Ask that they will be led to pray for one another and to help women who are suffering and need to experience God’s love.
Pray for church and community leaders to be courageous and teach the importance of respecting all people as precious children of God. Pray that families would model respect for women and girls so that domestic violence will no longer be tolerated.
Pray for TWR Women of Hope’s prayer group leaders, intercessors, and volunteers in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe as they offer Bible studies, visit the sick and lonely, evangelize, and encourage and comfort women through friendships and prayers.
Pray for more affordable housing to be made available for the poor and middle class so they can better care for their children. Angola is the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa, but 70 percent of its people live on less than US$2 a day.