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  • Aug9Wed

    Joining in the Power of Prayer

    August 9, 2017 by Colleen Shoemaker, TWR Canada's Women's Ministry Coordinator
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    TWR Women of Hope (formerly Project Hannah) is TWR’s flagship radio and prayer ministry for women, bringing hope in Jesus to women around the world and across generations.  In today’s Speaking Hope e-update, Colleen Shoemaker, TWR Canada Women’s Ministry Coordinator, talks about the power of prayer in this ministry that engages intercessors in over 125 countries, and broadcasts in over 70 languages.

    Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV)

    This is just one of many, many scriptures that show God has given us a responsibility to care for others. We are called to look after those less fortunate, the widows and orphans, those hurting and in need. We are called to be like Jesus, to be His hands and feet. We are called to do the things that show a hurting world the hope and healing of Jesus Christ.

    Women are one specific group that is in particular need of hope in his name. In many parts of the world, they are marginalized every day, experiencing high levels of poverty, illiteracy and health crises. They live in hopelessness because society tells them they are worthless.

    TWR Women of Hope is one of the tools that God is using to share his compassionate heart and the gift of salvation he offers. As a ministry of TWR, this ministry for women by women, encourages and equips women (and men) to pray, listen, learn, grow and give. (

    Prayer is the core of TWR Women of Hope. Prayer drives every initiative in this ministry and unites us together as we communicate with God. Every day intercessors from around the world pray on behalf of women who are needing Christ’s hope and healing, those whose voices are not heard by this world. Seeking the only source of eternal hope and everlasting healing, this powerful global community of over 50,000 intercessors stands in the gap for those trapped in emotional, spiritual and physical oppression.

    This intercessor shares her joy in being part of our global prayer movement:

    “TWR Women of Hope is a great ministry. It has opened my mind to the most difficult situations women face today all around the world. When I heard it for the first time, I really thanked God for the woman who decided to start this ministry. The information we get, when we listen or read the prayer calendar, is sometime very painful, but in the midst of all the pain, we have the great opportunity to bring it all to God! TWR Women of Hope has encouraged me to be thankful for the situation where I am. It helps me to go to God not only with my usual prayer requests but with a humble heart to pray for other women. It seems to me like I am in a mission, and with my prayer I am going to impact that specific situation. This ministry has helped me also to be informed about the mentality of women who do not know the Bible and has helped me to appreciate the value I have in God’s eyes. TWR Women of Hope is one of those ministries that grips my heart in prayer. Thank you!”

    Prayer is one of the greatest resources of the Church and one of the greatest things we can do for others. We can’t always change their circumstances, but we can pray for them, knowing that we are pouring out our requests to an all-powerful and all-loving God. We can pray that they will find the hope and healing they can have in Jesus … hope to rise above their circumstances and have victory in his name!
    You can join the thousands of intercessors worldwide and be part of what God is doing to bring hope and healing in Jesus’s name. We simply ask for a minute or two of your day to pray the request listed … a minute or two that changes lives. Please join us.

    Sign up here (select TWR Women of Hope Prayer Calendar)