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    January 2020 TWR Women of Hope Prayer Calendar

    December 27, 2019 by the TWR Canada Team
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    Filling the Void

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    Illiteracy is common in Women of Hope listener Dhriti’s community in South Asia. And child marriage is on the rise because poorly educated villagers are unaware of the problems it contributes to, she says. Child marriage, in turn, forces children out of school and into a life of poverty, raising the risk of domestic violence, abuse, ill health or early deaths.

    But a TWR radio program helps Dhriti* and others like her make up for having missed out on the opportunity to go to school and learn to read books. For Dhriti, Women of Hope “is really so much more effective for us in transforming our lives.”

    “When the Women of Hope radio program airs, we learn about health and get spiritual and godly knowledge,” she says. “This gives me the potential to improve myself, my family and my community. We have also learned about the true gospel, which is different from the strict set of legal rules and regulations we have been taught to follow.”

    Dhriti explains that villagers were searching and praying for many years to find a way to learn new things. Now she and others enjoy improved lifestyles because they have overcome discouraging struggles by applying the practical and spiritual messages heard on the radio.

    “Today my dream has been completed because of God’s grace,” says Dhriti, “and because of the Women of Hope radio program.”

    Isn’t it wonderful to know that a radio program, drawing on the power of the Holy Spirit, is able to improve the lives of people who once felt hopeless because of their lack of education? Women of Hope has helped fill this void.

     

    * Dhriti is a pseudonym used to protect the listener’s privacy.

     
     

    In January, we are praying for education. Please pray … 

    1. Father, we pray that our children would be the light of Jesus at school and that their classmates would be drawn to Christ through their words and actions. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matt. 5:14).
    2. Lord, we know that many girls in Finland are tired and becoming physically ill because of the intense pressure to study. Help each young woman find her value in you and not in her achievements.
    3. Open the eyes of every student, Lord, to unbiblical ideologies. May they listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, discern error from truth and discuss these issues with their parents. (John 14:26)
    4. Father, we pray that North Korean refugees who are students living in South Korea would find mentors and tutors who meet their needs and help them adapt to the unfamiliar educational system.
    5. May our children respect their teachers and recognize their authority even in times of conflict. “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority” (1 Pet. 2:13a).
    6. God, we pray that Christian pupils in Germany would not be disrespected and would have the courage to confess and defend why they believe in you and your creation.
    7. Father, we pray that students in Turkey would have access to a more comprehensive education. Students in rural areas average only five to six years of education. Because many marry early, girls have less education than boys.
    8. We ask that you move, Father, in the hearts of families, cultures and governments to view girls as being worthy of a good education, for they are made in your image. (Gen. 1:27)
    9. We pray for female Chinese Bible students who are going through spiritual training. Father, deepen their relationships with you and increase their faith to believe that you will provide for their needs.
    10. We ask that Christian students, faculty and staff would find others in their schools with whom they can pray and encourage one another to stand strong in their faith and witness.
    11. Father, we pray that South Korean parents would model your truth, love and faith to their busy university-bound students and consistently have quality time together.
    12. Dear Lord, please protect female Japanese students from sexual harassment. We pray for your justice to rule and reign in each school.
    13. May the German students and parents who gather to pray for their schools and teachers be filled with your wisdom, discernment and joy. Lord, may more people desire to do this.
    14. God, give wisdom to the politicians and school authorities in Sweden who seek to lighten the increasingly heavy workload on teachers. They anticipate a shortage of 80,000 teachers in 10 years.
    15. We pray that educators would desire to serve longer tenures on Bonaire so that student-teacher relationships can develop and flourish, enhancing the students’ education.
    16. Dear Lord, give strength and courage to Christian youth in Denmark to stand firm and be witnesses for Jesus. We pray there will be revival in the schools and that those searching for meaning in life will be saved.
    17. God, we ask for increased opportunity for women in India to pursue higher education and secure good jobs. May their eyes stay focused on you as you provide for their needs.
    18. Father, many times the education our children receive from their culture is distorted and harmful. We pray for girls in France to see their true value in you and live purposefully for you.
    19. We pray, Lord, that Vietnamese pastors and leaders would teach their wives to read and write. Enlarge the understanding of these women, and may they know their value and role as daughters of God.
    20. God, please work in the hearts of government officials to prioritize education in Africa and equip the schools with qualified teachers and necessary resources.
    21. Father, we pray for Christian groups in schools across Canada to lovingly reach out to their peers with the truth of the gospel.
    22. Father, would you give wisdom and clear direction to Dr. Peggy Banks as she creates materials and leadership-training videos this year to enhance the TWR Women of Hope ministry?
    23. Dear Lord, we pray for an end to gender violence and early marriage, which leads to many girls becoming pregnant too soon. Often, they must quit school, and that leads to increased rates of poverty.
    24. Father, on this International Day of Education, we pray for girls worldwide to be provided with a comprehensive education and the support needed to complete it.
    25. We pray, Lord, that the Brazilian government would invest resources in the educational system, paying teachers well and providing a safe environment for each school.
    26. Father, give strength, determination and wisdom to young married women and mothers on Bonaire who are going back to school to finish their education.
    27. We pray for the leaders in Tanzania responsible for the educational curriculum. May they be led by your Spirit, God. Give them great wisdom in how to provide the best education for their people.
    28. Father, please broaden the reach of Women of Hope and Kuña Paraguai programs in the Guaraní language, bringing the message of salvation to these South American people.
    29. Lord, we pray that safe and high-quality education would be made available for all students, including adolescent mothers, refugees, minorities and those with disabilities.
    30. Give insight and creativity, God, to Women of Hope translators and production teams as they clarify your truths for nonliterate women. Help them to communicate effectively in the cultures and heart languages of their listeners.
    31. God, we pray for peace in Haiti so that children and students would once again be able to attend their schools and universities.

     

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