31 Days of Prayer for LRI

Enjoying Your God in Prayer

Dear Praying Friends and Partners,

Thank you for praying for us. Your prayers are a very real way in which you partner with us. Let me share with you both a disappointment and a glory to spur you on to even more faithful and fervent prayer. 

Last year we asked you to pray that our team could travel into a restricted-access country undetected and not jeopardize the security of the pastors who are being trained. Unfortunately, the police broke up one of our training times in this country and interrogated both the pastors and our staff. Everyone was eventually released, but we believe that our presence in this country is now compromised and have decided not to continue ministry there for the foreseeable future. 

We also asked you to pray for our Ukrainian in-country leader as he forms a national training team empowered to lead training throughout the country. This past year our Ethiopian in-country leader traveled to Ukraine and helped the brothers there form this team. We rejoice that the Lord is developing a global network of pastor-trainers who are committed to helping one another.

So please, keep praying. The battle is real!

With much confidence in Christ,

Craig Parro

President

P.S. – You can use this PDF to print a copy of the prayer requests.


Please pray for . . .

  1. India – as new doors open for our training, that God would provide committed individuals to bring this training to Northeast, Northwest, and Central India.
  2. Bangladesh – for the formation of Bengali mentor trainers and a movement of training in 2020.
  3. Restricted country in Southeast Asia – for protection from government discovery of the training and for the underground churches in this closed country.
  4. USA – for discernment of the most strategic training opportunities in North America.
  5. USA – for expanded leadership through the establishment of a national training team.
  6. USA – that we could recruit a regional director.
  7. Europe – Pray for wisdom and discernment to choose mentor trainers to lead the work in Europe.
  8. Ukraine – for the mentor trainer team to continue to grow in character and competence as they lead training across the country.
  9. Europe – for the European leadership team to develop and work alongside us as we spread the work through Europe in the coming years.
  10. Communications Team – that God gives us humility and grace in new working relationships.
  11. Communications Team – that God allows us to find and clearly communicate the stories of Him at work so that we might inspire worship.
  12. Communications Team – that God would lead our rebranding process and help us complete excellent work that will put God’s glory on display.
  13. Technology Team – that God gives us wisdom to discover and implement tools that will keep our staff and partners safe as they do their work.
  14. Technology Team – that God gives us wisdom and servant-mindedness to train staff and partners with tools that will help them collaborate even more effectively.
  15. Technology Team – that God helps us to accomplish the huge amount of work before us in the next year to build and implement unseen technology systems to support the ministry of equipping pastors to teach God’s Word.
  16. Africa – that the Spirit of God will continue to refresh the African team and use His Word through us as we continue to see a movement of the Word flourish. 
  17. Africa – for the east Africa leadership team as they joyfully expand the training throughout Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. 
  18. Africa – for the development of partnerships throughout southern Africa (countries such as South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Swaziland).
  19. Middle East – for wisdom in the next steps as we have many partnership opportunities in several countries throughout the Middle East. 
  20. Latin America – for new training possibilities in Mexico City, Chile, and Panama.
  21. Latin America – for ongoing mentor training groups in Ecuador, Colombia, and Honduras and for groups starting soon in Costa Rica, Peru, and Cuba.
  22. Latin America – for the consolidation of national teams and for a regional meeting of mentor trainers we hope to have.
  23. Russia – that God would give our colleague, “V”, all of the wisdom and grace he needs as he grows in leadership in Russia and completes his doctoral dissertation as well.
  24. Central Asia – that God would give our colleague, “J”, the grace and wisdom he needs as he prepares to take over the position of Regional Director for Central Asia this year.
  25. Russian and Central Asia – that God would enable our country directors in Central Asia and Russia to assume the places of leadership needed to advance a movement of the Word in their regions.
  26. Southeast Asia – for potential work in several countries we’ve been trying to start work in (Cambodia, Thailand, and a restricted-access country).
  27. Myanmar – that future movement leaders would develop from the two new groups we are launching.
  28. Indonesia – for leadership development and that God would provide many gifted mentor trainers to lead a movement in this country.
  29. The Philippines – for Filipino leaders to expand their leadership team to shepherd a movement over the long term.
  30. Finance Team – that everyone at LRI would maintain their sense of gratitude to God for the faithful way he provides for this ministry. 
  31. Finance Team – for godly wisdom for everyone at LRI who makes decisions and prioritizes how resources should be stewarded for the greatest good of the mission.