PRAY regularly for the ministry
While prayer often takes a backseat in terms of acknowledged importance from the Christian community, we at Man Up and Go are absolutely convinced it is the key to seeing fewer orphans around the globe.
For one, we affirm that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the evil dignitaries of this universe who have set themselves up against God's purposes and plans for families (Eph. 6:12). Secondly, as Scottish theologian Oswald Chambers has noted, there "is no snare in prayer." That is, we are in no danger of being haughty, prideful, or recognized by our fellow humans when we're alone in our prayer closet. Prayer is a person's secret communication with almighty God by which He changes the world and receives all the credit for doing so.
Prayer to God unlocks that which service for God never will.
As such, we desire and covet your prayers. Here is a short list of our needs that you can pray for even now. However, if God is calling you to commit to praying regularly for Man Up and Go's endeavors as a Prayer Champion, you may:
- Request a call from one of our Ministry Support Coordinators regarding the prayer needs of the ministry
- Request a prayer card with specific details about the person for whom you are praying
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR ORGANIZATION, EMPLOYEES AND BOARD MEMBERS
That the Lord would raise up a harvest of workers from within our local churches and communities with a passion to help Man Up and Go build families by serving alongside our ministry partners in Africa and elsewhere.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR TEAM MEMBERS
That our team members and leaders would continue to LOVE BIG as they serve the people of Africa and elsewhere with a contagious energy and passion that reflects the unconditional love of our Heavenly Father. For the health and safety of our team members and leaders as they serve alongside orphans, widows, and men in Africa and elsewhere. For strength that they would not grow weary as they battle on their feet and on their knees to defend the cause of the orphan, widow, and family.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR MINISTRY PARTNERS
That our ministry partners, pastors, and their wives might stand strong in the face of spiritual opposition, government red tape, community resistance to change, and lack of financial resources. (Contact us for more specifics or view Our Impact with links to our ministry partners.)
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE ORPHANS AND WIDOWS WE SERVE
For the protection and provision of all children that we have been called to serve, some of whom while not yet orphaned may be living with only one parent who is either sick or dying. Please pray for the health and safety of both the parent and the children.
You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.
- Psalm 10:17-18
For the widows we serve who, due to a lack of resources, may be considering abandoning their children. Please pray that the Lord would meet their needs and provide the necessary resources to care for their children and keep their families together. That the Lord would convict the global church of its responsibility to care for the orphan and the widow in their distress and in so doing break its heart for both of them.
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families . . .
- Psalm 68:5-6
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE MEN WE SERVE
That the Lord would convict all men everywhere who have abdicated their responsibility to lead their families; pray that through proper instruction, they might be equipped with the necessary skills to effectively lead, provide for, and protect their families. Pray for the Muslim converts to Christianity who we serve in Uganda, many of whom have been shunned by society, ostracized by family, and often forced to flee in fear for their lives.
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
- Hebrews 13:3