Prayer Requests

To add your prayer request email us at liftupmyprayer@etbc.org

Prayer of Praise:

Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!

Praise the Lord!

(Psalm 150:6)

 

Prayers for God’s Continued Guidance and Peace:

The unsaved in our community

Prayers for God to pour out His Spirit on the U.S. causing a Spiritual Awakening

East Tucson Baptist Church Family

 

Prayers for General Needs:

Angel Marrufo — has disappeared. Prayers that he is okay. (Corrine)

Rachel Weinstein — surgery wounds are not healing, cannot start radiation. (Corrine)

Tyler Meeker — surgery successful, recovered quickly. (Kylan D.)

 

Prayers for Those with Cancer:

Colleen Busboom-Green — recurrence of cancer (office)

Sharon Fuller — pancreatic cancer (Liz Macleod)

Jeff — cancer and treatment (Beth H.)

Mark Macleod — cancer (S. Macleod)

Mary Ann Myrick — cancer (Hoover)

Julie Phillips — breast cancer (Ruth Avila’s daughter)

Darnell Strayhan — cancer and emphysema; never smoked (Becky Z.)

Cecelia Thomas — cancer (Thomas-daughter in law)

 

Missionaries Associated With ETBC:

Carl Erbe — Japan

Carrie & Dan Rifenbark — Globe, AZ

Jan Turner — Mexico

Meg & Chris Bluto — Texas

Edward & Pailin Elder — SE Asia

 

Prayers for NAMB Missionaries

Jack & Kayla Diven — Church Planter

YOUR Church— Las Vegas, NV

Pray for lost people in the city of Las Vegas. Pray we will find a space big enough to house our church plant.

 

Prayers for Persecuted Church:

LIBYA

What does persecution look like in Libya?

Libya is effectively a lawless land where both native Christians and those passing through from other countries face extreme violence. With no central government to maintain law and order, militant Islamic extremist groups and organized crime groups both wield power. They target and kidnap Christians, and some believers have been killed. If a Libyan from a Muslim background becomes a Christian, they are likely to face intense pressure and abuse from their family and the wider community to make them renounce their faith, or even be killed. Christians who publicly express their faith and try to share the gospel with others are likely to face arrest or retribution from extremist groups. Large numbers of refugees from sub-Saharan Africa pass through Libya in an attempt to reach Europe. Many of these are Christians, and their time there is highly dangerous. They are likely to encounter harassment and threats from the Islamic extremist groups, or to be abducted and used as slave labour by organized crime groups. Some are put straight into the hands of these gangs by their human traffickers.

 

Who is most vulnerable to persecution?

Christian migrants in Libya are very vulnerable to mistreatment, abduction and slavery. Believers from a Muslim background are the most at risk of violence from Islamic extremist groups, particularly in the areas where they are most active, such as the capital.

 

What has changed this year?

There has been a small decrease in Libya's 'persecution score', according to World Watch List research, caused mainly by a decrease in reported violence (although the violence score is still very high). Persecution in all spheres of life remains at extreme levels. Although the country stabilized to a certain extent and saw less direct conflict last year, the overall vulnerability of Christians in the country remains extremely high.

 

How can you pray for Libya

· Please pray for nationwide stability, that law and order will come quickly to Libya

· Pray that God would break the power of the organized criminal gangs exploiting vulnerable people

· Pray for Christians to be able to communicate safely with one another and be encouraged.

 

Taken from 2022 World Watch List

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