WAAST Prayer Guide – October 2, 2022
This week pray for WOMEN IN MINISTRY
Since the beginning of the Assemblies of God, women have played a key role, in prayer, missions, church planting and more. In Africa, where women have traditionally been in the background, they have been strong intercessors, supporters of Bible schools and pastors, witnesses, and disciplers. Times are changing, and today God-called women can be found not only leading children’s churches, Sunday schools, and women’s meetings, but, in many nations, serving as church planters, pastors, Bible school teachers and administrators, and leaders at the district and national levels. More women are seeking the Pentecostal training they need to lead and teach effectively. This semester six women are studying at WAAST (a lower number than usual). Two are in class with their pastor husbands; another pastors a church; another oversees the Assemblies of God school system in her nation. Many wives of current students are overseeing the church in their husband’s absence. May the Lord bless and strengthen these ladies and use them mightily.
- that the Lord would continue to open doors of ministry to women He has called, and that these women would find increasing acceptance as leaders at all levels;
- for those who are married, for wisdom as they balance their ministry to their husband and children and their own particular call;
- for the women of the Assemblies of God Alliance (continent wide) as they intercede for unreached peoples in their respective nations and seek creative strategies to reach them;
- for those living in contexts where women are oppressed, that their godly lives and witness would encourage other women to see their true worth, draw them to Jesus, and help to bring change to their society.