40 Days of Prayer - Day 36

Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. – Psalm 100:3  

God created each of us in his image. We were wonderfully and beautifully made by the Almighty Creator. Pray that you will believe this truth and treat others as people who are beautifully and wonderfully created by God. Ask Him to give you the eyes to see and the ears to hear what God is doing through others around you.  

40 Days of Prayer - Day 35

What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? - Matthew 16:26

The Hands at Work core values help to guide us and to examine whether what we do is an honest reflection of who we are:  

• Loving God and our neighbour

• Reaching the poorest of the poor

• Living servanthood

• Supporting local community ownership

• Valuing relationships

• Prioritising God, family, ministry

• Being accountable

• Giving freely

We invite you to ask yourself and contemplate how these core values can be a part of your life. 

40 Days of Prayer - Sixth Sunday

When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. – John 13:12-17

On Sundays, we pause to anticipate the coming of Easter Sunday and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

40 Days of Prayer - Day 34

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.  If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” – John 15:5-8

God’s great work of redemption begins with every single follower of Christ. Pray that you will be fully reliant on Him, sold-out to His call on your life. Ask God to give you a deeper understanding of who He is and what His will is for your life. Ask Him to expose the areas that are hindering you from completely surrendering your life to Christ and preventing you from serving those around you. Allow God to transform, renew and mould you into the person He has created you to be. 

40 Days of Prayer - Day 33

Day 33 – Holy Home Visits

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to visit the orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – James 1:27

Regular Holy Home Visits are crucial to the Hands at Work model. We believe that we must visit the most vulnerable because Jesus first visited us. He entered into our brokenness in order to redeem and save us. Pray for Care Workers to recognise the importance and value of visiting children in their homes; making it a regular occurrence. Pray for Holy Home Visits to be Holy Spirit led as the Care Workers bring Christ’s love and hope.   

40 Days of Prayer - Day 32

Day 32 – Relationship Groups

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. – Ephesians 4:2-3

Relationship Groups are places where people receive healing and support on a regular basis. People can open up, share their lives and encourage one another with God’s word. Our hope is to see these groups happening firstly for those we serve, but also on every level from the International Offices, Hub, Regional Support Teams, Local Offices and among Care Workers. Pray for people to feel safe and secure when they are vulnerable in sharing their stories. Ask God to give people soft hearts that are willing to speak and listen; allowing God to bring healing and transformation.