40 Days of Prayer - Palm Sunday

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

And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” – Mark 14:22-25


40 Days of Prayer - Day 34

Day 34 – Your Relationship with Jesus

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.” – 1 Corinthians 12:9

Today, we encourage you to spend time in relationship with God. Pray that He will give you a deeper understanding of His love for you. Ask God to expose the areas of brokenness in your life that prevent you for surrendering to Him and following His call on your life.


40 Days of Prayer - Day 30

Day 30 – Community Living

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. – Ephesians 4:1-3

At Hands at Work, our Local and International Volunteers live and serve together as the Body of Christ. We are different ages, cultures and personalities but we all feel called to serve the most vulnerable here in Africa. We believe that before we go out and serve the most vulnerable, we must serve the people around us. Pray that Christ will remain the foundation of everything that we do. Pray for our communities to be united through relationship building, healing, and discipleship. Pray that as a community we will seek to serve with honesty, vulnerability, accountability, sacrifice and love.


40 Days of Prayer - Week 6

WEEK 6 – The Example of Jesus: Relationships

Gideon Mbuzi, African Volunteer (Zambia), shares the prayer focus for this week: The Example of Jesus: Relationships

Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood - John 1:14 (MSG)

God chose to appear in human form through His Son Jesus, to have a relationship with each of us. As He wanted to know us, so we are called to know others.

40 Days of Prayer - Fifth Sunday

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

Jesus said, ‘The time has come for me, the Son of Man, to enter into my glory, and God will receive glory because of all that happens to me. And God will bring me into my glory very soon. Dear children, how brief are these moments before I must go away and leave you! Then, though you search for me, you cannot come to me – just as I told the Jewish leaders. So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.’ – John 13:31-35 (NIV)


40 Days of Prayer - Day 26

Day 26 – Regional Support Teams

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. – Philippians 2:2

Pray for our Regional Support Teams across Africa. African Leaders and International Volunteers work together on these teams to support the Care Workers and mobilise the local church to effectively care for the most vulnerable in their own communities. As people on these teams come from different cultures and backgrounds, pray for unity and wisdom as they make plans and preparations for the year ahead and strive to serve the Care Workers with grace, love and compassion.



"It has been a privilege serving on the Zimbabwe RST. We started the year together in South Africa for the Watchword. During that time, our Father spoke to us through a number of verses. The common theme was a command to be bold and courageous. Since that time, we have faced a number of challenges as we have sought to serve our children in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. These struggles have made me realise that the power belongs to our Father. He is the one who will fight (see Exodus 14:14). I have found myself asking the question 'what can I bring?' The honest answer is 'very little', but we follow Jesus. Just like the little boy in John 6, we bring our vulnerable five loaves and two fishes and through His power, He will make much of it. That's why He deserves the glory." - Kara McLaughlin (International Volunteer, Australia) reflects on being a part of the Zimbabwe Regional Support Team.