Dear partner in prayer,

It has been a great encouragement to me this week to know that when we are discouraged, our soul can find rest in God as we find our hope in him (Psalm 62:5).

We can surrender all our fears and find encouragement from the truth that nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37). When we come together to pray, our voices reach the heart of God and we find the courage to face our difficulties, opposition, and hardships.

In prayer, lives are touched and healed. Here are some testimonies from Mozambique:

“When I started to pray, I thought that I could not go through until the end of the prayer time, but God was with me. My prayer is to see my family at peace. While I was praying, my daughter came home and apologized to her father for what had caused them to become so far from each other. In this way I saw the power of prayer.”

“No one has God’s power, but when we pray, God can do his miraculous work through our prayer.”

As we gather around the world to pray for our sisters in Angola and Mozambique, let’s remember how, in Chapter 1 of 1 Samuel, God heard the prayer of Hannah. She was discouraged, disappointed, and desperate for a child. "In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the LORD, weeping bitterly" (1 Samuel 1:10).

Let’s remember that no matter how disappointed or discouraged we feel, God is near and hears our prayers. Praying each day with thousands of others around the world brings unity and power in the body of Christ.

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to lift your voices in prayer. Have faith today that God hears your prayers and will answer in his perfect way and timing.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him” (1 John 5:14).

In him our hearts rejoice,

Dr. Peggy Banks
Global Ministry Director