What do you appreciate most about water? Is it the warm shower you anticipate in the morning, or the ice cold glass of water to quench your thirst? Maybe you appreciate water running from the tap as you wash vegetables for dinner or run a bath for your little ones. Perhaps you like to go swimming in pools or running through sprinklers during the heat of summer. Before you took that shower, drank that cup of water, washed your vegetables or swam in that pool, did you ever stop to think, “Is my life at risk?”
For many people in Asia, water is an actual danger. Many people find their daily water supply in polluted water sources from ponds or streams. Hand pumps going dry, muddy water, or trash-laden waterways for those living in the slums is not uncommon. This month we have the privilege to go before the Living God and make our request known to Him, on behalf of thousands struggling for pure water every day.
Pray for Those Struggling with Waterborne Diseases
Your child lays sick again. The water you gathered this morning was a murky red-brown, and you can smell the stench. You use it to wash your clothes, cook your food and clean your dishes, and when you are thirsty, you gulp it down. It is the only thing available. Children and adults around you are dying, and you wonder how you will keep your own sickly children from falling victim to the many waterborne illnesses.
Many individuals have to face life-threatening waterborne illnesses on a daily basis. Together, let’s pray for the those in Asia who are struggling with sicknesses due to the contaminated water around them. Let’s remember our missionaries and pastors who have to face these conditions as well. Pray for strong, healthy bodies.
Pray for BioSand Water Filters
BioSand water filters save lives by filtering polluted water. With filtered water, families live healthier lives. And after seeing the loving kindness of Christ’s servants, they are more open to hearing about the love of Christ from the local GFA-supported workers who install and perform maintenance on the filter.
Ask the Lord to provide more families with BioSand water filters. Pray this tool will make an impact in their lives. Pray their hearts will be able to understand the compassion of Jesus as they realize He cares about every detail of their lives.
Pray for Jesus Wells
We have seen the Lord use Jesus Wells in profound ways. Unlike other local wells, which Christians or people of lower castes may be banned from using, Jesus Wells are freely accessible to all, regardless of who they are or where they have come from. Jesus Wells clearly demonstrate Christ’s love, and they leave a beautiful impression on the hearts of the now happy and blessed villagers.
Please pray with us for villages across Asia to receive Jesus Wells. Ask God to bless communities for years to come through these wells.
Pray for Pastors and Missionaries
Most Jesus Wells and BioSand water filters are placed in villages because a pastor or a missionary saw a community’s need and requested help from their field leadership.
Jesus Wells and BioSand water filters help meet the needs of poor and disadvantaged groups like these.
Let’s remember to pray and ask the Lord to give pastors and missionaries wisdom and resources to be able to place Jesus Wells and BioSand water filters in good areas. And as these water sources and filters bless villagers, ask God to provide opportunities to share the love of the Father with those who have these gifts.
Pray for More Resources
The need for pure water is vast. With annual water shortages from droughts and water sources becoming polluted or depleted over the years, there is an ever-present need.
Let us join together and ask the Lord to provide the funds and resources needed to drill more wells and produce more BioSand water filters so more lives can be saved.
Pray for Fruit
As families see the benefits of clean water in their lives, they can experience true joy as their health improves and the overall morale of their village is uplifted. They no longer have to search for clean water. Every Jesus Well has a plaque with the Scripture passage from John 4:13-14 next to it. As many people use their BisoSand water filters or draw water from the Jesus Wells let us pray earnestly for them to experience the Living Water, resulting as eternal fruit in their lives.
Please pray for individuals and families to discover for themselves the depth of Jesus’ pure love for them. Pray they will see how Christ can make their hearts whiter than snow!
Join the Prayer Team
Join with us as we lift up in prayer the people of South Asia and their needs. Receive prayer requests with a special focus each month from Asia. You can have a part in ministering to those in need, through our most powerful tool, prayer.