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Pray for YWAM’s Leaders

Published on: September 7, 2023

The Invitation, September 14, 2023

This is a significant time for the YWAM movement and its leaders. YWAM’s founder, Loren Cunningham, is continuing to influence the mission with energy and vision despite stage four lung cancer, maximizing the days he has. [Update: On October 6, 2024, Loren passed away.] During this post-Covid season there have been many regional and focused YWAM leadership gatherings, including a group of 242 young leaders who met in Hawaii in April to consider how to “strengthen the steel” in their leadership. The first YWAM global gathering of leaders since 2014 is taking place this year in Chiang Mai, Thailand from September 14 to 18. At least 650 leaders will attend. God has always led us in major leadership gatherings and we are expecting Him to do this again. Please pray for a deep and powerful move of the Holy Spirit among us.

Topic suggested by participants in The Invitation survey. Written by David Cole in New Zealand. Photo: Loren Cunningham speaks to the Strengthen the Steel gathering. By Dennis Fahringer, YWAM Kona.

Please take a moment to pray right now and please also pray with us on September 14, our prayer day for the YWAM prayer initiative called The Invitation.

Listen to the Letter
  1. Pray for YWAM leaders globally that they would be guided by a “GPS” of Generosity, Purity and Servanthood. This message strongly emerged from the Strengthen the Steel gathering in Kona, Hawaii.
  2. Pray for preparation of every leader’s heart for the Chiang Mai gathering and provision of resources to get there. For protection over all in the YWAM family, ministry locations and campuses as leadership gather from around the world.
  3. Pray for the backbone team, for wisdom and skill for those working behind the scenes on logistics, tech, registration and other areas preparing for and during the gathering. For the Thai venue and accommodation facilitating team to know great grace on them as they seek to serve us. For protection and security over every aspect of the gathering to ensure the health and well being of each participant.
  4. Pray for God to be glorified through all that is said and done during this time together. For Jesus to be lifted high above all YWAM ministries.
  5. Pray for unity, for the gathering to be marked by a deep spirit of humility, unity and love–that we know a oneness in spirit and faith together at a new level.
  6. Pray for the convening team, for an anointing of wisdom on the convening team, and those presenting or facilitating things publicly. For the “word of the Lord” to be discerned clearly and followed through on each day.
  7. Pray for wisdom and clarity in strategy as we look forward to the decade ahead and beyond. Pray for a renewed understanding of our role as a movement in the Body of Christ in these days and a release of faith and boldness to go to the next level globally.
  8. Pray for each participant to be encouraged, strengthened and empowered by the Holy Spirit during the gathering.
  9. Pray for the Cunningham family at this tender time. Pray for Loren Cunningham, for strength and guidance as he shares the vision God has given him about oral Bible translation in every mother tongue on earth.

How We Prayed

YWAM’s Broader Family, August 10, 2023

A participant in The Invitation asked us to pray for her relationship with a YWAM friend. As she prayed with us she thought of a possible misunderstanding between them.

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Sign up for prayer emails and find translations in many languages at ywam.org/theinvitation. Please contact us at [email protected] to let us know how you prayed, to recommend a prayer topic, or to request an advance copy of the prayer guide.

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