127 Advocates Pray for Partners

127 seeks to connect and equip the global body of Christ to work together to empower vulnerable communities. As we work to both equip those who we refer to as advocates and connect them to the work of our partners, our philosophy provides four primary opportunities for advocates to engage in our work: Praying, Giving, Going, and Growing. 

One 127 advocate, Whitney Constien, roots her advocacy in prayer - doing the work of intercession for 127 partners who work in vulnerable communities. Read some of Whitney’s recent prayers below and hear how some of our partners responded when we shared those prayers with them.

PRAYER FOR TUMAINI

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you so much for the work you have done at Tumaini. I praise you for the return of alumni last month, what a gift to the current students! Thank you, Jesus for the gift of Mama Rose and the shining light she is in the community, to the children, and to everyone around her. I ask for prayers for continued health for Mama Rose, the children and staff at Tumaini. I ask for strength for the 8th graders as they prepare for the exam, give them peace and guidance. Lord, I praise you for the wonderful success of the trade school and the opportunity young mothers have to learn! Thank you, Lord, for your love, grace and mercy. May your name be praised through all the days at Tumaini. We love you, Jesus. In your name I pray, Amen. 

Rose’s Response: 

"This came at the right time, just when l needed it. Thank you so much, it’s not easy to have people who are devoted to stand out with you, l am humbled. You are such a passionate team that God has set a part to stand in the gap. Thank you so much. My heart is filled with joy and happiness, you are a blessing."

PRAYER FOR SWAHIBA

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you so much for the work you have done at Swahiba. I praise you for the 3,000 shoes to children despite the obstacles COVID posed to this year’s distribution. Thank you, Jesus for the gift of Swahiba and the ministry they provide in schools of Kibera. I ask for prayers for continued health for the staff at Swahiba. I ask for strength and guidance as they prepare for what is to come, Lord we know you have set a path before them! I lift up those facing challenges caused by the pandemic and increased government restrictions, Lord show them your presence and give them strength. Thank you, Lord for your love, grace and mercy. May your name be praised through all the days at Swahiba. We love you, Jesus. In your name I pray, Amen. 

PRAYER FOR ACRES OF HOPE

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you so much for the work you have done at Acres of Hope. I praise you for the reopening in January, hallelujah! I praise you that the 300 children attending school there are excited to be back in classes, what a blessing it is to learn! Thank you, Jesus, for the gift of Geoffrey and the ministry he provides. I ask for prayers for continued health for Geoffrey, the children, and the staff at Acres of Hope. I ask for strength and guidance as they prepare for what is to come in 2022, Lord we know you have set a path before them! I lift up those Uganda to you, Lord, as they attempt and prepare to reopen in the upcoming months and that they are able to avoid another lockdown. Thank you, Lord for your love, grace and mercy. May your name be praised through all the days at Acres of Hope. We love you, Jesus. In your name I pray, Amen. 

PRAYER FOR IGLESIA CRISTIANA EL CAMINO

Dear Heavenly Father, 

Thank you so much for the work you have done at El Camino. I praise you for the Deaf Ministry and for their retreat and the spiritual revival it brought to them, hallelujah! I praise you for the excitement in students to return to the classroom and prepare for the year ahead! Thank you, Jesus, for the gift of David and the ministry he provides in Guatemala. I ask for prayers for continued health for David, his family, and the entire congregation in Escuintla and San Vicente. I ask for prayers for David and MJ as they prepare and return to a heavy class load at seminary, Lord give them strength and peace. I pray for wisdom for church leadership as they prepare for 2022. I lift up David’s father to you Lord, you know his ongoing health issues and I know you are the ultimate doctor; heal him as only you know how to, Lord. I also lift up David’s mother to you, as she is experiencing unbelievable grief after the loss of her mother; be with her Lord, wrap your arms around her and carry her through this hard time. Thank you, Lord for your love, grace and mercy. May your name be praised through all the days at El Camino. We love you, Jesus. In your name I pray, Amen. 

David’s Response:

"Today, I have received a big surprise that brought me to tears, but of joy and gratitude to our Lord for His grace and for answering those prayers. I only heard that many were praying for our ministry, my family and life. But now I understand and everything makes sense now to me, because I have felt every single of your prayers with peace. I have no words to express my happiness of knowing there is an army praying to our heavenly Father. I praise our Father for answering every single prayer request in His time, and for providing those men and women of prayer!"


127 works to keep advocates up-to-date on the prayer needs of our partners, their work, and the individuals they have given their lives to empowering. Want to be in-the-know on how to actively join us in prayer? Join our prayer list.