Anglican Aid’s 2024 Prayer Diary
- by Ashleigh Hooker
- December 15, 2023
“He makes grass grow for the cattle,
and plants for people to cultivate—
bringing forth food from the earth.”
Earlier this year, we praised God for answering our prayers for the rain that broke the devastating three-year drought in East Africa. Times of drought and emergency certainly drive us to prayer, but Psalm 104 reminds us that God is the good creator and sustainer of our world.
It is always God who makes things grow to bring forth food from the earth. Paul reminds the Corinthian church that the same is true for growing churches. When Corinthian church members were falling into factions and arguing about which leader they were aligned with, Paul said, “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making
it grow” (1 Corinthians 3:6).
This is why prayer is so important. Whether it is a farming or water project, school or church, we rely on God for his good gifts that bring transformation, in his good timing.
Our 2024 Anglican Aid Prayer Diary contains 31 days of prayer points for a range of projects supported through Anglican Aid to deliver emergency aid and relief, training of church leaders, income generation, clean water, education, and more. All these projects are carried out by believers, and it is our hope that God will bring tremendous growth as we pray throughout 2024, strengthening churches and transforming communities to his glory.
Canon Tim Swan
CEO, Anglican Aid