August 2021 Prayer Calendar
“We call for a special prayer as the Covid-19 surge (more than 54,000 cases/day) pushes Indonesia’s health system to the brink. Please pray for wisdom for the Indonesian government. May God provide strength and protection to Mustard Seed’s teams on the field; teachers, and students. We are all united in agreement that God will not abandon us.”
AUGUST 1 / JOHN 6:22-34
Praise the Lord at the beginning of a new semester in every Mustard Seed school.
AUGUST 2 / JOHN 6:35-51
We are grateful for the success of the virtual fundraiser that enables us to support children’s education in the Papuan Highlands.
AUGUST 3 / 2 SAMUEL 18
We give thanks to God for the graduation of eight TransfomNation (TfN) “Class E” students: Caroline, Samantha, Jessica, Martin, Maria, Lionel, Samuel,
and Evan. We thank their sponsors!
AUGUST 4 / 2 SAMUEL 19
Lord, we bless each of the TfN Class E graduates. Guide them as they start their first internship year.
AUGUST 5 / EPHESIANS 4:17-5:2
We praise God for the breakthrough with the situation on Rusen Island. A new initiative has started with the local government in full support.
AUGUST 6 / 2 PETER 1:1-21
We pray for the new students who have started enrolling at MSI’s school on Rusen Island. May they experience the love of God along with quality education.
AUGUST 7 – 8 / 2 PETER 2:1-22
Lord, we ask for Your mercy with the recent escalating Covid-19 cases in Indonesia. May You help them to navigate through this challenging situation.
AUGUST 9 / 2 PETER 3:1-18
Lord Jesus, may Your blood protect each one of MSI’s field workers, students, and their families from every form of disease. Please heal those who are sick.
AUGUST 10 / JOHN 6:52-71
We praise God for the first generation of TfN Interns (Class A) who have finished their 4-year internship. We pray for Kashi, Siela, Tirta, Harta, and Paul who will continue to serve with MSI schools.
AUGUST 11 / PSALM 34
We give thanks to You, God, for the new schools in remote Papua: Tirta and Harta’s villages. Bless both Harta and Tirta as they pioneer and lead these new schools.
AUGUST 12 / PSALM 111
Lord, we ask Your blessing on 70 students who will be impacted by MSI’s new school in Harta’s village.
AUGUST 13 / 1 KINGS 2
We are grateful for Evan and Martin who have arrived safely and joined Harta in his village to pioneer
the new school.
AUGUST 14 – 15 / 1 KINGS 3
Lord, we pray for Tirta who started to teach and is leading eight local teachers. This team will lead the pioneering efforts for the new school in their village.
AUGUST 16 / EZEKIEL 44
We give thanks for 213 students who will be impacted by MSI’s new school in Tirta’s village.
AUGUST 17 / JOSHUA 24
Lord Jesus, thank You for Indonesia. We pray for this country as they celebrate their Independence Day today. May the works of Your Kingdom continue to bless the people and transform communities.
AUGUST 18 / 1 KINGS 8: 1-21
Lord, we pray for Maria and Joy who begin their internship in a new place: Gapanau Island. May they find your guidance as they adjust to this new place.
AUGUST 19 / 1 KINGS 8: 22-40
We pray for TfN student, Evan. He asks the Lord to mature his character as he starts to serve the children
in Harta’s village.
AUGUST 20 /1 KINGS 8: 41-53
We pray for TfN students who become distracted by challenges their families are having in their villages. May they be able to overcome their emotions and look past the problems to focus their mind on God alone.
AUGUST 21 – 22 / 1 KINGS 8: 54-66
We pray for TfN student, Tika, who asks God to teach her to have a humble heart in cultivating relationships
with other people.
AUGUST 23 / PSALM 84
We pray for Aflen, a TfN student, who prays for her parents and her five little sisters and brother to find hope in Jesus.
AUGUST 24 / 1 CORINTHIANS 4
We pray for Rasi & Lelly who moved to a warmer city as he was diagnosed with a cold allergy. They will stay for a year as part of his allergy treatment.
AUGUST 25 / SONGS 1
Lord we pray for Kashi, who leads as principal in MSI’s partner school in Papua. She is struggling to design a new high school curriculum and looking for resources to help her. May God guide her path and lead her to meet the right people who can help her.
AUGUST 26 / SONGS 2
We pray for Lionel, a TfN intern, who serves the media team at MSI’s Lab School. He has a vision to be able to produce films about MSI schools and
living in remote places.
AUGUST 27 / SONGS 3
We pray for our partner school on Gapanau Island as they begin their elementary school this year. May God provide what they need.
AUGUST 28 – 29 / MARK 6:14-29
We praise You Lord, for the breakthrough taking place with the local government in the Spice Islands. May the Lord continue to prosper the MSI school there.
AUGUST 30 / MARK 7:1-23
We pray for Siela, a TfN staff member who leads the MSI school on the Spice Islands. She wants to continue serving but her mother wishes her to come home and get married. She asks the Lord to change
her mother’s heart.
AUGUST 31 / MARK 7:24-37
Lord, we pray for Your blessing on Mark who gained the trust of an MSI partner school. He has been asked to lead the new elementary school and continue as principal for the kindergarten this year.
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