Pray for Bicycles


Pray for Bicycles

This month, we ask you to pray for bicycles in Asia. A bicycle is a simple thing that most of us probably had as a toy during childhood. But for pastors, farmers and school children in Asia, a bicycle is a valuable tool. In Asia, owning a bicycle is similar to having a car. If we owned no car, most of us would also find it difficult to walk to work or school all the time.

It may seem like a funny thing to pray about, but this simple tool is a game changer for those who receive them. Through this simple gift, we can help propel people in life, giving them a tool that will help them succeed!

Thank you for joining us in prayer for bicycles in Asia!


Pray for Bicycles for Missionaries and Pastors

Pray for Bicycles for Missionaries and Pastors

Many pastors in Asia care for multiple congregations, which may be miles apart and miles away from his home. With a bicycle, a pastor—and often his wife—can quickly reach his destinations to pray for the sick or hold worship services. Equipped with their own mode of transportation, pastors and missionaries can spend their time and resources on ministering instead of walking, waiting for public transportation or paying travel fees.

Ask God to bless His faithful servants with the transportation they need to minister effectively. Pray they will also have energy to travel from place to place.


Pray for Bicycles for School Children

Pray for Bicycles for School Children

Students may live three or four miles from their school and arrive late or tired because of their long walk every day. With a bicycle, they can arrive fresh and ready to learn, and they can spend extra hours studying instead of walking. They also are much safer on a bicycle than on foot.

Please pray many children in Asia will receive bicycles to help them go to school.


Pray for Bicycles for Farmers and Labourers

Pray for Bicycles for Farmers and Labourers

Bicycles also help farmers bring their goods to market or help daily labourers travel to neighbouring villages to find work. With a bicycle, a breadwinner has a better chance of earning more for the family. In the long run, that means more money for food, clothing and education.

Pray more bicycles will help more farmers, labourers and other breadwinners earn an income for their families.


Pray for Safety and Durability

Pray for Safety and Durability

The roads in many parts of Asia are probably very different than the roads you are used to. In the city, cars, rickshaws, bicycles, cows and the occasional elephant all share the same few lanes, zigzagging around each other. In more rural areas, dirt paths may run through jungles inhabited by wild animals.

Pray for the safety of those on bicycles. Also pray these heavy-duty bicycles will stand up well against rough terrain and heavy cargo loads they may carry.


Pray for Wise Distributions of Bicycles

Pray for Wise Distributions of Bicycles

GFA's field partners carefully consider and pray about who will be most impacted by gifts like bicycles. Communities are filled with people who each have needs of various kinds, and GFA-supported workers need wisdom from God to know how to best distribute gifts to meet those needs.

Please pray for wise decisions about who will be most helped through the gift of a bicycle.


Pray for More Bicycles

Pray for More Bicycles

The need for bicycles in Asia is highlighted in many of GFA's communications this month. Bicycles are also one of the many items in GFA's Christmas Gift Catalogue. Perhaps you or a family member have even helped provide bicycles for needy families!

Please pray many people will fund more bicycle distributions, and ask God to prepare the hearts of those who will received a bike.


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