Join Dr. Richard and friends from around the world at the beginning of each week to pray for our world. Every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. US Central (Daylight) Time, we unite in a fast and precious 45 minutes of intercession over the pandemic and other ministry matters. Write to to receive details necessary to join the call. Or, watch the call live on this page.
RREACH’s first operational value is “Only God.” One way we recognize and live in our dependence on Him is by beginning, covering and ending every aspect of ministry in prayer, with thanksgiving. As the Lord continues to open doors for Dr. Richard and his ministry, we are even more aware of the need for prayer.
We post regular prayer updates on this page, including a daily prayer calendar at the beginning of each month. Please take a moment to visit and look over recent posts of requests and God’s responses.
We ask for blessings and continued fruitfulness in the Lord Jesus as Dr. Richard celebrates his birthday. Join us in thanking God for Dr. Richard’s life and ministry. This “Vagabondslave” began preaching during his mid-teens with church youth groups in the open markets of South India. In the decades since then, God has condescended to use him in many ways—most recently to evangelize opinion leaders and train pastoral leaders around the globe. Please pray that the Lord would sustain Dr. Richard, protect him and his family, and provide for continued ministry fruitfulness.
We praise God for PREACHERREACH, an online preaching academy based on Dr. Ramesh Richard's Preparing Expository Sermons book. PREACHERREACH| Africa is currently in session (April 26-May 6) and PREACHERREACH|Portuguese (May 10-May 21) is still accepting applicants. Please pray for the right applicants for PREACHERREACH|Portuguese and for the Lord to speak through Dr. Richard as he addresses delegates during their first and last sessions (May 6, 10 and 21). Please pray for master coaches, delegates and others involved in this online academy as well as internet accessibility and connectivity.
Pray for the June 26 CelebrAction banquet and the July 1 Global Gathering of Trainers of Pastors. Pray that ministry friends would be excited to attend and that many new people can be introduced to ministry of RREACH.
Pray for Passion Week gospel impact worldwide for the One Body One Blood online global Lord’s Supper event, Good Friday. Pray for an English and Spanish Easter Bible Reading plan, based on The Death Killer, to effectively reach pre-Faith audiences. Pray for Resurrection hope for all people, especially the bereaved among believers.
Thank you for praying for God to open opportunities for Ramesh Richard’s personal proclamation ministry. Today Dr. Richard virtually led a session on the Deity of Christ at Pathway Academy in Lithuania. Pray that his session bears much fruit in students’ lives. Pathway Academy is a mentorship program led by 2018 Dallas GPA graduate Pastor Favour Ojiemudia aimed at “raising disciples for Christ by nurturing their gifts and guiding them into a fellowship with God that will give them success in all areas of their lives.” Pray for Pastor Favour and his ministry in Lithuania.
With less itinerant travel and the renovation of a room at the RREACH office into a recording studio, Dr. Richard is taking on more video projects. Pray for him as he discerns topics, prepares content and presents the material on camera. Praise God for those on the RREACH team who have expertise in videography and video editing; pray for a few more with similar skills who can support this critical area.
Pray for the ongoing process of filming, editing and producing video talks and lessons. Pray for equipment to function as intended. Pray for the promotion and distribution of each video. Pray that God will use these videos to deeply encourage His people and to interest pre-Christ people in learning more about Him.
Praise God for a new translation of Dr. Richard’s book Preparing Expository Sermons into the Tamil language. Last week, the Salt and Light Bible College affiliated with the Asia Theological Association held a dedication ceremony at which Dr. Richard spoke. Pray that God would use the Tamil translation for the training of many pastors in South Asia. Those involved in the book’s distribution also request prayer for their endeavors at Bible colleges in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore.
Praise God for the partnerships beginning to make Dr. Richard’s expository preaching method available through online classes. We recently received a message from a woman who said, “My husband has been looking for the Spanish copy of your book Preparing Expository Sermons like crazy! … the Spanish version is out of stock everywhere we have looked. My husband has been preparing and studying to be able to diligently and truthfully preach the Word of God and your book has been greatly recommended.”
Praise God for such eager shepherds of His people! We have followed up with this woman and her husband, and we seek more ways to spread the word about how to get the book and to get training in multiple languages. Pray for these endeavors. Pray for Dallas and national GProAcademy graduates who train pastors in their areas. Pray that this training becomes more and more accessible, even in remote places. Thank God for all that He has already made possible.
In addition to writing a book about the uniqueness of the Lord Jesus Christ, Dr. Richard has been compiling thoughts for several new devotional/journal notebooks, one for believers, one for pre-Christ individuals and one based on the Psalms.
We thank God for the inspiration He has given Dr. Richard for these books. Pray for the team as they pull together final details and move into the publishing process. Pray for these resources to be well-used to invite people into a deeper life with God. Pray for broad distribution, including the process of translation into various languages.
Continue to lift up the right mainstream publisher for the book about the Lord Jesus. The world needs clear proclamation of Him more each day. Pray for the right connection at the right time. Thank God for His sovereignty in this process.
Every week Dr. Ramesh Richard focuses the PRAYERREACH Zoom call* with intercession around the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has affected every individual on the planet, many with great suffering and loss. We have yet to see its end and the extent of its damage.
Persevere with us in prayer over this pandemic. Pray for those who have lost loved ones, livelihoods, peace of mind about simply leaving home. Pray for pastors, who strive to shepherd congregations under restrictions. In many areas, the technology infrastructure will not support much online communication, resulting in greater isolation and falling away. Pray that in this darkness, the world will see the Savior’s light.
Praise God with us, too, for His abundant mercies amid trouble. A little over a month ago Dr. Richard’s brother Rajiv, RREACH Coordinator of International Events, lay in a hospital bed fighting COVID-19 for his life. Now he is home and just celebrated another birthday. More praise: Massive shifts in Dr. Richard’s ministry have revealed alternate ways to proclaim God’s Word and multiply proclaimers. We thank God for His care and the ongoing evidence of His sovereignty.
*Please join us for PRAYERREACH! Email to receive details on how to join the (audio only) Zoom call, or watch live at rreach.org/getinvolved/prayer.