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.
Note that most of these are ongoing prayer requests; the date listed is the posting date.
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.
“Intentionality” characterizes much about Dr. Richard’s ministry. This affects the messaging, the formatting, the graphics, the timing, the platform and many other considerations. Pray that God will optimize his role and maximize the range of his ministry.
Praise God for all the communication options He makes available! Pray that he will lead Dr. Richard and the RREACH staff to make the most of them. Pray for all “messaging” to be creative, clear and concise, whether in letters, emails, social media posts, videos, teleconferencing or more.
Pray that we will place our communications where people will most benefit from and engage with them. Pray that each communication will touch the people it needs to reach. Pray that God will enable us to make different options available as people have need. Finally, pray that all RREACH communication furthers the proclamation of God’s Word, to His glory.
“What if you hold to many ways of salvation?” Dr. Richard will discuss that question in a Facebook Live interview today with GodLife, a ministry of Global Media Outreach (GMO). The discussion will be based on “The Rock … & Pluralism,” a short devotional of Dr. Richard (read it here.)
GMO estimates that about 45 individuals watch the live interview and several thousand view the posted video later. Would you join us in praying for God to use this devotional and interview to engage people with Himself in new ways?
Pray that God will bring the right people to view the discussion. Pray that it will cause them to think about the Lord Jesus differently. Pray that He will direct Dr. Richard’s comments and answers to specific questions. Please also pray for more opportunities like this to proclaim God’s Word, toward reaching the next billion individuals with spiritual health.
Everyone is called for a purpose and gifted to fulfill that purpose. Many of us, however, do not feel equipped to lead in some areas. Dr. Richard’s Intentional Life Trilogy: Soul Passion, Soul Mission, Soul Vision helps individuals bridge that gap. Using this influential trilogy (required in his Dallas Seminary course), RREACH is launching LEADERREACH academy, an online series that equips God’s people to serve as spiritual leaders in their spheres of influence, e.g. home, work, church, friendships.
Some specific ways we would appreciate prayer for this project are:
for RREACH staff as they develop and test the curriculum and delivery formats (both individual and group).
for the technical side of producing the videos and resource materials.
For the educational experience to be filled with learning and doing
for getting the word out to people who can benefit from such resources.
Please pray that the Lord Jesus will use the LEADERREACH academy to strengthen His followers to live biblically.