Weekly Godward

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. 

Only God

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.

Prayer Updates

Note that most of these are ongoing prayer requests; the date listed is the posting date.

Dallas Seminary Chapel today | January 14, 2021

Dear Praying Friend,

Dr. Richard is scheduled to speak in this morning’s Dallas Seminary chapel service. Praise God for another opportunity to encourage the Seminary community and viewers all over the world through His Word!

Please pray that God will grant Ramesh quiet time and space this morning to finalize the talk. Pray for sensitivity to God’s Spirit, capacity of mind and body, and clarity of expression as he speaks. Pray for the audience to be strengthened in heart, mind and spirit for God’s work.

Also, remember the RREACH team as we increase awareness and availability of Dr. Richard’s talks among more audiences. We are grateful for your partnership in prayer! If you wish to hear it live at 10:40 a.m. CST, here is the link. It will be featured on the Seminary’s website in 24 hours.

Received: April 29, 2021

You 2.0 Series | December 31, 2020

Dear Praying Friend,

As the page turns from the tumultuous 2020 to the heavily unknown 2021, there is comfort knowing that the same God reigns over both. But what about those who don’t know Him or His peace? 

We want to grasp any opportunities provided by physical and social upheaval to introduce them to the Lord Jesus, the giver of peace.

Please pray for our You 2.0 pre-evangelistic series, launching today (Click here to learn more) to spread fast and deep and wide.

Received: April 29, 2021

Pray for Rajiv Richard's recovery | December 30, 2020

Dear Praying Friend,

Thanks to the many of you who have written inquiring about Rajiv Richard, Dr. Richard’s youngest brother and RREACH’s coordinator of international events. Before Christmas, Rajiv was hospitalized with COVID-19, complicated by asthma. God is hearing our bold approach for him to find mercy and receive grace in time of need.

Rajiv seemed to make progress two nights ago, although with some regression. Right now, his condition is stable. Doctors need to see improvement with his oxygen without the non-rebreather mask. Please continue to pray for Rajiv (he cannot talk at all since oxygen drops when he removes the mask) and also for his wife, Sushila, who of course is not allowed to see him. 

Received: April 29, 2021

Weekly Godward 45 minutes | December 17, 2020

Dear Praying Friend,

Each Sunday evening (Dallas time), Dr. Richard hosts a special prayer time called PRAYERREACH. It is open to anyone who has a heart to seek God on behalf of our tumultuous world. 

The 45-minute audio-only weekly teleconference began in March in response to the fear and devastation caused by the pandemic and then expanded to encompass other weighty world matters. The prayer time goes fast. Praise God for the technology that makes it possible. Brothers and sisters join from all over the world—Malaysia to Guyana, Zambia to Thailand, Argentina to Canada.

Please ask God to direct Dr. Richard regarding the future of this special prayer time. Pray for participation to continue to grow and deepen, that God will bring the right participants to these powerful and precious sessions. Pray for sensitivity to His Spirit about topics to cover each week. Pray for Dr. Richard as he leads this time.

Received: April 29, 2021

A “Most Maximum” use of office space | December 10, 2020

Dear Praying Friend,

We praise God for the office space He has given RREACH. We have been in the same location for more than 10 years. As pandemic-related restrictions altered ministry realities and needs throughout 2020, we realized that the future will look different than the past. Dr. Richard’s ministry swivel and realignment process adapted our office space accordingly. He made the following decisions:

Reduce the dedicated workstations needed as staff does more from home. We still maintain the space and resources for staff on a rotating, as needed basis.

Move the RREACH board and meeting room from rented external space into the RREACH space.

Remodel one office into a dedicated recording studio. 

While these moves reduce some costs, the set-up of an in-house meeting space and studio requires furnishings and equipment. Praise God for His direction in making these changes. Please pray that we will maximize this new allocation of space for ministry. Pray for God to provide quality furnishings and equipment at minimal cost. Pray that everything we do with and in the RREACH office space will promote the Lord Jesus and the proclamation of His Word.

Received: April 29, 2021

Upcoming Board Meetings | December 3, 2020

Dear Praying Friend,

The RREACH board of directors plans to meet December 4–5.

They are:

Mr. Burton French

Mr. Walt Massey

Mr. Curtis Hoffman

Mr. Ron Crosby

Mr. Greg Glosser

Dr. Daniel Boone

Dr. Bill Lawrence (sabbatical)

Mrs. Shelby Barnette (sabbatical)

Dr. Ramesh Richard

Thank God for each one. Pray for the right location and that each will be able to attend for the full meeting. Pray for clear grasp of ministry realities and strategic shifts needed to address challenges. Pray for diligence and discernment. Pray for God’s guidance. 

Pray for preparations for this meeting—compiling of reports, staff presenting reports, logistical details. Finally, pray for excellent implementation of policies to God’s glory.

Received: April 29, 2021

PREACHERREACH Academy (en español) | November 29, 2020

Dear Praying Friend,

Praise God for the launch of PREACHERREACH Academy (Español). The Lord willing, this intensive two-week online academy will feature a 10-day program (Nov. 30 – Dec. 11) of about 2 hours per day to strengthen pastoral leaders to better expound God’s Word.

Attendees will receive concentrated instruction in Dr. Richard’s seven step method for expository preaching via video and live teaching from him and/or other selected faculty. They will participate in breakouts, fellowship sessions and do homework! Most importantly, they will prepare and present a sermon using this field-tested Scripture Sculpture method. 

Pray for God to bring the right number of participants. Pray for His hand to be on the teachers and the technology facilitators. Pray for videos to play properly. Pray for clear instruction and life-changing learning. The seven step process takes discipline to learn and apply. Pray that pastoral leaders will learn and produce biblical sermons. Praise God for people who have donated to RREACH to make it possible for Spanish-speaking pastoral leaders to study at no cost to them (except internet access).

Received: April 29, 2021

LifeRocks outreach strategy | November 19, 2020

Dear Praying Friends,

We can’t indulge in the luxury of postponing the delivery of God’s Word. The proclamation of the Lord Jesus Christ has always been the lifeblood of Dr. Richard’s ministry. Now more than ever we see the need to seed the good news of salvation into as many as possible. 

Pray for God’s favor on Dr. Richard’s LifeRocks —an outreach strategy through social and conventional media. Pray especially for the distribution of Dr. Richard’s one-minute videos to pre-Christ audiences and to others like them. The goal of these short videos is to introduce ideas—like freedom from sin—in ways that resonate with curious viewers who may never otherwise consider such topics. Ask God to soften hearts and open eyes. Pray for meaningful follow-up conversations with those who express interest in learning more. Pray with us that many would consider and trust the Lord Jesus as their Savior.

Received: April 29, 2021

The President’s Global Proclamation Associates | November 16, 2020

Dear Praying Friend,

Please pray for the President’s Global Proclamation Associates initiative. A set of 30 Dallas GProAcademy graduates have been selected to serve as these GProAssociates—an outcome of the Global Proclamation Commission. They minister in places and ways when and where Dr. Richard cannot. They serve alongside Dr. Richard in pastoral training efforts worldwide. 

Would you pray for these faithful servants? They recently gathered via video conference to discuss best ways to minister during this difficult time. Please pray that God will give them creativity and energy in their labors. Pray for sustained health for all and their families. Pray also that God would help them, through His Spirit, to continually spur one another toward the training of more pastors, even in these COVID-19 circumstances. Ask God to provide the encouragement that they and the churches they represent so desperately need.

Received: April 29, 2021

Distributing content | November 11, 2020

Dear Praying Friend,

Over his many years of ministry, God has enabled Dr. Richard to produce extensive written and spoken content helpful to both believing and pre-Christ audiences. These resources—books, articles, devotionals, sermons, lectures, short videos, question and answer sessions, etc.—have never been more needed. 

Please pray with us about cataloging, extending, and distributing these resources widely and deeply and quickly in new and wise ways. Pray for fresh ideas and publishers to print and distribute products in new and conventional media. Pray that some would initiate partnerships with us. Most of all, pray ultimately for hearts softened to hear the messages and embrace God’s truth.

Received: April 29, 2021

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