Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honoured by men Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. “But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” [Matthew 6:1-4]
“Give, and you will receive. You will be given much. Pressed down, shaken together, and running over, it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.” [Luke 6:38]
A little testimony on Prayer…
One of the most powerful examples in modern history of an intercessor praying for a Christian leader is the story of Billy Graham’s intercessor and prayer leader, Armin Gesswein.
Armin was a pastor himself. In 1948 he invited young Billy Graham to Los Angeles to hold a crusade. When the unknown Graham arrived. Armin formed a prayer movement and when Billy Graham preached in the now famous tent, Armin Gesswein lead 1000 men in prayer in a tent next to the tent where Billy was preaching. This launched the wonderful ministry of one of the great Evangelists in America’s history.
No man including your pastor can accomplish their mission unless there is enough prayer to back it up and support it.
God, as the source of all life and all goodness, deserves our love, and that love is not something that we can confine to attending Mass or Service on Sundays. We exercise the theological virtue of charity whenever we express our love for God, but that expression does not have to take the form of a verbal declaration of love.
Sacrifice for God’s sake; the curbing of our passions in order to draw closer to Him; the practice of the spiritual works of mercy in order to bring other souls to God, and the corporal works of mercy to show the proper love and respect for God’s creatures—these, along with prayer and worship, fulfil our duty to “love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind” (Matthew 22:37).
Charity fulfils this duty, but also transforms it; through this virtue, we desire to love God not simply because we must but because we recognize that (in the words of the Act of Contrition) He is “all good and deserving of all of my love.” The exercise of the virtue of charity increases that desire within our souls, drawing us further into the inner life of God, which is characterized by the love of the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity.
Thus, Saint Paul rightly refers to charity as “the bond of perfection” (Colossians 3:14), because the more perfect our charity, the closer our souls are to the inner life of God.
Strategy to Pray
Claim the blood of Jesus over all sections/departments.
“This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.” [1 John 5:6]
Ask the Holy Spirit to expose all ungodly activities within these sections and departments.
“Our battle is not against human forces but against the principalities and powers, the rulers of this world of darkness, the evil spirits in regions above.” [Ephesians 6:12]
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal all ungodly monies, false charity organisations, suspicious organisations, suspicious money transfer overseas to fund terrorism,
“The thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy.” [John 10:10]
Renounce everything evil from the sphere of Charity and NFP Commission
Lord, I come before you on behalf of all Charity and NFP Commission organisations, sections, departments, Christian, secular or other religious charities and in regards to all of the issues that have placed us into ungodly alignment.
“and they forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed themselves down to them; thus they provoked the LORD to anger.” [Judges 2:12]
Lord we repent on behalf of those who stole and mislead the Charity and NFP Commission sphere.
Let us pray on behalf of our nation and this sphere (Charity & NFP Commission):
I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you
whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help,
to do penance, to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Saviour Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In His Name, my God, have mercy. Amen.
“But if the wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all My statutes and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not die.” [Ezekiel 18:21]
We repent on behalf of people who:
- Allowed enticements to draw away from your original plan for all charity organisations.
- Who stole, promoted, fundraised, set traps for the theft of inheritances and birth rights.
- Who Lured people into ungodly alignment through deception or shape shifting.
- Who made decisions out of fear or panic rather than fighting the battle from the rest and giving their burdens to You to deal with.
- People in charge and influential position in these charity organisations who traded inheritances willingly in order to become more successful and gain power.
- People who acted with false power and bad behaviour and who performed illegal and ungodly activities by opening the door for the enemy to come into these charity groups.
- Abusing the resources and all information, technology, provision that You gave us and exploiting them for financial gain.
- Manipulating all resources, and elements by adding unnecessary additives in an effort to win friends or influential people, without regard for the damage that could be caused.
- Setting up false pillars of lust, deception, enticement, and religion
- Establishing ungodly centres to steal and using the Lord’s name to attract people’s money.
- Establishing ungodly offices and positions of power, worshiping ungodly thrones, and seeking after positions in ungodly places rather than the positions of authority You had for us.
- Worshiping money and/or using money to sow seeds and finance ungodly organizations and projects
- Doing false marketing to steal people’s integrity and kindness
- Refusing to bring important decisions about finances to You for approval and guidance.
- Purchasing memberships and entering into agreements with ungodly places of business, resulting in financial curses.
- Ignoring our discernment or allowing ourselves to be deceived to the enemy’s tactics and plans to destroy others to gain power.
- Not exercising self-discipline in order to plan our day and make good decisions regarding funding, grants and provision.
- Not following your teaching on how to serve YOU in this sphere.
- Not using our wisdom and spiritual gifts to win many to your kingdom.
- Listening to those with their own agendas and motivations.
- Abusing our gifts, and using them to further our own purposes.
- For not using the resources that you gave us instead of using others and stealing from them.
- Using wrong teaching of the gospel and not following your commands Oh Lord
Forgive us Father God for our negligence. Lord, please help us to guard our hearts, both coming and going; help us to not act out of desperation; not to align with any ungodly network because of lust, deception, enticement, or religion.
Relevant Scriptures on Renunciation
“Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Repent and turn away from your idols and turn your faces away from all your abominations.'”” [Ezekiel 14:6]
“Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.” [Daniel 4:27]
“but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.” [Corinthians 4:2]
Forgive us Lord.
Christian Charities & NFP Commission Organisations
Ask the Holy Spirit to bless and continue funding for Christian organisations working in the following categories:
- Culture and recreation
- Education and research
- Social services
- Development and housing
- Law and advocacy
- Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
A Christian Aid Week prayer from 1958:
O Holy Spirit of love,
quicken our imaginations
that we may feel more deeply
for the needs of others
as we put ourselves in their place.
Give us hearts of self-forgetting compassion
which will move us to give
from that which you have given us,
and to be good neighbours to those both near and far,
for the sake of him who taught us
that it is more blessed to give than receive,
even Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Please pray as God leads for Jesus to be glorified in the organisations below.
“Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies — make your way straight before me.” [Psalm 5:8 ]
The listing focuses on aid agencies established by Australian Christians providing assistance to people in every corner of the world. Here in Australia, every Christian church will be providing aid in various forms within their respective local communities.
Act for Peace
Act for Peace was founded in 1948 as the aid agency of the Australian Council for the World Council of Churches. Their work has always had an emphasis on international long-term development.
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia
ADRA Australia is a Christian, humanitarian agency that creates opportunities, empowers people and shares hope.
Our Overseas Development projects seek to express the love and compassion of Christ through working towards the relief of poverty and suffering.
See also: https://anglicanoverseasaid.org.au/
Anglican Board of Mission (ABM)
Founded in Sydney in 1850 ABM is working alongside Partners in Australia and overseas, through two major programs – Evangelism and Church Support, and Community Development. ABM strives to develop and provide for the spiritual, social and material needs of local people amongst very diverse communities throughout the world.
Believing that all children are precious to God: “Asian Aid is called to empower believers in Jesus to address the causes of physical and spiritual poverty amongst disadvantaged communities.”
Assemblies of God in Australia World Relief
Provides community programs, emergency aid for disadvantaged and poor especially children, primarily overseas.
Australian Heart Ministries
Educate a wide cross section of the general public about the important work done by Australian Christian aid agencies through a travelling African aid expo.
Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS)
ALWS is providing significant support to development programs in Cambodia, Mozambique and Nepal.
Australian Relief and Mercy Services (ARMS)
ARMS is the Mercy Ministries arm of Youth With A Mission Australia and is dedicated to reaching out to the poor and the needy of the world wherever they may be found. ARMS runs mercy ministries projects both within Australia and overseas.
Baptist World Aid Australia
Baptist World Aid Australia works with partners overseas to provide education, life skills, health care, safe water, agriculture and emergency relief.
Caritas Australia will work towards the creation of a world that God desires to be just and compassionate. Caritas will work for the freedom of those who are oppressed by injustice, bringing ‘sight’ to both those who are powerless.
CBM is an independent Christian development organisation dedicated to preventing and curing blindness, and also to the education and rehabilitation of people who are blind or have other disabilities.
Christian Nationals’ Evangelism Council
They exist to support the local Christian partners in developing regions, with their vision to bring ongoing spiritual, physical and social transformation to their own people.
Christian World Service (CWS)
CWS is the international humanitarian and development agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia working in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as in Australia, on 44 programs to break down the structures which create poverty, oppression, injustice and division.
Compassion is a Christian ministry working in partnership with local churches in developing countries and sponsors worldwide, to help some of the world’s poorest children and their families.
Door of Hope (DOHA)
DOHA is a child-focused, non-government organisation established to help alleviate the suffering caused by poverty, in developing nations. The name comes from a book in the Bible called Hosea, chapter 2 verse 15: ‘…And make a valley of Achor (literally means trouble) to be a door of hope.’
Ken and Jocelyn Elliott
Dr Elliott and his wife Jocelyn have spent the past 44 years earning no wage at a hospital they built in the landlocked West¬African country of Burkina Faso.
Every Home for Christ
Every Home for Christ is a non-government organisation working in over 80 countries around the world, providing under privileged people with opportunity.
Feed The Hungry Australia
Feed The Hungry is a non-profit Christian mission organisation dedicated to feeding the hungry around the world and reaching those in desperate need.
Global Care is the “social justice” and disaster relief arm of Christian Outreach Centre. For some 15 years, Global Care has helped devastated communities worldwide to rebuild and reconnect, and has done it by practical help at the ground level.
Global Mission Partners
Global Mission Partners (GMP) has been investing in life-changing partnerships with churches, individuals and communities both overseas and within Australia for over 125 years.
Grace ministries – Australia
Grace ministries is involved in poverty relief, education for the poor, the disadvantaged and the oppressed in India.
Habitat for Humanity (Australia)
Demonstrating God’s love in action by working in partnership with people in need, from all walks of life to build simple, decent and affordable homes; and to strengthen local communities in Australia and throughout the world.
International Christian Aid Relief Enterprises (ICARE) was established in 1982, as a non-denominational Christian humanitarian non-profit organisation.
International Nepal Fellowship (INF)
INF is involved in health and development work with Nepal’s government, non-government organisations and local communities. The work is an expression of Christian compassion and evidence of God’s grace.
Interserve is all about making Christ known across cultures by word and action in countries where otherwise He wouldn’t be known. By placing Christians with skills in these areas to serve individuals, churches and communities with holistic care, they are being real salt and light of this world.
Kids Outreach International (KOI)
KOI was founded in Australia in 1998 and is an international interdenominational Christian charity and humanitarian aid organisation dedicated to improving the lot of children throughout the world, particularly focusing on the emerging nations of Eastern Europe and West Asia, and other economically distressed nations.
Marist Mission Centre (MMC)
MMC assists development projects for poverty alleviation in countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Our special care for the alienated, marginalised and dispossessed bring us into regular contact with the young.
Melbourne Overseas Missions (MOM)
MOM – an outreach of the Catholic Church – provides funding, material goods and volunteer personnel countries for programs in education, training, literacy, health, village development, water supply, emergency relief.
Mercy Christian Children’s Ministries International (MCCMI)
MCCMI was established to care for orphans and abandoned children in Ogango-Kisumu, Kenya. Working with the philosophy that if everyone did just a small bit to help, a big difference could be made in the numbers of orphaned children.
Mercy Ships is committed to alleviating human suffering and distress by bringing world-class medical and community services to the world’s forgotten poor, empowering them to fulfil their God-given potential.
The Micah Challenge has been developed by the Micah Network and the World Evangelical Alliance in response to a groundswell among evangelical Christian churches wanting to contribute at all levels to the alleviation of poverty and to greater justice for poor communities.
Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian organisation with a vision to spread the love of God and meet human need.
Mission Without Borders
Mission Without Borders is an international Christian organisation, dedicated to serving the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those suffering the effects of poverty or persecution in Eastern Europe.
Open Doors exists to strengthen and empower Christians who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a unique ministry of Samaritan’s Purse which brings Christmas joy, packed in gift-filled shoe boxes, to children around the world.
Relief Development and Justice, an OM Australia Inc. initiative, seeks to assist the poor and marginalised through sustainable projects and crisis relief.
Opportunity International – Australia
Motivated by Jesus Christ’s call to serve the poor – without regard to race, ethnicity or religious affiliation with a strategy to create jobs, stimulate business and strengthen communities among the poor.
Palms Australia is involved in various countries within Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Its policies are built on justice, peace and integrity of creation values as expressed in Catholic Social Teaching.
Philippines Emergency Relief Appeal
The objective of the Philippines Emergency Relief Appeal is assist the people of Cebu, Philippines who lived in the Pier 4 Shanty town area following a fire which destroyed their housing.
Rapid Relief Team
Rapid Relief Team is an Australian relief and aid charity that volunteers in many events in Australia, England, USA and Canada supporting disaster victims by providing shelter, food, drink and other necessary aid to help people through their tragic experiences.
Riverview Children’s Foundation
The Mission of the Riverview Children’s Foundation is to promote and support projects that reduce suffering and provide options for forgotten children in crisis, globally.
The Salvation Army operates an international network of services caring for the homeless, poverty-stricken, and underprivileged in 108 countries of the world.
Samaritan’s Purse (Australia)
Samaritan’s Purse is a non-profit, Christian organisation providing emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world.
Second Wind Network
MissionSeek is a ministry of Missions Interlink, the Australian network for global mission. Through Missions Interlink, organisations collaborate to support and assist Australian Christians to be effectively engaged in cross-cultural and global mission.
Our missionaries and partners implement projects to evangelise the lost, equip local believers and demonstrate compassion through aid and development.
St Joseph’s Australian-Peruvian Mission Associates Fund
Working in Peru with people of varying ages and circumstances: prisoners, families, women, children and youth with an aim to help each person realise her/his own potential and to promote leadership qualities.
Christian action with the world’s poor. TEAR Australia is supporting the development and relief work of 94 partner organisations in 25 countries. Priority is given to those programs that strive to involve the most marginalized and exploited members of each community, regardless of their religious or political beliefs.
The Leprosy Mission Australia
To minister in the name of Jesus Christ to the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of individuals and communities disadvantaged by leprosy, working with them to uphold human dignity and eradicate leprosy.
Transform Aid International
Transform Aid is a space for churches, denominations and agencies to come together to end poverty through community development work and advocacy with Christian Partners in Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
At Transform, we seek out and rescue the most vulnerable and neglected street children of Phnom Penh.
United Aboriginal Ministry (UAM)
With over 100 years of continuous missionary activity to the indigenous peoples of Australia, UAM has been at the forefront of Australian missionary endeavour and has established a reputation for its concern for both the physical and spiritual welfare for the Aboriginal people.
UnitingWorld connects people and church communities in Australia, the Pacific, Asia and Africa to partner in God’s mission: overcoming poverty and enabling discipleship and faith-filled action.
Urban Neighbours of Hope (UNOH)
Urban Neighbours of Hope values living out God’s priority for those facing poverty.
World Vision (Australia)
World Vision aims to share and demonstrate the love and compassion that Jesus extended to all people – especially to those suffering from poverty, oppression or injustice.
YWAM Medical Ships
YWAM Medical Ships is a Christian charity that aims to care, connect, serve and build with communities. YWAM Medical Ships values individuals’ rights to quality of life.