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7:20pm Thursday 2nd September

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AMPP Project

To apply for enrollment for the AMPP project you first need to create a profile on this website (if you do not already have one). You will find the AMPP section near the bottom of your profile page. Please fill in the details and click the save button to finish. Once we have received notification of your enrollment we will advise you of the  two MP's that have been allocated to you for prayer. We will also give your details to your Prayer Province Promoter. Here are the four points that you need to agree to before enrolling for AMPP project.

  • You have studied and agree with the Vision and action Statement of AMPP
  • On the prayer passion scale from (1-low to 10-high) you assess yourself to be 5 and over
  • You are committed yourself to pray for the full three year term of Parliament. We will allow you to withdraw at the end of each calendar year (31st December)
  • You will engage in quality praying which has five characteristics:
    • Consistent (regularly)
    • Frequent (often)
    • Fervent (with Passion)
    • Relevant (sufficient information about the MP's)
    • Discreet (not boasting about which MP's you have been allocated, especially if they hold a high position)
Vision and Action Q & A

Question 1 : What does AMPP stand for?

Answer :  It is an Acronym for – Adopt MPs for Prayer

 

Question 2 : What are its Characteristics (features)?

Answer : 

  • Simple
  • Sustainable
  • Supple
  • Supplication Scheme for
  • Servants (who are Members of Parliament)

 

Question 3 : What is the Focus of AMPP?

Answer : 

  • The Focus of P.I.E.V.E. Project – Pray (be) Informed, Enroll, Vote, Encourage others, was mobilising people to VOTE prayerfully, intelligently and strategically (direction: horizontal)
  • The Focus of the AMPP project is praying for MPs now in Parliament, direction: vertical.
  • This is a nation-wide, politically non-partisan and interdenominational project.

 

Question 4 : Why do we need this?

Answer : Paul uses the term “Servant of God” in two senses:

  • As a devout Christian who is serving in a spiritual area eg a minister of the gospel (Romans 1:1-2 and Titus 1:1-2).
  • As a person whether Christian or not who is serving in a God-ordained function eg, a politician: (Romans 13:1-7).

In Romans 13:1-7 those who govern are called ‘servants of God’ 3 times. They are described as servants of God not necessarily because they are Christians, most of them were not, but because they fulfill a God-ordained function for the promotion of good and the restraint of evil. In 1 Tim 2:1-2 The Apostle Paul urges us “first of all that petitions be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority….” Parliament is the highest human authority in New Zealand.  The legislation Members of Parliament pass whether good or bad affects every man woman and child in the nation (see book of Esther: Mordecai vs Haman). For a more detailed explanation of a Christian’s civic responsibilities read my article on ‘God, Gospel & Government – www.prayeratparliament.org.nz

 

Question 5 : How can we put 1 Tim 2:1-2 into Practice?

Answer : One of the ways we can implement this exhortation is through AMPP Project. AMPP is a way to pray for every member of Parliament.  In the present parliament there are 120 MPs.  Every MP is a servant of God in a Romans 13 sense.

  • Whether they are MPs of the Christian Faith (of course we should pray specially for them, Gal 6:10).
  • Whether they are MPs of other Faiths
  • Whether they are MPs of no Faith
  • Whether they are conscious of the fact they are servants of God or even want to acknowledge that they are servants of God
  • Whether they are from your preferred political party or not
  • Whether they were your preferred candidates or not
  • Whether you personally like them or not

The present MPs are the ones who were either elected or gained entry to Parliament through the party list rankings in the last election. At the next Election you will have another opportunity to vote for your preferred party and candidates if you were disappointed with some of the last election results.

 

Q6 : How will AMPP Work?

Answer : First of all, please note the following terms used in this project:

  • Prayer Promoter is a Christian Leader appointed to supervise and co-ordinate AMPP in a particular geographical area, a prayer province.
  • Prayer Partner is a Christian person who adopts two MPs for prayer.
  • Prayer Province a geographical area where both electorate and list MPs are based.
  • Prayer Passion Scale 1 (low) to 10 (high), a prayer partner has to be 5 and over on this scale

Prayer Promoters
New Zealand will be divided geographically into 9 Prayer Provinces each with its own prayer promoter who will promote AMPP in their assigned province consisting of about 15 MPs. A list of Prayer Promoters will be posted on this website when it has been finalised.

Their brief is as follows:

  • You are passionate about Prayer
  • You will be given a list of Electorate MPs and List MPs that are within your Prayer Province.
  • You or the office will then contact Prayer Partners in your Prayer Province.
  • You are to promote the vision and values of AMPP and ensure every MP allocated to you is being prayed for regularly.

Prayer Partners
Each prayer partner will adopt two MPs for Prayer.

  • Your own Electorate MP because he or she represents you in Parliament.
  • A List MP who is based in a city or town near you.  List MPs are chosen from the party list:
  Electorate MPs 71
  List MPs 49
  Total 120

 

 

 

 

Q7 : What do I do if I want to participate in AMPP?

Answer :

  • If you do not yet have a profile on our website please create one at: http://prayeratparliament.org.nz/default.asp?pageAction=register 
  • If you already have a profile on our website please login and complete the additional AMPP details at the bottom of your profile page
  • It is entirely voluntary but if you want to become a prayer partner you will need to commit to praying faithfully for the two MPs you adopt: (1) Your own electorate MP and (2) List MP assigned to you
  • Please contact the website administrator or your Prayer Promoter if you have any questions. They in turn will be in contact with you from time to time. We will not overload you with information rather we will simply refer you to where you can find relevant Information to enable you to pray intelligently. AMPP is a largely decentralised project to keep the organisation at a minimal level.
  • The Vision will remain the same: a laser-focus on praying for all MPs but the administrative Process will be streamlined as we progress.
  • To be elegible to be a prayer partner they must 1) be 5 and over on the prayer passion scale (on a scale of 1-10).
  • They must committ for the term of Parliament of three years, however we will allow anyone to withdraw after 1 full year.
  • The quality of praying has these characteristics
    • a) Consistent (regularly)
    • b) Frequent (often)
    • c) Fervent (with Passion)
    • d) Relevant (sufficient information about the MP's)
    • e) Discreet (not boasting about which MP's you have been allocated, especially if they hold a high position)

 

Q8 : How can I find out more about MPs assigned to me?

Answer :

  • Electorate MP - All have Electorate offices, please contact them.
  • List MP - Please contact them through Parliament 04 471 9999 and some do have offices where they are based.
  • Check these resources

 

Q9 : What do I need to Pray For?

Answer : Two Categories

  • MP as a Person
    • Pray for him/her and his/her family
    • Health
    • The Lord will keep their marriage and family strong
    • MPs will make a positive contribution during their time in Parliament
    • Other matters
  • MPs and Particular Issues
    • We will advise you on any major issues to be prayed for.

 

Q10 : How long and how frequently will I need to Pray for the two MPs?

Answer :

  • We suggest that you pray for them a minimum of twice a month leading up to weekly. This is a guideline only.
  • Pray for the term of the Parliament which is 3 years
  • All things being equal your Electorate MPs will hold that position for the term of Parliament (3 years) so should pray for him/her for 3 years.
  • Your List MP – Pray for him/her also for the term for Parliament – 3 years.
  • Our preferance is that you will continue to pray for the full term of parliament, however, should you wish to withdraw you may do so on the 31st December each year (Withdrawal Date)
  • Remember your ministry is voluntary. If after a year you cannot sustain it you can withdraw but you must notify the AMPP office by email. We will then advise your Prayer Promoter. The reason for notifying is to ensure that no MP is without a Prayer Partner.

 

Q11 : How can I promote AMPP Vision?

Answer : 

  • Be committed, you cannot convince another authentically unless you are convinced first.
  • Contact People you know who are :
    • Passionate about prayer
    • And willing to be part of AMPP project

We are interested in quality of the praying first and then quantity of the pray-ers!

  • It is voluntary
  • No one will be pressurised to join. We want the project to be sustainable
  • No one will be overwhelmed with too many MPs to pray for
  • No one will be overloaded with information

 

We want people who are passionate about prayer and who are passionate about praying For Members of Parliament.  From little acorns great oak trees grow!

Jesus has called his followers

  • You are the salt of the earth
  • you are the light of the world (Matt 5:13-16)

Jesus also said in his high priestly prayer “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.  As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world (John 17:15-19)

We are different to make a world of difference!

  • The Church has a Priestly ministry : we speak to God for people (Vertical) 
  • The Church has a Prophetic ministry : we speak to people for God (Horizontal)

 

 

Pastor Rasik Ranchord
National Director of AMPP
Convener of Prayer at Parliament

Prayer Guidelines

Thank you for being willing to be an AMPP Prayer Partner. Here are some guidelines that promote quality prayer:

Prayer Should be Based on Scripture

  • Here are two foundational scriptures: 1Tim 2:1-2 and Rom 13:1-7
  • Click here for a detailed exposition.


Relevant Information on MPs allocated to you:

  • You can find the names of your MPs on your AMPP page, click here to login. After you have logged in hover over the "Members" menu and click the "My AMPP Page" option.
  • MP’s website, click here for list of MPs.
  • MP’s Parliamentary office: 04 471 9999
  • MP’s Electorate office, click here to find your MP.
  • Subscribe to MP's Newsletters
  • Follow on Social Media

Most, if not all MPs have facebook and twitter accounts, many also on Instagram. Follow the links and search for your MPs names. The more you know about your MPs the more specific and sustainable your prayers will be.


Prayer Points:

  1. Your MPs will make constructive contributions during their time in Parliament, in the select committees they are part of, in the Debating Chamber, in their caucuses and in their electorates.
  2. Your MPs physical and mental health
  3. Your MPs and their families’ protection.
  4. Your MPs will be protected in 3 areas of great temptation: a) power b) opposite sex c) money matters.
  5. If your MPs (or one of them ) are Ministers of the Crown, pray they will be effective in fulfilling their responsibilities in the portfolios allocated to them; eg Grant Robertson is Finance Minister and also Minister for Sport. If your MPs (or one of them ) is in the opposition parties, they may be spokesperson in a ‘shadow’ portfolio. Pray they will be effective in holding government to account in that area; eg Simon Bridges is National spokesperson on Justice.
  6. Your MPs will debate robustly various issues but not attack opposing MPs personally.
  7. MPs will adhere to a high code of ethics.
  8. MPs will put the service of people before personal ambitions.
  9. God will give MPs much wisdom in the governing of the nation as He gave Solomon (see 1 Kings ch3; also James 1:5-6; 3:13-18).
  10. Other matters for prayer that you consider relevant.


AMPP Commitments:
We have deliberately kept your prayer responsibilities Simple ( only two MPs; Your Electorate MP; and an allocated List MP) and Sustainable. Your commitment is for a minimum of one calendar year and to pray your MPs twice a month.

Prayer Provinces

PRAYER PROVINCE ELECTORATE ALLOCATIONS (updated 31/5/21)

PROVINCE
PROMOTER

ELECTORATE

FIRST NAME

SURNAME

 

 

 

 

1.   Whangarei
To Be Advised

Northland

Willow-Jean

Prime

  

Te Tai Tokerau

Kelvin

Davis

 

Whangarei

Emily

Henderson

 

Whangaparoa

Mark

Mitchell

 

Kaipara ki Mahurangi

Chris

Penk

 

East Coast Bays

Erica

Stanford

 

North Shore

Simon

Watts

Total 8

Upper Harbour

Vanushi

Walters

 

 

 

 

2.  Auckland North
To Be Advised

Northcote

Shanan

Halbert

 

Te Atatu

Phil

Twyford

 

Kelston

Carmel

Sepuloni

 

Auckland Central

Chloe

Swarbrick

 

Epsom

David

Seymour

 

Mt Albert

Jacinda

Ardern

 

Mt Roskill

Michael

Wood

 

New Lynn

Deborah

Russell

Total 9

Tamaki

Simon

O’Connor

 

 

 

 

2.  Auckland South
Ela Andersen

Tamaki Makauarau

Peeni

Henare

 

Pukuranga

Simeon

Brown

 

Mangakiekie

Priyanka

Radhakrishnan

 

Botany

Christopher

Luxon

 

Panmure-Otahuhu

Jenny

Salesa

 

Mangere

Aupito William

Sio

 

Manurewa

Arena

Williams

 

Papakura

Judith

Collins

Total 9

Takanini

Neru

Leavasa

 

 

 

 

4. Hamilton
To Be Advised.

Port Waikato

Andy

Bayly

 

Coromandel

Scott

Simpson

 

Hauraki-Waikato

Nanaia

Mahuta

 

Hamilton East

Jamie

Strange

 

Hamilton West

Gaurav

Sharma

Total 6

Waikato

Tim

Van de Molen

 

 

 

 

5. Tauranga
Deb Christianson.

Waiariki

Rawiri

Waititi

 

Bay of Plenty

Todd

Muller

 

Tauranga

Simon

Bridges

 

Rotorua

Todd

McClay

 

Taupo

Louise

Upston

 

East Coast

Kiritapu

Allan

 

Napier

Stuart

Nash

Total 8

Tukituki

Anna

Lorck

 

 

 

 

6. Palmerston North
Paul White.

Taranaki King-Country

Barbara

Kuriger

 

TeTai Hauauru

Adrian

Rurawhe

 

New Plymouth

Glen

Bennett

 

Whanganui

Steph

Lewis

 

Rangitikei

Ian

McKelvie

 

Palmerston North

Tangi

Utikere

 

Otaki

Terisa

Ngobi

Total 8

Ikaroa-Rawhiti

Meka

Whaitiri

 

 

 

 

7.  Wellington
Julian Hawken.

Wairarapa

Kieran

McAnulty

 

Mana

Barbara

Edmonds

 

Ohariu

Greg

O’Connor

 

Wgtn Central

Grant

Robertson

 

Rongatai

Paul

Eagle

 

Hutt South

Ginny

Andersen

Total 7

Rimutaka

Chris

Hipkins

 

 

 

 


8. Christchurch
Sally Curham.

Nelson

Rachel

Boyack

 

Kaikoura

Stuart

Smith

 

West Coast Tasman

Damien

O’Connor

 

Waimakariri

Matt

Doocey

 

Selwyn

Nicola

Grigg

 

Christchurch East

Poto

Williams

 

Christchurch Central

Duncan

Webb

 

Ilam

Sarah

Pallett

 

Wigram

Megan

Woods

Total 10

Banks Peninsula

Tracey

Mclellan

 

 

 

 

9.  Dunedin
To Be Advised

Rangitata

Jo

Luxton

 

Waitaki

Jacqui

Dean

 

Dunedin

David

Clark

 

Taieri

Ingrid

Leary

 

Invercargill

Penny

Simmonds

 

Te Tai Tonga

Rino

Tirikatene

Total 7

Southland

Joseph

Mooney

Total Electorate Seats 72

 

 

 

About Rasik Ranchord

Rasik PhotoAMPP National Director, Background Information.

  • He is married to Lalita, has three married children and nine grandchildren
  • Rasik has been a Christian Minister for 50 years
  • Author of "Dare To Be A Disciple", a text book (266 pages) on authentic disciple making. It has been used by churches of many denominations in many parts of the world
  • Founder and former convenor of Prayer at Parliament
  • Ministry to Members of Parliament
  • A Bible Teacher who has ministered interdenominationally around the world 
  • Former president of the New Zealand Bible Society
  • A survivor of the Wahine disaster 1968, the worst maritime disaster in the history of NZ
  • Spokesperson on public issues for New Life Churchers International
  • Founder (with lalita) of Abundant Life Church Wellington, now an itinerant minister
  • His ministry has always been across the whole body of Christ
  • Studied at Auckland and Canterbury Universities. BCom (Economics)