Prayer Points 29 Mar 2020
Government restrictions — As we adjust to this new normal, let us remember God’s sovereignty as the church does its part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Pray we will keep our unity in the Spirit. May the glory of God be seen through the church.
Nicholas Tang — He has been diagnosed with shingles and is experiencing excruciating pain. Pray for a quick recovery and that no complications will arise. Also pray for his parents, Christopher and Gek Choo, that they will not fall ill too.
Easter gift initiative (Hand Sanitizer with Bible verse) — Thank God for 22 persons (15 from Zion Bishan) who pledged to buy and give out about 700 hand sanitizers as Easter gifts to those who are vulnerable within their own social networks. The message each gift hopes to bring is one of love and trust in God who frees us from our fears (Psalm 34:4).
Pray that each gift will provide an opportunity to express God’s love and kindness for those in our midst who may be fearful about COVID-19. Pray for each recipient to discover that God can truly be their ultimate comfort and peace in these times.
India — India has imposed a nationwide lockdown for 21 days since 25 March 2020 in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The implications are being felt both economically and socially as this is a nation where community is everything.
Pray for believers to stand firm in their faith during this period where no gatherings are permitted, especially for those living in remote areas and may not have phones through which they can be contacted and encouraged.
Uphold our mission partners that God will strengthen them emotionally and spiritually during this challenging time, many of them are isolated in different mission fields.
Mission Agencies — Many mission agencies coordinate ministry regionally and even globally. Many events, and work or short-term trips, have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Funding may also be affected by the economic downturn. Agency leaders need wisdom in contingency planning, as many missionaries are serving where advanced medical care may not be easily available. At the same time, more people may be seeking answers in these troubled times. Pray for missionaries to seek and follow God’s leading as opportunities are lost or created.