Prayer Points 19 Apr 2020
Church shelter (20 Apr) – Many shelter seekers are displaced due to safe-distancing measures causing reduced housing availability. Session has approved and responded to MSF’s appealed for churches to provide temporary housing for displaced people during Circuit Breaker. From 20 April to 4 May, Zion Bishan will open five rooms on the ground floor as temporary housing for five individuals. The Living Room café will be providing meals for them.
ZB COVID-19 Mission Relief Fund (p.6) – In these times of manifold needs everywhere, do pray that we, and for all churches, to rise up, “stand in the gap” (Ez 22:30-31) and provide relief for the saints. The majority of us may have our lifestyles disrupted in this season. But for many others, including church members, their livelihoods are in jeopardy. Session has approved the commencement of the Zion Bishan COVID-19 Mission Relief Fund and we invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with us in this endeavour.
Domestic Helpers – Lev 19:34 exhorts us to “love the alien [in our midst] as yourself.” Pray for domestic helpers who take care of our families, while they are apart from theirs. Pray also for employers and families to understand their blessed position to be faithful stewards of the lives that God has entrusted to them. May they consider how to show God’s love to their helpers and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them.
West Bengal, India — In the midst of India’s lockdown, we thank God for a ministry partner who visited families and identified, and addressed food concerns in the neighbourhood.
In collaboration with the community, the mission partner managed to provide rice and dhal for the needy. Praise God for this initiative.
Pray for their protection from the virus even as they use protective gear and practice safe distancing. May they persevere in reaching out to the community even as the lockdown extends beyond the intended deadline.
Ministry Partner in Central Philippines — Update on Primen, who has heart problems. Thank God a cardiologist is able to examine him. Do pray that necessary medical facilities will be available for his examination.
Pray also for Primen who stays alone in the Cebu Mission Centre, for healing and financial provision for the medical examination and follow-up treatment.