Prayer Points 24 May 2020
Ascension – Before our Lord Jesus was carried up to heaven He said to His disciples “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations… You are witnesses of these things.” (Luke 24:46-48) Pray we will be faithful witnesses of Christ.
ZB COVID-19 Mission Relief Fund — In the light of the recent announcements on extended measures post-Circuit Breaker, Session has approved the continuation of meal deliveries to our community and the housing of the five S3P guests from 2 June to 31 July. We thank God that the number of people we are able to engage with through the meals has gone up to almost 160. Do pray for God’s love to touch them and the guests in our church. Also, please pray for God’s continued enabling to be upon our ministry partners in Lebanon, India, Indonesia, and Nepal as they persevere in food relief projects which are growing in demand because of extended lockdowns.
Paul Yeo – Praise God for seeing him through his Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies at BGST! He graduates with honours and two other awards. Thank God for his faithful service and diligent studies. Pray for Paul as he continues to the next level of theological education. Pray that he will be further equipped for his work in ministry.
Bereavement – Pray for our families who have lost loved ones this past week. Especially in this time of the Circuit Breaker, it is difficult to be physically present to share in their time of sorrow. May the church surround those bereaving by praying for our God to bring peace and love into their hearts.
West Asia – Our ministry partner reports that the pandemic has allowed Christians in his country to demonstrate the love of Christ through the distribution of food. The very few Christians there face great discrimination from the majority religious group. Pray for more Christians from the global Church to come, live and work in this country. Pray that citizens of this country will encounter the love of Christ and understand how Jesus is the living water to their thirsty souls.
Ipoh Tamil Fellowship – Thank God for Ps Ebi and Priya who have been nurturing the faith of this group for the past few years. Pray for continued growth in faith of the 25 Tamil-speaking Christians and seekers. Due to travel restrictions, Ps Ebi has been unable to meet with them since March. A Zoom Bible study has been started for those who can attend. Praise God for the help also of Ps Zadok, a local Tamil Pastor in Ipoh.