Prayer Points 2 August 2020
Joshua Sermon Series – As we embark on a new sermon series starting this month, pray that the hearts of every listener will grow in their understanding and appreciation of God’s word. May we deepen our knowledge and love for God as we learn more about His promises, faithfulness and love towards His people.
Christianity Explored (29 Jul) – Praise God for 36 non-Christians who joined CE this past week via Zoom. Do keep our facilitators and table hosts in prayer as they continue meeting them for the next few Wednesdays. Pray that every participant will come back each week, to have their questions answered and to discover who Jesus is.
AG Leaders – Do uphold our AG leaders in prayer. Their act of love and service towards the body of Christ is often time-consuming, and sometimes the role isn’t always clear. Thank God for the recent BAGLE course (p.8) that managed to discuss some of these issues that AG leaders face. Do pray for our leaders to be continually convicted by the gospel to carry on this important work of discipleship of every member so that the church will be a city on a hill, and a light to the nations.
Marriages – SingStat published on 28 Jul showed that there were less marriages and more divorces in the last year. Pray that as a church, we will support the husbands and wives in our midst, to honour God in their marriage relationship. May husbands be convicted by God’s word to love and lead as Christ does His church. May wives understand their role in this covenant relationship.
Pray also for couples considering marriage that the time spent in pre-marital counselling will prepare them well for a lifetime together. May Christ be placed first in every couple’s lives.
Singapore – This past week we witnessed the swearing in of our cabinet ministers. We thank God for a capable government who have prioritised peace and prosperity for our nation. May we uphold our country’s leaders in prayer and seek direction from our Father with how we can best use the blessings we have for the furtherance of His kingdom in Singapore and beyond. Pray also that we do not lose sight of the spiritual war that goes on even in the safety we live in.
Tibetan Buddhists (TBs) – Having heard the sharing of Brother AB of how God reached him and gave him a burden for his own people at Friday Prayer & Praise (31 Jul), let us pray that more Tibetans will be open to the peace and freedom Jesus can bring. They are often bound to rituals and practices that revolve around seeking blessing or preventing curses from the gods. Pray that the light of Jesus will shine into their lives and lift that burden from their hearts.