Prayer Points 9 August 2020
Christianity Explored (5 Aug) – Last Wednesday, CE had 42 participants. Continue to uphold our facilitators and tables hosts in prayer. Pray also for the non-Christians to be open to the gospel message and to find out more about what the Bible says about God and Jesus.
Food Aid Meals – We continue our food aid deliveries to families under the assistance of Comcare through the month of August. We will be providing lunch and dinner for 3 days each week. Thank God for some good friendships that have been formed through this initiative. Pray for cheerful hearts, wisdom and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading for both volunteers and coordinators as they engage these households, many whom are elderly.
Safe Sound Sleeping Place – Pray that our 4 guest stayers will make progress in their search for more stable, long-term accommodation. Pray that each will find Jesus to be their comfort, peace and strength in tough times. Thank God that one of them has committed his life to Christ and has requested for baptism.
Session – As the church makes preparations for the upcoming ACM, pray for our Pastors and Elders to have a clear vision for our church in this unprecedented post-pandemic time. May the work of the Spirit, through His Word, equip the saints to build one another up, until we all attain to the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God. (Eph 4:11-13).
Singapore – As we celebrate our nation today, let us remember that all blessings come from our sovereign God. Let us be thankful to our Lord for peace and stability even in tumultuous times. Let us “seek the welfare of the city where [He has sent us], and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare [we] will find [our] welfare.” (Jer 29:7)
Let us not forget that this world is not our home, and we are here but for a little while. So, pray we will seek to love our neighbour and to share Christ with those in need.
Beirut, Lebanon – On 4 Aug, a large explosion happened at the city’s port killing at least 135 people and injuring more than 5,000. Our ministry partner’s church building was near the blast site and windows, ceiling tiles and gates were damaged. Thankfully the two staff who were in the church were not badly injured. Pray for the recovery and healing of all injured and for wisdom to manage the property damage and psychological trauma that has resulted from this accident. Pray that churches will keep strong in the Lord and respond with courage and compassion to the ministry opportunities that surface from this tragedy.