Prayer Points 13 September 2020
Annual Congregational Meeting (26 Sep) – Continue to keep our upcoming ACM in prayer. Pray for the ACM planning team as they continue working out the logistics necessary to ensure the smooth running of proceedings held virtually. Also keep our Pastors and Elders in prayer as they seek God’s wisdom for the future of our church.
Christianity Explored (9 Sep) – Thank God for the 23 participants, excluding table hosts and those from Zion Bishan, who were present at the last session on Wednesday. Pray for the follow-up and for the Lord to nurture the Gospel seeds planted through this run of CE.
Food Aid meals – Since late April this year, we have been providing meals for 40-50 needy households in the Bishan-Shunfu area. Praise God for the team of Zion Bishan volunteers and coordinators who have been serving faithfully through this period. As we draw this programme to a close at the end of September, pray that we will have God’s wisdom to further the engagement with some of these households, mainly the elderly, so that they may eventually be able to receive the joy of the gospel.
Faith at Home – Thank God over sixty parents signed up for the two Faith at Home Meet the Parents sessions. Pray for our parents at Zion Bishan to deeply understand their role as primary discplers of their children, and to “teach [God’s command] diligently to their children” (Deut 6:7). Pray that the church, and its members, will make every effort to partner, encourage, resource and equip them in this important God-given role.
Students – Thank God for the past week of school holidays, especially after an extra-long school term. Pray for the students in our midst to continually feed on God’s Word as they work hard on their studies. May they seek God’s glory in all do and grow in their understanding of how much they are loved by Him.
Malaysia – Praise God for our ministry partner who has been working among the indigenous peoples of Malaysia for many years, serving them in many different ways. Thank God for our brothers and sisters in Christ among these peoples and for their heart to serve their own needy and poor. Pray for these fellow Christians to grow in their faith and for them to continue blessing their own people with the gospel.
South India – Recently, a close contact of a senior leader with our ministry partner tested positive for COVID-19. Currently, the leader and his family are under quarantine and awaiting COVID-19 test results. He and his wife both have pre-existing health conditions, so pray for them to be protected from the virus, and its adverse effects.