Prayer Points 27 September 2020
100pax In-Person Sunday Services – Thank God we are ready to conduct 100pax services starting next month. Pray for every member to consider deeply why it is good for us to meet physically. Let us all prayerfully consider the Pastoral Word from the Session (p.7) and re-accustom ourselves to gathering for services twice a month.
May our Lord bless the gathering of saints, and may each of our hearts be built up from His Word and love from fellow believers.
Missions Focus – Today, we heard the testimonies from the beneficiaries of Zion Bishan’s Food Aid and S3P initiatives. Pray for wisdom and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading on how to continue engaging certain households from the Food Aid, beyond September. Pray also for our guest stayers to be able to find suitable long-term accommodation. May Jesus be their strength and comfort for all the challenges ahead of them.
Elders and Deacons – Thank God for the newly elected and re-elected leaders at our ACM yesterday. Pray for God’s grace, gifting and wisdom to guide them in their next term of service in their respective ministries.
26th Anniversary Committee – Thank God for seeing Zion Bishan through another year. Pray for the planning committee to work out the details to bring the many parts, like recordings, special items, live-streaming and in-person service attendance, all together. May we remember God’s faithfulness to us and let us praise and give Him glory.
South India – The elderly couple from our ministry partner here has made good recovery from COVID-19. They send their many thanks to Zion Bishan for standing with them in this time. Praise God that a second test for COVID-19 that they took recently has come back negative. Please pray that they will continue to recover and regain their health as they are ageing and have pre-existing health conditions.
West Nepal – Our partner here thanks Zion Bishan for all our love and support. Praise God that Nepal has partially ended its lockdown and believers in three places have rejoiced to be able to meet together. They are also glad that 20 students were able to start classes at the Computer Institute that has opened. English and mathematics tuition classes have also begun. One of the English and math tutors is Brother Prakash, whom we prayed for in June when he suffered a stroke. Praise God he has recovered well enough to be able to teach. Pray that their efforts will effectively reach Nepali and Tibetan youths with the truth and love of Christ.