Prayer Points 11 April 2021
LLRF – has now crossed the $7m mark! We thank God for all the faithful stewards of Zion Bishan who have given sacrificially to God’s house. We have also received $2.3m interest-free loans from our members. We thank God, and extend our appreciation too to Mount Hebron BP Church who have just handed us a cheque of $1m as interest-free loan (not banked-in yet). We are very close to our target of $11m for the amount needed for our lease renewal, including miscellaneous costs which has to be made by this August. We have written to the SLA and are awaiting their reply. Let us pray for a favourable offer from them.
Music Ministry – Thank God we are finally permitted to sing with masks at our worship services (unfortunately singing is still not permitted at other church activities)! Pray for Dns Jessica and our dedicated music teams as they attempt to reconfigure in order to return to play in person at the 4 English services. Do consider joining the teams if you are able to play an instrument. Please also understand that worship services will still need to be capped at 1hr in duration for the time being, but we look forward to further relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in the future.
Peer Support – Pray for our people in church to be emotionally well; and for those needing help to reach out to our Peer Support ministry. Pray for God’s grace and wisdom upon our Peer Supporters to come alongside others with His love. Thank God for the Contact Time on 10 Apr where the Peer Supporters continue to be regularly equipped.
India – is seeing a phenomenal surge in COVID-19 cases. Lockdown has already begun in various states. Many schools and colleges have been ordered to close again. Pray particularly for 14 youths from 2 ministry partners who are taking major exams (their equivalent of ‘O’ & ‘A’ levels) in the midst of this.
North East India – Pray for healing for Rev BK Biswas, age 89, founding pastor of one of our partnerships here. He was admitted to hospital for breathing difficulties last Tuesday. He tested negative for COVID-19. Pray for strength and comfort in his frailty.
Sambhu Rai – Pray for him as he works on his PhD thesis amidst the coordination work that he has to do for the Lord here in India as Field Director. Pray also for his wife, who works as a nurse at a hospital with 600 COVID-19 patients. Pray for her protection, strength to serve her patients in wards that are “like a battlefield” and also for her to love her patients with Christ’s love.