Prayer Points 2 May 2021
Session – Thank God and pray for our Elders and Pastors. A new bulletin section highlights some points from Session Meetings for Zion Bishan members information and prayer (see p6). Please pray for our leaders and matters concerning our church.
BHID– Pray for the residents in the Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled (BHID), in particular, those brothers and sisters who join us for Sunday worship. They have been in lockdown since Circuit Breaker and still have restricted movements within and outside the home. We thank God we are still able to minister to them virtually and was able to conduct an outdoor Christmas concert for them across the fence. However, they would still need physical fellowship. Pastor Alby is currently exploring creative options with the home to see what more can be done to minister to them.
ZB COVID-19 Taskforce – Thank God for all the good work the Taskforce has done so far and will continue to do. As written by Ps Alby in today’s WIS (p7), please pray for the weekly service and work of many of our members, and pray for all of us to stay safe and vigilant to ensure we can continue to come for worship.
Bereavements – Pray for our people and families who have lost loved ones recently. Let us “weep with those who weep” as Romans 12 exhorts us, and to “love one another with brotherly affection.” Pray that in times of mourning and grief, we as Jesus’ family will be there for one another.
India – In the past 2 weeks, we received news of partners contracting COVID-19 because of the surging infection rates in India. Pray for complete healing for couple A & J, and their young daughter, who have completed their quarantine period but need to recover their strength and energy. Pray also for healing and relief from severe COVID symptoms for Sister S, wife of Principal CP as she battles the COVID virus (her oxygen level is low). May God have mercy on all who are struggling and give believers wisdom and discernment in navigating through this crisis.
Myanmar – CNA reported that Myanmar was not opposed to a visit by an ASEAN delegation to help resolve the crises in the country. This was news from a meeting of ASEAN member states leaders on 24 Apr. Pray that there will be political progress towards peace for this troubled nation. May God’s kingdom continue to shine forth despite the current challenges.
Tartars in Siberia – Pray for the believers who are sent by Partner O to be able to share the love of Christ to their listeners. May the Lord continue to open doors amongst the least reached peoples in Russia and various parts of Central Asia.