Prayer Points 20 June 2021
#GettingReal about Growing Old and Singleness – Thank God for our preachers who exhort us from the Word of God on the issues concerning singles and seniors in our midst. Pray that God will help our church support one another and grow as a family in Christ.
Migrant Worker Dormitory Food Distribution – Our Tamil Service will be distributing meals to a group of 46 migrant workers at a dormitory at Penjuru starting this Sunday (20 Jun). Thank God for the children from Tamil Service who are preparing Father’s Day cards to give to 26 fathers in the group. Pray that as this food distribution carries on, it will be a connecting point to share the Gospel at God’s appropriate time.
Father’s Day – “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.” – Ps 103:13. Pray for our fathers to have the strength and grace to lead their families, and be an example to their children so that they grow up in the love, fear and knowledge of our Lord.
World Refugee Day (20 Jun) – Today is also World Refugee Day, a day to celebrate and honour refugees from around the world. Studying Acts this year has certainly brought the outward moving, loving heart of our God. As God’s people, we are also called to love those who are suffering & marginalised. Pray that we may open our hearts to the plight of refugees everywhere, whether in the Middle East, or in Myanmar.
India: COVID Situation – Pray for pastors and workers in the field dealing with the difficult situations arising from COVID infections as well as deaths of fellow believers. Often due to safe distancing rules, pastors are unable to visit their members in hospitals. Sometimes misunderstandings arise when pastors are not present when needed, making situations worse. Additionally, grieving families and pastors may sometimes deal with non-believing neighbours during these difficult times. Violence against visiting pastors have been reported by our partners. Pray to God for wisdom and protection for our fellow believers to be able to handle such situations sensitively while being good witnesses for Christ. Thanksgiving – We thank God that despite the challenges, Brother Thomas’ daughter, Salomi’s wedding is able to take place in North India in early July. Pray that the joy and blessings of Christ will be shared with their neighbours safely, batch by batch, according to prevailing COVID rules. Online training – With the use of technology, Zion Bishan is able to contribute to some online training and preaching sessions to our partners in India and Nepal from Jul to Sep. Pray for our leaders and members who are involved as well as the participants to be blessed through such a collaboration.