Prayer Points 25 July 2021
“Go Urban” Follow Up – Our Missions Conference draws to a close this Sunday. Pray that all of us will seriously consider DOING something to follow up on what God has shown us about the Harvest field. May we at Zion Bishan put our experience and skills to good use in reaching those in Singapore and when borders reopen to be prepared to Go beyond Singapore.
Pray for good attendance at #Getgoing zoom meeting on Tue 10 Aug to learn about opportunities to serve the lost here in Singapore (eg among the homeless, migrant workers, those marginalised in our church, Bishan Home residents, and other foreigners here.)
Pray for our AGs, YDs, CDs and ministries that need to transition back to virtual classes during this Phase II HA season once again. Pray for the leaders who find it challenging to constantly adjust to such changes at short notice. Pray also for the national pandemic situation to normalise soon.
Queenie Ng’s 16-hour long extensive surgery is scheduled for Tue 27 July, starting at 8am. Please uphold her and family in prayer, for God’s peace to be upon them. Pray for wisdom and strength for the 4 surgeons, esp Dr Cheryl Lau who will be present for the entire period.
Unreached People Group (UPG) Focus – The Turks (75 million in 27 countries), form the 3rd largest UPG after the Bengalis and Japanese. They are engaged with the gospel but yet unreached. Sunni Islam would be their primary religion. Pray that God’s love will shine into the hearts of the Turks around the world, through the message and actions of Christians in their midst. Pray for their hearts and ears to be open to the truth of the gospel.
India – Pray for wisdom for our partners as they cautiously restart in-person church services and also plan youth and children camps. Though there has been a decline in Covid cases in India, there are fears of a third Covid wave in Aug-Oct this year (Straits Times, 18 Jul). Pray for protection for the vulnerable and the poor who have already suffered much loss of income and health since the pandemic started. We thank God for the perseverance and faithfulness of Christians in loving their neighbours through this ongoing crisis. May Christ shine through them and bring many to Him.
Covid in SE Asia – Apart from Indonesia and Myanmar, countries like Thailand and Vietnam are seeing escalating number of Covid cases. Pray for God’s mercy on SE Asia and for our fellow believers in these countries as they put their faith in Jesus. May they be salt and light for Christ where they are.