Prayer Points 29 August 2021
Reception of Members –Thank God that despite the pandemic, around 30 adults and 10 children are being received across the English Congregations today. We praise God for what He is doing in their lives, and we want to pray for each of these new members that this will only be the beginning of their spiritual growth and service. May Jesus find them faithful till the end!
Worship Services in September –As our worship services scale up to 250pax, pray that the larger gathering of believers will encourage each other in our walk with the Lord. May the Spirit bind us together as we love, serve and worship together. Pray for each Congregational Shepherding Team (CST) and their serving teams to be supported with sufficient ushers and serving personnel each week. There are many areas of service you can prayerfully consider serving in. Pray also for the 50pax services to continue ministering to those in our midst who have not been vaccinated or are unable to. If you have any questions regarding the services, please speak with your Pastors and CSTs.
Christianity Explored and Safe, Sound, Sleeping Place (S3P) – Continue to pray for our ongoing ministries.
Afghanistan – Western nations are rushing to complete the evacuation of thousands of people by 31 Aug – the deadline for the withdrawal of foreign troops. The population left behind will likely face starvation, disease, a rise in COVID-19 cases and persecution (The Straits Times, 26 Aug 2021). Pray that God will protect the vulnerable women and children of this nation. Pray also for the faith of Christians and Pastors to be strengthened.
India – Praise God for the growth of the church in West India. May God protect those beginning to meet in person from COVID-19 and for the provision of bigger meeting venues beyond their homes. In South India, praise God for 7 new areas or ministry that has been started since the pandemic. Pray for the workers and new believers to grow in their knowledge and love for Christ and for their neighbours. Currently, more than 100 lay leaders and members are enrolled in a training centre to equip harvest field workers, may our Lord provide for the needs of this centre. In East India, a partner has faced opposition against construction work on their land. Pray that the plan to plant trees for paper will be beneficial to our partner and their neighbours.
COVID in SE Asia – Thank God that the situation has improved in Indonesia and Myanmar. However, COVID is still severe in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. Pray for our regional neighbours, as they persevere in coping with the rise in infection rates. Pray that hospitals will be adequately stocked and frontline workers will be strengthened and protected. May God shine through Christians serving their communities selflessly.