Prayer Points 24 October 2021
COVID-19 Situation in Zion Bishan – To date, we have sent out notices informing members about two positive cases that were present at our church premises. We thank God that the first person has fully recovered and the second is recovering well. It seems that the virus is coming closer to our community with the second case being at a worship service while infectious. In fact, there have been other close calls as well. Two families had been placed on quarantine or stay home orders. Quite a few people were identified as close contacts, and others were issued health risk warnings. However, given our nation’s position on an endemic COVID-19, this should come as no surprise as it is only a matter of time until we detect more cases among our worshippers coming for services.
So, as we encourage all who feel comfortable to do so to return for in-person worship and, in time, fellowship, let us continue to exercise caution and personal responsibility in protecting ourselves and our loved ones. As the Apostle Paul exhorts us in Phil 2:4 to be Christ-like, “let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
Children’s Ministry – Under updated guidelines, Children’s Ministry teachers will have to undergo supervised FET (Fast and Easy Testing). Pray for all who need to handle the administration and preparations needed to resume CD classes in person.
Healthcare Workers –Continue praying for our nation’s frontline workers, including many from our church family, as hospital capacities remain stretched.
North India –Children’s camps are being organised by our partner’s teams in various regions. Pray for the good organisation of these camps, and for attendees to be blessed with God’s love and joy and for their faith to grow. Pray also for the smooth completion of a city church in its final face of construction. Pray for firm faith of our partners and local believers. They face many challenges from putting their faith in Christ.
Myanmar – A 16 year old girl, a church member with our partner, has a damaged valve in her heart. Pray for a suitable hospital and surgeon to be found quickly as she is currently feverish and her oxygen levels are unstable.
Nepal – Brother B will be joining us via Zoom on 29 Oct, Friday for our Missions Prayer Night. Pray for good attendance and a fruitful time of sharing and praying together for the work there. We thank God for Brother B’s good work in serving vulnerable children and families. Pray that God will strengthen the faith of believers in our partner’s churches. We thank God for opportunities to serve them through online training programmes. May God provide our partner with more workers.