Prayer Points 6 February 2022
Implementation of VDS (Vaccination Differentiated Safe Management Measures) –Starting 1 Feb, all church services must implement VDS. The key changes include: 1) only vaccinated attendees are allowed at services, and 2) all, regardless of vaccination status, are allowed at religious classes capped at 50.
Thank God for every opportunity that we have to gather and worship Him as His people! Pray for wisdom for the Covid taskforce and ministry leaders as they organize religious activities in a safe manner, and for our gatherings to be encouraging and edifying for worshippers during this endemic.
Mandarin Service 31st Anniversary – Praise and thank God for sustaining another year of our Mandarin Service! The past two years have been challenging for the majority senior-aged congregation. Pray for our pastors, elders, deacons and staff who work tirelessly to serve our Lord Jesus by bringing God’s Word to our mandarin speaking members and community.
Singapore – May we remember loved ones, neighbours and friends who are affected by the COVID restrictions and are feeling isolated during this festive season of the Lunar New Year (those hospitalized or staying in residential care homes). May the love of Christ draw us closer to one another as we find ways to connect with them.
India – Pray for the leadership seminars taking place this week to help equip the workers in the churches in NE India to be able to lead their congregations well. In North India, many first generation believers are the only Jesus followers in their families. Pray that these believers would be bold and Spirit-led to share God’s love to their own families. One partner has a tuition programme that has 9 tuition centres helping 172 students. Pray that both Christian and Non-Christian children will see this as God’s blessings and that the love of Christ will shine through these centres. Pray for workers and believers to be protected from COVID and other illnesses.
Philippines – In December, Typhoon Odette badly damaged many structures at Student Missionary Outreach’s (SMO) Promised Land and at the Student Centre in Bacolod City. Thank God that the repair work for the dormitories and various roof structures are progressing well. Pray for the resumption of ministry activities such as student events and bible studies as the COVID situation eases. On 28 Dec 2021, Zion Bishan friends of SMO and SMO staff were able to have an online fellowship based on the theme “Hope & Renewal”. Thank God for a time of mutual encouragement with prayer in small groups, and exhortation from the Word.