Prayer Points 22 May 2022
ACM – The leadership had presented the needs and plans of the church during the dialogue. Many legitimate concerns have also been raised. Session heard the requests for further dialogue and hence will do so in the coming ACM. Pray for a good time of discussion and for the unity of hearts and spirit. Pray above all for God’s will be done in us, and through us, to the glory of His name and for the building up of God’s people.
English as Second Language (ESL) Ministry – Thank God for the teachers and students who have been coming back for class in-person. Pray for the teachers to be able to rest well during the upcoming short break in June, and for strength and guidance as they prepare for the new semester in July. The ministry is still in need of more teachers, pray that more will step forward to serve.
Bro Alex Kiu – Do keep in prayer Brother Alex who had a fall on Sunday and suffered a stroke. Thank God for his two timely brain surgeries. He is still sedated in the ICU. Pray for God’s grace to see him through and lead him to recovery. Pray also for the family for God’s strength and comfort to fill their hearts.
KY – Thank God for the past 6 months opportunity to be in West Asia, serving with an NGO there to help a marginalised unreached people group, the Y people, with her social work skills. KY is back in Singapore for a short time for a training and also family time. She returns at the end of May. Pray that she will be able to serve the people there effectively and that her family will be healthy in her absence. Pray also for good progress in her language studies.
Lebanon – Citizens here would now risk dying on dangerous boat crossings to Cyprus and other countries rather than stay in Lebanon. Their rationale, they are dying anyway in Lebanon. Years of corruption, mismanagement of its resources, and the massive warehouse explosion in 2020 has led to great hardship in Beirut and other cities. Pray that the coming elections on June 5, that it would lead to better management of the country’s resources and begin a recovery of the social and economic situation here. Praise God for the many opportunities for ministry to refugees, and native Lebanese made poor by the nation’s collapse. Pray for adequate provision of resources and wisdom for our partners as they try to serve the many needs.
Philippines – A mission team will be bringing basic food necessities and hygiene packs to 40 families living in Carol-an and Ilog regions from 23 May onwards. Pray for smooth journey and good time of engagement in these communities. Our partner, SMO (Student Missionary Outreach) hopes to form new ministries in these regions.