Prayer Points 14 August 2022
Missions Teams Retreat 2022 – Thank God for a time of diving deep into the Bible for 20 people from both home and foreign missions teams on 6 Aug, Sat. They were particularly thankful for the opportunity to sharpen and align their vision in missions with God’s vision for the world. Pray for all the mission teams to be able to specifically commit to more regular PRAYER together in their various teams. Pray this for those working with foreign mission partners, our own missionaries serving locally or overseas, teaching English to ladies, tutoring children and youth who face many challenges, soccer ministry boys, seniors, Bishan Home residents, and customers who come to our café.
National Day Thanksgiving Meal (8 Aug) – We thank God for the opportunity we had to bless our neighbours and friends from the ESL, Tuition and Soccer ministries with food and games through the Living Room. Many who came expressed their heartfelt appreciation and thanks for the volunteers’ labour of love. Pray for these continued efforts and friendships to be powerful testimonies of God’s love.
Ephesians Sermon Series – Pray that our hearts will be good soil to receive God’s message to Zion Bishan through the letter of Ephesians in the coming months. Pray also for the preaching team as they think and meditate over each week’s passage to help us consider and appreciate what the Lord is speaking to us as a church family.
India – One partner in the Hindi Belt reports increasing opportunities to serve the local community via its ministries such as schools. Thank God for the opportunities to share God’s saving grace in these communities. Pray for bro Thomas’s wife, who suffers from Glaucoma, that a planned cataract surgery in next 2 weeks will proceed smoothly. The same partner also shares that many believers are suffering poverty due to the local drought situation. Pray for God’s mercy on the suffering farmers and farm workers.
Singapore – As we celebrate Singapore’s 57th National Day this week, we are thankful for the peace and prosperity God has given us. May we have hearts of thankfulness and the willingness to share these blessings with those in and outside Singapore who are less fortunate. May Christians in Singapore be open and courageous to heed God’s call to love and serve communities in need because of climate change, pandemic and economic challenges.