Prayer Points 28 August 2022
377A — The matters surrounding the repeal of Penal Code 377a have generated much concern. Let us as Christians address and respond to these in a manner that will both uphold the sanctity of what the Word of God teaches about human sexuality and also our Christian responsibility as salt and light of the earth. The BPCIS has issued a Pastoral Word on the matter in page 7 of the bulletin.
English as Second Language Ministry (ESL) – We thank God for the many non-Christian students and their keenness to learn about Jesus. Pray for strength and good health for the teachers as they teach and share from Bible stories, that the seeds planted in the students’ hearts will be watered and they will personally know the love of God that we sing about every week.
Catechism Class – Thank God for the new session that started yesterday. Do pray for the 20+ participants that they will know the goodness of their Father in heaven through our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray also for the table hosts that they will embody the gospel towards their fellow saints.
India – Partners in the north and northeast have reported intense monsoon rains causing flash floods and landslides that has caused misery to their local believers. Pray that our partners will be able to mobilise help for the relief work. One of our local leaders will be travelling 5000 km over this week to visit 3 new ministries and distribute thousands of bibles to tribal churches. Pray for safe travels and for fruitful time of ministry and the equipping of the saints.
Malaysia – Pray for our neighbour as it celebrates its 65th National Day (Merdeka Day or Freedom Day) on 31 Aug. Pray for the Malaysian Church to be salt and light particularly to the majority and minority peoples of this nation. Thank God for Ps L’s work among the Orang Asli communities around Malaysia and the work of partner WP who provide good Christian resources to Bahasa speaking churches here.