Prayer Points 5 February 2023
CNY Goody Bag Distribution (29 Jan) – Praise God for the 51 volunteers across all ages from both English and Chinese congregations last Sunday. Many enjoyed the fellowship of the body of Christ. Thank God that many of the residents were receptive and glad to receive the goody bags, some even had meaningful conversations. Pray that the Lord will continue to work in the hearts of residents through the flyers distributed, that they may be open and willing to come for any of our services or ministries.
AG Leaders – Keep in prayer our AG Leaders beginning the year of study in and teaching of the books of Hebrews & Zechariah. Pray that our Father will minister first to the hearts of our AGLs, as they listen to the voice of Jesus. Pray for the AGs journeying through both books, that each member will learn to “run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus.” (Heb. 12:1-2).
Zechariah Series – Today we begin our sermon series on Zechariah, a prophetic book that encouraged a downhearted and distracted people facing the urgent, hard work of building God’s house, and reminded them of the tremendous implications of God’s glory returning to their midst. Pray for:
- Our preachers to be diligent in preparation, being sensitive to both God’s Word in the text and God’s Spirit in our midst, as they deliver the messages;
- Ourselves to be diligent in our hearing and obedience, whether that Word to us is for challenge or for comfort.
Philippines – Praise God for our partner, Student Missionary Outreach (SMO) who has been working in the Philippines to bring the gospel to high schools, colleges and universities for the past 45 years. Last Oct, they were able to conduct a mental health symposium for 800 first year college students to educate them on making mental health and well-being a priority. This was a clear need arising from the pandemic. They were able to distribute free books such as “Climbing out of Depression” by Dr. David Meengs from Biblical Counselling Worldwide (BCW) to the students as well. May this word planted in the hearts of the students bear fruit in God’s good time.
India – One partner from the Hindi Belt has requested prayer for the urgent need of qualified teachers for their schools in the field. At the same time, this partner hopes to reach out to rural communities through healthcare and medical facilities. May our Lord meet these needs. For another partner, their trainee workers are going out for 2 months of “practical ministry” after completing their Life Skills Training to different parts of East India. Pray for their safety and ministry. May they put their skills to good use and reap a good harvest for the Lord. Despite the many challenges that believers do encounter, give thanks that the fields are growing. May all believers continue to grow in their faith and love for God amidst growing challenges.