Prayer Points 9 July 2023
Next Sermon Series: Revelation – Do continue to pray for the Preaching Team, who met for a retreat on Friday July 7 to walk through and discuss our next preaching book: Revelation. Pray that God will indeed prepare not just our preachers, but all our hearts to receive His Word to us from this book, which has often been misunderstood or neglected but is so needful for all generations.
Emmanuel BPC – We thank God for our sister church Emmanuel, who celebrated their 46th anniversary yesterday (Pastor Alby was the speaker). Despite being through many trials, God in His faithfulness continues to see them through. Do keep praying for Ps David Leong in his calling and that we, as a church, may grow in closer gospel partnership with our brothers and sisters there.
Susan Wang – Sister Susan has been in hospital since last weekend, following a series of falls that resulted in a hip fracture. Uphold her in prayer as she recuperates and regains strength. Pray that her house will be properly set-up for her return, and that the peace of God will guard her heart always.
Indonesia – One partner has a youth workers retreat last week. Many of these youths do not have opportunity for higher education nor have they finished high school. Yet many have been willing to be used by God to share the good news in different places. Pray that God will continue to provide and equip these workers (e.g. with educational opportunities) and help them to remain strong despite spiritual warfare in the field. May these youths continue to love and serve the Lord with all their hearts.
Malaysia – Pray for the outreach to Tamil speaking group of families in Ipoh to bear fruit in changed hearts obedient to God. We thank God for ZB persons (Ps Ebi, Priya, Hong York and others) along with Ps Zadok, a pastor in Ipoh, who have faithfully visited and brought the gospel to them. Pray also for our fellow Chinese speaking brethren from MCEL (Malaysian Chinese Evangelistic League) at Endau, Hubong, Rompin as they celebrate their church anniversary on 15 Jul. Pray that God will continue to grow their faith and love for Him in their congregations.
Nepal – 2 weeks ago, we prayed for the flood situation in east Nepal. Our partner has since updated this week that landslides have continue to strike their region and 12 houses were destroyed recently and 27 families are now in need of relief such as rice, blankets, kitchen items and tin roofing for temporary shelter. Pray for the provision of relief for these affected areas, and also for our partner as they work towards helping the affected families. May these acts of love and kindness draw these families to God.