Prayer Points 6 Aug 2023
Missions Month 2023 – Thank God for the messages from various speakers through Missions Month, inspiring us to see God’s Mission and His heart in drawing all peoples to Himself. Whether to seek out opportunities to learn about missions, sign up for a short term trip, or pray for a people group, may we respond in action. Pray that we will continue to have spiritual eyes to see the places and people around us who have yet to come under the lordship of Christ. Pray also for Gospel confidence to grow in our hearts by His Spirit such that even when we see and know the cost of missions, we will be willing to avail ourselves and partner in His work.
4.30 Leaders Retreat (7-9 Aug) — Over the next few days, the leaders of the 4.30 congregation (including AG leaders, staff, BOD, elders) will spend time listening to some Bible talks, and reflecting on how the first 7 months as a congregation has gone. Pray for us as we think hard about how we love the congregation and grow them for ministry, guided by what we hear from God’s Word.
Living Room – Hong Mi, one of our staff from The Living Room will be delivering sometime in August. Please pray for the Lord’s favour and protection over mother and child and that the Lord will prepare her bodily, emotionally and mentally for the delivery via c-section.
Emmanuel BPC – Please pray for Pastor David & Pastor Dev who are beginning a new expository series on the book of Colossians, every Sunday, for the next 3 months. Pray that God’s Word will be proclaimed faithfully, and that hearts will be warmed to the gospel.
India – From the Hindi Belt areas, one partner requests prayer for the provision of places for church buildings as the number of believers have increased. For many 1st generation believers, finding a suitable life partner amongst the limited number of believers in some areas is also a great challenge. Pray that God will provide for suitable partners for believers in this community in North India.
Philippines – Thank God for the safe return of Pastor Theonikko back to the Philippines. He ministers to about 50 to 75 people in a church plant at the Promised Land, the property of the Student Missionary Outreach – Bible Training Institute (SMO-BTI) in Murcia, Philippines. Pray for him as he fulfils his responsibilities as Principal of the BTI and also as he pastors this congregation. They hope to continue reaching out to the isolated villages in these mountain areas and also to other mountain villages where they had given some relief aid.