Prayer Points: October 22, 2017

Sunday, (Oct 22) –  Pray that we will willingly surrender the leadership of our lives into God’s care, and give Him the right to take control of our lives, to give us His guidance, wisdom and direction that we need. Pray that we will surrender all areas of our lives to Him: our health, our families, our resources, occupations, skills, relationships, time management, successes and failures. Pray that we will repent of our stubbornness of heart and our desire to do things our way rather than God’s way. Pray that we will want to surrender our wills to His will, and to say daily, “Thy will not mine be done.” Pray that we will learn to step out in faith moment by moment as we surrender our lives to Him.

Monday, (Oct 23) –  Pray for the Nation: Pray for the investigation by Suhakam over the enforced disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh, Joshua & Ruth Hilmy, and Amri Che Mat. Pray for God’s wisdom, clarity of mind, courage and boldness for the Suhakam Commissioner, Datuk Mah Weng Kwai, who is chairing the inquiry, for the lawyers and witnesses involved. Pray for the truth of what happened to be revealed, and for the perpetrators who abducted the 4 acitivists to be exposed and caught. Pray for God’s comfort and peace to be with the families of Pastor Raymond, the Hilmys, and Amri. Pray that the Lord will protect all the people involved in the inquiry from any form of harm.

Tuesday, (Oct 24) –  So far 20 children have signed up for VBS 2017. Pray that more children will quickly sign up, especially those from pre-Christians homes. Pray that parents and their children will give priority to VBS, and that the children will not be involved in other activities during the week of VBS. Pray for the fund raising to raise finances to sponsor under privileged children for VBS, that will be held on November 12, 2017, for good support from our church members. Praise God that the Sunday School children will be involved in the fund raising, and pray that they will be more aware of those less fortunate than them, and who are in need. Pray also for sufficient teachers and helpers for VBS 2017.

Wednesday, (Oct 25) – Life On Life Missional Discipleship (LOLMD) is a method developed by Perimeter Church, USA that seeks to do discipleship in very small groups by intentionally investing time, energy and love into others so that they in turn may mature spiritually and repeat the process with others. Pastor Ashok and a few others will be going for the first level of training in PJ on October 26-27, 2017. Pray for effective learning. Pray that this method can be used at Klang Wesley and many other churches with the aim of raising disciples.

Thursday, (Oct 26) – Pray for the Missions Faith Pledge 2018 that will be presented during the worship services this Saturday and Sunday (October 28 & 29, 2017). Pray that our church members will be sensitive to God’s heart for missions, and in faith, give generously to support the mission projects in our church next year. Pray that we will continue to support the work of missions in our church through our participation (e.g. in Orang Asli Ministry, short-term mission trips to East Malaysia, etc.), and especially in our prayers.

Friday, (Oct 27) – Pray for TRAC: Rev Shearn Sya, currently the pastor-in-charge of Wesley Methodist Church Johor Baru, will be getting married in Penang on November 11, 2017. This is the first time in many years that a TRAC pastor is getting married during his tenure as an active pastor in TRAC. Pray that his marriage arrangements will run smoothly. Pray that his wife-to-be will support him in the ministry as they learn to adjust to married life and the pastoral ministry as a couple.

Saturday, (Oct 28) – Pray for the World: Many believers in Brunei are living out their faith in secret, and they need fellowship and encouragement from other believers to stay strong in their faith. Pray for God to give them discernment to know who they can trust and who they cannot. Pray that the Lord will expose them to opportunities to grow in their faith and enjoy fellowship with other believers. Pray that God will continue to protect and strengthen His Church in Brunei.

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