Prayer Points: September 17, 2017

Sunday, (Sept 17) –  A lot of life comes down to money – whether it controls us or whether we make God our Master instead. Pray that we will deliberately ask God to resume His rightful place over our money. Pray that He will forgive us for the fear of want that drives us, for the self-centered love of luxury that corrupts us, and for the lust for power and acceptance that motivates our lifestyles. Pray that we will learn to be content with our circumstances, and that the Lord will show us how to manage the things He has given us in a way that reflects trust and faith in His goodness. Pray that He will help us become trustworthy stewards of the things He has entrusted to us.

Monday, (Sept 18) –  Praise God that we have completed the NECF 40 Days Fast & Prayer. Pray that the Church in Malaysia will continue to build upon these 40 days of prayer and fasting, and the people of God will be committed to establishing prayer altars in their homes, churches and communities. Pray that God will shake His people out of the state of nominalism into a radical commitment to Christ. Pray especially for the believers in Sabah and Sarawak that those who have wandered from the faith will return to the Lord in repentance.

Tuesday, (Sept 19) –  Praise God for the newly formed CG in our Orang Asli (OA) Ministry that the OAs are committed to attending the CG. Pray that they will continue to be committed to the CG meetings, and will encourage more of the OAs to also attend the meetings. Pray for the Lord’s protection upon the CG, that it will continue to flourish. Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance upon the CG leader, that the Lord will use him to disciple the CG members and deepen their faith and relationship with the Lord.

Wednesday, (Sept 20) – Pray for the Methodist Women Convention that will be held from 22-24 September, 2017 in Acappella Suite Hotel in Shah Alam. Pray for God’s guidance upon the members of the organizing committee as they look into last minute details. Pray for smooth running for the Convention, and for everything to go off well. Pray for God’s anointing upon the 2 speakers, that the plenary sessions and workshops will inspire and challenge the women to be all that God desires for them. Pray for God’s protection upon the whole event, for journey mercies for everyone, and for good fellowship among the women.

Thursday, (Sept 21) – Pray for the Nation: Pray for the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Sultans, Cabinet Ministers and Chief Ministers that they will govern fairly and justly, be sensitive to the needs of the rakyat, and be prudent in spending the nation’s money. There are much worries that prices of food and other basic items are increasing steadily. Pray that God will give wisdom to the leaders to guide our nation to come out of the current economic challenges. Pray there will be a political will to help the poor and all those who have financial struggles.

Friday, (Sept 22) – Pray for TRAC: The TRAC Quadrennium Vision (2018-2021) Task Force shared with representatives of TRAC Boards (at the recent Joint Boards meeting in Port Dickson) the theme (“Come, Follow, Become Like Jesus”) and goals / strategies of TRAC for the next 4 years. The four broad categories (4 Essentials) are Personal Growth, Building Community, A Voice to our Nation & A Vision for the World. Pray that there is a smooth communication of the vision, goals and strategies for TRAC right down to the local church level. Pray that every member of our TRAC churches will take these goals and action plans seriously.

Saturday, (Sept 23) – Pray for the World: There are very few ministry workers in Somalia because the dangers and risks are high. Pray for all who seek to bring the Gospel to the Somali people. Pray for God’s protection upon them, and for patience and wisdom. Pray for the Lord to open doors to fruitful ministry, and for many pre-believers to come to the saving knowledge of Christ.

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