Prayer List: September 27, 2020

Sunday, (Sep 27) – Just as Christ paid the price for a full and lasting reconciliation between us and God, pray that as God’s children we will choose to embrace a spirit of reconciliation in conflict situations. Pray that we will guard against unbridled anger, and watch what we say, choosing to communicate God’s grace with our words. Pray that we will always rely on the Holy Spirit’s power to work within us to be peacemakers. Pray that the Lord will teach us to forgive and resolve conflicts quickly and peacefully. Pray that when possible, we will also help others resolve their conflict situations. Pray especially that the Holy Spirit will help resolve conflict situations in marriages and families.

Monday, (Sep 28) – Pray that God will give us the courage to give thanks for everything to Him in every circumstance, for this is His will for us in Christ. Pray that the Holy Spirit will strengthen our prayer life, and when events come along that threaten our peace and cause us to worry, He will remind us to seek the Lord in prayer. Pray that we will learn to let petitions and praises shape our worries and anxieties into prayers, letting God know all our concerns. Pray that He will, then, displace the worry in our hearts with His shalom peace that guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, (Sep 29) – Pray that we will guard our hearts and minds against the corruption in the world by being selective about what we allow into our minds. Pray that everyday, we will make a conscious choice to dwell on those things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent and worthy of praise. Pray that we will fix our minds on what is best in this life and allow these thoughts to shape our words and deeds. Pray that the Lord will protect us against the chaos and distractions of the world, and by His Spirit we may live in obedience to His Word that He may be glorified in us.

Wednesday, (Sep 30) – Pray for the Nation: As the political turmoil in the nation escalates, pray that God will demolish the strongholds in the unseen realm of demonic activities, secret plotting and witchcraft. Pray that the intensifying efforts of the evil principalities and powers in stirring and stoking disunity, corruption and deception, and plotting unholy alliances, will all fail and be destroyed by God’s almighty power. Pray that our political leaders will not focus on their own personal agendas, but will choose to work together sincerely for the good of the nation and the welfare of the people.

Thursday, (Oct 1) – There is a definite increase of Covid-19 spreading in the community based on the rising number of active cases, especially in Sabah. Pray that God will grant wisdom to the health authorities to contain the virus and prevent it from spreading, and that no new clusters will develop. Pray that the situation will not lead to a potential new wave. Pray for comfort for those whose families have been touched by illness or death during this time. Pray that the new initiatives introduced by the government which gives a lifeline to cash-stapped businesses and help people weather the effects of the pandemic will be effective in helping the economy to recover.

Friday, (Oct 2) – Pray for the Methodist Church in Malaysia: Pray for the Consecration Service of the new Bishop elect, Rev Dr T. Jeyakumar on October 4, 2020 in Trinity Methodist Church, PJ. Pray for good weather. Pray that this service will bring glory and honour to God. Rev Jeyakumar has served God well over the past 8 years as TRAC President. Pray that he will remain close to God always, especially from 2021 onwards as he takes on a higher calling in the Methodist Church.

Saturday, (Oct 3) – Pray for the World: A number of European countries are reporting sharp increases in Covid-19 infections, the number of coronavirus cases in the world have surpassed 32 million, with more than a million deaths, and people are becoming increasingly weary and hopeless as the pandemic drags on with no end in sight. Pray that the Holy Spirit will inspire Christians to find ways to be the loving embrace of God to the world, and help people find life and hope in Christ.

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