Prayer List: 14 – 15 Aug, 2021

Sunday, (August 15)Sunday School Ministry – We praise and thank God for the opportunity to reach out to the children through the Sunday School Ministry. Pray for the love of Christ to be shared to all children. Pray that our children will indeed grow up to be men and women after God’s own heart. Pray that God would draw more children from the neighborhood into His Kingdom through the Sunday School Ministry. Pray for God’s wisdom, strength and favour to be upon all Sunday School teachers as they persistently serve the Lord in this Ministry.

Monday, (August 16) – Pray for God’s forgiveness for the many times when we have cheapened His grace through our disobedience and blatant disregard for His commands. Praise God for His Word that is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our paths. Pray that we will treasure it not only with our mouths but in our hearts and through the way we live our lives by choosing to hide His Word in our hearts and to meditate on His promises. Pray that the Holy Spirit will fill our minds with the knowledge of His Word and help us apply it to our lives so that we can make better choices and devote ourselves to tasks that will further God’s Kingdom. Pray that as we keep our hearts and minds focused on the Lord and His Word, our faith will be rock-solid.

Tuesday, (August 17) – The COVID-19 daily cases reached new heights in the past week, with increasing number of deaths and brought-in-dead cases, and several northern states in the peninsular are experiencing surges in the daily cases. Pray for wisdom for the authorities to make right decisions that will not compromise the safety of people as they continue easing curbs in the next phase of the National Recovery Plan for fully vaccinated people where dine-ins, outdoor sports and interstate tourism are being allowed. Pray that the rakyat will exercise patience and self-control as the government is hard pressed, and pressure mounts ever increasingly to open up the economy and to also curb the rising daily cases of COVID-19 infections.

Wednesday, (August 18)Pray for the Nation: The parliamentary majority of the Prime Minister will be determined during the Dewan Rakyat meeting scheduled for September 7, 2021. Pray that the nation’s politicians will focus on the needs of the rakyat with regards to the pandemic, the weakened financial situation and many job losses rather than scrambling to collect as many MPs as possible for their respective parties for this sitting of the parliament. Pray that the politicians will put the needs of the nation above their own political ambitions at this crucial time. Pray that the political situation will stabilise so that the nation will be spared the potential of Parliament’s dissolution and a general election during a pandemic.

Thursday, (August 19) – With slightly over two weeks to go before schools reopen, parents and teachers want the Ministry of Education (MoE) to reconsider the September 1, 2021 reopening date as the new daily COVID-19 cases show no sign of declining. Pray for wisdom for the MoE, and that in making a decision, the ministry will give special consideration for the safety and health of the students and teachers, If the reopening of schools has to be postponed to a later date, pray that the MoE will smoothen the home-based teaching and learning processes by providing fast and affordable Internet access, and free Internet packages to students from lower-income families.

Friday, (August 20)Pray for TRAC: We praise God for the recently concluded one-day Pastors’ Retreat on Loss, Grief, Faith & Healing. Pray that pastors will continue to take time to reflect on the topic and be ministered to by the Lord. Pray for God’s wisdom to be upon all pastors and leaders as they lead their respective churches in this challenging season. Pray for all Local Church Executive Committees to be able to discern God’s movement in their respective churches. Pray for a good working relationship between the pastors and the leaders.

Saturday, (August 21)Pray for the World: New cases of the coronavirus continue to surge across the United States, driven by the fast-spreading and highly contagious Delta variant that now makes up the majority of COVID-19 infections in the country. More than 99 percent of hospitalisations and deaths from COVID-19 in the nation are people who are not fully vaccinated. Pray that more people will seek to be vaccinated against the virus. Pray also that fully vaccinated people will continue to wear masks in public indoor locations in areas of high transmission.

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