Sunday, (Nov 28) – Advent is a time for remembering and reflecting on the birth of Christ. Pray that God will turn our hearts toward Him as Christmas approaches. Thank God that He gave us the gift of hope wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. Pray that the Lord will fill us with hope and give us a tangible reminder that hope is an unbreakable spiritual lifeline. Pray that He will help us to shake off the anxieties, discouragements and fears that have filled this year. Pray that we will always put our hope in God and His Word. Pray that He will give us hearts that are thankful in all circumstances, and as we praise Him regardless of our circumstances, He will fill our hearts with hope.
Monday, (Nov 29) – Confess to God that so often we take Him for granted: we take for granted that He will answer our prayers, heal us and make us whole; we take for granted that He loves us. Seek His forgiveness for not appreciating His grace and presence in our lives. Pray that God will help us to be more thankful and give us faith to see Him in everything and everyone around us, so that we may be filled with gratitude for His love and faithfulness towards us. Pray that we will always be humble and respectful like the Samaritan leper who came back to Jesus to thank Him for healing him. Pray that we will also learn to be thankful to people who have been good to us, who have helped / blessed us in one way or another.
Tuesday, (Nov 30) – Pray for the Nation: Pray that the results of the Melaka state elections will be accepted and will not result in further instability and political manipulation. Pray for the peaceful formation of the new state government, and that this government will be a clean, righteous and competent one that will bring favour, blessing, justice, righteousness, peace and harmony to the people of Melaka. Pray that Melaka will be the turnaround state for a new beginning for Malaysia. Pray for protection from another coronavirus outbreak as a result of this election, and protection also for the upcoming state elections in Sarawak in December 2021.
Wednesday, (Dec 1) – The daily new COVID-19 cases continue to fluctuate between 4,000 and 6,000. Pray that the public will continue to be vigilant in following all the SOPs, especially as places of worship are now reopened for in-person participation and social events, like weddings and birthday celebrations, are permissible. As many people are still confused and hesitant regarding the need for a third COVID-19 booster shot, pray for divine wisdom for the health experts and health authorities to give clear, proper and accurate information about this. Pray also for God’s protection upon those who have received the booster shot that they will remain healthy with no / minimal side effects.
Thursday, (Dec 2) – Pray for the upcoming Virtual Kids Holiday Camp that would be held from the 16th to the 18th of December, 2021. Pray for God’s leading hand to be upon all Sunday School teachers as they prepare for this camp. Pray for the Lord’s anointing to be upon the speaker, Pastor Nicholas Choo. Pray that he would be able to relate and connect well with the children. Pray for all children who would be attending this virtual camp that their hearts and minds would be ready to hear what God has to say to them.
Friday, (Dec 3) – Pray for TRAC: As churches in TRAC begin opening up to physical in-person worship service, pray for all church leadership and staff to be anointed with wisdom, discernment and understanding to be prepared for post-pandemic challenges. Pray for God’s leading hand to be upon all pastors as they think of practical ways of ministering to their people during this season. Pray that the work of bringing God’s light to people will not be hindered by the Pandemic.
Saturday, (Dec 4) – Pray for the World: COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly in various parts of Europe as the cold weather has affected the spread of the virus, and some countries are seeing record numbers of daily infections. Pray for the governments of these countries to make wise and effective decisions to curb the spike as some nations are imposing partial lockdowns and placing more restrictions on unvaccinated people, while other nations are opting for more COVID-19 rules and avoid implementing lockdown measures given the economic harm they can do.