Sunday, (July 4) – Praise God that Jesus gave us a model prayer to pray to our heavenly Father: how to approach God in prayer, the different conversation points we should have in our prayers, and how crucial it is to align our hearts with God’s heart. Even as many of us have committed the Lord’s Prayer to memory, pray that we will not merely pray the words He gave us, but more importantly to use each line as a spark for our own prayers, praying them back to God in our own words through our own circumstances. As prayer is obedience to what God says, ask the Holy Spirit to teach us not to tell God what to do, but rather, to listen carefully as He tells us what to do.
Monday, (July 5) – Pray that God would impress upon our hearts a desire for prayer. Pray that Wesley Klang would be a church that desires communion with the Lord. Pray that no matter what our circumstances are, we will not harden our hearts but that we will turn to God in prayer whenever we hear His invitation. Pray that as we commune with God in prayer, we will experience His unfailing love for us. Pray that our trust in God will grow as we spend time in prayer with our God.
Tuesday, (July 6) – As parts of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur have been put under enhanced MCO from July 3-16 following the high infectivity rate and the threat of new and dangerous COVID-19 variants, pray that the public will take personal responsibility to adhere to the stricter SOPs. Praise God that with the opening of more vaccination centres, the nation is moving at a rapid pace to get as many immunised as possible. Pray that those living in the rural areas will be able to get vaccinated. Pray against adverse side effects from the vaccinations. Praise God for the white flag movement, and food banks organised by NGOs who are supplying groceries and other essentials to the needy. Pray that the rakyat will contribute in cash and kind to these organisations so the poor and needy will be sustained during this difficult time.
Wednesday, (July 7) – Pray for the Nation: Pray that the government will heed the Yang di Pertuan Agong’s call to reconvene Parliament as soon as possible. Pray that when Parliament reconvenes, all the political leaders will put aside their differences and focus on the people and not on politics. Pray that all the political parties will unite to guide the nation through pertinent issues it is going through: to salvage the economy, and find pragmatic and flexible approaches to manage the lockdowns that are causing extreme economic damage, especially to the lower income groups; to remain steadfast towards expediting the vaccination of the rakyat and moving towards herd immunity quickly.
Thursday, (July 8) – Pray for the next generation during this time of the pandemic, that God will sustain them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Pray that the children and youths will be able to benefit from their online classes. Pray that they will exercise self-control with regards to the internet, and refrain from spending too much time on online games and social media. Pray for relationships in the home – that children will choose to obey their parents, and parents in turn will discipline their children with loving authority and unconditional acceptance. As the next generation is suffering from “online fatigue”, pray for the children’s and youth ministries in our churches to come up with creative and innovative ways to engage with the children and youths so Jesus will be relevant in their lives.
Friday, (July 9) – Pray for TRAC: Pray for all pastors in Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC). Pray for God’s wisdom and strength to be upon each pastor as they lead their respective churches. Pray that each pastor would be able to work together with their respective team of leaders in leading the church through the pandemic. Pray that God would guard their minds and hearts so that they will remain focused upon the call that God has placed upon their lives.
Saturday, (July 10) – Pray for the World: Many international sporting events have drawn thousands of spectators who gather together in stadiums, with the majority not wearing masks or practicing physical distancing, and already there are spikes in the daily COVID-19 cases in some countries. Pray for wisdom for the organisers of such events to do the needful to control the spread of the virus, and for the spectators to exercise precautions to protect themselves at these events.