Sunday, (Feb 14) – Pray that God will help each of us run with perseverance the race that He has set before us and to finish that race well with His help. Pray for grace and focus to keep the faith and the teaching that He has entrusted to us, and that we will pass it on faithfully to those in the next generation who can teach others also. As this race is a life-long marathon, there will be times when we will be exhausted, tempted sorely to give up. Pray that in those moments, the Lord will help us to fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, and He will strengthen us to never give up until we finish the race that has been marked out for each of us.
Monday, (Feb 15) – Praise God that despite all the restrictions for Chinese New Year celebrations this year, many in the Chinese community are still able to celebrate the festival, albeit on a much smaller scale. Praise God that family members who cannot meet physically are able to connect via zoom, and pray that these online gatherings will help cement family ties. Pray that Christians will use this season as an opportunity to connect online with family members, relatives and friends who do not know Christ. Pray that the Lord will grant them wisdom and boldness to speak the truth of the Gospel and the hope we have in Christ, a message of relevance in this time of uncertainty and anxiety.
Tuesday, (Feb 16) – Tomorrow, February 17, 2021, is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the season of Lent. As we enter into this Lenten season after a year of uncertainty and upheaval, and as the pandemic continues to rage around us, pray that we will put our faith in Christ, choose to consciously disengage ourselves from the world, and carve out time to spend with Him. Pray that the Lord will help us align our hearts to His heart, so loving and following Him will truly be our first and most important priority. Pray that He will help us grow into a closer and more intimate relationship with Him, and be spiritually renewed as we spend daily time in His presence this during this Lenten season.
Wednesday, (Feb 17) – More than 20,000 of the nation’s Covid-19 patients who are considered low-risk by a Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) are currently under home quarantine. Pray that these patients will strictly follow all the SOPs to prevent infecting family members living in the same house, and that God will protect them from the virus. Pray that the public will take responsibility to adhere to the SOPs, especially during this Chinese New Year season, as each day many people are arrested for various MCO violations. Pray that no new clusters will emerge during this festive season, and that there will be no spikes in the daily Covid-19 cases in the days to come.
Thursday, (Feb 18) – Pray for the World: Pray for Myanmar as there are large scale demonstrations by people to protest against the military regime that staged the coup. Pray that the police will not use violence against the protestors. Pray that UN sanctions will not harm the innocent civilians, but will have an impact on the policies of the military leaders. Pray that the UN actions will be effective in bringing about positive changes. Pray for the people’s needs, especially the poor, as banks, markets, and services have been disrupted, and many day-to-day necessities, including rice, have increased in price.
Friday, (Feb 19) – Pray for TRAC: Pray for the TRAC Board of Worship & Music. Pray that the Board under the leadership of Ms Juwita Suwito will be able to come up with resources that will be helpful for all the local churches in TRAC. Praise God for the Lent Meditations booklet that was produced by the Board, and pray that this booklet will be used widely in all our churches. Pray that the Lent Meditations will be a means where people can use to draw near to God.
Saturday, (Feb 20) – Pray for the Nation: Pray that God will remove all corrupt, unjust and selfish political leaders, and raise up leaders who will build unity, righteousness, justice, and prosper the nation. Pray that God will release a spirit of compassion and generosity upon the government to table policies that will help to raise the standard of living for the poorer sector of society. Pray also for wisdom for the government to handle the problem of Covid-19 infections among the foreign workers.