Sunday, (Aug 9) – Pray that as citizens of heaven, we will not strive for this world’s values of money, power, pleasure and prestige. Pray that God will help us live a life that is worthy of Him, that like the apostle Paul, our whole purpose in life will be to speak out boldly for Christ, and to become more like Him. Pray that the Holy Spirit will empower us to stand firm in the truth of the Gospel of grace, and strive side by side with our brothers and sisters in Christ for the faith of the Gospel. Pray that God will give us greater unity of purpose, and greater courage in the face of opposition so we can show the world that we are His children and Christ’s disciples.
Monday, (Aug 10) – Praise God that one of our Orang Asli (OA) teams was able to go back last Saturday, August 1, 2020, after a long break because of the MCO. Praise God that the 2 OA pastors are rising up in the area of discipling the OA adults, and helping the OA children with their education. Pray that the OA community will learn to be more self sufficient. Pray also for the OA Raub Hostel as the OA students have gone back to school. Pray for God’s wisdom for the warden and assiatant warden as they take care of the physical, spiritual and academic needs of the students. Pray that the students will settle well in the hostel and the school.
Tuesday, (Aug 11) – Pray that God who is the highest Judge will rule and reign in the judiciary system in our nation. Pray that He will put this system on the right path of righteousness and justice. Praise Him for the righteous verdicts that were carried out recently. Pray for God’s protection upon all the courageous judges and prosecuting lawyers and their families. Pray that all judges will abide by the guidelines and rules of the law of the land. Pray that God will direct the minds and hearts of the judges presiding over the high-profile cases that are ongoing, grant them courage to do that which is right.
Wednesday, (Aug 12) – The NECF 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting began on August 7, 2020 until September 15, 2020, with the theme Hearing the Holy Spirit for the Times We Live In. Confess before God that we have not walked closely with Him as He commanded, that we slack in prayer and in the study of His Word, that we often walk in pride and lust after the things of the world, that we do not endeavour to renew our mind and walk in holiness, and we are not enthusiastic in wanting to obey His voice. Pray that we will humbly repent and take time to faithfully come before God daily to listen to what He is saying to the spirit of our inner man during these 40 days of prayer and fasting.
Thursday, (Aug 13) – Health frontliners, battle-scarred when Covid-19 was at its peak in the country, are appealing to the rakyat not to let up in ther precautions against the virus. This comes about as cities from Melbourne to Manila are seeing a surge in infections. Pray that the public will strictly comply with all the SOPs the government has set in place, and that the authorities will enforce them diligently. As many of the new cases of infections are from people who have returned from overseas, pray that these people will faithfully adhere to the 2-week quarantine period and diligently follow all the SOPs for returnees.
Friday, (Aug 14) – The TRAC Executive Board meeting will be held tomorrow, August 15, 2020. Pray for TRAC President, Rev Dr T. Jeyakumar, as he chairs this Zoom meeting. Prior to MCO time, the meeting was scheduled to be held in Port Dickson. Pray that the Conference will wind down smoothly as the quadrennium ends in a few months’ time. Pray that all the Boards will be able to carry out unfinished business. Pray that TRAC pastors and churches will continue to look to God for guidance and strength during this RMCO period.
Saturday, (Aug 15) – A massive explosion at a port in Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, has injured thousands, including children, with the death toll so far surpassing 100. Pray for the injured and the families of those who lost their lives. Pray for the hospitals and emergency services who are struggling to cope with the magnitude of this disaster on top of the Covid-19 pandemic. Pray that the international community will bury their differences and generously provide humanitarian assitance, medical aid and help with rebuilding the port which is the key entry point for food and other essential resources.