Prayer Points: March 10, 2019

Sunday, (Mar 10) – Pray that God will give us a heart of compassion like that of Jesus. Pray that He will give us the heart to be interested in the troubles and suffering of people around us, and provide for us the means to help them. Pray that the Lord will help us understand the needs of others, and keep a critical and condemning spirit far from our hearts, and further from our lips. Pray that we will serve others with joyful hearts, never keeping score, always giving, never expecting to receive. Pray that we will serve as Jesus served, with gentleness, compassion, and tenderness. Pray that the overflow of His love for us will enable us to love the people around us, especially those who have yet to know Him as Savior and Lord. Pray that our love for them will draw them to the Savior who loves them.

Monday, (Mar 11) – The 40 days of Lent began last Wednesday. Pray that our church members will walk through this season intentionally, removing distractions that take our gaze away from Christ. Pray that we will purposefully quiet the noise that pulls us from spending time in His presence, that puts our attention on lesser things. Pray that we will not only give things up for Lent, but that we will give glory through Lent through all that we say and do during this season. Pray that these weeks leading up to the tragedy of Good Friday and the glory of Easter will remind us of who God is, how He loves us, and who He has created us to be as His followers.

Tuesday, (Mar 12) – Pray for the Nation: Pray for our government as it is facing many challenges. Pray that God will grant wisdom upon our national leaders as they deal with every situation – national debt, corruption cases, racial discord, petty squabbling, etc. Pray against every evil force that threatens to delay, block, deter, sabotage the rebuilding of our nation. Pray against all unfair accusations and intimidations that are hurled at the government. Pray that the government will not swerve from all the promises it made during GE14.

Wednesday, (Mar 13) – This Saturday, March 16, 2019 will be Girls’ Brigade Enrolment Service. Pray that the service will bless the people, and glorify God. Pray for the GB ministry in our church. Pray that the GB will grow in numbers, both for the girls and the officers. Pray for wisdom for the officers so they will know how handle issues the girls are facing, and give them godly guidance. Pray that the girls will grow in their faith and knowledge of Christ, and grow to become strong leaders. Pray that the GB ministry will make an impact in the homes of the girls, and in the community around them. Pray for the girls and their families who are pre-believers that the Gospel will impact their lives.

Thursday, (Mar 14) – The Adult Bible Class will begin on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Pray for a good response from the adults in our church. Pray that the Holy Spirit will restore the spirit of learning and the desire to seek God’s truth in our people. Pray that He will stir the hearts of our church leaders and members to recognize the importance of discipleship, and they will desire and be ready to commit themselves to journey with God towards spiritual maturity through the Adult Bible Class.

Friday, (Mar 15) – Pray for TRAC: Pray for the Eastern District (TRAC) comprising of four churches: Raub Wesley, Christ Methodist Church Bentong, Kuala Lipis Wesley and Kuantan Wesley. The District has only 3 pastors, namely Rev Thomas Chin (District Superintendent, based in PJ), Rev Eric Hue and Rev Bernard Lazar. At the last Eastern District Conference, it was decided that every Saturday, at 9am, will be designated as time to pray for each church in the District, and the District as a whole. Pray that leaders / pastors from other District churches will help the Eastern District in areas of need.

Saturday, (Mar 16) – Pray for the World: Praise God for the Church in Algeria, which consists mostly of converts from Islam. During the tenure of the present President, the religious liberty for the Algerian Christians has been deteriorating. Presidential elections will be held in Algeria on April 18, 2019. Pray that God will raise up the person of His choice, who will rule Algeria with justice and righteousness, granting liberty to the Christian minority, and people of all religions.

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