Prayer Points: November 18, 2018

Sunday, (Nov 18) – Praise God for the Youth Service that was held yesterday, and for God’s protection and blessing upon the service and the time of bonding as the youths had dinner together and a sleepover in church. Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to work in the hearts and lives of the youths, and also the adults who came for the service, that they be willing to make changes in their lives, and give up bad habits and anything that is contrary to God’s will for their lives. Pray that they will yield to the Holy Spirit’s work in their lives, that their lives be renewed from the inside and working itself into their conduct as God reproduces Christ’s character in them.

Monday, (Nov 19) – Pray that we will always submit to Christ Jesus as the Lord of our lives, and that He will impact our lives daily, making a difference in the way we think and feel and in what we say and do. Pray that as He is Lord of our lives, we will yield to Jesus to change and reconfigure our priorities in this life. Pray that we will heed His call to turn away from our own selfish interests, take up our cross and follow after Him, and find our lives by giving them up to His greater purpose. Pray that God will give us the faith and the stamina to live as His sons and daughters, now and always.

Tuesday, (Nov 20) – Pray for students who are sitting for the SPM and STPM examinations. Pray for good health and restful sleep at night. Pray that the Lord will grant them strength to face the inevitable pressures that will arise during this examination period. Pray that for every examination paper, God will enable them to think clearly, to remember accurately, and to express themselves well. Pray also for journey mercies as the students travel to and from the examination centres, and for good weather so that the examinations will not be adversely affected by heavy rains and floods

Wednesday, (Nov 21) – Pray for the Nation: Pray for God’s wisdom upon all the ministers, their deputies, senators and governors to make good their words and deeds towards a just and corrupt free government. Pray against any infighting, competition, power struggle abetted by the forces of darkness to sow discord among the governing parties. Pray that the winds of change will blow over Malaysia till the nation is healed and fully restored in terms of justice, righteousness, economic stability, racial harmony and religious freedom.

Thursday, (Nov 22) – There will be a Sit Down Exercise (SDE) demonstration on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in church. This is a low impact stretching exercise tailored for seniors, and covers strength, stamina and suppleness. Pray that people – senior adults, as well as younger people who can exercise together with their aged family members – will attend and learn the proper techniques of SDE. Pray that our church will be able to use this SDE as a form of outreach to pre-believers.

Friday, (Nov 23) – Pray for TRAC: The 43rd Session TRAC begins tomorrow, November 24, 2018. Pray for journey mercies as delegates travel to Port Dickson Methodist Centre. Pray especially for TRAC President, Rev Dr T. Jeyakumar, as he will be presiding over the sessions. Pray for God’s wisdom and peace to be upon him at all times. Pray that the final decision about pastoral appointments for 2019 will be covered with prayer. Pray for all pastors affected by transfers. Pray for a good closure in their current churches and that the bonds of love in Christ will be always kept.

Saturday, (Nov 24) – Pray for the World: Pray for the situation in Syria, that God will bring about a final end to its long-running war. Pray that the Lord will guide the international community to work for a lasting and just peace that will allow Christians who remain in Syria to live in safety and security. Pray that God will comfort and console all those who have lost family, friends, homes and livelihood. Pray that the believers will find refuge under God’s wings and know His faithfulness as their shield.

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