Prayer Points: October 7, 2018

Sunday, (Oct 7) –. Praise God for the encouraging lives of the heroes of faith in the Bible, who kept their faith in the Lord no matter what circumstances surrounded them. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help us not to be distracted when the challenges of life seem overwhelming. Pray that the Lord will strengthen us to develop real faith that is not lost when disappointments come, but enables us to look not at circumstances, but at God’s character, actions, and promises. As we travel along the journey of life, pray that we will always put our faith in God, knowing that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Pray that God increase in us our faith, that we too may be heroes of faith who welcome God’s promises, perhaps also at a distance.

Monday, (Oct 8) – Pray for the World: Sulawesi was devastated by a major earthquake recently that also resulted in a tsunami that hit its major city of Palu. More than 1,400 people died and the count may increase in the days ahead. Pray for relief efforts. Pray that the injured may recover. Pray for basic items (food, water, medicine) to be given to families affected. Pray for people, especially those who lost loved ones, to be comforted. Pray also that Indonesians will support their fellow Indonesians irrespective of race and religion.

Tuesday, (Oct 9) – The Fire Of God seminar will be held tomorrow, October 10, 2018, in our church. Pray for a good response from our church members, and for good weather and smooth flow of traffic so that people will be able to come on time. Pray that our people will also invite their relatives and friends for this seminar. Pray for God’s anointing upon the speaker, Pastor Terrence Jedidiah Poh, that the Lord will use him to minister to His people. Pray that the participants will be sanctified by the refining fire of God, and develop a greater passion for God and His Word.

Wednesday, (Oct 10) – The month of October is Missions Month in our church, when we will specifically be focusing on the area of missions. Pray that God will give each of us a missional heart that reflects His missional heart. Pray that our hearts will be open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit as we listen to the messages on missions each weekend, and that we will respond to how He wants us to be involved – to pray, to give, to be actively involved in the missional ministries in our local church, e.g. the Orang Asli Ministry, the Hot Kitchen Ministry, the refugee students studying in our church. Pray that we will learn to be less inward-looking and be more outward-looking as followers of Christ.

Thursday, (Oct 11) – Quite a lot of people (especially the senior adults) have signed up for the Digital Literacy – How To Use Whatsapp programme on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Pray that they will also invite their friends / relatives, especially pre-believers, to come. Pray that the youths and young adults, who are IT savvy will come to help out, and that this will be a good opportunity for the younger and older people in our church to get to know one another better. Pray that the participants will really be blessed by this programme. Pray for good weather, for everyone to have a good time.

Friday, (Oct 12) – Pray for TRAC: Pray for Life Methodist Church, Puchong. Pray for Pastor Chang Choy Quin and the church leaders. This year, Pastor Chang began a Cell Group to shepherd and guide the young adults. Pray that this Cell Group will grow and mature in the times ahead. The church has also begun caroling practices for Christmas. Pray that the carolers will be diligent in practicing. Pray for opportunities to sing the carols in public places like shopping malls so that pre-believers may hear the songs of Christ’s birth. The church has a building fund. Pray for God’s direction in the years ahead as to where God is leading the church in a more permanent place.

Saturday, (Oct 13) – Pray for the Nation: Pray that freedom of religion will continue to upheld in our nation. Pray that relationships in families will be strong and loving. Pray for a change in the education system that will raise up a generation that can think critically and creatively. Pray for a desire of righteousness and honesty to infiltrate our media. Pray that God will continue to raise up godly leaders in our government.

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