“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”2 Chronicles 7:14
General Prayer Points – 25 September 2020
- Pray for our brothers and sisters who are unwell. Some have problems with their eyesight, shoulder, broken ribs, or are weak. Remember those having treatment, or are recovering already. Pray for healing, strength and peace in their hearts.
- Give thanks that we still can meet for prayer and worship in church.
- Give thanks we can celebrate communion.
- Give thanks that Sunday Club can restart, and pray for the leaders, children and families involved, for their safety and wellbeing.
- Pray for safety, wisdom and consideration for one another in society and community as COVID-19 is spreading more aggressively once more. Pray for the Government to take responsible and compassionate steps to protect people.
- Pray for Philip, our Youth Worker and his wife Mary as they are having a much deserved holiday.
- Pray for our young families with children and young babies. Pray for their wellbeing and health and for blessed physical and spiritual development of the wee ones.
- Pray for the persecuted Christians and the suffering church in Bhutan. All Bhutanese citizens are expected to be Buddhists, and there is no room for ‘foreign’ elements like Christianity. There is tremendous social, religious and political pressure on converts to Christianity to renounce their faith. No churches have official recognition by the state, which means that Christians are technically worshipping illegally. Local authorities often refuse to issue Christians with the documents needed for job and loan applications, registering property and the renewal of ID cards. Some Christians have been forced to participate in morning and evening Buddhist rituals. They can be beaten, even killed. Churches are sometimes dismantled, but delivers are continuing worshipping in secret in their homes, and the church is now growing. They are not just surviving but thriving! What a lessen and inspiration to us for lockdown!