“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength..” May we be these people who wait upon the Lord, who hope in Him and trust Him. Praying with expectation that the Lord will do what is right is part of waiting upon the Lord. May He indeed hear our cries this week and answer according to His kind, sovereign will.
I. CHURCH CONCERNS
1. Let us give thanks to God for the word we heard last Sunday. In our Sunday School we were reminded that self-control is a mark of the Christian life and we were enjoined to practice it in every area of our lives, especially those that affect us during this quarantine. In our First Service, we were given four Biblical reasons why our mothers should be greatly appreciated–they are God’s instruments of life, nurture, authority and grace. In our Second Service, we were exhorted to live a life of faith guided by God’s word and exemplified by Old as well as New Covenant believers. May we take all of these words to heart.
2. Let us pray for our preachers this Sunday.
- Bro Mario will take the Sunday School;
- Pas Clyde will take the first service;
- Pas Alex will take the second service.
Pray for help in preparation and power in preaching. Pray for good internet speed and minimal distractions. Pray that we would delight in the Lord and in His day even though most of us worship at home at this time.
3. Let us give thanks and pray for our continued relief efforts. We have engaged in a sixth wave of relief to members, attenders, and even missionaries whose sources of income have been greatly affected by the lockdown. Pray for wisdom and guidance with respect to continued planning and implementation of relief operations.
4. Let us pray for the Children’s Sunday School and Youth Bible Study. This week, sisters Kemi, Elot and Kayla, will take Levels 1,2 and 3 respectively and brother Simon will continue to be the Youth Bible Study leader.
5. Let us pray for the resumption of our corporate prayer meeting, Lord willing, at 7:00 pm sharp tonight. May there be minimal distractions. (Please see instructions at the bottom of the post.)
II. PERSONAL CONCERNS
1. Let us give thanks to God for life and breath and all things (Acts 17:25). May He continue to shower us with His love, care, and compassion during these difficult times.
2. Let us continue praying for our frontliners (see the full list here). Some updates:
- Pray for Susana Balina RN, Ana’s sister who tested positive for covid19. She is feeling better; with occasional fever, diarrhea and sore throat; thanks be to God that the symptoms are relatively mild.
- Pray for Cortez family in NY, USA – Julia RN already home but Alex her husband still needs to be weaned from ventilator; Alexa their daughter has tested positive; while Jessie and Taps are due for testing.
3. Let us not grow weary praying for the sick among us, especially our members and friends who have critical illnesses, to name a few: Annie, Acel, Johnny, Louie, Delia, Mel, Tina, Conrad, Joven, Jun, Randy, and others.
- Pray also for Dr. Abagon, Acel’s dad, who is now confined in the hospital and in the process of undergoing tests; thank God that he is negative for COVID. May there be a proper diagnosis of his illness and the therapy effective. May he and companions also be spared from infection while in the hospital.
- Continue to pray as well for the healing of Pas Mike’s sprained wrist; it is due for an x-ray.
- Meanwhile, thanks be to God for the healing of Dan Dairo from fever and rashes and also for MJ Alambra from intermittent fever.
- Thanks also for the recovery of Nanay Belen of our sister church in Makati–just waiting for last test result before release from the hospital; after release she still has to undergo home quarantine for 14 days
4. Let us pray for Bro. Carl who celebrated his birthday last Tuesday. His requests are: the salvation of loved ones; to be sound-minded in Christ; to have good health; to have a stable job.
5. Let us also pray for May’s sister-in-law, Erlie; she is due to deliver anytime; pray for safe delivery and a healthy baby.
6. Let us pray that our members would not be laid off from employment due to the negative economic effect of the extended lockdown. Let us also pray for those who are presently called to work as part of skeleton labor forces in essential businesses that they would be kept from sickness.
Pray particularly for sister Pia C with her weak health as she has begun daily reporting for work at her office. Please also pray for those who are presently out of work that the Lord would provide gainful employment for them after quarantine.
7. We give thanks to God for the gradual easing of restrictions on the lockdown–from ECQ, we are now under MECQ. Let us continue to pray for wisdom for our president and his advisers as they decide on what will happen next–after May 31. Let us pray for our nation that we would be able to recover gradually from the debilitating effects on our economy by the pandemic. Let us pray that the virus would die down soon and there would be no second wave of infections especially in light of the coming rainy season.
8. Let us pray for conversions in our homes and even among our front line health workers. May they see in this COVID-19 pandemic that life is frail and uncertain and our only true hope for security in this life and for eternity is none other than Jesus Christ.
III. KINGDOM CONCERNS
Bro. Alvin will give a live report on the status of the work in Valencia City, Bukidnon tonight in our prayer meeting.
Join us for an online corporate prayer meeting at 7:00 pm tonight. Simply click on the live stream button on our menu (as shown below).
You can also choose to watch via our YouTube page – https://www.youtube.com/moonwalkcbc