I. KINGDOM CONCERNS
Bro. Arman will give a live report on the status of the work in Bacolod in our prayer meeting.
II. CHURCH CONCERNS
1. Let us give thanks to God for the word we heard last Sunday.
In our Sunday School, we were warned against the sin of selfishness. A timely reminder as we are all by nature selfish, and such sin causes various disorders in our lives, even in the church. The greatest danger however is that the continuance of it leads to damnation. In our First Service, we were warned of certain dangers in our embrace of God’s Sovereignty, as it does not preclude human responsibility, does not discourage prayer, nor does it minimize or excuse sin. Let us be careful of these misunderstandings. In our Second Service, we were reminded to be our brother’s keeper, making sure that no one is hardened by the deceitfulness of sin that leads to apostasy, but encouraging one another especially in this unusual time of pandemic and isolation.
2. Let us pray for our preachers this Sunday:
- Pas. Clyde will take the Sunday School.
- Pas. Rolly will take the first service.
- Pas. Alex will take the second service.
Pray for God’s help in preparation and power in preaching. Pray for a stable internet connection. Pray that we will delight in the Lord and in His day even though most of us continue to worship at home at this time.
3. Let us thank God and pray for our continued relief efforts.
We have engaged in the eighth wave of relief to members and attenders whose sources of income have been greatly affected by the lock down. We were also able to help and send relief to our missions and sister churches to aid attenders and members who were affected by the lock down. We are also in the process of sending thermal scanners to these missions and other sister churches. 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 Elaine, Brigette and Acel, will teach Levels 1, 2 and 3 respectively and brother Simon will continue to be the Youth Bible Study leader.
5. Let us pray for the preparations being made for the possible resumption of our corporate gatherings.
The elders have met with the ushers in order to discuss the necessary precautionary measures to be implemented once GCQ status is granted.
III. PERSONAL CONCERNS
1. Let us thank God for His preservation. May He continue to keep us from the disease and sustain us both physically and spiritually amidst the pandemic.
2. Thanksgiving and praise fro Lian Lopez, daughter of Bro. Louie Lopez, for passing the Senior Highschool entrance exam at Paranaque Science highschool. Let’s pray for guidance and saving grace most of all.
3. Let us continue to pray for our medical frontliners (see the full list here). Some updates:
- Pray for the recovery of Dr. Mike Manera, Sis. Acel’s nephew, who tested positive for COVID-19 who is now under home quarantine and is subject for another test after.
4. Let us not grow weary in praying for the sick among us, especially our members and friends who have critical illnesses:
Annie, Acel, Brenda, Johnny, Louie, Delia, Mel, Tina, Conrad, Jun, Randy, and others.
- Thanksgiving as well for Dr. Abagon who was discharged last night from Manila Doctors.
- Pray for Nanay Mons, Sis. Rosanna’s mother, who has just been discharged from the hospital. Pray for Mr. Ritual as he is the only one at home to take care of his wife.
- Thanksgiving that Nanay Belen has been discharged from the hospital last Saturday but still needs our prayers as she needs to undergo home quarantine for 14 days.
- Continue to pray for Pas. Tony who still suffers from dry cough as he will be preaching this Sunday.
- Pray for Doc. Edna Chacon (Cagayan) as she underwent a biopsy test for a lump on her breast and the result is expected to be released tomorrow (Friday).
5. Let us pray for Sis. Brigette Dizon who celebrated her birthday yesterday (May 25). She requests that we pray, that in whatever scenes of life, she would always be found resting in God’s promises, being joyful and peaceful in Him by His grace. She also requests for our prayers that she may grow more in knowledge of and love for God.
Deacon Mario Asis also celebrated his birthday yesterday (May 27). He requests that he and his family would serve the Lord with gladness, good health for his family, his commitment to Christ, and salvation for his children.
Let’s be in prayer for Sis. Marlyn Betangcol who celebrated her birthday last Friday (May 22).
Her prayer concerns: “Salamat po sa Panginoon sa karagdagang taon at buhay na walang hanggan. Sana po lumago pa po sa kanyang salita, wisdom at good health po sa buong family. Maraming salamat po uli.”
6. Let us continue to pray for Erlie, Sis. May’s sister-in-law. She was scheduled for check-up today and due to deliver any time soon as she is on her 38th week already. Pray for safe delivery, a healthy baby, and provisions as well.
Please pray also for the pregnancy of KC Vitalez, wife of JR Vitalez. She is due on August.
7. Let us continue to pray that our members will not be laid off from employment due to the negative economic effect of the extended lock down. Let us also pray for those who are presently called to work as part of skeleton labor forces in essential businesses that will be kept from sickness.
- Thanksgiving for Pam Asis as her rapid test results yesterday yielded favorable results. Let us continue to pray for her office mates who tested positive.
- Pray for those who are presently out of work that the Lord will provide gainful employment for them after quarantine.
8. Let us continue to pray for our nation.
- Let us pray for wisdom and guidance especially for the IATF on how to go about the proposed relaxing of the quarantine from MECQ to GCQ this coming June.
- Let us continue to pray for wisdom for our president and his advisers as they decide on what will happen after May 31.
- Let us pray for the Education Department in their deliberations regarding all the aspects included in the resumption of classes.
- Let us pray for our economy that it will be able to recover quickly from the effects of the lockdown.
9. Let us pray for conversions in our homes and even among our frontline health care workers. May this pandemic be used by God to call people to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
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