MCBC PRAYER ITEMS – 03/04/21
“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thess 5:17
I. KINGDOM CONCERNS
1. NAGA – (1) Sunday School topic 1689. Currently nasa chapter 8. We labor on this confession of faith for the purpose of unity. (2) Strengthening of the daily personal communion with God or personal devotion. (3) Longing for worship service and prayer meeting. (4) Increase in sanctification. (5) Conversion of visitors.
2. LUBANG – Church-(1) BS sa PNP and SB every Monday. (2) OFW Virtual BS every Friday. (3) 8 candidates to be interviewed. (4) Comfort sa 2 families ng 2 matatandang miembro ng iglesia na pumanaw last week (Villacite at Tabora family). (5) God’s provision sa materials ng pagpapabakod sa karagdagang lote ng iglesia (100 sqm). (6) Wisdom sa monthly speaking engagement ko sa Tilik Evangelical Church. Family-(1) Protection and provision sa pag-aaral ni Emmanuel. (2) Makahanap ng work si Eunice. (3) Stable signal para sa mga online ministry ko including ang pag-aaral sa Rbipt2 every other Saturday at Rbipt fraternal every last monday of the month. (4) Good health sa amin ni sis Esme.
3. MANGATAREM – (1) Guidance for our annual meeting this March; (2) Guidance and wisdom on our BS that will start this Tuesday; (3) Guidance and grace sa pag-aaral namin sa Mark with some pastors dito sa Mangatarem; (4) Wisdom and guidance po para sa akin at sa leaders.
4. SALITRAN – (1) Thanksgiving for 2 additional members last month (CJ and Junni) and 3 who are scheduled to be formally accepted in April. There are 7 who expressed intention to join our next round of membership class. (2) The Lord has opened a door for SCBC to embark on a mission work in General Trias. It’s named Bella Vista Covenant Bible Fellowship. 3 regular preachers are taking turns every Lord’s day morning (Lorenzo, Jeff and Isagani). Isagani is our mainstay there every Sunday. The three of them are currently studying in RPIPT2. (3) Please pray for our radio broadcasts in Visayas and Mindanao. Turning four years na po ngayon. Pray for fruit. (4) Pray for our weekly online preaching marathons. We had three in February (Pas Steve-Why not a Christian-4 sermons; Pas Carl Muller-2 sermons; Pas Rolly-Biblical Discipleship-3 sermons). Tonight’s schedule-Pas Steve (When You Get Christ-3 sermons). (5) RBIPT alumni online fraternal is getting stronger and more edifying. Last month, we had Pas. Cris Miranda proclaiming God’s word on pastoral theology.
5. SICK PASTORS
II. CHURCH CONCERNS
1. Last Sunday’s ministries. (1) Let us be amazed at the providence of God at how He used godly, faithful men to come up with a Biblical confession of faith that is a precious guide for church as well as personal life. May this not just be a formal document but a confession that is lived out. (2) Let us give thanks to God that He has not left us in the dark with respect to His purposes in salvation but that in all wisdom and insight He has made known to us through the gospel, the way of salvation and eternal life. Pray that He would make it known to others as well. (3) Let us pray that we would walk worthy of our calling, being enabled by God to work out our salvation whatever circumstance we face so that His name would be glorified in us and we in Him.
2. This coming Sunday’s ministries. Deacon Mario will take Sunday School; Pas Rolly will preach in the first service and Pas Alex will take the Lord’s Supper service. Pray for help in preparations and preaching. Pray for God’s presence in worship. Pray for the edification of God’s people and salvation to those who are still strangers to grace.
3. Other Ministries. Children’s Sunday School-Sisters Gerda, Manoleth, and May will take Levels 1,2 and 3 respectively. Sat Evangelistic BS-Pas Rolly. Fellowship BS-Pas Clyde. Resto BS-Pas Clyde.
4. RBIPT2: Pray for the quiz tomorrow that the students would do well. Thanks for the progress; they are now in ch 5 of the 1689. We have a new student from Ifugao bringing the total attendance to 29 with 9 full-time. Pray for Pas. Chanski who teaches and Pas. Mike who coordinates locally.
5. Backliners. Pray for our ushers who line the back of our church that as we open the doors of our building to greater attendance this coming Sunday, people would cooperate with them so that safety would not be compromised. Pray that things would go well so that we would not be distracted from worship.
III. PERSONAL CONCERNS
1. Let us give thanks to God for preserving us this past week. We live and move and have our being in Him. Were it not for His grace, we would have fallen. But thanks be to God that His grace is always available and His mercies are new every morning. We continue and press on in our Christian lives because He who called us is faithful. He will continue the work which He has begun and bring it to completion in the day of Jesus Christ.
2. Let us pray for our frontliners (see list) that as they receive the first shot of vaccinations, that this would protect them from infection and would enable them to continue with their duties unhampered by sickness. Let us pray for the safety and efficacy of the vaccines.
3. Let us also pray for ourselves that God would keep us from being infected in the face of the discovery of more highly transmissible covid variants in our country. Pray that the more vulnerable groups in our church (children and seniors with co-morbidities) as well as the other categories would be kept from disease.
4. Let us pray for God’s healing and working in the lives of our sick brethren: Pas. Alex, Annie, Acel, Brenda, Johnny, Louie, Delia, Chippy, Tina, Edna, Mario G, Lola Nelly, Taps, etc.
5. Let us also pray for God’s mercy in the salvation and healing of sick loved ones and friends: Pong, Conrad, Jun, Ludel, Randy, Neal, Lola Soledad, Amy, Marlyn, Bobot, Mayet, Diego, Mr and Mrs Abagon, Melinda, Ruby Ann, Gley, etc.
6. We thank God for the safe arrival of sister Dinna last Friday from Dubai. She is presently under quarantine having come from abroad. Please pray that her swab test today or tomorrow would be negative that she may return home and finish her quarantine at home.
7. Housing. Thank you for your prayers and concern about our housing situation. We give thanks to God that we have been given an indefinite extension in the place that we stay. Pray for guidance for the future.
8. Employment. Amidst the high unemployment caused by the pandemic, let us pray that the Lord would provide jobs for our unemployed members (to name one, Bridget). Let us pray for those who work that they would be protected from covid19 in the workplace and in their commute. Let us pray for profitability for those engaged in business.
9. Nation. Pray that the Lord would prevent a spike of infections in the face of new variants. Pray for the LGUs that they would be able to manage the complicated vaccination process well. Pray for the availability, delivery, efficacy and safety of the vaccines. Pray for the improvement of the economy as restrictions are eased. Pray for God’s kingdom to advance even under the difficulty of evangelism and follow-up and the limitations of church life.