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Prayer Priorities - August 29, 2023
Posted on August 29, 2023 under Weekly Prayer
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."
2 Corinthians 9:6-8, NIV

We encourage everyone who is praying for UMN not only to raise our requests but to listen to God on UMN’s behalf. Please take time to read this Bible verse slowly to yourself. Pause and ask God to speak through His Word. Then read it slowly again. Settle and calm your mind before you pray.  

Praise Points 
  • The District Project Advisory Committee (DPAC) meeting and joint monitoring visit organised by the Nawalparasi Cluster went well. These events allow UMN's Nawalparasi cluster to be transparent, share the key achievements in our work, and receive feedback and recommendations for improvement from DPAC members. 

  • Ishwar KC (Project Manager – Health) from Nawalparasi Cluster rejoined his work after recovery from his illness. Thank you for prayers and we praise God for that.

  • Praise God for completing the successful external financial audits of the fiscal year 2022/23 in all UMN clusters.

  • Praise the Lord for a successful coordination meeting in Kapilvastu district, organised by the District Coordination Committee in which all the development partners working in the district came to know about UMN's work. The coordination meeting is expected to avoid duplication and increase synergy among development organisations.

  • Praise God for the staff for their commitment and service in both UMN hospitals and in the field.

  • Glory to God that the Forum for International Christian Agencies in Nepal was held last week, and it was an encouraging meeting with nomination of a new chairperson.

  • Give thanks to the Lord that local Capacity for Peace Conference on Do no Harm Application was successful last week. UMN had an opportunity to co- facilitate.

  • We are very grateful that Sagar's mother who survived with injuries from a major bus accident last week. It could have been worse. Eight passengers from this accident died on the spot. We are also thankful that Sano Sabina got discharged from the hospital after 3 weeks of recovering from a bike accident.

  • We are also very grateful for the successful recruitment process of two new staff for Mugu Cluster.

  • It is a great relief that the Government Health Insurance Board accepted the discontinuation of the Health Insurance Scheme in Tansen; we were suffering from cash flow challenge for years for they did not reimburse on time.

Prayer Points
  • Please pray for the preparations for UMN’s annual Learning Review (LR) that will start this week. Please pray for Gokarn Joshi who will be leading the LR planning committee.

  • We appreciate your continuous prayers for the resolution of the long-standing property dispute at UMN’s Thapathali headquarters along with other legal settlements.

  • As we once again have made a re-vacancy announcement for the traineeship programme from UMN clusters, let's collectively seek guidance and success in the traineeship recruitment process.

  • Please pray for the safety in travel to and from UMN clusters, hospitals, and UMN working communities.

  • Pray for wisdom and courage to take forward the actions of UMN approach review and responses. Remember UMN leadership team and various members who have been assigned with responsibilities in your prayers.

  • Pray for peace and harmony in the Eastern part of Nepal, especially in Dharan, where a communal riot agitated by Hindu Fundamentalists over a cow slaughter continues.

  • Pray for a robust contingency plan in place that UMN is working on.

  • Continue to pray for complete recovery for Sano Sabina and Sagar’s mother, both of them received a new life, survived from major road accidents.

  • Pray that dengue and eye flu would be under control; many parts of the country have got this epidemic.

UMN Clusters
  • Landslide and road construction has created difficulties in travelling to rural areas in Mugu. Pray for safety and security of staffs and community people.

  • Please pray for the two-day 'Journey to Healing' workshop for the survivors of sexual and gender-based violence organised by the Nawalparasi Cluster. Pray for the wisdom and guidance to be upon all the facilitators and participants.

  • Please pray for a productive conflict sensitivity policy review workshop with the implementing partner organisations in Doti.

  • Rukum East Cluster Team and implementing partners are visiting fields for indicator-based project monitoring led by Parsu and Bina Malla. Pray for fruitful monitoring, learning and establishment of quality monitoring systems in the cluster.
Tansen Hospital
  • Please pray for our surgical ward and operating room.  Pray for skill for the surgeons and the entire operating team.

  • Pray for protection from illness as many staff are suffering from viral illnesses.

  • Continue to pray for the permission for using the forestry land for the waste water project.  Please pray the Forest Ministry will process this quickly.
Okhaldhunga Hospital
  • Please pray for God's blessings to be upon our staff who have recently completed their service in the hospital.

  • Pray for the hospital director and medical coordinator who are in Kathmandu to recruit doctors for the hospital and visit various government offices this week.
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