Pray for UMN

Posted on March 8, 2021

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, UMN invites all people of prayer to set aside time daily to ask for God’s help in our work in Nepal. The time suggested for UMN staff is 3.00 pm. For our friends around the world, we ask that you join us either at the equivalent time in your country of 3 pm Nepal time, or whenever you are able. Many have found setting a daily alarm on their phone a useful reminder. 

Thank you for your fellowship in prayer.
Joel Hafvenstein 

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
(Lamentations 3v22) 

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.

Major Matters for Prayer
  • Monday of this week is International Women’s Day – UMN strongly support the message that relationships between men and women should be marked with equality, impartiality, and respect. Pray that all female staff in UMN will experience this in our work and that all our families will live out these values.
     
  • During the pandemic there have been appalling examples of women and children suffering because they were isolated at home with an abusive husband/father. Pray for the Transforming Masculinities programme developed by Tearfund and used in a number of our clusters as we seek to call men to live in such a way that all women can flourish and realise their potential.
     
  • Okhaldhunga Hospital has recently hired a number of new employees and is in the process of recruiting more. Pray that they settle to their work quickly and bring renewed energy and capacity to the work of the hospital.
     
  • Government Agreements; expatriate visas; the Thapathali property court case; Nepal's Covid-19 response; the transition by November to a new Executive Director – all these issues have been mentioned repeatedly in recent months and remain very real needs for your concerted prayer. Please raise these up to our God who is great in his faithfulness.


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