Prayer Points – August 24
Prayer Points – August 24
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 

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
(John 14v27) 
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
  • Please continue to pray that the spread of Coronavirus will be brought under control. Since lockdown was ended just over four weeks ago there has been a rapid rise in infections especially in Kathmandu. In response strict lockdown was imposed in the valley last week. Pray this will be effective and pray for all in authority that they will take wise and effective measures. 
  • Our hospitals continue day by day to serve everyone who comes to their doors. Please pray for all staff that they remain safe and committed to their work.
  • Throughout the country health workers have been bearing the cost of working with Covid-19 patients. Many have been infected themselves. In addition there has been much social stigmatisation as communities have become fearful and false information and rumour has circulated. It has resulted in health workers being threatened and sometimes told to leave the area. Pray that there will be a better understanding and appreciation of the disease and the commitment of doctors and nurses.
  • Plans to reopen cluster offices are at an advanced stage, but must be put on hold at least temporarily because of the ‘spikes’ in different parts of the country. Ask the Lord to make it possible for us to reopen our cluster work soon.
  • UMN continues to look toward future work. Plans and proposals are being drawn up, communication with possible funding partners and with partner NGOs in clusters continues. Pray for all UMN staff involved that we will have vision, wisdom and ability to plan the way forward that will transform the lives of those in greatest need.

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