Prayer Points – December 14
Prayer Points – December 14
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 

“He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.”
(Ephesians 2v17-18) 
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
  • As the pandemic continues to bring illness and fear to so many communities (Currently a total of almost 250,000 infections) pray for those living in poverty. Many people are avoiding going for testing simply because they cannot afford it (Rs 2000 per test plus a charge for transportation of the sample to a lab). It is frustrating to both health staff and patients who are concerned about their symptoms, and it results in inaccurate understandings of how the pandemic is spreading.
  • Okhaldhunga hospital have recently had three patients die who may have had COVID-19 but were not tested. Two other patients who were unable to have PCR testing were admitted with suspected COVID-19. They were treated for pneumonia and discharged home. Pray for all the staff who are working in such pressured situations.
  • Thursday past was the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disability. The theme around the world was “Building Back Better: Toward a disability-inclusive, Accessible and sustainable post Covid-19 World”. Please pray for all the work that UMN do to make life more hope filled for people (and their families) living with disability.
  • Last Monday we asked you to pray for the Rukum Cluster as it moved to a new location. The move was successful, but there is much to be done in settling into new surroundings. This week Jiwan Rai, Hemanta and Krishna will be out from the office in an isolated area bringing training to close to 30 facilitators who have been chosen by their churches to lead the Sangsangai programme. This prepares members for community service. Pray that all involved will be inspired to be more proactive in loving their neighbours in practical ways. 

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