Prayer Points – December 7
Prayer Points – December 7
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 
For this is what the high and exalted One says — he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.
Isaiah 57v15
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
  • Within days concern has passed around the world about the Omicron variant. Please pray that Nepal will be protected from another devastating wave of pandemic and that people will be disciplined to take care of themselves and others.
  • In recent discussions with the Ministry of Women/Children, it looks as if they want to further reduce the visas UMN has proposed in our Project Agreements. The Leadership Team will consider this again on Thursday-Friday this week and try to discern how best to respond. The need for your prayer is obvious.
  • Thank God for the approval of the Covid Response Project Agreement by the Ministry. It will be signed sometime this week. This project is for May 2021 to Nov 2022. Please, continue to pray for our other pending Project Agreements for approval.
  • In Bajhang, Jyoti asks us to pray for the recovery and rehabilitation of individuals, families and community affected by the landslide and floods last month. Jyoti also asks prayer for the cluster team, and their partner teams and coordinators who are based in five different locations. Pray for all this work in collaboration with local government and community groups. 
  • As time passes projects come to an end and we are sorry to see colleagues (Kul, Tej, Sanjeev, Khem & Sandhya) having to move to other things in December 2021. On the other hand, new projects are being planned. Please pray that in all of this, UMN will be able to care for its staff, partners, and those people in communities who most need our help.  Peter Lockwood and his family are also leaving UMN and Nepal this week after a long service. Please pray for their future endeavours. 
  • Thank God for answering our prayers for healing that Dr. Olak has been recovering well along with Ramesh Maharjan. The two spouses of the other two staff who had gone through surgery a few weeks ago have also been recovering well. Give thanks too that our Social Inclusion Advisor Hazel was able (although with difficulty) to return from Hong Kong last week, just one day before an Omicron travel ban was enforced.

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