Prayer Points – January 18
Prayer Points – January 18
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 

“The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?”
(Psalm 27v1) 
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
  • Take a few minutes to give thanks to God for answers to our prayers. We have now seen a first positive step as the first of our five-year agreements has been signed for the operations of Okhaldhunga Hospital. This is between Province 1 and UMN Medical and Development Trust.
  • Continue to pray for the completion of an agreement for Tansen Hospital. A one-year registration from Lumbini Province has been given while we work out some of the requirements for a 100+ bed hospital, and soon we hope to be able to sign a multi-year MoU in addition to that registration.
  • Concerning the wider work of UMN the Ministry of Women & Children is in the final stages of reviewing our General Agreement renewal. We also hope to hear feedback soon on our interim Project Agreement (2021-23). These are essential if we are to continue our work, so let the encouraging news from Okhaldhunga spur you on to greater intercession.
  • UMN staff and the people we work with are under all kinds of pressures and strains which can lead to deep worry and mental health struggles. As an organisation we are engaged in promoting good mental health practices. Pray for this work, and also for all staff as they seek to make progress in work.
  • Please continue to pray for some of our staff and their families who have been infected with Coronavirus. For some the recovery period has been particularly difficult.

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