Prayer Points – July 17
Prayer Points – July 17
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 

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
(Psalm 46v10-11) 
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 for the hospitals. The funding crisis remains very real in spite of increasing numbers coming to hospital. Some days the numbers are well up, while on others people are afraid or unable to come. In Palpa local transportation has opened up a little making it easier for poor people to get to hospital.
  • One concern we have highlighted on a number of occasions was the issue of high rates of maternal mortality throughout the country. Expectant mothers were afraid or unable to get to hospital and there have been many resultant deaths. Tansen report that recently Maternity has been extremely busy as mothers are coming to hospital to deliver babies. Give thanks for answered prayer and continue to raise this and all health issues in your prayers.
  • The Cluster Team Leaders have asked us to pray for the reopening of cluster offices. There has been much news about loss of lives due to heavy monsoon across the country. Dozens of roads and many hundreds of homes have been swept away in landslides. Many in our working areas have been affected. Leaders and teams would like to be back in their working areas. Pray that this can happen safely soon. There are many precautionary steps to be taken to protect both staff and those they work with.
  • Two of our clusters – Doti & Kapilvastu are among the worst Covid-19 affected districts in the Western part of the country. Pray for the recovery of those who are ill. (Note that countrywide the number of infections has reached almost 17,500 but we are thankful that over 11,000 of these have already recovered). Pray protection for teams as they contemplate returning to these areas.
  • Pray for the work of project designing so that the ever changing needs of communities can be addressed. Pray also for the implementation of current projects for it has been very difficult to make progress in work during lockdown.

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