Prayer Points – June 10
Prayer Points – June 10
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 

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7v14) 
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
  • Tear Fund have given us permission to adjust some of our Integral Development projects and use remaining money for the purchase and distribution of materials such as PPE, food, basic literature with advice about protecting families against Coronavirus, and some materials to help provide livelihood such as seed, chickens and goats. The total value of this is approximately $19,000 and is being distributed through our partner organisations to communities where six of our clusters have a presence. Please pray this will happen quickly and bring genuine relief.
  • Okhaldhunga is one of only five remaining districts in Nepal with no confirmed COVID-19 cases.  We thank God for the reprieve, while expecting that we will soon face the same challenges as in so many other hill districts.  Please pray for the hospital as it continues preparations to treat coronavirus patients.
  • The government is reportedly discussing various ways of easing the lockdown.  Please pray for wisdom, that they will find a way ahead which balances the need to slow the spread of the virus against the damage to people’s livelihoods and lives caused by lockdowns.
  • The Ministry of Health just rotated some key roles.  Please pray for the newly arrived officials, that they will make wise decisions with regard to the pandemic and to UMN’s hospital agreement.
  • Please also pray for the relatively new Chief District Officers (CDOs) in Palpa and Okhaldhunga, who are taking over responsibility in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. Pray for our hospital directors Rachel Karrach and Yubraj Acharya as they seek to develop positive relationships and understanding.

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