Prayer Points – June 17
Prayer Points – June 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 

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
(James 5v16) 
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
  • The Monsoon has arrived in Nepal and farmers are busy paddy plantation. There are concerns about lack to fertilizer because of lockdown. Pray for the huge numbers of workers, for the work to get completed and in due course good harvest which will feed the nation for another year. Monsoon also brings with it the dangers of flood and landslide. Pray safety in areas in danger.
  • There has been quite widespread protest and discontent in different parts of the country about how the Covid-19 crisis is being managed. People can see the infection figures rising (Today 6591) and there is much anxiety. Pray for Government wisdom and Police restraint and that these issues can be resolved.
  • The Nepali repatriation process is underway, but there remains uncertainty for many in other countries as many are being asked to pay their airfare. Since most have been unemployed for three months their resources are low and this is causing delay and concern. Your prayer is requested that there can be resolution without further resentment.
  • Please continue to pray for our Hospital Directors Rachel Karrach, Yubraj Acharya and every member of their staff as they work under pressure and the concerns brought by the growing pandemic.
  • All UMN Ex-pat visas expire in a month’s time due to the Agreements with Government running out. Most government offices are slowly re-opening this week, they are only just dusting off UMN’s Agreement renewal applications. Please pray with urgency about this as often Agreement renewal and Visa renewal can be fraught with ‘red tape’. We do not want last-minute rush to get visas and work permits renewed – especially Hospital expats, where insisting they must leave the hospitals and come in person to Kathmandu as coronavirus continues to expand would be an utter disaster! Pray especially for Dr Olak, Kshitij, and Joel who have been communicating with the Ministry of Health.

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