Prayer Points – June 8
Prayer Points – June 8
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 

“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
(Lamentations 33v22) 
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 pray for Indo-Nepal relations. It is on rough waters in recent times due to a border dispute. Pray that the officials on both sides will be willing to settle the matter through meaningful negotiation. This is important at any time, but especially when there is so much pressure on both sides of the border with people travelling and issues of quarantine.
  • Pray for the safety of all doctors and medical personnel. There have been reports of growing attacks and discrimination on these for fear they bring the virus to the homes where they are lodging. Please pray that these fears and negative actions do not become a setback as they serve those in need.
  • Hospital finance continues to be a major concern. We know that the number of patients coming to hospital initially dropped considerably, then began to recover a little, only to fall again last week when Covid-19 infection numbers began to multiply. On 20 May there were 402 cases, today (19 days later) there are 3,448. Only seven out of 77 districts are as yet untouched. Our hospital appeal has brought in $254,725 for which we are deeply grateful – yet it will just cover one month’s shortfall. Please pray about our finances that the Lord will supply our every need.
  • Repatriation process. On Friday the first two flights bringing Nepalis back home arrived. Twenty holding centers have been prepared and from next week it is expected that 1000 people will be returning each day. Pray for this huge pressure which will come on the Kathmandu area.
  • Please also continue to pray for the border areas. Local Government Authorities have openly stated that they do not have the resources to meet the necessary quarantine guidelines, and some are suggesting that it is safer to allow people to self-isolate at home rather than over crowded facilities.

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