Prayer Points – November 1
Prayer Points – November 1
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 
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light”.
1 Peter 2v9
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 remember the thousands affected by recent heavy rains in Nepal, and for UMN’s response in Bajhang District. Dozens in Nepal have died and hundreds were displaced or had their homes inundated.  Please pray for those in Thalara in Bajhang who suffered a deadly landslide. We are sending relief to 25 families there today or tomorrow. Some of our staff were trying to return to clusters this weekend after delays due to landslides.
  • We have prayed regularly for our two hospitals and medical work, and we return praise to our Lord for wonderful support and answers to prayer – dozens of health posts, 35 isolation centres, and 16 hospitals have been supported with life-saving or protective equipment.  The need for a greater supply of oxygen was critical and now both hospitals have significantly increased capacity and special machines to deliver to the neediest patients. Let us keep on praying for all our staff and their daily work and witness.
  • UMN has always sought to be a learning, innovative organisation so that we can be as effective as possible in making an impact upon poverty in Nepal. Please pray for all cluster team leaders, thematic leads, advisors, and monitors who constantly review work and look for improvement. May UMN be bold enough to learn new skills and do greater things.
  • Please pray for all our staff. A number have been unwell recently. Many will be travelling extensively to visit Clusters and projects in the months of November and December. Pray for traveling safety; for families at home; and for all meetings and decisions that must be made.
  • The planned UMN General Assembly is in just three and a half weeks’ time. Important changes and decisions are to be made. Please continue in prayer for each of the 12 members of the UMN Board, and all supporting partner donor organisations. Pray also for key members of our Leadership Team – Joel, Dhana, Bal Kumari, and Bishal. Remember especially Dhana as she takes Executive Director’s responsibilities.
  • Give thanks that Ishwar KC, our project manager for health in Nawalparasi, has been blessed with a baby girl today – both mother and baby are in good health.

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