Prayer Priorities – February 14, 2023
Prayer Priorities – February 14, 2023
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
Isa 43:2
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.  
  • Give thanks to the Lord that the donor audits went well in Mugu Cluster.
  • Thanks to the Lord that the field visit of Laxmi in Doti cluster went well.
  • We are grateful to the Lord and all the board members for the fruitful Board meeting last Friday.
  • We are also grateful for the Vision Mission Values workshop for both the Hospital Internal Management Committees last week. It has helped us to be united in developing a common understanding why UMN exists and functions the way it does.
  • Praise God for His safety and security while UMN staff travelled in clusters last week.
  • Give thanks to the Lord for his provisions and many fold blessings in our personal, family and work lives.
  • Give thanks to the Lord and to all UMN’s donors for their commitment, sacrifice and loving and giving heart to serve the poor and needy people in Nepal.
  • There was a burglary in the house of Ramesh Giri (Thapathali driver) last week. The thief made away with a large amount of cash and some jewellery. Please pray for him during this difficult time.
  • Let’s continue to pray for Turkey and Syria. Pray for the bereaved families and the people affected by the devastating earthquake. Pray also for the speedy response to the situation.
  • Please continue to uphold us for expat visa issue, may this be resolved on time with a smooth process. There are lots of vacant positions for expats, may these be fulfilled on time. It has impacted our operational works and morale. Please pray for the successful recruitment process.
  • Pray that all the Donor Audits would be completed well in time.
  • Pray for UMN’s local partners in all clusters. Pray for their effective performance. Pray for wisdom and guidance for UMN to build their capacity and deal with fraud cases with integrity and courage so that our work and communities are not affected.
  • Please continue to pray for Rabbi as his treatment course has now been changed.
  • Continue to pray for the resolution of the long-standing property dispute at UMN’s Thapathali headquarters.
  • Continue to pray for the political leaders and the upcoming Presidential Election, may they all rise for the benefit of nation and its people.
  • Remember all UMN staff as they constantly travel to and from clusters for work. Pray for safety and security.
Cluster Work
  • Please pray for the safety and fruitful visit of visitors from Cordaid in the first week of March. They plan to meet with the team and beneficiaries of Creating Opportunities for Social and Economic Wellbeing of Migrants and Disaster Risk Management projects in Bajhang Cluster.
  • Please pray for the team working on a project proposal on Dalit Rights for Bajhang and Kapilvastu clusters. It is a competitive bid and needs to be submitted to the USAID by 19 February.
  • Please pray for the Mental Health Module 2 Refresher training to the prescribers and for the mental health outpatients camp in Bungal Municipality and Thalara Rural Municipality in Bajhang Cluster.
  • Please pray for timely final evaluation of the DREAM project in Mugu. Pray also for the selected consultant whose travel to the field is delayed.
  • Please pray for the team who is travelling to field for facilitating discussion on drinking water issues in Mugu Cluster.
  • Please pray for the successful visit of Peter Sarkar from TAI and Dan Singh Budhathoki from UMN Thapathali to Kapilvastu for financial review of the cluster and our partners, Dalit Social Development Centre and Sunshine Social Development Organization this week from 15-17 February.
  • Please pray for the Communication Team for their successful conducting of ‘Communication Training’ in Kapivlastu scheduled for 17 February and in Nawalparasi on 20 February. Please pray for the cluster teams and partners’ staff for their active participation and effective learning on writing case stories and taking photos for reporting.
  • Please pray for Dhani Raut, Nabin Chaudhari and Melsan Shrestha for their fruitful learning on a three-day workshop on Outcome and Impact Orientation from 13-15 Feb.
  • Please pray for Rukum East Cluster and Partners’ Annual Review Program on 17 February.
  • Please pray for the travel of Shiva and Suraj to Pelma for Education materials support to Himalaya Basic School, Putha Uttarganga, from Children and Adolescents Led Community Transformation in Nepal project and the monitoring of the Sustainable Environment and Economic Development Project in East Rukum.
  • Please pray for safe travel of Rakshya Niroula to Rukum East Cluster to monitor and support the project team of the Advancing Community Transformation project.
  • Please pray for the successful completion of the internal audit that is going on in the Nawalparasi Cluster and its partner offices from 13 February. Also, pray for the donor audit of the TAI project which will start on 16 February 2023.
  • Please continuously pray for Chandra Man Ghale who is sick for the last few weeks due to gastritis.
  • For Doti Cluster, please pray for the staff selection of BICT project for various positions like project officer-Livelihoods and health promoter. Pray also for the smooth implementation of the various projects monitored and managed by the Doti Cluster team with its partners.
  • Also pray for Doti regarding the high risk of forest fires in the dry season. May God provide His wisdom to the people to minimise the potential risk and damage.
Tansen Hospital
  • Please pray for our registration, cashiers and health insurance clerks as they deal with long queues of patients each day.
  • Pray for the 8 burns patients in the hospital today.  They need to endure long and painful treatment. Pray for their healing and the staff involved in their treatment.
  • Please continue to pray for the land use permission for the wastewater project, which is still pending.
Okhaldhunga Hospital
  • Pray for God’s providence for the hospital to construct a building for a waste management system.
  • Pray for the safety for all staff working in the eye clinic in the hospital
  • Please remember both hospitals as they are in the process of developing their long term strategic plans.

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