Prayer Priorities – January 10, 2023
Prayer Priorities – January 10, 2023
“But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds. Show me your faith without deeds,” and I will show you my faith by my deeds.”
James 2:18

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 for His healing touch on the patients in both the hospitals, Okhaldhunga and Tansen.
  • Praise God for the successful closing of the 2022 project period in all UMN clusters.
  • Praise to the almighty Lord that the project agreements of Saksham and Children Oriented Resilient Development (CORD) projects with the implementing partner Centre for Equal Access Development Centre (CEAD) went well in Doti Cluster.
  • Praise God for the completion of annual work plans for 2023 of these projects: Climate-change Impacts Mitigation & Adaptation for Environmental Sustainability, Mental Health and Ending Violence for Equality in Bajhang.
  • Thank God for the successful concluding of the coordination meeting of the SECURE project with the village disaster management committee of Yashodhara in Kapilvastu.
  • Continue to praise God for the new year with new opportunities.
  • Praise God for the works from Hospitals and Clusters and the provision of Human and Financial resources.
  • Two Cluster Exploration Teams (15 staff in total) are now in Madhesh Province and Karnali Province, visiting for two weeks from 9 January 2023. Please pray for good health and successful visits.
  • Please uphold the various teams, especially Funding, Finance, Clusters and Grant Management Unit in prayers as they engage heavily in reviewing and reporting at this time of the year.
  • The expatriate visa issue has returned; currently four visas are stuck at the Home Ministry. They are now on tourist visa, which doesn’t allow them to work. It is not just us but some other organisations too are facing similar issues. Please pray that the Social Welfare Council would facilitate the process and the officials from Home Ministry would understand and cooperate on time to resolve the issue.
  • Please continue to pray for the best resolution of Thapathali property dispute.
  • We need to amend one of our Project Agreements as it was not approved until two years after the original submission! Please pray that the preparation and amendment would go smoothly.
  • Please continue to pray for the landslide-affected communities in Mugu and earthquake -affected communities in Doti and Bajhang. They desperately need shelter.
  • Please pray for Jiwan Rai as he is visiting Nawalparasi and Kapilvastu to facilitate Sangsangai Trainings for local churches from 10 to 12 January 2023.
  • Please pray that the next wave of COVID-19 infection be a milder one; the number of cases has been increasing in China and India, so Nepal is likely to see this soon.
  • Please remember to pray for stable government.
  • Continue to pray for a successful treatment for Rabbi, who is suffering from cancer.
  • Rajkumar Shrestha (Thapathali security guard) has gone home for a health check-up. Please pray that no issue arises in his check-up.
Cluster Work
  • Kapilvastu Cluster is conducting a two-day gender envisioning workshop for community leaders of Mayadevi Rural Municipality to enhance their understanding of gender equality, the fight against child marriage, and dowry practices. Please pray for the enhanced wisdom of the participants and the successful completion of the event.
  • Pray for the detailed planning and monitoring of the projects agreed to be implemented during 2023 in Bajhang Cluster.
  • Please pray for timely rainfall in Bajhang which is essential for the winter crops.
  • For the Pro-Act project in Rukum East, please pray for successful recruitment of several qualified staff in our partner organisation and for the fruitful monitoring visit in Bhume Rural Municipality. Shiva Adhikari and Nabin Chaudhary will be involved in both of these.
  • For all clusters, please pray for all the staff who are in the process of annual and semi-annual report writing. Pray for quality report writing and submission in due dates.
  • Pray also for all the project agreement processes for the year 2023 in all UMN clusters.
  • For Doti Cluster, please pray: For Surendra and Sipora who will be involved in the assessment of the new livelihood officer for the CORD project. Please pray for God’s guidance to select hardworking and honest staff;
    For Khadak and Sipora as they will be involved in the financial monitoring of Badikedar Integrated Community Transformation (BICT) project;
    For Surendra who has a field monitoring visit in Bogtan where he will be facilitating the local partner in preparing a detailed implementation plan.
Tansen Hospital
  • Please pray for the burns patients as the weather gets colder more patients are admitted to our adult and paediatric burns wards. These patients often endure long and painful treatment.  Pray for nursing and surgical staff treating them and the pastoral care team who support them emotionally.
  • Pray for the land use permission for the wastewater project, which is still pending.
Okhaldhunga Hospital
  • Pray for the safety for all maintenance staff in Okhaldhunga Hospital
  • Pray for the wisdom for all the Hospital Leadership Team members as they meet tomorrow for meeting and discussion.
  • Pray for God’s guidance in future direction for Okhaldhunga School of Health Science.

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