Prayer Priorities – January 31, 2023
Prayer Priorities – January 31, 2023
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.”
Romans 12:10
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.  

  • Praise the Lord that for the disaster risk reduction project design in Mugu, the core team has successfully visited Mugu Cluster and consulted communities for the required information. Please pray for timely completion of the proposal writing.
  • Praise the Lord for the rain last week in Bajhang. Farmers are happy to see their crops getting water.
  • Give thanks to the Lord that Afno FM (run by HDCS) in Okhaldhunga completed 14 years on 29 January. It continues to be a great support for the work in the community that Okhaldhunga Hospital is involved in.
  • Praise God for all the nurses who serve patients with dedication in the hospitals.
  • Praise God for the successful agreement-signing of the Civil Peace Service project between UMN Nawalparasi Cluster and partner organisation Sunwal Community Development Centre.
  • Praise God that the monitoring and coordination meeting of the Civil Peace Service, Gender Equality and Disability Inclusive Development projects went well in Palhinandan, Nawalparasi.
  • We are grateful that Rabbi from the ITS team has completed the fourth round of chemotherapy, which went alright. Please continue to pray as he will have scans after about a week, before the next round of treatment.
  • Please continue to uphold us for Expat Visas 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.
  • Please pray for the Leadership Team Meeting this week on Wednesday and Thursday: may the discussions and decisions be in favour of the organisation, its people, and the communities it serves.
  • Continue to pray for the political leaders and the upcoming Presidential Election: may they all rise for the benefit of nation and its people.
  • Continue to pray for the resolution of the long-standing property dispute for Thapathali headquarters.
  • Remember all UMN staff as they constantly travel to clusters for work. Pray for their safety and security, including for the safety of cluster and partner staff from the cold weather during field visits and travel.
Cluster Work
  • Please pray for the quick recovery of Chandra Man Ghale (Nawalparasi driver) who has gastritis.
  • Please pray for good preparation and timely implementation of the baseline survey under the Strengthening Child Rights project in Pratappur, Kapilvastu.
  • Continue to pray for poor farmers in rural areas of Bajhang and across Nepal who hope to grow some crops and food grains in their fields. Pray for the availability of fertilisers.
  • Please pray for the recovery of families in Bajhang and across Sudurpaschim Province who suffered from an earthquake last week.
  • Please pray for the agreements to be signed of the Pro-Act and ABLE projects and phase-I report completion of ABLE project in East Rukum.
  • Please pray for the successful completion of social audits of Doti Cluster. Cluster team with partner organisations will be sharing annual progress updates to different district and local level stakeholders.
  • Pray for the fruitful project orientation and detailed implementation plan preparation meetings of the Improving Health Care System project in Bogtan Fudsil and Badikedar Integrated Community Transformation (BICT) project in Doti. Sipora, Sharmaya and Rakshya will be facilitating the meetings.
  • Pray for the successful mid-term evaluation of the BICT project in Doti. Avinaya, Parsu and Sipora will be engaged to carry out the evaluation.
  • Please pray for Prem Devkota for his visit to Kapilvastu Cluster to assess the situation of beneficiaries of the Medical Rehabilitation Project who are living with disabilities and might need further support and referral.
  • Please pray for the completion of the semi-annual and annual reports of the projects in all UMN clusters. Pray for God’s wisdom and strength to be with all the managers who will be heavily involved in report writing.
Tansen Hospital
  • Please pray for our maternity ward.  Pray for safe deliveries for the mothers who come to us and for the midwives and doctors who work there, that they have the skills, wisdom and emergy to do their work well.
  • Pray for our planning meeting as we prepare next year’s budget
  • Pray for the land use permission for the waste water project, which is still pending.
Okhaldhunga Hospital
  • Pray for wisdom and patience for the nursing students of Okhaldhunga Hospital who are preparing for their long-awaited final examination.
  • Pray for all the church leaders of Okhaldhunga District as the hospital team is planning to have an interactive session with them in the near future.
  • Pray for the recruiting process for medical officer/s for Okhaldhunga Hospital.
  • Pray for the fundraising process and for waste management for the hospital.
  • Remember the IT officer who works hard to make sure that the servers and software runs smoothly.

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