Prayer Pointers 16 September 2021

 

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God”. Ephesian 5:1-2, – ESV.

To imitate God is to be Christlike in our being and doing. Nothing delights Him more than seeing His beloved children act redemptively and sacrificially like Christ did in reaching out and loving others with the gospel.

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Prayer Pointers 9 September 2021

 

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8, ESV

Saint Augustine wrote, “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” Micah 6:8 is a timely reminder for us to restore relationships, to show lovingkindness, and to absolutely depend on God in such endemic times: to watch out for and help one another stay safe and healthy—physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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Prayer Pointers 3 September 2021

 

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.” – Hebrews 10:24, ESV

As the world around us changes, so must we. Singapore’s educational system is evolving to be relevant in producing graduates who are resilient and ready to meet new challenges in a VUCA* world. Such transformative educational goal sees learners attain or exceed their potential and nurturing them to accept and love one another inclusively.

*VUCA – volative, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous.

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Prayer Pointers – 26 August 2021

 

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” – Psalms 133:1, ESV

It was heartening and humbling to witness the recent Singapore National Day Parade 2021 celebrating 56 years of nation building. The heart-warming multimedia show and live presentations reflected the island state’s multicultural populace from various languages, races, ages, and faiths. May we continue to be found faithful in loving our neighbours and serving others as we celebrate the faithfulness of past generations of Singaporeans and current frontline personnel fighting the pandemic.

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Prayer Pointers – 19 August 2021

 

Rejoice always,pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Philippians 4:7, ESV)

How can we as a people of God “give thanks” amid an ongoing global pandemic with 208 million cases and which has claimed 4.4 million lives? While we grieve for each death, we are also quietly grateful for the 188 million who have fully recovered, and the 4.5 million vaccine doses administered. How can we “rejoice” over the violence and fear gripping Afghanistan especially among the followers of Christ? Our response is to “pray without ceasing” whereupon he promised a shalom peace “which surpasses all understanding” as a guard over the hearts and minds of those who do so (Philippians 4:7).

Source: WHO Coronavirus Dashboard (covid19.who.int), 17 August 2021 (CEST).

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