I don’t know how long this ‘series’ will last, but it’s something I’ve thought about for awhile.
Every Monday, I write a ‘Prayer Mondays’ post, where I feature an event/person/country that has been on my heart, so that I can pray about it for the rest of the week. It reminds me that God’s world is so much bigger than just me and my problems, and it allows me to pray for what is on God’s heart. I often find that my prayers revolve around my problems and my relationship with God, but I forget that Christianity is not a religion confined by the boxes of my comfort zone. Christianity should not be a religion that blinds me to the problems of this world. There are a lot of people who need the Lord, and a lot of people who need prayer.
So, I hope these posts will also encourage you to pray. And you may think, why pray? Will anything ever change because of my prayer? Well, as a family friend said to me a year ago, ‘When you pray, the spiritual realm moves’.
So the first of ‘Prayer Mondays’ is about Nepal.
The death toll for the earthquake that shook Nepal last week has gone over 3000. These are the bodies that have been found, and I’m sure there are still many buried under the rubble.
1. Pray for the victims and their family members
Pray that as many lives will be sustained and preserved as possible. Every life is precious. That in their distress, God will give the victims and their family members a real sense of peace and comfort.
Pray for mercy.
2. Pray for the rescue workers
That God will give them strength even as they work day and night to find survivors. Give them hope, stamina and determination. Help them to be able to reach as many victims as possible. Keep them safe as well.