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Surely goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our life. Lord, it has been a difficult week for some of us. It hurts to see our brothers and sisters among us who are suffering or in pain. You are Jehovah Rapha, God who heals; we ask that You bring about healing and restoration for those who are not well in the body or mind. Be with their loved ones and caregivers as they suffer alongside with them. Remind them that You love the afflicted even more than they do. Help them lean on You during this difficult time and bring Your healing touch to them.

We especially want to pray for Dn Andrew Tan, Cindy, Elias and Elgin as well as Rina Yee-Tan and Jack as they grieved over the passing on of Andrew’s dad to the LORD’s presence.  And also those who are arching over the loss of their loved ones or overwhelmed by broken hearts. We ask that You wipe away their tears and heal their broken hearts. We ask for wisdom, Your voice to hear even as they cry in anguish or could not feel You’re near them. Remind them of every promise from Your Word and that You know the hopes of the helpless and hear their desperate pleas.

In midst of all the trials and tribulations, we pray that Your light will shine bright so that the world can see that You are GOD, the one true God.

The world is a battleground for our children’s souls. You, God, have given us not only warning but provision of Your protection. Guard our minds with the helmet of salvation. Protect our hearts with the breastplate of righteousness. Prepare our feet for the gospel battle. Teach us what is meant to courageously take up the shield of faith. Help us to always hold on to the sword of the Spirit. Awake the parents and grandparents in our midst to the realization that we live in a war zone. Remind them that You have given them the task of spiritually preparing their children to engage with the world. We thank You for the team who is organizing the Parenting Workshop on Raising A Pure Generation. We pray for more parents and grandparents to join this workshop and that it will be a fruitful sharing on sexual wholeness and tools to help them guard their children’s sexual purity.

We want to lay the Church Planting Initiative at Your feet as we embark in this journey as a church. It is a mammoth task to undertake and you have reminded us that unless the Lord builds the house, the workers labour in vain. Guide the leaders to move in Your direction. In the midst of all the excitement and administrative priorities, help them not lose sight on what is important. May we be like the wise man who built the house on the Rock – a strong spiritual foundation so that the church will remain rooted in You in the face of challenges.

Move Carmelites to give generously and cheerfully towards the church plant. Remind us all to share fully, for all that we have belong to You. We ask for open doors as we approach financial institutions and banks to secure a letter of loan for the bid package. Grant the development team wisdom as they work with the architects on the feasibility study of a church plant in Bukit Batok. Even as the team explores the possibility of an inclusive pre-school centre as an outreach project to the community, we pray for Your discernment and guidance as they navigate through the process. Lead them to the right partners and support.

O Lord, continue to refine us as we walk with You. Reveal to us areas in our thoughts, words, deeds that are impure or tainted. Help us live in close communion with You so that we are quick to repent and seek Your cleansing of our impurities. May we bring glory to Your name.