05 Dec 2021
Dear family in Christ
In his series of sermons for Missions month, bishop Kuan taught us that in Luke 18, Jesus told a parable “to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart” (18:1). Jesus then ended his parable with an important question to his disciples: “…when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth? (18:8b).
As we await eagerly for the Second Advent in the second coming and return of the King Jesus Christ, what is our personal and collective response to this key question from Jesus? When Jesus returns, will He find us a faithful and faith-filled people who are persevering in prayer fervently for the salvation of every people group in the world?
Three years ago, I had introduced the “Operation World Prayer Guide” to our church community in praying for every nation of the world. This informative and practical prayer guide helps us to see God at work in every nation in gospel proclamation and church planting. At the recent Missions month, we were strongly encouraged to use this prayer guide in our daily prayers.
There is a free app of “Operation World Prayer Guide” available for download on your mobile phone (or tablet or laptop) via this weblink https://operationworld.org/get-involved/prayer-app/ Upon downloading this app, you will receive information each day to pray for a specific country with all its various people groups and prayer needs. For example, on 25 October every year, we pray for Singapore. Currently, this app is only available in English. There is a printed book version of Operation World Prayer Guide in English and also in Mandarin. Pls speak with the church staff for assistance if you would like to buy a copy.
May we grow in our prayer life and may the Lord open our eyes, heart and hands to his sovereign purposes as we pray for the nations.