NECF Monthly Prayer Bulletin - September 2011
1. Aidilfitri Celebration
As the month of Ramadan comes to a close on 29th August, Muslims all over the world and in Malaysia will be celebrating the Aidilfitri celebrations. Many of our Muslim neighbours will be taking this opportunity to travel back to their home towns to spend Aidilfitri with their family and relatives. They will also celebrate with 'open houses' together with friends and neighbours. It would also be a time to exercise forgiveness and reconciliation to bring about peace and harmony within families and the nation. As expected, our roads will be jammed with traffic and road accidents are usually higher than normal. The Police force is expected to be deployed throughout the nation's roads to reduce road accidents and manage traffic. Pray for our Muslim neighbours that this Aidilfitri will be a joyous occasion with their family, relatives and friends. Pray for all road users that they will arrive safely to their destination during this holiday season. Pray for the Police force as they celebrate Aidilfitri while on duty to keep the safety of homes and road users.
Throughout the month of August, many issues have confronted the Church. These involve debate over homosexuality sparked by the openly gay Malaysian Pastor Rev Ouyang who plans to marry his partner and have their wedding reception in the country, news tabloids making false accusations such as Christianity promoting prostitution, and authorities using unconventional means to obtain information. Pray for our Church leaders as they engage and navigate the Church through all these challenges. Pray for Pastors and Churches to be circumspect and wise in dealing with the release of any information. Pray for the Church to continue to be prayerful, steadfast and united through these challenging times.
With the capture of Tripoli and the fall of Muammar Gaddafi's regime, Libya led by the rebel-led council will have a long road ahead of them as they seek to stabilize and rebuild this oil rich nation. Among the challenges ahead are; establishing basic security, unifying the opposition, dealing with Gaddafi and his supporters, provide basic humanitarian aid, setting up of a new government and restarting the economy. Pray for peace, stability and the restoration of Libya.
4. Malaysia Day Prayer Rally
As the 40-Day Fast & Prayer concludes on the 15 Sept, Churches nationwide from Alor Setar to Johor Bharu and from Sitiawan to Kota Kinabalu, in various city and town, will be offering united praise and prayer to God for Malaysia as we celebrate Malaysia's 48th Malaysia Day. In the Klang Valley, the 15 Sept Prayer Rally will be held at two different locations. One is located at GA611 BOL Prayer Tabernacle at PJ Section 13 and the other at UCSI Taman Connaught Cheras. Pray for a good turnout at each location nationwide where this Prayer Rally is held. Pray also for good weather and for God's Spirit to fall at these meetings.
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