Sunday, October 29, 2017

CCF: Prayer Walk and Talk

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. -- 1 John 5:14-15
It was a humbling privilege to be part of CCF's Prayer Walk and Talk last Saturday at Singapore Botanic Garden. The weather alone is already an answered prayer, as few days before the event, the weather forecast for Saturday was scattered thunderstorms but on the actual day itself it shifted to mostly cloudy. Isn't God amazing? Like a modern day Jesus-calms-the-storm miracle. What an encouragement, not to mention the influx of almost 50 CCFers who allied as one body of Christ spending Saturday afternoon in seeking and spending time with God.




The event was commenced by Kuya Marco's message about the importance of prayer. Followed by the some rules and guidelines to follow through out the activity. We were divided to seven break out groups and organised to visit four prayer stations.

Station 1: Pray for the Church

  • Leadership
    • Sensitivity to God's leading
    • Personal spiritual growth
    • Raising of new leaders
  • DGroups
    • Growth in quantity and quality
    • For love and healthy fellowship
    • Faithfulness and availability of members
  • Pastors/Missionaries
    • Keith and Jeanette Shubert(EAST)
    • Caloy and Suzette Pena (US)
    • Jay and Faith Jackson (Bugkalot)
    • Joseph and Lorraines Tanchi (Bugkalot)
    • Alvin and Candy Lagamon (South Sudan)
    • Chye Foong Yong (OMF Philippines)
  • CCF Singapore
    • Seafarer ministry
    • Project Canaan-Our own church place
    • GLC 1 and 2
    • Christmas Party
Station 2: Pray for the Country
  • Philippines
    • President Rodrigo Duterte and the rest of government officials
    • Integrity, wisdom and protection of our leaders
    • Personal salvation of officials
    • Peace and order
    • Improvement of traffic situation
    • Marawi recovery
    • Testimony as a Christian nation
  • Singapore
    • PM Lee Hsien Loong
    • Integrity, wisdom and protection of our leaders
    • Personal salvation of officials
    • Spiritual prosperity of the nation
    • Favour and protection for foreign workers
Station 3: Pray for our Family and Friends
  • Who to pray for:
    • Family(immediate and extended)
    • Friends(current and previous acquaintances)
    • Housemates
    • Officemates
  • What to pray for:
    • Personal salvation and intimacy with God
    • Good health and safety
    • Blessings for their careers, finances and different pursuits
    • Good relationship with them (and restoration if needed)
    • Allow us to be blessings to them
Station 4: Pray for our Individual Concerns
  • To love God(intimacy)
  • To love others
  • To become more Christ-like
  • Personal discipline in spiritual growth
  • Career, professional and/or business growth
  • Healing for physical sickness, stress, mental and emotional wounds
  • Discipline with physical exercise, healthy eating and proper sleep
  • Holiness in body and mind; purity in thoughts, motives, intentions and actions
  • Opportunities to serve God
  • Opportunities to be a blessing to others
  • Other personal concerns
Our break out group - Me, Ate Ethel, Kuya Marc, Kimi and Josh

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. -- Philippians 4:6

In the midst of fast-paced, active and demanding city life we have in Singapore it is beneficial to be reminded that it is not in the intense, go-getting moment that we accomplish much but in the quiet, consistent moments of prayer and pouring of our hearts to the Lord who knows what is best for us and always, always have our best interest.

There is power in prayer. Even Jesus prayed.

Let's make prayer a daily appointment with God.





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