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Day 8 of lock-down – 3 April 2020

One of the dominating thoughts consuming many parents’ minds at
this stage is the uncertainty in the education system because of lost
time. This includes parents of both school children and students in tertiary education. Questions like the following consume our minds: Will the children have enough time to cover the curriculum? Will the children loose a year? Will the additional help offered be sufficient? What will school be like after the lock-down period? These will stay open- ended questions unless we lean into it with a positive attitude and pray about it with passionate faith!
 
“and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills -” Exo 35:31 NIV
 
Let’s take time to engage with the following prayer points:
 
–         Pray for the education department for Godly wisdom to come up with solutions that will serve the whole country well.
–         Pray for teachers to have understanding and a willingness to go the extra mile for our children.
–         Pray for children and students to have the skill and endurance to adapt to the new process that will be given.
–         Pray that the parents will have a spirit of understanding to encourage and help the children from a place of peace.
–         Pray for the supply of resources and means so that the under privileged schools in our country can catch up and finish in time.
 
The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and bless you with His SHALOM-Completeness, wholeness, health, peace, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fulness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.
 
Be complete, be whole, be perfect and full in Jesus name!

 

Day 6 of lock-down – 1 April 2020

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”  1 John 3:16 NIV

We often read a piece of scripture, have a quick thought about it and carry on. Until something happens in our lives and all of a sudden the scripture becomes so real… In the last couple of days the self sacrificial service of the Police Force, the Army, Traffic Officers and everyone in the medical sector made this scripture come alive. Reading stories of how they all are putting their own lives and the lives of their families on the line to serve me and you, is incredible.

Let’s take time to pray for everyone serving our nation selflessly in this crisis.

–         Pray for the protection of the Police against the virus
–         Pray for the Police for strategy in the management of people in townships
–         Pray for the medical sector working on the frontline for protection against the virus
–         Pray for the availability of medical equipment and protective gear.
–         Pray for the people working in all other essential services for protection against the virus

“And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will be its glory within.'”  Zechariah 2:5 NIV

The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and bless you with His SHALOM-Completeness, wholeness, health, peace, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fulness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.

Be complete, be whole, be perfect and full in Jesus name!

 

Day 4 of lock-down – 30 March 2020

“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority,”  
“For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.”  
“Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.”  
“Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honour the emperor.”  
– 1 Pet 2:13,15-17 NIV

As we are entering the fourth day of the lock down it has become very clear that one of the biggest challenges of our country’s fight against
Covid 19 is the unwillingness of many groups of people to work together for the greater good of all people in our country.
Some individuals are totally oblivious to the danger this pandemic holds for our country.

According to 1 Peter 2:13-17 it is our responsibility and duty to submit to our national authority and work together to protect all people in our country.
Even if some might not agree to the system and plans that are put in place, they should still submit themselves to the authorities for the sake of the Lord.

Let us pray together for the following points:

–         pray that people will stay home for the duration of the lock down unless they         
          have to go for allowable reasons.
–         pray that people will adhere to all rules whenever they have to go out.
–         pray that those working in essential sectors will stay safe and respect those
           around them.
–         pray that people will go for testing as soon as they suspect infection.
–         pray against the work of the enemy in the stirring up of organisations against the
          government’s plans.

Lets agree in prayer that the infection curve will be flatten by the working together of all citizens through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Lord bless you and keep you, , the lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and bless you with His SHALOM-Completeness, wholeness, health , peace , safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fulness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.

Be complete, be whole, be perfect and full in Jesus name!

 

Day One, of the 21-day lock-down – 27 March 2020

We have just entered unknown territory, never travelled before. Whether you are mom, dad, husband, wife, child, man, woman… we are all in unbroken ground.

“…giving orders to the people: “When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the Levitical priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it.”

 (Jos 3:3, NIV)

“Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before…”

 (Jos 3:4, NIV)

 

Let us trust and lean into God more than ever to help us go through this time in a special way, growing as families and individuals. 

 

Many families have never been in one house for 21 days together. Let’s pray for the following points and trust God to help us:

 

1) Pray that all families will quickly find a good rhythm to spend each day.

2) Pray for a spirit of peace and reconciliation to rule houses.

3) Pray against domestic violence. 

4) Pray for the hearts of the fathers and mothers to turn to the children.

5) Pray that children will open their hearts for their parents. 

6) Pray for restored families after 21 days.

 

The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and bless you with His SHALOM-Completeness, wholeness, health, peace, safety, soundness, tranquillity, prosperity, perfectness, fulness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.

 

Be complete, be whole, be perfect and full in Jesus name!