For the prayer meeting, we suggest taking the following verses from HWMR of Crystallization-Study of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes:
Prov. 3:5 — Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, / And do not rely on your own understanding;
Prov. 3:7 — Do not be wise in your own eyes; / Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil.
Jer. 17:7-8 — Blessed is the man who trusts in Jehovah / And whose trust Jehovah is. And he will be like a tree transplanted beside water, / Which sends out its roots by a stream, / And will not be afraid when heat comes; / For its leaves remain flourishing, / And it will not be anxious in the year of drought / And will not cease to bear fruit.
Reading: Chapter 1 of Meaning and Purpose of Prayer
Prayer Concerning the Situation in India
Please read the following report and pray accordingly to the burdens. A Brief Report Concerning India:
The second wave of the pandemic was much more severe in India than the first. The country was not prepared for it. As the first wave had somewhat subsided, people, even the government, began to relax, shops, cinemas, everything was opened up and people started to have large gatherings as before, which eventually led to the serious outbreak. As a result, there is an immense shortage of oxygen cylinders and hospital beds. As of now the situation is grim and is expected to peak by the second week of May. Many cities are going into lockdown again. Regarding the saints in the churches in India, unlike the first wave, this time more saints have been affected. At this point, we have lost six dear brothers and one dear sister among us in the church life (all above 50 years old.) Among the affected saints, some have recovered and some are in the process of recovery with mild to moderate symptoms. As far as the church life is concerned, the saints are still coming together on Skype, Google Meet, or Zoom. In some areas where the situation is not as serious, a few are physically coming together in smaller groups. We believe that in the midst of this situation the Lord is gaining His saints and the churches more through the supply of the Lord's speaking in the ministry. Last week there was a Sisters' Training in the southern states, more than 500 sisters participated online. This week we have just finished a 3-day training of the serving ones where over 900 saints gathered on Zoom to enter into the 2021 Spring ITERO messages. These days through the supply and prayer of the Body we can testify that the saints are strengthened in the midst of the difficult situation. At the same time, we are also encouraged by the Lord to continue praying persistently, to spread the gospel and the ministry, and to strengthen the mutual care and shepherding of the saints for the building up among the churches.
We need much prayer at this critical time. Please find below the prayer points for India:
Pray for the 2nd wave of the COVID outbreak in India to be under control without further spreading, that the Lord of all can come into the situation to withstand the work of the enemy and to control the worsening situation.
Pray for the opening of people's hearts; through God's sovereign arrangement in the environment as the Leader, many can be open to Him as the Savior, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins to the people.
Pray for the rising up of the spirit and the burden of the gospel among the saints in the churches for the continual spreading of the gospel of the kingdom to the friends, relatives and neighbors of the saints so that many more can be brought into salvation.
Pray for those who are in high positions in this country to have the wisdom to properly handle the current outbreak.
Pray for the strengthening of all the saints in India (192 churches, 8000 saints), and for the strengthening of the church life with mutual love, mutual care, mutual shepherding for the building up during the 2nd wave of the pandemic.
GTCA Webinar (Saturday, May 8 at 5:00 pm EDT)
The saints are invited to a special GTCA webinar update regarding the Lord's move in the United States on Saturday, May 8 at 5:00 pm EDT. This 50 minute webinar will include an update on the migrations to the 10 GTCA cities, as well as highlighting the current burden and needs. Please pray that many saints would participate in the webinar and give themselves afresh to the Lord and His move in North America.
Prayer for the Recipients of the Russian Recovery Version in Israel
Approximately 100 Russian speakers in Israel have ordered the Recovery Version over the past two months. We have noticed that these dear ones are primarily of three categories: seeking believers, nominal believers, or unbelievers seeking God. Please pray that the Spirit would brood over these ones, sanctify them (set them apart), and operate in their environment that they would be able to receive the gospel of the kingdom. Please also pray for these ones to be healed by the Lord's humanity in the saints, either by phone or in person, just as the woman with a flow of blood was healed by touching the Lord's garments.