For the first time since the pandemic began, thousands of believers gathered in-person for worship and intercession at this year’s Day of His Power (DOHP).
In the past two years, the cap on large-scale events and live singing saw the annual prayer meeting held online instead of onsite.
But yesterday, on August 8 at 8pm, Christians congregated at six churches, which were designated as regional centres for believers across the country:
- Victory Family Centre in Sembawang
- Living Sanctuary Brethren Church in Hougang
- Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church in Bedok
- Faith Community Baptist Church in Marine Parade
- Church of Our Saviour in Queenstown
- Hope Singapore in Jurong
Beginning with exuberant worship, the participants brought their praise and thanksgiving before the Lord with gusto, recognising His hand of blessing on Singapore.
Though spread out all over Singapore, they united as One Body of Christ to intercede for the nation with a common agenda, differentiated only by the necessary variations in programming details across venues.
Over the next two hours, they prayed through the following list put together by unity movement LoveSingapore.
Will you join in to pray this over Singapore?
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 16:23-31
Exalt Christ and acknowledge God’s provision:
- Praise God for 57 years of political stability, good governance and smooth leadership transition.
- Praise God for protection from terrorism and other threats.
- Praise God for favour — economic growth despite the pandemic and good international standing.
Divine intervention and protection
Scripture: Psalm 41:2, Psalm 46:1
In the authority of Jesus’ name:
1. Pray against the forces of darkness
- Immoral agendas
- Negative cultural influences
- Pressure to conform to ungodly ideas and standards
- Challenges to God’s design for marriage
2. Pray over the nation
- Righteous policies
- Leadership bold to do that which is righteous
3. Pray for believers to arise and shine
- Boldness and courage to hold fast to the truth
- Wisdom and compassion to engage the world
- Healthy families strong in God’s Word and living for Christ
Singapore Church and her pastors
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-8
In a world that is more divided than ever, the Church needs to be a model of love and unity, to be void of selfish ambition.
Instead, we have to be others-oriented — motivated by the character of Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Spirit.
1. Pray for greater relational unity among Christians, to be one heart after God’s own heart at home, in church, on campus and at work.
That believers will:
- Love one another
- Keep no record of wrong
- Speak well of one another
- Pray regularly for each other
- Esteem others as more significant than themselves
- Look not only to their own interests but also the interests of others
- Affirm one another’s gifts and callings.
- Stand with each other in pain and failure
- Rejoice in the success of others
- Desire that others surpass them in every way
- Seek God’s agenda for Singapore together
- Collaborate and share resources with no strings attached
2. Pray to bless pastors and churches
- Church’s post-COVID-19 recovery and missional call
- Focus, faith, fire, favour and fruitfulness
Scripture: Philippians 1:27
1. Pray for God’s people to be united with a purpose
- Stand together with one spirit and one purpose, striving together for the Gospel to flourish in our city
- Walk in a manner worthy of the Gospel
- Unashamed of the Gospel, which is the power of God for salvation
2. Pray over the big picture
- 8 out of 10 in Singapore are not Christian. However, a 2021 report by the Institute of Policy Studies showed that the majority of respondents were open to things in the spiritual realm.
- The vision of Loving Singapore Together, Turning Singapore Godward is for Christians all over Singapore — in every region, every zone and every block
- People will catch the vision, own the vision and run with the vision
3. Pray for a mighty move of the Spirit
- Unprecedented awakening among believers, to have a burning passion for the salvation of souls right where they live.
- People will no longer be passive spectators but passionate shepherds to pastor their blocks.
- Jesus’ profound compassion to reach out until souls are saved and households turn to Christ.
- New home groups to spring up to disciple new believers, for fishers of men
Singapore’s next generation
Scripture: Proverbs 14:34
1. Pray for the 4G leadership in these areas
- Foreign policy
- Public morality, marriage and family
2. Pray for the next generation of young Singaporeans
- They would turn to the Lord
- They would be carriers of revival
- They would love Singapore and seek her welfare
- They would fulfil God’s purpose for this nation
Then, as the night drew to a close, believers at all six venues stood at attention and sang the national anthem as one family of God, re-affirming their love for the Lord and their commitment to seeking the welfare of the nation.
Couldn’t make it for Day of His Power?
Just as Christians across Singapore came together as one voice to commit our nation to God, will you unite to pray for Singapore?