Dear Heavenly Father,

You are a faithful God and you have protected us and guided the ministry for seven years. Here we come before you and lay down our burden at your feet.

Lord, may you continue to protect Germany during this pandemic. Many people chose to travel during the summer break. By the end of August, Germany had more than a thousand positive cases of COVID-19. There were community outbreaks in various states. In September, students have begun to return to school. We pray that God will have control of the virus, and that people will continue to follow safety protocols in order to minimize the risk of community outbreaks.

We also pray for the church gatherings. We are implementing a combination of physical and virtual gatherings at the moment. In Göttingen, we have returned to physical worship on Sundays and physical bible study on Fridays. Lord, please send brothers and sisters who are willing to serve and help out in the preparation for in-person worship services. For Kassel, we are still meeting online. We pray that all believers will experience your encouragement, and remain persistent in doing devotions and attending church gatherings.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been an increase in ministry needs for individual believers. Lord, we ask you to grant us physical and spiritual health. The self-isolation period at home was a time when many underlying psychological concerns surfaced. The congregations had to address the root cause of their problems. Thankfully, some were touched and changed by you. They laid down their life struggles and were renewed in Christ.

Lord, we often feel drained physically and emotionally when pulled into unexpected situations that require one-on-one mentoring and counselling. Our great Shepherd, please strengthen your servants to overcome the constant fatigues.

Father, we also pray for our son Caleb. He is in the final year of his high school program. If all goes well, he will graduate next year. There’s only one year left before Caleb leaves home. May God grant us wisdom to prepare Caleb so that he could understand your truth, grace, love and faith. May he continue to grow in Christ and be guided by you throughout his life. In Jesus name we pray, amen.

Lewis, Felain and Caleb Lam