Anglican Prayer Movement & mobilization gathering was held at St. Paul’s Church Benuk on Sunday 2nd September 2018 at 7pm. Around 300 believers from various parishes, BRS All Saints, St. Matthew, TJAC, St. Faith’s, St. Thomas’s, St. James Quop and St. Philip Padawan, attended the prayer session. The theme for the session is ‘Building a Personal Prayer Life’
Bishop Danald recited the opening prayer and shared the message ‘Love each other’ , the relationship with one another and to walk with God in Prayer. He quoted Jeremiah 33: 3- ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
While Rev’d Ivor spoke in English, Bro. Stephen translated the message to BM, praying for the spiritual breakthrough for the Church. St. Paul’s Church Bunuk is the 7th church under the APU movement and is the 1st church using the amended name from APU to APMM- Anglican Prayer Movement and Mobilization. The movement is to mobilize church members to pray and share the faith with other church members. This is a prayer movement to unite as a network to pray, connect all members everywhere and to provide resources. Rev’d Ivor then presented the prayer points to the speakers.
Bishop Danald prayed on the 1st point, about Love and Reverence, giving adoration to God. Matthew 3:17 – And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” We praised God, raising His name on high, and He brings us back from wrong.
Vicar Rev’d Handi prayer on the 2nd point, for Forgiveness, Healing and Renewal.
Deacon Rev’d. Jeffry Renos prayed on the 3rd point, Giving Thanks to God.
The 4th prayer point was by Brother Franklin of St. Faith’s , asking God to fulfill our needs in Christ Jesus.
Offertory song was sung followed by thanks giving .
Prayers were recited in Bidayuh language based on God’s Word by Deacon Rev’d Lawrence Wah Onn from Tuan Jaya Anglican Church on 2 Corinthians 6:17 “Therefore, Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you” and John 14:6 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Prayer in BM based on God’s Word was recited by Sister Cecelia on 2Chronicles 7:14 “ if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” , Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship” And Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
After the prayers, small group of 5 was formed to continue praying for the church and the prayer points.
Intercession and healing prayers were ministered to those in need by the church leaders.
By 9.30pm, closing hymns were sung and closing prayer was recited by Rev’d Tony Jilat George from St. Philip’s Church Padawan.
The session ended with refreshment provided by St. Paul’s Church and every one fellowship with one another.