The Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention recently asked us to help them with their annual collection of prayers from women around the world. Seeking a contribution from Nepal, they knew of The Fuller Center’s decade-long work in Nepal and our recently launched initiative to build 200 new homes in the wake of April’s devastating earthquake.
We we happy to help them find a wonderful contributor, our friend Karuna Bomzon Tamang of the Women’s and Children’s Ministry from the Belthel Assembly of God Church’s ministries department in Battisputali, Kathmandu. Following is the wonderful prayer she submitted:
“… call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” (Psalm 50:15)
Dear almighty God who is in heaven, I want to thank you from my heart for the beautiful country of Nepal. Especially, I want to offer you my sincere prayers for the Nepalese women for their deliverance and healing from all the bondages of darkness and suffering.
Lord, our sisters are suffering from all kinds of abuses, assaults, violence, oppression, poverty, ignorance, illiteracy, sicknesses, and social discrimination. Lord, they are treated inhumanly in the name of religion and superstitious beliefs. There are hundreds of thousands of girls sold out by the human traffickers to other countries and they are enslaved and kept in the bondages of darkness.
Lord, I pray for the millions of voiceless and powerless sisters of this country that you would restore them to fullness of life. Lord each one of them are created in your own image and you love every one of them. Lord, I pray that you would bring them to experience your healing power from all the wounds and pains they are going through because of the loss of their beloved ones during the civil war between 1996 to 2000, and from the recent devastating earthquake on 25th of April 2015 and aftershocks, claiming over 9,000 lives and destroying 800,000 houses leaving behind millions of women and children homeless and in poverty. Now hundreds of the thousands of women and children are forced to live under the tarpaulin sheets in the cold nights hungry and thirsty crying for help. Lord, I pray that you would see their tears and hear their cries.
For the last three months this country is suffering from the shortages of gas, fuel and other basic supplies due to the undeclared blockade of the borders by the Indian government and strikes in the country causing the lives of people to be more difficult. It has added even more pain to the women and children with the lack of basic supplies. Due to the lack of cooking gases, fuel, medicines, and other basic supplies, the lives of all Nepalese are in chaos so, Lord, we pray for your divine intervention over this prevailing situation in our country.
Lord, we thank you that by your power us your church in Nepal have been able to help over 28,000 families with relief supplies, 170 churches with temporary shelters, and 10 public schools with temporary class rooms. We thank you for our partnership with Nepal Integral Mission Society and The Fuller Center for Housing so that we have built already 19 houses which are earthquake resistant and decent houses. Please bless our efforts and send us partners to help us do much much more, because you love each one and there is so much need, and it is most hard on the women and children.
You are the Lord and God almighty who rules over every nation so I pray that you would manifest your power and restore your life over the suffering people of this nation of Nepal. I pray this in the mighty name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Karuna Bomzon Tamang
Women’s and Children’s Ministry
Bethel Assembly of God Church,
Battisputali, Kathmandu-9, Nepal
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