40 DAYS OF PRAYER (2021)


Day 16 – Experience God’s Grace

O merciful God! May You listen to the prayer of Your servant!

Dear Lord, thank you for your loving protection, allowing us to safely go through a turbulent year in 2020.

This unprecedented pandemic turned the world upside down, causing many to go through life and death situations with love ones. Although we, too have gone through worries and fear, but praise the Lord for His grace and mercy, allowing the new vaccines to be developed in a timely manner, reducing the anxieties by people. We believe that Your word never changes, as the Bible says, “The Lord sits enthroned over the flood.” (Psalm 29:10)

Although our original church plan for 2020 was disrupted by the pandemic, but we are so grateful for all the relentless work of the coworkers, utilizing technology to keep the weekly services, Sunday school, and weekday fellowships going. If the Lord willing, we hope the in-person services and many ministries can resume quickly.

Thank You Lord for Your grace, despite the widespread of the pandemic, we seized every opportunity to build up brothers and sisters spiritually. In 2020, we witness the baptism of a young sister and a married couple becoming church members. Likewise, because of the passion and participation of many parents and coworkers, children’s ministry was not interrupted.

We are extremely grateful because despite the temporary suspension of church ministries, we witnessed spiritual growth of brothers and sisters. May all glories belong to God. We pray for the Lord to guide us in this new year, to experience inside-out type of breakthrough.

Lord, may Your will be done in Your church in 2021! May You help us to gain precious spiritual lessons through this pandemic, so that we would draw closer to You through prayers, and not let the circumstances to take away the peace and joy in the Lord! Help us to use every opportunity to proclaim Your kingdom!

Finally, may You answer the prayer of Your Saints: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3)

Rev. Albany Lee
EFC Cerritos