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A team of 26 Nepali Christians for the first time in Nepali Christian history prayed from the sky on Sunday morning, 29 April 2012. They prayed for at least one hour for peace, reconciliation, healing of the nation. They also prayed against the power of darkness and declared God’s Kingdom and promises over the Himalayan Nation of Nepal (Isaiah 60: 17-22). While enjoying the beautiful view of the mountain range on a clear sky morning, they gave praised and worshiped God from the highest place of the world (Psalm 148). More importantly they prayed for the new constitution of Nepal that is due to be promulgated on 27 May. The SKY PRAYER team thank all their prayer and supporters for supporting and praying for them.
This year, as part of the 40 Days of Prayer for Nepal,Nepali Christians will be praying from all parts of God’s creation: WATER, EARTH & SKY!
The 40 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR NEPAL has been gaining momentum since it commenced with an opening programme on 18th April. There was very good participation from pastors, leaders and prayer intercessors representing many different churches, denominations, and organizations. The 40 Days of Global Prayer for Nepal was declared with the prayer of Senior Pastor Robert Karthak in unity with the other leaders that were present. Pastor Robert Karthak encouraged the Nepali church to pray for the nation and to claim God’s wonderful promises for Nepal, especially the promises of Isaiah 60:17-22. The opening was then proclaimed over Nepal with the sound of the horn! It was very exciting moment. During the programme Bhab Ghale explained the vision, values and ongoing need for the 40 Days of Global Prayer for Nepal. He also explained how the prayer movement has generated a prayer revival in the Nepali church and how God has been answering the prayers of His people.
On Sunday, 22 April a group of over 100 people (including Christian leaders from different churches and lots of young people) walked to a hill near Kathmandu to pray for the unity of Nepali church and Christian leaders. It was very powerful and unifying moment for the Nepali church.
For the first time, a group of 26 Nepali prayer intercessors will be praying from the air (in an airplane) on Sunday, 29 April. Please pray for them as they will start the flight early in the morning 7:00am. The plane will circle around the Kathmandu Valley and then will fly towards Mt. Everest along the Himalayan range. It will be a historic first for the prayer movement, and there has been a great deal of interest to join in this event.
The prayer will be focused on the following:
1. Reflect on God’s wonderful creation, giving the highest glory to the highest God from the highest place in the world (Isaiah 40:)
2. Declaring the Kingdom of God and His blessings and promises over the city of Kathmandu and the whole nation (Isaiah 60:17-22)
3. Praying against the forces of darkness and principalities (2 Cor 10:3-5, Eph 6:10-13)
4. Praying for the peace, reconciliation and healing of the nation (1 Tim 2:1-4)
5. Praying for timely completion and declaration of the New Constitution of Nepal on 27 May 2012.
The Nepali Christian community has celebrated EASTER SUNDAY on 8th of April with an united mass rally. The churches accross Nepal have celebrated EASTER in individual local churches or in various groups. Especailly, in Kathmandu there has been almost a tradition since a few years back that almost all the churches, after their respective Sunday morning EASTER Service, they go out of the church with banners and display cards written scriptures and slogans about RISEN LORD then they jointly march around the city. The marching ends to a big united rally with a short programme of preaching Gospel in a public open place at the central of the city.
The Christian community of Nepal are going to pray for 40 Days for Nepal and also requesting the Global Christian Community to join them in prayer. Nepal is still in political transition process. If successful the new constitution of Nepal will be completed and declared by 27 May 2012, the date also conicides with the conclusion of the Global Day of Prayer for Nepal 2012. Nepal continue to need prayer.
Finally, the United Communist Party Maoist has taken a decision to end the 6 days long indefinite strike that had caused people’s normal lives extremely difficult. There was a big spontenous peace procession by the general publics demanding to end the strike and restore peace in the country. Yesterday, thousands of people marched rally in the street and gathered at the heart of Kathmandu city. This public pressure and demand for peace and end of the strike was part of major cause for ending the strike by the Maoists.
The general strike and Nepal Bandh still on for the last 6 days since last Sunday. Situation is at the verge of breaking up more violance and conflicts as there has been news of sponteneous defiance or protest against the protest programmes and general strikes by the Maoists. The followings are the pictures of what was seen on the streets of Kathmandu also the headline newsclips from the local newspapers. Prayer: Let’s continue to pray and hope that the deadlock situation would end soon and the strike and Bandh would be lifted up.
The idefinite strike by the NCP Maoist is on 4th day today. The normal lives in Kathmandu and accross the nation have been impacted by the ongoing strike. It has been reported that in some of the districts locals and protesting against the Bandh (Shut Down). Farmers are frustrated for not been able to sell their products, they also have protested by dumping their vegitables on the street.
While the major political parties of Nepal striving to seek consensus by mutual dialogues and talks, the indefinite protests by the Nepal Communist Party Maoist still going on in the streets of Kathmandu and accross the nation.