Fulfilling the Great Commission by raising Christ-centred disciples to plant vibrant, biblical churches in our cities and countries all over the world


Dear fellow intercessors,
I trust that you are all well and keeping fit spiritually in the Lord!
A famous and renowned preacher of God’s Word once said, “Prayer is the key to revival!” That statement has always gotten stuck in the depths of my heart. I believe it with all my heart that as God’s people rise up and take their place in prayer and intercession, we will indeed see a greater move of God in our countries and localities.This verse has also been inscribed upon my heart for a very long time. It is,

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)”  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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 

Does this Bible verse resonate in your heart? If so, let us continue to knock on the door of heaven with humility till we see God’s will and purposes accomplished wherever we are currently based at and beyond that.

Even as we pray and intercede, let us be aware that spiritual opposition may also be lurking around to hinder us from pressing into God. It is in such times, I encourage us all to rely on the Lord more (or for a better phrase, “for dear life”) as He has won the victory for us and we are to hold onto His promises despite the arrows of opposition. Let’s not lose heart as we look at the circumstances about us but keep our eyes peeled on the Lord and our minds and hearts steady in Him. May you be encouraged by this scripture in

Isaiah 26:3-4 (NIV) “You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal. Praise God!” 

In this quarter’s newsletter, we are blessed to hear from Sis. Eunice Meesaengtham of Hope Manila as to how the Lord has been stirring up that heart of prayer in the life of the church. Let us continue to pray for God’s mighty hand to move upon all the HIM churches in Philippines. That the banner of Jesus Christ will be waved high upon this land and scores of people turning back to Father God in salvation!

Praying for and with you, 

Ps Lai Ling

“Called To Intercede” by Eunice (Hope Manila)

“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.” (Psalm127:1 – 2) 

A few years ago, a large number of our church members attended a National Prayer Gathering in Manila. The National Prayer Gathering is an annual event lead by Intercessors of the Philippines (IFP). Christian men and women from all over the country gathered together to learn to be still and seek the face of the Lord.

Much of the Lord’s revelation for the entire nation was God’s call to return back to Him. He is calling His bride to be without spot, blameless and pure. The Lord surely has amazing plans for the Philippines to become a mission-sending nation and a model nation to glorify His Name all over the world. In addition to this, there was a trumpet call for the young people to rise up to become His godly instruments in these last days. They are the Elijah’s, the John the Baptist’s of today’s generation to prepare the way of the Lord.

Moved by tears to respond to God’s call, many of our members who attended the event was stirred to be God’s watchmen, to intercede for the country and the churches.

The Plan To Battle 

After the National Prayer Gathering, our church set to start a 24 Hour Prayer Watch. Believing firmly that as His children we have a direct “hotline” to God and at any time, we can boldly seek His face. We encouraged the congregation to come and seek God’s presence in our church at Hope Place. (John 1:12, Hebrew 4:16)

For months, the 24 Hour Prayer Watch continued and through this, many people came to experience God’s presence. There was a dramatic change in the spiritual atmosphere in our Sunday Services.

Handling The Battle Ground 

As the people’s spiritual hunger to seek God’s face increased, there was an intensified battle in the spiritual realm as well. Intercessory prayer became a very serious matter for the church. In the challenges ahead, watchmen of the church needed to recognize and believe strongly in the power of Jesus and more importantly the crucial part of putting on “all the armor of God.” (Ephesians 6)

Persistence And Determination in our current situation, intercessors are called to be persistent and determined to pray and seek God’s face no matter how fierce the battle-ground is. We place strong faith in God’s mighty hand. Intercession is indeed the “engine of the church.”

Because of the call to intercession, we have seen a rise in leadership amongst the young people in the church and a few numbers with the heart for local missions. There is a greater burden to seek and discern the movement of God’s Spirit in our daily lives and the responsibility to intercede for our Nation that God’s will be done.

This year our theme is “Bearing Fruit.” We understand the crucial role of intercession in our church in order that we may bear much fruit for His Name. We expect God’s movement as intercession to continue to become a predominant ministry in our church.

Written by, Sister Eunice (Ps Soradej Meesaengtham’s wife, Hope Manila)