River Valley High School tragedy: Join this inter-generational Zoom prayer session this Saturday
by Edric Sng // July 21, 2021, 10:01 am
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In the wake of the murder of a Secondary 1 boy, an independent group of praying parents from churches across the Kingdom have called for a time of inter-generational prayer over Zoom this Saturday morning (July 24), 10am. Parents, students and educators are invited.
“As we come to the end of a sad week in our nation, let’s gather across generations to seek His face and pray for River Valley High School (RVHS),” the group said. “Join praying parents, students and educators as we unite our hearts to pray for the RVHS community.”
Pre-registration for the Saturday Zoom session is required. Attendance will be capped at the first 1,000 registrants. REGISTER HERE.
The killing – apparently at the hands of a Secondary 4 student with a history of mental health issues – came amid a week of unrelentingly bad news in Singapore, with sharply rising cases of COVID-19. Some schools have gone online in this period due to the presence of COVID-19 cases among their students, while other schools have prepared their students for possible Home-Based Learning.
As we come to the end of a sad week in our nation, let’s gather across generations to seek His face and pray for River Valley High School.
Organisers of this Saturday’s prayer meeting told Salt&Light that they hope to bring parents, students and educators together in prayer. The meeting will have a strong inter-generational flavour, with worship led by youth; sharing by parents, youth and educators; and a pastor’s thoughts on mental well-being among the next-generation.
Attendees will have time to pray in small groups in breakout rooms.
The organisers said that participants will also be invited to share their encouragement and blessings to the school in the Zoom chat. These messages will be collated and sent to the school.
Saturday’s prayer over Zoom continues the momentum of prayer meetings, fuelled by the emotional outpouring following Monday’s horrific incident. Salt&Light’s call for decentralised prayer for Singapore’s schools at 9pm on Tuesday, July 20, saw more than 50,000 pageviews within a day.
In a post marking Racial Harmony Day on July 21, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said such prayers bring “light in our nation’s hour of darkness”.
“Several religious groups have come forward to pray with the bereaved and for the well-being of our students, in the wake of the incident at River Valley High School. These heartfelt gestures of solidarity, transcending race and religion, has brought light in our nation’s hour of darkness,” he wrote.
We encourage parents, students and educators to continue to intercede daily for RVHS and Singapore’s schools. Prayer pointers can be found in the link below:
Pre-registration for inter-generational prayer Zoom session (Saturday, July 24, 10am) is required. Attendance will be capped at the first 1,000 registrants. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.