My dear friends,
Every Friday Night we would go up to Mt Faber, Singapore, for All Night Prayer from Friday 10pm to Saturday 4am. Here i would pray as I used to do in KL. The SOMERs were by now used to my groaning in prayer audibly & openly
Something like this or in similar spirit of pleading and groaning in prayer
19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name
All the while a deep burden in prayer and sometime sobbing
But since Mt Faber Prayer is also opened to JSMers as well as SOMers & visitors from other Churches One Brother called Chin Seng with concern put his arm over my shoulder and said
“Are you alright brother? What’s wrong (with you)?”
I got startled & don’t know what to say as I was the only one then who prayed like this.
I felt totally out of place so there and then I stopped groaning in prayer. Prayer then became “normal” but I still enjoyed deeply the fellowship in prayer & in singing praises to God.
But looking back I think I had “lost” something very precious…. that constant burden and passion
Mt Faber Prayer Spots were not fixed and over the months and years we shifted from place to place and at one time to a small pavilion then finally to a row of shops which were deserted at night for prayer
Above photo (circa 1976) with brother Png Bee Hin on the right
At the back portion on the SOM Van was a Ground Sheet for us to Kneel and pray, about 30 lb weight (we took turn to carry it up Mt Faber)
I remember this song brother Bee Hin sung with deep passion then
Let Me Burn Out for Thee
O God, the world is lost in sin,
And so few that seem to care!
Many of whom profess Thy name
No burden will help to bear.
We need a passion, Lord, for souls,
To bring the lost back to Thee;
Our hearts must be stirred, till all have heard
At least once of Calvary.
Let me burn out for Thee, dear Lord,
Burn and wear out for Thee.
Don’t let me rust, or my life
Be a failure, my God to Thee.
Use me and all I have, dear Lord,
And get me so close to Thee
That I feel the Throb of the great heart of God,
Until I burn out for Thee.1
How cold has been our giving, Lord!
How selfish our love has been,
Keeping from those who never heard
The gospel that saves from sin!
How often we have turned aside,
Neglecting to do our part,
Forgetting Thy tears and agony,
Forgetting Thy bleeding heart!
Meet us and break us up, dear Lord,
Until driven to our knees.
Bare to our gaze Thy cross and love,
Of blood-baptized Calvary.
Speak till we hear again Thy call,
And hold nothing back from Thee.
Oh, burn on our hearts the hopeless wail
Of souls damned eternally.
O God, with shame I humbly bow,
In tears and with contrite heart.
Forgive me for the broken vows,
And failure to do my part.
I heed Thy call and say, “Farewell”
To all that would hinder me
Thy grace and Thy love to lost ones tell,
And my life burn out for Thee.
Brother Bee Him is one of SOM’s 1st 3 Bth Degree Graduate. His thesis is “THE DIVINE ART OF SOUL KEEPING”
And two years later he spoke in the 1978 September Evangelistic Campaign (Combined Effort of PK Mission, Craig Road Mission & BHS JSM)
See the record from diary of 1978 September
September 8th 1978 (FRIDAY)
Tonight brother Matthew spoke a Hokkien message on HEAVEN AND HELL. Again felt the power of God in the Meeting. There was a better response tonight to the message.
There was a glorious liberty of prayer at Mt. Faber to-night.
WE STORMED THE THRONE OF GRACE & CLAIMED PSALM 2:8 AGAIN. The Meeting seem to be terminated in a very short time. When we are truly in GOD’S PRESENCE we are unconscious of time. To GOD time is not applicable, for He is Eternal.
Note: Every Friday JSM conducts An All Night Prayer Meeting on Mt. Faber lasting from 10 pm to 4 am – a 6th hour long Marathon Prayer. There’s where we get our power from God. Prayer Meetings are power meetings. A prayerful christian is a powerful christian and a prayerless christian is a powerless christian. Same goes for preachers and Churches. However, the prayers at Mt. Faber have ceased.
SEPTEMBER 9th 1978 (Final Day of Campaign; Saturday)
Awakened this morning in the Mission. Was alone by myself because the students went for outing. To-night the whole Mission was packed with saints and sinners. The stairs were filled. Many others stayed outside the Mission to hear the Messages. On the last minute chaired the Meeting in the place of James Foo. Felt a little liberty as we sang, “IN TIMES LIKE THESE”. Sister Lai Siong gave her testimony. The Choir sang “SPRINGS OF LIVING WATER “. Brother Bee Hin spoke on “IS THIS THE LAST GENERATION?” Felt the chill of deep conviction in the message. Many souls were saved to-night.
The eight nights of Evangelistic Campaign closed with a glorious power of God’s Presence in the midst of His Children. Amen & Amen.
.Note: Brother Bee Hin went on to become one of the Highest Ranking Officer in the Singapore Military – COL(RET) Png Bee Hin.
Brother Bee Hin spoke on “IS THIS THE LAST GENERATION?” Felt the chill of deep conviction in the message. Many souls were saved to-night.
How many souls were saved on the final night of the Evangelistic Campaign when the BHS JSM Mission was filled to overflowing? More than 10 people got saved
Looking back I really wonder how Great our God is in using unworthy young men barely 20 to 22 years old to preach His Glorious Gospel. Today most youngsters are still playing computer games; much less having passion for lost souls
MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON US
TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!