10.1 Prayer Requst letter
Week 5 (2017/9/19-25)
📖＂But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” (2 Corinthians 2:14-15)
📖＂If anyone purifies himself from what is ignoble, then he will be a vessel for noble use, consecrated and useful to the master of the house, ready for any good work. So shun youthful passions and aim at righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call upon the Lord from a pure heart.” (2 Tim. 2:21-22)
📖＂I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world[a] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2)
1 Pray for the world
。May our God reign in North Korea and East Asia. May the Holy Spirit come to North Korea and grant the people mercy to release them from deception, suppression and persecution. Pray that transformation comes to the country.
。Pray that our God reign in Burma to release His salvation to stop the people from engaging in religious and racial conflicts and the rise of extremism. We proclaim that people have to seek for our God.
2 Hong Kong Gospel Festival 2017
。Pray that every servants of Lord will be encouraged and filled by the love of God that they are willing to serve and cooperate with one another whole-heartedly.
。May God bless every work in promotion and contacting that messages are delivered to the public effectively and appropriately. We also pray that the public will have an appropriate interpretation of every messages announced and are willing to react promptly.
。Pray that people are willing to listen to the word of God, repent, seek for and run to the Lord. (Isaiah 55:3-7)
C Mobilizing Prayer
a) Hong Kong Day of Prayer
。＂Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)
。Thanks God for providing those non-denominational prayer spots and gathering places in different districts. May God continue to touch the heart of people that every spiritual leaders and brethren from different districts is willing to watch for Hong Kong in unity and shout for the kingdom of God to come.
。The Day is around the corner. May God grant us extra grace to guide everyone, their body, mind and soul as well as their works, who will be serving on the Day.
－Every team (organizational board, the frontline, the back-up and the watchmen) & the running of the program/transport/administration works
－Every practice (musician team/ drum/ shofar, choir and worship team/ dancing/ banner)
－Every honorable guests, speakers, worship leaders and cooperation team/network, prayer spots etc.
。May God protect every churches, leaders, brethren that all of us will have a good preparation of ourselves (body, mind and soul) to offer a united, good-smelling and acceptable sacrifice to our Lord. (2 Corin. 2:14-15)
。May Lord release and stop every conflicts, take over the hearts of people and remove all the hatred, rage and slander between people. Recover the relationship between our God and people, between people to people. (Ephesians 4:31-32)
。Pray for the complete unity of churches and brethren in Hong Kong. May God energize everyone and that we will have a beautiful spirit and life testimony.
c) The Education Sector/ Children & Youth
i) May God’s presence filled the education sector in HK fully (especially in institutions and university campuses) to transform the spiritual atmosphere there, cover every spiritual loopholes and fill the heart of people with the love of God.
ii) May God protect our youth from any stealing, killing and damage and allow them to experience the abundance of life from God. (John 10:10)
。There are heresy reaching secondary school students lately through the delivering leaflets. May God stop the spread of messages from the heresy and protect students from being harmed by it. Pray that students would know our God since they are young, acquire wisdom to discern for righteousness and most importantly, are to walk in the way of God until the end of their lives.
。There were youth who were dead due to the consumption of drugs during the Outdoor Electronic Music Festival. May our God protect our children and youth from falling into the temptation of tasting drugs and picking up bad habits. Grant them to courage to say “No.” to any temptation.
。There have been two youth suicide incidents (due to love relationship issue) lately. May God teach our teenagers the right attitude of love, grant them the courage to handle their emotions and to show passion to their lives.
Week 3 (2017/9/5-11)
📖＂All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O Lord, and all thy saints shall bless thee! They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and tell of thy power, to make known to the sons of men thy mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of thy kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endures throughout all generations.” (Psalm 145:10-13)
📖＂Do good to Zion (Hong Kong) in thy good pleasure; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem (Hong Kong).” (Psalm 51:18)
。＂The eyes of all look to thee, and thou givest them their food in due season. Thou openest thy hand, thou satisfiest the desire of every living thing. The Lord is just in all his ways, and kind in all his doings. The Lord is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth. He fulfils the desire of all who fear him, he also hears their cry, and saves them.” (Psalm 145:15-19)
2 ＂Let’s pray for those natural disasters around the world: flood in South Asia and the States, drought in the Africa, typhoons as well as flood in South China etc.
。May God’s mercy, comfort, healing and salvation come upon those victims. We proclaim that all the curses will become blessings; people will turn to our God. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
。May God touch the heart of the leaders in countries and professionals in the business sector to legislate to protect the environment. Pray that people will join hands to help in alleviating the extreme weather conditions around the world.
3 Thanks God for providing Hong Kong all those abundant spiritual resources.
。May God cleanse the sin of being indifference in Hong Kong people and refresh our passionate heart. (Luke 24:32-34; Romans 12:10-11; Acts 17:11)
。Pray that people have the heart to desire for the words of God that they can experience the fullness of God and be completely filled in spirit (Psalm 119: 103-105, 127-131, Luke 4:4) Pray that people are not only hearer but doer that acts. (James 1:22-25)
。May our God bless the bible translation work (Remark: Global Bible Society & Chinese Bible Association are now translating the Old Testament from Hebrew to Chinese)
4 Hong Kong Gospel Festival 2017
。Proclamation: “But thou hast increased the nation, O Lord, thou hast increased the nation; thou art glorified; thou hast enlarged all the borders of the land.” (Isaiah 26:15)
。May God open the spiritual land of Hong Kong and release the message from the Heaven and manifest the power as well as the righteousness of our God here. (Romans 1:16-17)
。May God anoint and protect every speakers to release the message from the Heaven to manifest the power and rightouesness of God (Romans 1:16-17)
5 Mobilizing Prayer
a) HK Day of Prayer
。Proclamation: “Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee……O Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us, thou hast wrought for us all our works” (Isaiah 26:3, 12)
。May God raise up and lead the worship prayer teams in the sky, on the land and in the sea (traveling bus crew, ferry crew, tram and helicopters), reveal the strategic routes, grant all the groups wisdom in arrangement (E.g. pick-up points) and touch the heart of people that they will response promptly.
。May all the prayer points in those 18 districts will join in unity and that more and more churches will open their places to pray together at the same time.
。HK Day of Prayer is recruiting 150 people to blow shofar and also in need of bass in the choir. May God call and anoint people that they are willing to respond to our God. (Isaiah 6:8)
。May God be in charge of all the administration works and allow every staffs as well as volunteers be united in Christ. (Ephesians 4:2-3)
b) Churches & Families
。Proclamation: “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall laud thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.” (Psalm 145:3-4)
。May God gospel inheritance between the older and the younger generations and remove the barriers between them. Raise up a new generation with spiritual power and those who are obedient to the Holy Spirit
。May God grant teachers, parents and coaches wisdom and raise up children as well as youth to be a prayer and worship army
。May God grant all the teachers, parents and coaches wisdom and strategies and that all the social workers and teachers at school are filled with love so that they can manifest their love, endurance and strength to their students. May God give all the organizations vision in establishing schools.
Oct 1st Hong Kong Day of Prayer
Week 6 (2017/9/26-30)
📖＂Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength! Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come before him! Worship the Lord in holy array; tremble before him, all the earth; yea, the world stands firm, never to be moved. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, The Lord reigns!” (1 Chronicles 16:28-31)
📖＂Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matt. 5:8)
📖＂And they were bringing children to him, that he might touch them; and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it he was indignant, and said to them, “Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands upon them.” (Mark 10:13-16)
1⃣Pray for Hong Kong
a) Our society
。May the laws of God’s kingdom (E.g. righteousness, mercy etc.) enter the economic system of Hong Kong and block every loopholes:
－People will give away from selfishness and greediness (Hebrews 13:5)
－People will hold a merciful heart that they are willing to share resources and chances (Isaiah 58:10), supply the needy with equal wealth and resources (2 Corinthians 8:12-15) and will not wholly reap the corners of the fields. (Lev. 19:9-10) This will bring Hong Kong into an abundant garden where there will be overflowing water. (Isaiah 58:10-12).
。May God use all those Christians in the labor, business and political sectors to bring in God’s kingdom and transform the spiritual atmosphere there to help alleviating the problem of resource distribution inequality and poverty which have led to the polarization of groups in our society.
。We proclaim that Hong Kong is like Abraham who is the blessing our people and nations (Genesis 12:2-3) and is also like Joseph who is a fruitful bough whose branches run over the wall. (Genesis 49:22)
b) Evangelistic education in churches and the passing of gospel to the next generation
。May us hold our pure heart like when we first know Jesus and be loving, pure and humble again. (Mark 10:13-15)
。May God grant every coaches, educators and parents an open and sensitive heart that they are willing to appreciate and encourage all our children and youth to cultivate their creativity and potentials and to be their accompanies on the way of their growth.
。May God protect the pure hearts of all the children and allow them to grow in the love of God. Give them a thankful heart always and be fearful to God as the new generation. (Proverbs 22:6)
。May God do His work in schools, especially in those which are found by Christian organizations. Lead the schools to be God-centered schools to expand the works of God into different campuses.
。May God transform the spiritual atmosphere of schools and with the “Christianized education”, our society is no longer utilitarian but a community which will raise up more servant leaders.
。May God anoint every principal in Hong Kong and grant them leadership skills and spiritual sensitivity that they are able to lead the schools with love and wisdom which work well in the kingdom of God.
。May God bless every educator (including teachers and teaching assistants etc.) and give them a heart which loves God and children/youth. Open their ears to listen and grant them ability to teach accordingly.
。Pray that Hong Kong, as a cosmopolitan city, has to grab every chance to spread the gospel (E.g. Belt and Road and cross-cultural missions etc.) and be raised up as a harbor of mission to welcome as well as to bless every nations and tribes.
2⃣Hong Kong Gospel Festival 2017
。May God use the “Secondary School Mobilization Meeting” on September 27 to encourage every school organization, principal, teachers and students to spread the gospel and mobilize the evangelism in schools promptly.
。Pray that everyone inclines his/her ear, repent, seek for and come to God. (Isaiah 55:3-7)
3⃣Mobilizing Praying – Hong Kong Day of Prayer
。Pray that everyone will be alert, watch and pray in the main stadium. Pray that everything will go smoothly with every mobile prayer team as well as in those district prayer points. We proclaim God's glory will be manifested mightily and abundantly
。Pray that every participant will realize that: once they enter the Ark, they are offering a holy and sweet-smelling sacrifice to God. Therefore, we pray that everyone will get prepare of themselves, mind their speech and behaviors and may every one of us encounter God there.
。Pray that every churches will be united to pray and seek for God. Stick close to and follow the heart of God.
。Pray that every brethren with different duties will be filled by the Holy Spirit on that day that they are joyful to serve, loving to welcome and willing to cooperate. (Hebrews 13:1-2; Ephesians 4:11-16)
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