1. The words of Jesus Christ: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33b) The evil one tries to discourage us, lose faith, and deprive us of space for evangelism; but, pray to the Lord for strengthening our faith, give us wisdom and courage, persist in living and preaching the gospel.
2. Pray for the churches in China and Hong Kong. Due to the rapid changes in politics, economy, and people’s livelihood in recent years, they have brought major challenges and pressures, and even caused serious harm. Christ is the head of the church. The Lord Jesus is about to prune and refine the church and warn the church to humble and seek the message that the Lord has given.
3. Pray for various changes in the church in the future, including: using an electronic method to vote whether to pass the next year’s budget, whether to consider live broadcast, etc. We ask the Lord to personally control the arrangements; ask the Lord Jesus for our unity; and ask the Holy Spirit to give the deacons the spiritual gifts needed to handle these arrangements wisely.
4. Pray for the following brothers and sisters: pastors, deacons, fellowship and group leaders, Sunday school teachers, and ministers in various positions. Pray to the Lord so that everyone will receive the strength from His love, full of wisdom, power, gifts from the Holy Spirit, and a united heart.
5. Brothers and sisters are facing various kinds of challenges every day: family relationships, work burdens, threats of the pandemic, trials and temptations. We pray that brothers and sisters will learn to love each other earnestly, support each other, and lean on the grace of Jesus Christ by faith, because “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
6. We are grateful that the “Old Testament Yearly Reading Program” implemented by the church has entered the final stage. Pray for the Lord’s strength and empowerment so that brothers and sisters are willing to continue to actively participate. Through reading a short passage of scripture every day, develop a habit and add daily nutrients. rch held its first “Prayer Group for Missions”.