Prayers: April 19, 2020

Apr 17, 2020   •  

Pray in thanksgiving for God’s presence in our lives:

  • Thank you, Lord, that Jesus was obedient and chose to do Your will so that I might live.
  • Thank you, Lord, for courageous men and women serving to keep our community safe.
  • Thank you, Lord, for never growing weary and passing on Your strength to me. Isaiah 40
  • Thank you, Lord, that seeking Your wisdom has its benefits – seeing things from Your perspective; divine guidance and protection.
  • Thank you Lord, for the beauty of Your creation – the gift of a new day, whatever it brings.

Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ:

  • Pray for healing and strength for those in fragile health, especially those quarantining from exposure to COVID-19 or those with other health concerns made more difficult to address due to the coronavirus.
  • Pray for those in nursing or homebound care who are cut off from their loved ones or fearful that coronavirus will invade their spaces.
  • Pray for containment and effective treatment for coronavirus.  Pray for each person who is sick and protect each person who is not.  Pray for wisdom for our leaders as they address keeping the nation safe and economic uncertainty.  Pray for those working in different aspects of the pandemic – taking care of those infected, searching for treatment and cure, determining the best way for the nation to respond.  Pray for those in essential jobs who have high risks for being exposed to the virus, especially those known to our church family.
  • Pray for those suffering through weather storms compounded by the pandemic.
  • Pray for those who have lost loved ones.
  • Pray for our families for whom staying at home adds different stressors to the day.
  • Pray for those who can’t see tomorrow because they are overwhelmed today – illness, loss of job, financial difficulty, depression, trying to meet needs in quarantine conditions.

Pray for CCC:

  • Pray that when our world is hurting, we do not forget to keep our eyes focused on God. O God, you are my God, and I long for you. My whole being desires you; like a dry, worn-out, and waterless land, my soul is thirsty for you. Psalm 63:1 GNT
  • Pray for wisdom for our Official Board as they plan for the rest of the year with moving parameters.
  • Pray for our pastors – for the perseverance and wisdom to minister to the congregation in new ways.
  • Pray for our missionaries who are facing the same pandemic challenges as we as well as a resistant environment in which to share the gospel. Thank God for those who choose to continue in their ministry despite the hardships.
  • Pray for positivity and courage, armed with God’s power, to share what Jesus has done for those who turn over their lives to Him.

To Think About: In Proverbs, God’s guide to living, we are reminded that spending time to discover a child’s abilities and guiding them to be used in God’s service should lead to a an adult wise in God’s eyes. Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 ESV




  • 感謝耶穌心存順服而且已經選擇順服,使我因信靠順服得永生。
  • 感謝勇敢的人們為社區的安全服務。
  • 感謝主!因祂是永不困倦又賜給我能力的神。(以賽亞書40)
  • 感謝主讓尋求祂智慧的人得從神而來的視野、引領和保護。
  • 感謝上帝造物的美麗,每一天都帶來新的賞賜。


  • 為身體軟弱和接受治療的肢體禱告,願主醫治使他們盡快康復,特別為免受新冠肺炎感染而隔離的肢體禱告。
  • 為老人院或居家需要特別看護的長輩們禱告,當親人不能看望他們,當他們懼怕病毒的入侵時,願聖靈的關愛、平安和喜樂與他們同在。
  • 為冠狀病毒的感染和有效的控制禱告;為感染病毒的人求醫治、為不被感染病毒求保護、為在上掌權的有智慧保護國家安全和經濟平穩禱告;為醫護人員和研發人員有最有效的救治方式禱告;為在疫情中必須工作的人禱告,特別為我們當中的弟兄姊妹禱告,求主保守和看護。
  • 為在疫情中有天氣過敏症狀的人禱告,求神保守他們的健康。
  • 為失去摯愛的人禱告,求主賜下平安。
  • 為居家工作帶來的特殊壓力禱告,願我們有智慧掌管時間。
  • 為面臨失業、財務有困難、心情抑鬱和生病的人、以及居家工作的人禱告,求上帝讓人們在目前自我隔離的壓力中看到盼望。



  • 願董事會滿有神賜的智慧,以動態的眼光計劃今年剩餘時間的福音事工。
  • 為我們的牧者在新方式下的牧養工作中的信心和智慧禱告。
  • 為宣教士同時面臨疫情和受迫害的雙重環境禱告,特別為在目前艱難環境中,堅持在事工崗位的宣教士的平安禱告。
  • 求主使我們用神的大能大力裝備自己,言行中充滿鼓舞和盼望,使用主耶穌在個人生命中的帶領和轉向耶穌的經歷,向他人做福音的美好見證。