Prayers: April 18, 2021

Apr 17, 2021   •  




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

  • Thank you, Lord, for bringing me through a cold winter.
  • Thank you, Lord, for breaking the power of sin and death
  • Thank you, Lord, that You do not withhold any good thing from me. Psalm 84:11
  • Thank you, Lord, that the world is alive with color.
  • Thank you, Lord, for more moments of quiet time with you – the pandemic has some positive results.


Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ:

  • For those who are isolated from loved ones or recovering from medical issues. May the love of God warm their hearts and give them strength for the day.
  • For the gospel to continue to be heard in China despite government restrictions on worship and Christian education
  • For those who continue to serve and care for others in the midst of the pandemic.
  • For those who are fearful about coronavirus, the vaccine, the spread, the economic impact or the emotional strain the pandemic has caused.
  • For those looking for work
  • For this generation of teachers and pastors who, in addition to their teaching and caring, must also conquer online technologies and overcome pandemic restrictions
  • That we are ready and eager to share our testimonies when we find opportunity to encourage someone seeking to know God more
  • That Rev. and Mrs. Shen experience travel mercies and joyful adjustment to their new home in Washington state with their daughter
  • That peace and calm can be restored across our nation even as divisive incidents are still occurring


Pray for CCC:

  • That although “zoom church” is not what we’re used to, we can still praise and honor God and receive His teaching by this means
  • To be guided by ‘not my will, Lord, but yours be done’
  • To choose goodness, righteousness, and truth in our actions even if it means living out of step with the world
  • To be doers not just preachers of good things
  • For forgiveness when we try to fix things in our own power rather than using the power of God
  • To remember that nothing is too difficult for God
  • For program planning to reach different groups of people in our church
  • For the time when we may safely return to church for worship in person


To Think About: Easter Sunday has passed but the resurrection of Jesus provides us hope every day on which to build our faith.  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”  John 11:25-26 ESV  Believing in Jesus’ coming to life again and breaking the law of sin leading to death, gives us the power to live in eternity with Jesus.






  • 感謝神帶領我走過嚴冬。
  • 感謝神粉碎了罪和死的力量。
  • 感謝神沒有留下一樣好處不給給我。(詩篇 84:11)
  • 感謝主給萬物賦予色彩,讓世界生機勃勃。
  • 感謝主讓疫情帶來一些正面的結果,讓我有安靜的時間與你相處。




  • 為與親人隔離和在康復中的人禱告,願上帝的愛溫暖他們的心,為他們加添每日夠用的力量。.
  • 儘管中國政府限制崇拜和基督教教育,禱告中國人民仍能繼續聽到福音。
  • 為新冠病毒流行中繼續服務和看顧病人的各業人員禱告。
  • 為害怕冠狀病毒、疫苗、病毒傳播的人禱告;為經濟狀況受影響和因疫情造成情緒焦慮的人禱告。
  • 為尋找工作的人
  • 請為當代的教師和牧師禱告,求神幫助他們在教導和關顧的同時,有能力剋服網絡技術和疫情的限制。
  • 求神幫助我們做好準備、有火熱的心分享我們的見證,一旦有機會就鼓勵慕道友來更多地認識神。
  • 求神保守諶牧師和師母旅途平安,愉快地與女兒適應在華盛頓州新家的生活。
  • 禱告在分裂事件不斷出現時,我們的國家仍可恢復和平與寧靜。




  • 儘管“網絡教會”不是我們從前習慣了的方式,但感謝神我們仍然可以用新的方式讚美和敬拜神。
  • 求主幫助我們順服神引導,行事爲人不是凴己意,而是讓神的旨意成就在我們生命中。
  • 即便我們不能與世界的標準同步,也要選擇美善、公義和真理。
  • 讓我們不僅傳揚福音,也要在行爲上體現所傳揚的福音。
  • 禱告我們求神饒恕,因為我們不依靠神的力量去解決問題,反而靠自我的力量。
  • 願我們牢記:在神沒有難成的事。
  • 為我們教會的事工計劃能覆蓋不同群體的需要禱告。
  • 為我們安全返回教會敬拜的時間禱告。


思考:復活節雖過去,但復活的耶穌為我們信心的建立提供了每日的盼望。耶穌對她說:「復活在我,生命也在我。信我的人,雖然死了,也必復活; 凡活著信我的人必永遠不死。你信這話嗎?」(約翰福音11:25-26  相信耶穌死裡面復活,打碎了帶來死亡與罪惡的法則,使我們有能力與耶穌一起得永生。