Prayers: August 29, 2021

Aug 28, 2021   •  



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

  • Thank you, Lord, for calming my heart in the chaos of the day.
  • Thank you, Lord, that even though the sunsets are coming earlier and daylight is shorter, they seem more beautiful than ever.
  • Thank you, Lord, that You provide all I need to be satisfied.
  • Thank you, Lord, for lessons learned from my parents.
  • Thank you, Lord, for the bounty from summer gardens.


Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ:

  • For those who are shut-in their homes or nursing facilities
  • For church families experiencing loss of loved ones
  • For our children returning to school amid coronavirus issues and dissension about policies
  • For those in the middle of devastating fires, heat, and tropical storms
  • For those who live in fear and uncertainty about tomorrow; help them to take the first positive step forward
  • To be able to turn over feelings of inner turmoil and negativity to God
  • That we may share a word of encouragement with someone we haven’t talked to in awhile
  • That God will have mercy on us and lead us to overcome COVID-19
  • For those whose work situation is not what we’d like it to be


Pray for CCC:

  • That we may learn lessons from King Nebuchadnezzar about God’s wisdom, loyalty and power which lead us to true faithfulness, Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble. Daniel 4:37
  • To continue the joy of worshiping the Lord in His sanctuary in safety at I Street church and in unity with our online brothers and sisters
  • For the Sunday School for both CCC and Grace DC expanding its in-person classes
  • That we make sacrifices and submit our will to the authority of Jesus, not any other person, including ourselves
  • That God will watch over our coming and going wherever we may be. Psalm 121:7-8
  • That we will not use the pandemic to be complacent in our ministry. We have learned to do many things safely and differently in the last year-and-a-half.
  • That although God plans a season for many things in our lives (Ecclesiastes 3), He does not mean for us to be stuck in any one of them. Pray that we open ourselves up for God to make everything beautiful in His time.
  • For God to raise up those who have faith to serve together in ministry during the pandemic.


To Think About: What’s needed most if we are to be disciples of Christ? Life-Changing Fellowship.  We must keep our spiritual fire going or we become ashes.  Even if we become burnt out, if we are close to other on-fire believers, our fire will not die out but be sparked by others around us. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  Acts 2:42 To become mature disciples, we must work at building up relationships, set aside time to talk with one another, not seek to be entertained alone with our technological devices.





  • 感謝主使我在嘈雜忙碌的日子中心得安寧。
  • 感謝主,儘管日落越來越早,白晝漸短,但是天空比以往更加美麗了。
  • 感謝主供應我日用所需,使我心滿意足。
  • 感謝主讓我可以從父母那裏學到人生的功課。
  • 為夏日花園中的豊盛而感謝神!




  • 為行動不便,不能離家外出的弟兄姊妹禱告。
  • 為失去摯愛的弟兄姊妹禱告。
  • 為孩子們在疫情和不同的應對政策中返回校園而禱告。
  • 為處毀滅性火災、高溫和熱帶風暴中的百姓禱告。
  • 為明天的生活擔憂和對未來的不確定而恐慌的的人禱告,求主幫助他們向前邁出積極的第一步。
  • 求主幫助我們能夠將內心的不安和消極情緒帶到神的面前。
  • 讓我們可以和長時間沒有交談過的朋友分享一句鼓勵的話語而禱告。
  • 願上帝憐憫我們,帶領我們戰勝新冠病毒。
  • 為不喜歡現有的工作環境的人禱告。




  • 願我們可以從尼布甲尼撒王那裡學到屬神的智慧、信實和能力,使這些功課引導我們擁有真實的信仰;現在我尼布甲尼撒讚美、尊崇、恭敬天上的王,因為他所做的全都誠實,他所行的也都公平,那行動驕傲的,他能降為卑(但以理書 4:37)。
  • 為我們能在喜樂中繼續安全地在教堂實體敬拜和同時維持合一地網絡敬拜而禱告。
  • 為我們教會和 Grace DC 教會增加在教堂内的主日學課程禱告。
  • 求神幫助我們放棄自我意志、順服在主耶穌的權柄之下,而不是順從任何其他人,包括我們自己的心意。
  • 願神保守看護他的兒女出入平安。“耶和華要保護你,免受一切的災害;他要保護你的性命。你出你入,耶和華要保護你,從今時直到永遠(詩篇 121:7-8)。”
  • 雖然在過去的一年半里,我們學會了以安全和不同的方式完成了許多的事工,但願我們不要因疫情而在事工中不自覺地安於自滿。
  • 儘管神為我們生活中的許多事情都安排了計劃(傳道書 第3章),但他的心意並不是要我們陷在其中任何一件事情中。禱告我們向神敞開心扉,讓神照著他的時間成就一切美好的計劃。
  • 求主興起在疫情中有信心同心事奉的弟兄姊妹。



思考:我們要成為基督的門徒,最需要什麼?答案就是:使生命改變的團契。我們必須保持屬靈生命之火旺盛,不至使我們成為灰燼。即使靈火即將熄滅,我們若與周圍其他有豐盛屬靈生命的信徒親密相交,我們生命的火焰就會被他們點燃。“都恆心遵守使徒的教訓,彼此交接,擘餅,祈禱。(使徒行傳2:42)。”  要成為成熟的門徒,我們必須建立屬靈關係,協同侍奉,預留時間彼此在主内交通,不要把時間花在多媒體中自我享樂。