Prayers: April 10, 2022

Apr 09, 2022   •  


Always be joyful. Never stop praying.  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Thank you, God:

  • for springtime colors and sounds.
  • for forgiving our wickedness and remembering our sins no more. Hebrews 8:12
  • for providing everything we need. Matthew 6:33
  • for boots that get us through muddy waters.
  • for laughter with friends or family.


  • for those who are struggling with health concerns; may God provide healing and peace
  • for those who are homebound; may they feel God’s presence
  • for Eva, Pastor Charles’ niece, who remains in an induced coma as a way to respond to her COVID infection.  Pray for others who are still being infected or quarantined due to COVID.
  • that our love for God compels and shines through us
  • that our plans are in God’s order so they will endure
  • that we may throw off our rebellious and defiant nature, so that God knows we are ready to submit to His will
  • that God will provide peace, comfort, and reconciliation for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. Be with those who are anxious, fearful and bereaved.  We fervently cry out for an end to this conflict trusting in God’s mercy and compassion.
  • for the ability to change what Jesus has pointed out in our Lent journey
  • for those who are experiencing loss of loved ones and homes due to recent storms
  • for our missionaries who continue spreading the gospel faithfully despite difficult conditions
  • for our church to unified and energized to work together to fulfill God’s purpose for CCC

To Think About:

Our current world situation finds everyone at some level of economic distress or at least not where they want to be financially.  Yet, it is in this set of circumstances, we see many brothers and sisters sharing what they do have, not lamenting what they don’t.  One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Proverbs 11:24-25 ESV  It is a lesson which goes against logic. But simply helping others always benefits the giver. When we reach out to help those in need, we can find that God provides the faith and provision we truly need.  Passing on practical love brings us peace and joy.  As we welcome Jesus into our hearts this Palm Sunday, we are reminded that Jesus gave his very life for us that we may be reconciled to our Father God. 


要常常喜樂, 不住的禱告, 凡事謝恩。因為這是 神在基督耶穌裏向你們所定的旨意。

帖撒羅尼迦前書 五章 十六至十八節


  • 賜給我們春天的色彩和聲音。
  • 赦免我們的罪惡,不再記念我們的罪過。(希伯來書 8:12
  • 提供我們一切的需要。(馬太福音 6:33)
  • 裝備我們處理困難。
  • 使我們與朋友或家人一起歡笑。.


  • 正在尋求醫治的肢體滿有神的憐憫和醫治
  • 為行動不便、居家療養的弟兄姊妹能够感受神的同在 
  • 辜牧師的侄女伊娃病情好轉,她在感染新冠病毒幾天后就進入了重症監護室;也為其他感染了新冠病毒的人禱告。  .
  • 我們對神的愛成爲我們生命内在的動力,照亮我們生命的每個角落。
  • 我們的事工計劃合乎神的心意,可以持久不斷。 
  • 我們能脫去叛逆和玩梗的習性,讓神知道我們已準備好順服祂的旨意。 l
  • 上帝會為我們在烏克蘭的兄弟姐妹提供和平、安慰與和解,與焦慮、恐懼和失去親人的人同在。我們迫切地向上帝呼求,相信上帝以憐憫和同情結束這場衝突。   
  • 在大齋節期閒,我們能按照神的心意做出改變。
  • 在最近的風暴中失去親人和家園的人能仰望神的恩典。
  • 我們的傳教士在困難中仍然忠實地傳播福音。
  • 我們的教會可以合一並充滿活力,共同完成神在我们教會的心意。


        在當前的世界形勢下,我們發現人人都處於某種程度的經濟困境,或者至少沒有達到他們想要的財務狀況。然而,就是在這樣的情況下,我們看到很多弟兄姊妹分享自己所擁有的,而不是感嘆自己沒有的。有施散的卻更增添,有吝惜過度的反致窮乏。好施捨的必得豐裕,滋潤人的必得滋潤。(箴言11:24-25)。 這是一個與邏輯相逆的功課。但單單幫助有需要的人總是有益於施與者。當我們幫助有須要的人,我們發現上帝會給予我們信心真正的需要。愛的行動帶給我們平安和喜樂。我們在這個棕櫚主日迎接耶穌進入我們的心中時,也就提醒 我們,耶穌為我們付出了他的生命,使我們可以與父神和好。