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Tuesday
Before the great restriction in China, many new house churches offered more lively worship and appealed to young people. These churches had an indelible influence on the traditional churches. We pray that believers would be rooted in the word of God, not merely seeking emotional highs or exciting sermons, but rather hunger for His words, walking closely with Jesus, and living a life that pleases God.
Wednesday
The majority of churches in China are conservative. Church leaders and their management styles tend to be paternalistic and command great authority over all aspects of their churches. Even in this time of great trial, we pray for churches to have more brothers and sisters who will aspire to good work, be willing to serve, and be steadfast and persevere under the great testing that is on them now.
Thursday
Traditional churches in China are paternalistic and emphasize obedience. The newer churches, especially in the cities, adopt a more team approach and naturally appeal to younger believers. The Apostle Paul did not specify a certain style of church leadership and governances. We pray that churches of all different styles of leadership will overcome the current hardship and continue to advance the kingdom of God.
Friday
Many young Christians in China grew up in the traditional churches and later attended the churches in the cities, and they ¯fall in love¯ with the contemporary worship and preaching offered in these vibrant churches. We pray for great faith and boldness from the Lord for all the young believers in China, so they will not be shaken in the time of pressure, but continue to meet and serve, and mature spiritually.
Saturday
The so-called ¯new churches¯ in China offer contemporary worship, management styles, Bible study methods, fellowship organizations, etc. Although these are nothing new in the west, they are new for many traditional believers in China. We are grateful to the traditional churches, and countless ministers, brothers, and sisters who have served faithfully. There will always be tension between different styles of worship and ministry. We pray that all churches and leaders will glorify God and build up their believers.
Sunday
Smartwatches designed for children's use are very popular in China, with prices ranging from 7 to 150 USD. Parents are buying them because of their great fear of their children being kidnapped. ¯Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children, it will be a refuge.¯ Prov. 14:26 (NIV) Satan often attacks the children where the parents have a gap spiritually. We pray that God will remind parents that the consequences of our lack of self-control and sin always affects our children.
Monday
The functions of smart watches for children are rapidly evolving, from being capable of making a phone call and remote monitoring to social contact, a dictionary function, listening to music and video streaming, etc, much like a smartphone. We pray that believer parents will be godly and seek to please God, bringing up their children to know God from a young age, providing them an example of service and being a blessing to their children.


星期二
在中國城市裡,新興教會的模式漸漸影響傳統教會,尤其觸動時下青年基督徒要創新擺脫古舊的心。我們特別爲在當今處境中的中國信徒靈命有根基禱告,願主提醒我們不再追求人多熱鬧,也不是對生動的講道趨之若騖,而是滿心渴慕神的話,多與主有親密的靈交,行事為人切實活出主的樣式,討主的喜悦。
星期三
中國教會向來以保守傳統為主,教會長執們傾向用「家長式」帶領教會,在決策上,屬靈領袖有極大權柄。現今雖然教會處在諸般的艱難之中, 求主仍然興起弟兄姊妹羨慕善工,願意多有服事,又為他們能在巨大的考驗中,持守真道並忍耐到底,堅信主的公義、憐憫與慈愛,永不離棄祂的兒女。
星期四
傳統中國教會一般是「家長式」帶領,強調順從。新成立的教會鼓勵團隊事奉,自然比較能吸引年輕一代。我們深信神藉保羅教導給教會許多建立教會的原則,是放諸四海而皆準的。求主幫助祂的兒女們能把這些真理應用在自身的時空地域裡,剛強壯胆地勝過苦難,繼續拓展神的國度。
星期五
不少青年基督徒曾在傳統的教會信主,後來到了大城市接觸了新興教會,更喜歡那些教會的崇拜和講道型式與内涵,甚至加入了那些教會。我們來為年輕信徒禱告,求神賜給他們充足的信心與膽識,在這時代能不畏懼,繼續堅定參與聚會和服事,使靈命大有長進。
星期六
中國新興教會模式包括教會的崇拜型式,決策和管理模式,查經方法及團契形式等等,這些在海外並不能用「新興」來表達,但對於中國基督徒來說,卻是聞所未聞的新鮮事。我們為傳統的中國教會感恩,神賜下無數忠心服事的傳道人和弟兄姊妹。當信徒開始嘗試不同風格的敬拜與事工時,常會遇到張力,求主加力又引領教會行在祂心意當中。我們為各種風格相異的教會都能榮神益人禱告。
星期日
兒童智能手錶在中國特別流行,最便宜的只需五十元左右,最貴的大約一千元。這個市場是中國特有的,因為兒童誘拐、丟失事件頻發,促使家長盡可能為孩子購買智能手錶 。「敬畏耶和華的,大有倚靠,他的兒女,也有避難所。」(箴言14:26) 家長在哪裡有破口,兒女就會在那裡受撒旦的攻擊。求主提醒做父母的不要隨從肉體,因為父母生活的沒有節制與犯罪往往會殃及孩子。
星期一
目前市場上的兒童手錶功能從比較單一的定位、打電話、遠程監控,逐步發展到社交聯絡、字典、聽音樂,看視頻等等,功能齊全堪比一部智能手機。願上帝指示做父母的信徒,如何做個神所喜悅的家長。讓我們從小就把孩子帶到主裡面,認識祂、跟隨祂,又作孩子的服事的榜樣,成為他們一生中最美的祝福!

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