Subscribe Weekly Prayer Request:

Tuesday
In the past Chinese believers have been quite faithful to their churches. However, in recent years there has been a lot more church-hopping and even some splits in the urban churches.​ ​The apostle Paul​ admonished. "If it be possible, be at peace with all people." We pray for the humility of Christ for all of the churches in China as well as that church leaders will listen to and consider the ideas of their members and be willing to take their suggestions.
Wednesday
The so-called "disconnected Christians" in China left their churches because of dissatisfaction with the leadership or disagreement with the practices of their church and "hopped" over to another church.​ Many churches in China boast a large attendance, but only a small percentage participate in fellowship groups or are committed to serve. We pray for more dedicated believers for every church, and many who will be both ¯listener​s to​ and doers of the Word¯, rather​ than​ merely attendee​s​ in church services.
Thursday
Some ¯disconnected¯ Christians are actually in a new city because of work and are searching for a new church. They are not committed to a local church and often do not have a regular church life, until they are settled down. We want to pray specifically for this group of believers. May the ​Lord keep their hearts and minds, so they do not fall prey to temptations and ​be ​able to continue to walk closely with Jesus Christ.
Friday
Because of political circumstances, churches in China have always been reserved or suspicious towards newcomers or believers from other churches. They felt the need to ¯observe¯ and ¯be observed​¯, ​so ​this invariably led to fewer believers being accepted or trusted. We pray that God will give the church leaders the wisdom to distinguish between "wheat" and "tares" , and enable them to build up a co-worker team to serve.
Saturday
¯Disconnected¯ believers often left their church​es​ because of difference in opinions or theological stands. They move​d​ between churches and even started​ new fellowship​s​ or churches. New church​es​ started in such circumstances often face considerable challenges. We pray specifically for them and ask God to give them visions and strategies, so they can overcome the bitterness brought about by separation, and remain true to the Bible and fervent for spreading the Gospel.
Sunday
There are also believers who have left ​churches due to​ their dissatisfaction with the church system. Young Christians advocate personality and assertiveness. They are not willing to ¯listen¯ and are more willing to be free. Therefore, when the church is managed by the system, it will inevitably create tension. ​The church must do its utmost to preserve the spirit of oneness that comes from the Holy Spirit. We pray for humility for both leaders and the believers under them. We pray that all of us will love the Lord. ​
Monday
Christians in China​ are greatly influenced by popular culture and what they see online about churches overseas. The internet allows them to see what other churches are doing so they are no longer content with the traditional style of worship in their churches. We pray that believers will not simply imitate the appearance and style of worship of other churches but will be deeply motivated by the enthusiasm of others and have a willingness to serve the Lord.​


星期二
過去的中國信徒大都是長期忠心待在自己的教會。近年來,城市教會也出現許多游離基督徒和教會分裂的現象。使徒保羅曾衷心教導信徒:「若是能行,總要盡力與眾人和睦。」我們為中國教會禱告,求主賜我們眾人都有祂的謙卑,教會領袖也能聆聽並接受弟兄姊妹的想法,願意採納他人善意的建言。
星期三
游離基督徒往往由於不滿教會的制度或不同意教會的作法,或因為意見不合,而離開自己的教會,在不同的教會間穿梭。許多教會雖然會眾人數多,但參加團契並委身投入服事的卻寥寥無幾。求主賜眾教會有更多能委身的信徒,實踐聽道並行道,而不是存著「坐花轎上天堂」的心態,僅僅止於出席會堂崇拜而已。
星期四
有些游離基督徒是因為搬遷,在定居之處找到聚會的場所,還要幾年之後,才能成為當地教會固定的成員。但這批游離的基督徒,不能委身於當地教會,就很難有規律的教會生活,靈性的成長就易停窒。我們特別紀念這樣的信徒,求主保守他們的心懷意念,能遠離引誘,也能有不間斷的讀經禱告生活。
星期五
中國教會由於政治情況,對新人或是來自外地其他教會的慕道者或信徒,總是存著留心和不信任的態度,採取「多觀察」和有所保留的理念,導致有心服事的信徒也不容易被接納。求主賜教會領袖和同工有分辨「麥子」與「稗子」的智慧,以開放的心態願意與愛主的弟兄姊妹組建一個強而有力的團隊,同心建造神家。
星期六
游離的基督徒,常是與弟兄姊妹間的意見不合和對神學的見解不同。他們一直在教會間遊走,或者與他人共同組建教會。因分裂而成立的新教會在成長中往往會有相當的挑戰。我們來特別為他們禱告,求神賜他們異象與策略,能勝過分裂帶來的苦毒,忠心持守真理,不失去傳福音的熱誠。
星期日
教會中也常有對教會制度不滿而選擇離開的信徒。青年基督徒往往提倡標榜個性和主見,不樂意¯聽從¯,願意爭取更多自由,所以當教會用制度來管理的時候,必然產生張力。歷代使徒們勸勉教會要竭力保守聖靈所賜合而為一的心。我們為領袖和信徒都有謙卑的心、牧者和群羊多有愛主的心來禱告。
星期一
基督徒受到流行文化的影響,也受到海外教會的影響,從互聯網唾手可得的信息,使中國基督徒不再滿足於傳統教會的崇拜。我們為信徒禱告,許多時候不是一味地抄襲他人事工的方法、模式,而是能更深入學習愛主的熱忱,願意委身服事的心態。

%%detect_both%%

 

You are currently subscribed to %%list.name%% as: %%emailaddr%%
Add %%merge inmail_.hdrfromspc_%% to your email address book to ensure delivery.
Forward to a Friend  |  Manage Subscription  |   Subscribe  |   Unsubscribe
InJesus