Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Prayer Request 6/19 - 6/25

Tuesday
Many of the young people from China who study abroad return home as new believers in Jesus Christ. It is difficult to do a long-term follow up of these young people and many of them don't even go to church. We pray for the continuing spiritual growth of all converts and ​that ​there will be ways to help them grow.​
Wednesday
In the past, churches in China have not valued student ministry because they are considered a poor investment. We ask God to change this wrong attitude, so we will have a kingdom perspective, knowing we are investing​ in people God can use in other churches and preparing vessels God will use for His Kingdom.
Thursday
It is a trend that ​the ​majority of students who studied abroad will return to China. When these Chinese converts return home, they often find it difficult to find a church where they feel comfortable.​ ​It is important to connect them to churches and more importantly smaller fellowship groups. We pray that ​church leaders in China ​will ​see the need to reach out to young believers and include them in their ministries, especially those churches in the larger cities.
Friday
Becoming a Christian has changed young Christians’ views about the pursuit of wealth. For them, they have lived their whole life listening to their parents. Choosing to believe in Jesus is the only major decision they have made for themselves. We pray for all of the young believers whose parents are not Christians. May the Lord continue to​ help their faith to grow so they will have an even more powerful and convincing testimony in front of their parents.
Saturday
In the economic boom days, Shenyang's heavy industrial enterprises, mostly government-owned, grew rapidly. As China's investment dropped, these large factories were quickly shut down. Rural churches in China seem to follow the same course. They went into rapid decline as young people left their villages to work in the cities. We pray for extra mercy, beseeching God for faithful workers. We pray for sisters who will assume caring and teaching ministries with their churches.
Sunday
Economic stagnation in Shenyang area plus other similar regions can seriously constrain China's overall economic development. It is evident that rural churches in China are in serious trouble. They have lost many young people who left to work in cities. For rural churches in decline, we pray for mercy, may the Lord give them a breakthrough to share the gospel with their villagers.
Monday
Shenyang has a plan to stimulate its economy by attracting investment and entrepreneurship. So does every province in China. There are already plenty of cities in northeastern China competing with Shenyang. Many are pessimistic about the future of rural churches in China. We believe God is able to do great things and raise up faithful workers to feed His sheep in villages throughout China.
 
星期二
許多年輕的留學生在國外信主回到中國後,常常會覺得中國教會所講的,跟國外非常不一樣。不少初信的信徒因種種原因回來之後沒多久就停止聚會,甚至放棄信仰。我們要為在國外信主的新肢體,回國之後靈命的繼續成長禱告,求主賜給他們有合適的教會及團契和敬虔的屬靈同伴,能一起同心同道向高處行。
星期三
中國教會過去並未注重年輕一代的學生事工,錯誤地認為他們一旦畢業就離開,對該教會的發展而言是個回報率很低的投資。求主改變我們狹隘短淺的眼光,叫我們多有神國度的宏觀視野,不單是僅僅栽培自己教會的人材,也為神國預備祂能使用的器皿,讓大使命落實在世界的每個角落。
星期四
對於在海外信主後回國的信徒而言,國内沒有任何教會網絡,再加上種種外在或個人的因素,往往變得孤獨無助,也難找到滿意的教會。求主提醒海外教會盡可能事先為這些新信徒聯絡到國內的教會,更重要的是有合適的小組團契能立刻融入。求主感動國內教會,尤其是在大城市裡的,能繼續栽培這些信心的新苗,回到屬靈的大家庭成長。
星期五
在中國,年輕人決志信主後,最大的改變是對追求財富改觀。昔日他們是聽從父母「五子登科」的期望,但是現今卻知道遵照那位為我們死而復活的主的心意而活。 我們來為他們未信主的家長禱告,求聖靈在他們心中做感動及鬆土的工作。我們更為這些年輕人禱告,願神幇助他們的信心日日成長,流露出生命見證更有力。
星期六
在中國經濟的繁榮時期,瀋陽的重工業迅速發展,其中很多都是國有企業。然而,隨著中國的投資熱潮褪去,瀋陽的工廠也荒涼了。農村教會的興衰也是同樣的趨勢。隨著農村年輕人進城打工,留下老少,造成了農村教會沒落,同工劇減。求主給教會額外恩典,興起忠心事主的信徒,尤其是姊妹們站在破口上為教會守望,按著主的旨意同心建造神的家,求主保守記念、賜福她們的擺上。
星期日
目前瀋陽及周邊地區的工業與經濟均見衰退,再加上其他地區亦有類似情況,可能會嚴重影響中國的經濟發展。由於農村年輕人大批進城工作,以致許多農村並當地的教會荒涼不堪。求主憐憫賜下恩典,讓事工有突破的契機,親自帶領祂兒女信心堅強地在周遭社區裡為主得著更多失喪的靈魂。
星期一
瀋陽推出的經濟刺激計劃並非獨一無二。中國的每個省市都有類似们鼓勵投資和創業的政策,就是在東北地區,也已經出現了競爭的壓力。有許多人對目前中國農村教會的前途並不看好。但我們堅信全能的神能行奇事,再次興起忠心愛主的工人們,來餵養整個中國農村裡的主羊。