Tuesday Since their husbands have left home to find work, women head millions of rural families in China. They shoulder not only the agricultural duties, housework, raising and education of their children, but also care of the elders in the home. Very few men are found in the rural churches and the women there are very busy. We need to lift them in prayer that God will give them physical strength and spiritual vitality. We also remember church workers that they will be comforted and receive renewed strength. Wednesday Women in Chinese villages must play the part of both father and mother. She works in the field and also runs the house including the responsibility of raising the children all by herself. She will see her husband no more than once a year, if then. Let us remember our sisters in Christ in the rural churches. We pray for joy and a continuing faith in God. Raising children in a Christian home is difficult without the presence of a father. We pray for their diligent efforts and that God will listen to their prayers. Thursday Taiwan politicians love to seek advices through fortunetellers, this phenomenon is not unique to certain parties and dates back many decades. In a predominant Buddhist and Taoist society, even the presidents are known to frequent all religions and faith, and seek to gain advantage in personal and political career by engaging the soothsayer. No wonder people say that modern Chinese are just as superstitious as before. Let us pray that Jesus would be the personal savior for many more Chinese and we will seek to know His will in our lives and know the Scripture more. We too, pray for politicians who rule over us, may they have the fear of God and He alone. Friday It is said that China and Taiwan use different approaches to drug rehabilitation. China sees drug addicts as patients and Taiwan sees them as criminals. Drug addicts have a high rate of relapse. They find it hard to kick the habit and there are also many drug-related crimes. There are several Christian ministries for drug rehabilitation in Hong Kong, Taiwan and even in China who share Jesus Christ with the addicts. Let us pray for these ministries, the workers, and the patients to whom they minister. We also remember all the believers who have family members who are drug addicts. Saturday In term of number of colleges, Xian ranks third after Beijing and Shanghai. Xian has a high concentration of universities, and one out of every 6 Xian residents is a college graduate, that is considered the highest in entire China. We praise the Lord for many Bible study fellowships near colleges in China. For many students, the opportunity to learn English and learning about the Bible often go together. Let us pray for all those who are reaching out to college students, may the Lord bless them with many fruits, and leading many to Christ and even profession of faith in public by baptism. Sunday Extra-marital affairs cause 75% of the divorces among middle class couples in China. A report from Shanghai claims that 56% of the divorce cases lawyers handle there involve extra-marital affairs. Unfortunately, believers are not immune to this or other marital problems but few couples are able to find help from their churches. We pray for God's protection and that He will keep them from temptation and deceit. May the Lord guard our homes so the evil one will not destroy us. Monday Xian is the capital of the Shanxi province. It is one Chinese city known for its world-class heritages, like the Terracotta Warriors and Horse、, The Mausoleum of Huangdi, and of course, the Great Wall. In addition to being a city of culture and relics, it is also famous for its delicacies. Shanxi is a typical Chinese province where pastors in general are poor and much older. Churches often are not able to support their pastors in their retirement. Let us remember all the faithful servants of God throughout China, may they have joy and continuing close walk with the Master they served so faithfully all their lives.