Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Prayer Request 7/7 - 7/13

Tuesday
Dating TV shows are very popular in China, whether it is men choosing women or women choosing men. In the end, the two sides will successfully hold hands and date. It is unknown whether they can stay together later. These shows target unmarried young people. Marriage is instituted by God "the two leave their parents and be united as one." We pray for the blessing of God for believers, so they will understand and strive to commit wholeheartedly to each other, and honor each other.
Wednesday
Dating shows are very popular in China, one contestant famously said, "I would rather cry in a BMW, rather than being happy on a bicycle." She was an instant hit and became a dating show hostess herself.Divorce is an abomination to God and marriage is meant to be for life. Marriage is built on love, not tolerance so good communication and accepting one another is a must.We pray for the relationship of believers, especially those who are pastors and leaders in the church.
Thursday
Many consider dating shows a cheap form of entertainment, turning shame into cuteness, and treating the traditional value as a gimmick on the public stage.In many churches in China, women of marriageable age outnumber men significantly. We pray that they will pray and wait upon the Lord, and seek His will. We also pray that churches will have more teachings on discerning God 's will, and that there will be mature believers to provide sound advice.
Friday
When the Chinese meet, they ask about salaries, stocks owned, and how many apartments each has.So it is little wonder that dating shows are so fixated on how much one is worth financially since that is the common criterion. The same problem happens in churches, it is unfortunate that many sisters and brothers as well, make their marriage choices based on looks and wealth. We pray that there are more teachings to help young believers to value one's spirituality and walk with God.
Saturday
The host and guests of the dating show teased each other. It is fascinating how much they will do, or how low they act to please their audience and ratings. As we ask God to prepare a mate for us according to His will, we pray exactly as the Lord Jesus did, "Not our desire, but His." God may not respond to us immediately, and we wait patiently.
Sunday
The ideas of gold diggers and rich guys showing off, pretty much describe how Chinese in China think and it is the Chinese there's view of marriage today. Pre-marital sex and co-habitation are so common that they are great temptations for young believers.We pray that believers will remain pure, and churches will preach loudly Biblical values of chastity and respect for one's partner. Above all, we will all seek to please Him and wait for the companion God has prepared.
Monday
In China, the idea of love and sex is distorted by media, greatly misleading many young people. Sex is a taboo subject for Chinese in general and it is considered unspiritual to mention it in church.Young people in the church need to know what the Bible has to say about sex. We pray for boldness and wisdom for pastors and for God to protect them from the sin of fornication.

星期二
相親節目是電視真人秀類節目,節目對象未婚青年人,大部分以節目現場男選女,女選男的方式為主,最終雙方成功牽手約會成功,至於節目過後線下是否能走到一起,不得而知。婚姻是神親自設立的,“人要離開父母,與妻子連合,二人成為一體"。我們為信徒的婚姻祈求,夫妻雙方學習委身,體貼和尊重對方,建立為神的祝福的家庭。
星期三
相親節目在中國很受歡迎,節目中有參加者甚至說:「我寧願坐在寶馬車裡哭,也不願意坐在自行車上笑。」這名參加者更是一炮而紅,居然成為其他相親節目的主持人。輕言離婚是神所不喜悅的事,婚姻是一生一世的事。我們為信徒,尤其是傳道人和信徒領袖的夫妻關係禱告,雙方能好好地溝通和適應對方,那婚姻確實才是愛情的基礎,而不是以忍受度日。
星期四
“相親”類的節目變身成今日的真人秀娛樂,成為個性張揚,搏位出名的平台,甚至各種可能性甚至“把無恥當可愛,把有價值當噱頭”這種低俗價值放大的公共空間。許多教會中,適婚年齡的姐妹數倍於弟兄,甚至清一色教會裡都是姐妹,沒有弟兄。願適婚的弟兄姊妹在找配偶上,能有更多禱告,明白神的心意。 教會中也能有更多這類的教導,和成熟的信徒來幫助他們。
星期五
中國人見面就問工資多少,股票漲了沒,房子幾套,自然誕生這樣非寶馬不嫁的純作秀節目。教會中也有同樣的問題,有些姐妹(弟兄也同樣)也因卻各種錯誤的擇偶標準,如貪圖虛榮等,把神為她們預備的伴侶錯失了,然後卻說在信主的人中間沒有合適的對象,實在是可惜。求主興起教會有更多正確的教導,幫助年輕信徒不是只看人的外表和家道,而是重視是否敬虔愛主
星期六
相親節目主持人和嘉賓肆無忌憚地調侃,如火上澆油一般。為了賺取觀眾的眼淚,主持人和嘉賓自己竟然也入了戲,眼淚漣漣,煞是好看。但願信徒會尋求祂的心意,給我們預備合適的配偶照著主的方法向神祈求。神不一​​定馬上就給我們回應,仍須安靜在主裡面,耐心等候。
星期日
拜金女、炫富男的思想模式扭曲了婚姻觀、價值觀。加上婚前性行為和同居越來越普遍,年輕人甚至信徒也面對著極大的試探和考驗。求主憐憫,使用教會成為濁流中的清泉,宣揚持守貞潔、尊重伴侶的價值觀;並且幫助信徒明白聖經的教導,清心尋求神的心意,等候神所預備的最合適的良伴。
星期一
現今中國社會對『性』極為開放,媒體所描繪的戀愛和婚姻觀往往有偏差,誤導不少青年。中國人傳統上羞於談性,也錯誤的認為這個議題不屬靈,在會眾面前更是難以啓齒。教會年輕一代需要知道聖經對性的教導。 求主興起教牧同工有膽量與智慧宣講關於『性』的教導。更是保守傳道人,在性關係上不得罪神。

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