PRAYERS OF 40-DAY FASTING — GUIDELINE (22/8-30/9/2022)

I.  Introduction

 

  1. To prepare for “October 1st Hong Kong Day of Prayer” and prayer in unity, you are cordially invited to join 40 days of fasting and prayer (22/8-30/9/2022). You may choose your own way of fasting (e.g. vegetarian diet, liquid diet, fasting for 1 or 2 meals) and regularly set aside some time to pray extensively in a quiet place according to weekly prayers. Through the 40 days of fasting and prayer, let us enter an amazing prayer journey to understand God’s will and work with God! For more information about fasting, visit the webpage on Facts about Fasting

  2. Participants of prayer parades, high place prayer, family altar, small prayer group and synchronized prayer at church on 1 October may use Prayers of October 1.

  3. Besides praying at home or workplace, you may join SHOP membership and enjoy the exclusive privilege of praying in the individual prayer rooms at the 12 Gates, 16/F, Hub 8.

II.  Weekly Prayers

 

Prayers for 40 Days of Fasting — Prayers of the 7th Week (1/10/2022)

A. Proclamation

“After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” (📖 Revelation 7:9-10)

B. Hymn: 

【From Now till Evermore】MV (Official Lyrics MV)–Steam of Praise Worship and Praise (19)

C. Pray for Hong Kong and Chinese Society :

『Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.』
(📖Matthew 6:9-13)

1️⃣  Hong Kong
Thank You Abba Father! You raise up Hong Kong to be a gospel evangelism revival place. The city of rejoice. You also gather people from all different nationalities, to accept gospel.

2️⃣ Governmen

Thank you Abba Father! Hong Kong has relaxed a number of epidemic prevention measures on 26 / 9, for those oversea people who arrive Hong Kong do no require hotel quarantine, and changed to "0 + 3" (zero quarantine + 3 days of medical supervision.)


Government consultants and experts said that if the overall proportion of imported cases remains below 5%, the conditions are available to transition to "0 + 0" in a few weeks, and to cancel the "yellow code".)The vaccination rate of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine for children has increased, and the government has received an application for approval of the young children vaccine, which has been submitted to the Advisory Expert Committee and the director of the Medical and Health Bureau, is expected to be available to Hong Kong in about three weeks.

3️⃣ Family
Thank you Abba Father!We are blessed, the children of God, you love us, you remove the burden away from our life. You call on us to return to your embrace, and let us to lead our families to worship you, praise you, and honor you for many generations.

4️⃣ Education

Thank you Abba Father!You give the teachers new thinking to teach new way, cultivate the students to have a good moral character, broaden their mindset, and develop various skills.

 

5️⃣ Commercial and Business

Thank you Abba Father!You give new ideas and development direction, in all different industries, everyone can participate in, and share the harvest result.
 

6️⃣ Churches

Thank you Abba Father!You raise up the unity of the churches, together to worship you, to honor you and become your beloved new brides. You also moved the brothers and sisters, to be baptized under your name.

E. Pray for the World

All nations:

South China Sea
The Philippines plans to restart negotiations with China to cooperate in the exploration and development of energy in the South China Sea. Chinese ambassador to the Philippines, Huang Xilian said in July that China is ready to start its oil and gas exploration talks with the Philippines once the Philippines sends a "start" signal. "We want to start negotiations and find some solutions that will benefit our two countries to meet the energy needs of the country and China. I think we are ready to restart negotiations as the new government is in place.”

 

Thank you Abba Father!You give us the peace between the Philippines and China, so that the two countries can seek a win-win solution through negotiation, so that the people can live a peaceful life. 

Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on September 20, this is the first interview between Israeli and Turkish leaders since 2008

 

Thank you Abba Father!You are the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, we are grateful for the reconciliation of those surrounded countries with Israel. 
 

F. Pray for The Hong Kong Day of Prayer

1.     Pray to the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts of people to listen respond to the great mission, and the rise up of the youth generation for the works of Lord. 📖Matthew 28:19;📖1 Samuel 3:10


2.     Pray to the Lord to move more churches to participate actively, to declare the name of God with united hearts. To discern the Lord's heart more. All the saints pray with hearts and souls united in one, and presenting sweet offering. 


3.     Now is recruiting shofar team, worship team, dance team and so on. Pray to the Lord to touch the body of Christ whom with different gifts, respond enthusiastically.


4.     This year's funding require HK $1.3 million, pray to the Lord to make people donate with a cheerful heart, and use the available fund wisely. 📖2 Corinthians 9:7. 


5.     Pray to the Lord to decrease the daily number of confirmed coronavirus cases, so that the Hong Kong Day of Prayer event will not be affected and blocked.


6.     Pray to the Lord that on October 1, He protect all staff and participants with peace. All the computers, audio, equipment and tools in the venue, all under the will of God, in normal operation.


7.    Bless the electronic media staff, at the process of making the film, all the documents, voice recording, video recording, shooting process is running smoothly.


8.  Blessing the electronic network and internet are unimpeded.