PRAYERS OF 40-DAY FASTING — GUIDELINE (22/8-30/9/2023)
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 (22/8-30/9/2023). 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.
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.
II. Weekly Prayers
Prayers for 40 Days of Fasting — Prayers of the 4th Week (12/9-18/9/2023)
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. 11 The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace (Psalm 29:10-11)
【耶和華坐著為王 Lord, You Sit Enthroned】MV (Official Lyrics MV) - Stream of Praise Music Ministries (10)
A. Special Topic: Breaking Family Curse (click to get "sins confession day 1-28 prayers")
🙏Pray that God helps the Government make the wise choice and grants them the organizational capabilities. There were landslides, potholes and fallen trees during the black rainstorm, pray that further landslides can be prevented when urgent slope repairs work have been carried out. Pray that the operational and working efficiency of the related departments can be enhanced to mitigate the loss brought by the rainstorm.
🙏Pray that God grants peace to firemen, police officers, healthcare workers, those who need to be on duty and the people working in the service sectors, and that they can hold fast to their positions and maintain the order and stability of the society when there is torrential rain and typhoon.
✝️“Because he[a] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (Psalm 91:14-16)
✝️ "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)
May your throne descend upon Hong Kong, and your peace be given to Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories. In the name of Jesus Christ, your beloved servants be sent out to spread the gospel and serve the disadvantaged.
He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Luke 10:2)
May God help family members fulfill their roles and that spouses can get along with one another harmoniously.
May the Lord substitute those family members who are absent and make the broken families complete.
May the Lord help parents love and teach their children unconditionally, nurture the characters of their children and teach them to develop proper values, so that they can grow.
✝️ Because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”[a] They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:6, 10-11)
E. Bless the Nations
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southern Morocco in North Africa, reportedly the worst in a century.
8/9 Foreign media reported that the earthquake occurred at about 11 pm on Friday, and the epicenter was located about 71 kilometers southwest of the southern city -Marrakech, near the Atlas Mountains. As rescuers continue to arrive in remote mountainous areas, the number of casualties is expected to continue to rise.
At least 1,037 people have been killed and 1,204 injured so far, 731 of them seriously. Most of the casualties occurred in Marrakech and five provinces near the epicenter.
The ancient city of Marrakech, known as the "Red City of North Africa", was listed as a World Heritage Site, and the largest mosque in the city, Koutoubia, was damaged in the earthquake.
Neighbouring Algeria and Portugal also felt the tremor.
Our Lord, please have mercy on and heal the Moroccans who have been affected by the earthquake, protect and comfort them.
✝️ “Like birds hovering overhead, the Lord Almighty will shield Jerusalem;
he will shield it and deliver it, he will ‘pass over’ it and will rescue it.” (Isaiah 31:5)
Pray for Israel
Kingdom Prayer Network 5/9/2023
Pray for a National Consensus on Judicial Reform Issues.
Pray for both sides who have a fierce debate over judicial reform in Israel, pray that God helps them reach a national consensus, resolve the dispute and end the mass protests quickly, and pray that God brings unity and healing among the people of Israel.
Pray that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will remain vigilant against all threats and that every reservist will return to service and receive training in the IDF. Pray that Israel's enemies will not be mistaken into thinking that Israel is a weak nation due to internal divisions caused by judicial reform, and may God stop them from continuing to threaten Israel.
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1）
“I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdom” (Ezekiel 37:22)
October 1st HK Day of Prayer 2023
Prayers Core Team