Thanksgiving and Prayers to the Body of Christ in China.
Week 41 : 2021 Jan 10 – 2021 Jan 16
第四十一週：2021年1月10日 – 2021年1月16日
西北祈禱院NORTH WEST HOUSE OF PRAYER
禱告經文 Scriptures :
約翰三書3 John 1:2
親愛的 兄弟 啊，我願你凡事興盛，身體健壯，正如你的靈魂興盛一樣。
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. (ESV)
作為華人，我們同心合意，大大祝福中國並在父神和主耶穌基督裏的教會。願恩惠、平安歸與他們！ 我們為他們眾人常常感謝神，禱告的時候提到他們， 在神－我們的父面前，不住地記念他們因信心所做的工夫，因愛心所受的勞苦，因盼望我們主耶穌基督所存的忍耐。
我們也為著那些曾經傳福音给中國教會、並為他們付出代價的人，深深感恩，求主記念報答！因著這些有信心的人和主耶穌極大的憐憫，今天中國教會得以興旺，在大難之中，蒙了聖靈所賜的喜樂，領受真道就效法他們，也效法了主； 甚至他們作了世界各地信主之人的榜樣。 因為主的道從他們那裏已經傳揚出來。他們向神的信心不但在中國内地 ，就是在全球華人和各處也都傳開了！為著千千萬萬中國人離棄偶像，歸向神，要服事那又真又活的神， 等候他兒子從天降臨，就是他從死裏復活的－那位救我們脫離將來忿怒的耶穌，我們實在大大歡喜快樂，將榮耀歸予天父和為我們中國人捨身流血的主耶穌基督！
天父， 願祢大大祝福中國的教會，我們所禱告的，就是要他們的愛心在知識和各樣見識上多而又多， 使他們能分別是非 ，作誠實無過的人，直到基督的日子； 並靠着耶穌基督結滿了仁義的果子，叫榮耀稱讚歸與神。
天父，願祢時刻堅固、保護和鼓勵我們中國內地的肢體，使他們行事為人與基督的福音相稱，賜給他們同有一個心志，站立得穩，為所信的福音齊心努力。 凡事不怕敵人的驚嚇，這是證明仇敵沉淪，他們得救都是出於神。 因為他們蒙恩，不但得以信服基督，並要為他受苦。
天父啊，踏入新的十年，願祢大大更新復興和提升中國的教會！祢必用清水灑在他們身上，他們就潔淨了。願祢親自潔淨他們，使他們脫離一切的污穢，棄掉一切的偶像。 願祢給他們一個新心，將新靈放在他們裏面，從他們的肉體中除掉石心，賜给他們肉心。 祢必將祢的靈放在他們裏面，使他們順從祢的律例，謹守遵行祢的典章。如同祢恩待以色列祢的選民，他們也必住在祢所賜給他們列祖之地。他們要作祢的子民，祢要作他們的神。 祢必救他們脫離一切的污穢，也必命五穀豐登，不使他們遭遇饑荒。 祢必使樹木多結果子，田地多出土產，好叫他們不再因饑荒受外邦人的譏誚。因這一切都是為著父神祢藉著中國得榮耀，使中國更是準備履行天父祢末後對萬國的旨意。
Father God, we give thanks to You always for the Church in China, may grace and peace come to them in You the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We constantly mentioning them in our prayers, remembering before our God Father their work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, the Chinese brothers loved by God, that You have chosen them, because the gospel came to them not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. We thank You also for those who preached the gospel to them, those who paid the price for their sake. We are so grateful today that the Chinese became imitators of these people of faith and of the Lord, for they received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that they became an example to all the believers in China. For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from them inside Mainland China, but their faith in God has gone forth everywhere, even to Chinese around the world. Praise God that they turned to You from idols to serve You Lord, the living and true God, and to wait for Your Son from heaven, whom You raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
(1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 ESV)
And Father God, we are sure of this, that You who began a good work in them will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. And it is our prayer that their love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that they may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of You God.
(Philippians 1:6, 9-11 ESV)
Lord, we also pray for the unity and brotherly love of the Body of Christ in China, that their manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that they will be standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by their opponents. This is a clear sign to the Enemy of their destruction, but of their salvation, and that from God. For it has been granted to them that for the sake of Christ they should not only believe in Him but also suffer for His sake.
(Philippians 1:27-29 ESV)
Lord, in the beginning of this new decade, may you greatly strengthen the Body of Christ in China, refresh them with a new wave of Your glory. May You sprinkle clean water on them, and they shall be clean from all their uncleannesses, and from all their idols You will cleanse them. And You will give them a new heart, and a new spirit You will put within them. And You will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh. And You will put your Spirit within them, and cause them to walk in their statutes and be careful to obey Your rules. As what You bless Your chosen nation of Israel, they shall also dwell in the land that You gave to their fathers, and they shall be Your people, and You will be their God. And You will deliver them from all their uncleannesses. And You will summon the grain and make it abundant and lay no famine upon them. You will make the fruit of the tree and the increase of the field abundant, that they may never again suffer the disgrace of famine among the nations. (Ezekiel 36:25-30 ESV)
All for Your glory Lord, so that the Body of Christ in China will be even more ready for the Kingdom end-time mission that You have predestined for them.
In the mighty name of Yeshua we pray. Amen.