Prayer for the transformation of marketplace in China
Week 42 : 2021 Jan 17 – 2021 Jan 23
第四十二週：2021年1月17日 – 2021年1月23日
西北祈禱院NORTH WEST HOUSE OF PRAYER
禱告經文 Scriptures :
箴言 Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the just (righteous) is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day. (AMP)
主耶和華的靈在眾職場肢體身上； 因為耶和華用膏膏他們， 叫他們傳好信息給謙卑的人 ， 差遣他們醫好傷心的人， 報告被擄的得釋放， 被囚的出監牢 ； 報告耶和華的恩年， 和我們神報仇的日子； 安慰一切悲哀的人， 賜華冠與錫安悲哀的人，代替灰塵；喜樂油代替悲哀； 讚美衣代替憂傷之靈； 使他們稱為「公義樹」， 是耶和華所栽的，叫他得榮耀。
求主興起職場的肢體，成為Ekklesia, 知道自己在基督裡的身份，幫助他們堅守所承認的指望，不致搖動，因為那應許他們的是信實的。又求主使他們連結合一，结伴同行，互相扶持，彼此相顧，激發愛心，勉勵行善，在團結的力量中，得以帶動更新、轉化與持續的復興。(希伯來書 10:23-25)
又求主在職場中興起呼求的聲音，使他們在各行業中成為在城牆上為列國禱告的守望者，使他們不斷祈禱代求， 直到自己的國家之公義如光輝發出， 其救恩如明燈發亮。 列國必見中國的公義； 列王必見中國的榮耀。 (以賽亞書 62:1-2)
如同約瑟是多結果子的樹枝， 是泉旁多結果的枝子； 他的枝條探出牆外，願中國職場的肢體照樣大展鸿圖、在萬邦列國中無限擴建，帶來神國的拓展和震撼力。(創世記 49:22)
又願中國職場肢體發聲，成為那些呼喊者說： 在曠野預備耶和華的路 ， 在沙漠地修平我們神的道。 一切山窪都要填滿， 大小山岡都要削平； 高高低低的要改為平坦， 崎崎嶇嶇的必成為平原。 耶和華的榮耀必然顯現； 凡有血氣的必一同看見； 因為這是耶和華親口說的。(以賽亞書 40:3-5)
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon the marketplace christians, Because the Lord has anointed and commissioned them to bring good news to the humble and afflicted; He has sent then to bind up the wounds of the brokenhearted, To proclaim release from confinement and condemnation to the physical and spiritual captives And freedom to prisoners, To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord , And the day of vengeance and retribution of our God, To comfort all who mourn, To grant to those who mourn in Zion the following: To give them a turban instead of dust. The oil of joy instead of mourning, The garment expressive of praise instead of a disheartened spirit. So they will be called the trees of righteousness , strong and magnificent, distinguished for integrity, justice, and right standing with God, The planting of the Lord , that He may be glorified. (Isaiah 61:1-3)
May the chinese marketplace christians walk in righteousness and complete integrity, operate in the opposite spirit of the present world, so that they would be able to bring mighty deliverance to those who are in the captivity of the babylonian system (Revelation chapter 18), to set the captives free unto real riches and liberty of God’s unshakable kingdom in which there are truth, light and everlasting wealth. (Isa 61:1-3).
We pray for the Lord’s new plantings all over China. May chinese christians in the marketplace be like trees of righteousness to fill the whole nation like huge regions of forest. May oaks which are strong and magnificent, distinguished for integrity, justice, and right standing with God, be massively planted and deeply rooted in Christ that the Lord Himself may be glorified. As they have received Christ Jesus the Lord, may they walk in union with Him, reflecting His character in the things they do and say—living lives that lead others away from sin. May they continually built up in Him and becoming increasingly more established in their faith, just as they were taught, and overflowing in it with gratitude. (Colossians 2:6-7)
May Ekklesia arise in the marketplace of China, help them to realize their kingdom identity in Christ. Let them seize and hold tightly the confession of their hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful. Let them consider thoughtfully how they may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds, and encouraging one another; and all the more as we see the day of Christ’s return approaching. (Hebrews 10:23-25)
Furthermore, we pray that christians in the marketplace would also rise up strongly to be watchmen on the Wall, they will not be silent, And for the Nations’ sake they will not keep quiet, Until China’s righteousness and vindication go forth as brightness, And her salvation goes forth like a burning torch. The nations will see China’s righteousness and vindication by God, And all kings will see her glory. (Isaiah 62:1-2)
As Joseph is a fruitful bough (a main branch of the vine), A fruitful bough by a spring (a well, a fountain); Its branches run over the wall, may marketplace christians in China greatly extend their influence to regions beyond the country, bringing kingdom impact to nations around the world. (Genesis 49:22).
May the marketplace christians raise up their voice to continuouly calling out, “Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness , remove the obstacles; Make straight and smooth in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged places a broad valley. And the glory and majesty and splendor of the Lord will be revealed, And all humanity shall see it together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.”
In Yeshua’s mighty name we pray. Amen.