Prayers

Prayers for the people

05 August 2018

Prayer of Intercession
Sunday, 5 August, 2018
Prepared and led by Nam Boo Won

Oh Lord, our savior,

We thank you at this moment for leading us to be able to pray for the peoples and your whole creation, particularly those who are suffering from many forms of injustice, violence and non-peace. 

Among others, we are witnessing in recent days, the stark effects of global warming at every corner of the globe. Many people, especially the elderly and the children, have suffered tremendously and even died due to unexpected heat and simmering hot weather. We pray for those who are so vulnerable to this hot weather and having no way to protect themselves from these heat waves. Creator God! protect them with your cooling wind, and awaken us to combat climate change by transforming our lifestyle as stewards of your creation, the mother earth. We also pray you for the victims of earthquake, floods and landslides and other natural calamities in Asia and the world that are taking place more often than before. 

Several days before, we heard there was a serious collapse of a dam that was under construction by a Korean company, which led to huge inflow of river waters into a city, causing many deaths and thousands of people evacuated and displaced. Annoyingly, this tragedy is mainly due to the belated warning given to the surrounding residents though the company knew the danger earlier. We pray God for those victims and families. Give them courage and hope so that they would not lose their will for life by overcoming these sufferings and agonies. We pray that companies particularly trans-national companies to be honest and accountable to the people at whose community they are working.

The unabated sufferings of uncountable people are continuing, if not aggravating, in the countries of Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Palestine, Cambodia, Pakistan, and India to name a few, caused by murders, political killings, terrorist attacks, and other forms of violence. We know this is humanity’s betrayal to your teachings and the purpose of your creation, seeking selfish greed and power to dominate others and even your creation. Oh God of justice and peace, we pray for your divine intervention in these conflicts and sufferings. Enlighten and equip us so that we could commit ourselves as peace-makers in this troubled world.             

On the other hand, we are happily informed of some good news happening in the Philippines and Korean Peninsula. A peace process is making progress in each of the two countries: between the central government and a minority religious group in the Philippines, and between North Korea and the United States. We’ve got a news that North Korea handed over the remains of 55 American servicemen killed during the Korean War in 1950s, to American authorities.

We pray that lasting peace would be established by the genuine will of political leaders of both sides, by overcoming differences and reaching a common ground for mutual understanding and conditions for peace building. We believe this is not possible without your guidance. Oh God of history, we seek your intervention towards peace and self-determination of nations and peoples as well as harmonious co-existence despite differences in their beliefs and ideologies.     

We again pray for a nuclear-free world not only in Japan and the Korean Peninsula but also in the whole world. We remember the atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Bhopal nuclear disaster, Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster and many more, which brought uncountable victims and great miseries to humanity. Oh Father, awaken those who trespass God’s creation order to repent their sins.

For this week’s ecumenical prayer cycle, we pray for the people and churches of Cameroon, Central African Republic, and Equatorial Guinea. Oh Lord, guide the people of these countries into peace, justice and abundant life you promised if we all obey and follow your teachings and life.

Caring and Healing God, we now pray for our church. We specially pray for those suffering from illness or undergoing treatments. We remember Mae Mae Bondoc, Rev. Kwok and his wife, Hosanna, and other members of KUC in our prayers and hope for their speedy and complete recovery by your loving grace. We also pray that the children’s summer program next week will bring God’s abundant love to all those participating and preparing it. Do remember and bless those many unseen hands who are sincerely working hard for KUC community in many ways to help fulfill your Mission.

All these we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!   

29 April 2018

Prayer of Intercession
Sunday, 29 April, 2018
Prepared and led by Robert Lam

Lord:

We thank you for your presence with us at church this morning and for your abiding presence in our divided and troubled world.  

We pray this morning for all who work for a living:

We give thanks to the various legislations in Hong Kong on minimum wage, on equal opportunities and on provision of provident fund.  

We pray that this administration will have the strength and commitment to address an early end to the offsetting of MPF, to a revision of the minimum wage in line with rising living standards and to allow domestic workers to live separately from their employers.  

We give thanks to the #MeToo movement in many parts of the world exposing sexual harassment at the workplace. We give thanks to these victims for their courage to speak out shaming those who perpetrate or allow this to happen.  We pray for a safer work environment here in Hong Kong.  

We pray for the domestic workers in our community who have contributed to our prosperity.  We pray for their well-being, free from abuse.  

We pray for ourselves, as employers and as salaried staff.  Lord, help us to be committed followers of your Word, to care for those around us, to allow each to find joy and satisfaction in their work.  

We pray particularly for working parents, dividing their time for work and for attending to the educational needs and well-being of their children. Lord, we ask that you give them strength, wisdom and joy remembering that children are your blessing to them. 

We also pray for the migrant workers in China, for parents who have left their rural villages to work in urban cities; For their children who are being looked after by others.  Lord, we read of the many hardships, sufferings and problems due to this situation.  

In your mercy, we ask for your added wisdom to these parents in able to communicate with their offsprings, and to offer parental help and advice to their children. 

We pray all these in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who taught us to say:

Our Father who art in Heaven
Hallowed be your Name
Your Kingdom come, your will be done
On earth as in Heaven,         
Give us today our daily bread. 
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. 
Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours

Now and Forever AMEN.  

22 April 2018

Prayer of Intercession
Sunday, 22 April, 2018
Prepared and led by Ramon Bultron


LET US PRAY.....

God of love and compassion, by your spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified. Receive our prayers, which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in our vocation and ministry, we may truly and reverently serve you well.

O God, we thank you for our life, dignity and our being. You have blessed us with the gift of life and a world to live in. In you, we are blessed and we offer praise and thanks.

We sincerely pray for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, prisoners, people who are displaced, the unemployed and those in need.

Our beloved Father, grant that the promised day may soon come when peace, love and compassion, shall again light all lamps that wars and conflicts have extinguished; when all wanderers and displaced can return to their homes; when all of us may be united in our quest of building a community of genuine love and just peace.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among us that love and peace are fruits of righteousness.

We pray to you our heavenly Father for the people of Syria as the United States, France and United Kingdom recently launched punitive military actions against Syrian military installations as a response to alleged chemical attacks in Douma. May God comfort those who lost their loved ones, homes and livelihood. May the conflict in Syria and the rest of the Middle East region be resolved through peaceful means and stability be restored.

As we celebrate today, the World Earth Day, we pray that governments at national and international levels will work seriously to address the causes of environmental crisis of climate change and global warming.

Our loving God of peace and compassion, we pray for all the victims of human trafficking and those who are forced into prostitution. May the Holy Spirit bless them as well as the authorities that they will be strengthened in their fight against organized crimes such as the recent event that happened in Germany.

We also pray that the Hong Kong government will accept the need to approved legislation that will prohibit and make illegal all forms of human trafficking.

We pray that churches in Hong Kong acknowledge and address sexual harassment seriously within the church community and to make relevant policy to handle and prevent this kind of problem from happening. We also pray for the healing of the victims and may justice reign.

We also pray for the Philippines who are in the midst of political and economic uncertainties.  May your love and blessings shine upon the Filipino people, so we can free our hearts from hatred and greed that results in disunities and conflicts. Replace it with genuine love, forgiveness and just peace.

We also praise to your glory and we ask for your blessings to KUC’s mission partners and in particular the UCCP-Tondo and UCCP YAP Just projects. Our Almighty, KUC is responding to your call in loving our neighbors and this is how we practice and spread our love in the Asia region through our humble means.

We also pray for migrants and refugees who are forced to flee from their homeland because of war and conflicts, poverty and hunger, among others.

We also pray for Hong Kong, may the government address the basic needs of its people like housing and may the government address the alarming trends of reduced housing spaces and not to give in to the interest of developers.

We pray for the soul of brother Luciano who passed away recently because of heart failure. May his soul rest in peace and his family back in Colombia be comforted by God in this time of loss.

We pray to you O God and we ask your blessings for Joseph, Charleen, and their daughter Mikela for the new family member. We thank God for baby Joseph, Jr. and may he grow healthy and strong in a loving family. We also pray for our four pregnant sisters in the Church. We pray for their safe delivery and healthy babies. May God bless them and keep them in good health and spirit.

We also pray for the people and Churches of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. We pray for greater respect for the human rights of all the peoples living in these countries, and just changes for those living in situations of poverty and discrimination.

O God, you are worthy to receive honour and blessings and praise. For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and forever.

15 April 2018

Prayer of Intercession
Sunday, 15 April, 2018
Wai Ji Sunday
Prepared and led by Peter Leung

Let’s pray.
Father O mighty God, we give you thanks.
We give thanks for your love and sending your only son Jesus to this world and teaching us “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

Father, we pray for Wai Ji Christian Service and people with disabilities.
We give thanks to God for the development of Wai Ji Christian Service and for its dedicated staff / volunteers and the continued support from their parents.
We are so blessed to have a new service unit launched in Shui Chuen O, Tai Wai by the end of this year to serve more service users.
At the same time, we are also facing a number of challenges including the aging of our clients, the new service licensing requirements from social welfare department, the hardware upgrade for our units, and shortfall of front line staff as well as management team. May God continue to bless the organization and give strength to the workers as well as the management team to serve with love and joy.
May God give your guidance and lead Wai Ji to continue provide quality services that manifest God’s mercy and kindness to people with intellectual and other disabilities.

Father, we pray for the peace of our world.
On Saturday, the U.S. military conducted missile strikes against the Syrian government, due to the use of the prohibited chemicals against its citizens.
Father, you teach us “to love your neighbor as yourself”, you also told us
"Be angry, and don't sin." Don't let the sun go down on your wrath.
May your holy spirit guide the world leaders and give them wisdom so that we can live in a world with love and care.

Father we pray for our congregation and our church leaders
We pray for our brother and sisters who are suffering from illness and not able to join us today. May God give them hope and strength for recovery.
We also pray for the new born baby of our church members. Thank you God for all things have been in your gracious hands. We pray for the health and growth of the baby.
We pray for our church leaders and the coming AGM at KUC.
May God and your holy spirit be with us and continue to prepare members to serve as Council members and leaders of the church.
All this we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.


讓我們祈禱。
神啊,上帝啊,我們感謝你。
我們感謝你賜比我們的愛,並把你唯一的兒子耶穌帶到這個世界,教導我們彼此相愛。 因為我愛你們,所以你們必須彼此相愛。

為基督教懷智服務處及殘疾人仕祈禱。
我們感謝天父上帝, 你引領基督教懷智務處有著持續的發展, 有一班無私奉獻的員工/義工; 以及服務使用者的父母的持續支持。
承蒙主的照顧, 我們很高興在今年年底在大圍水泉澳會推出新服務單位,服務更多使用者。
同時,我們也面臨著不同的挑戰, 如使用者老齡化,社會福利部署對新服務牌照的要求,單位硬件升級,前線員工和管理團隊人力不足等情況。願上帝繼續保守懷智,給力量予工作人員以及管理團隊,令我們能夠以愛和喜樂去服務。
願上帝給予指導,帶領懷智繼續提供更優質的服務,好使我們在服務當中顯出上帝的憐憫和仁慈。
為世界和平祈禱。
剛剛過去的週六,美軍對敘利亞政府進行導彈襲擊,當中原因可能是涉及對其公民使用違禁化學品進行襲擊。
父親,你教導我們愛人如己,你也告訴我們:生氣卻不要犯罪,不可含怒到日落。願你的聖靈引導世界領袖,賜給他們智慧,使我們能夠生活在一個愛與關懷的世界裡。

為我們的會眾和教會領袖禱告

我們為今天因疾病未能出席崇拜的兄弟姐妹禱告。 願上帝賜予他們力量和希望, 使他們能盡早康復。

我們也為我們教會成員的新生嬰兒禱告。 感謝上帝,所有的事情都在你的親切的手中。 我們為寶寶的健康和成長祈禱。

我們為教會的領袖, 牧師和即將要舉行週年大會禱告。
願上帝和你的聖靈與我們同在,替我們挑選合適的理事會成員, 擔任理事會成員和教會的領袖。

我們奉耶穌的名禱告,阿門。