Prayers for the people

14 December 2011

Prayer of Intercession
Sunday, 11 December, 2011
Lucia Wah

Almighty God,

We thank you this morning for what you have taught us. We are sure that you are amidst us and your promise of hearing our prayers.

We pray for the world:
· We commemorate the day 10th December which is dedicated as International Human Rights Day. We remember those who suffer from human rights abuses around the world. We pray for people who are jailed and oppressed because they assert their basic human rights to seek freedom and democracy. May your Holy Spirit strengthen human rights activists and keep their faith strong in order to bring about a better world rooted in justice and peace; human rights will be found over the world. May your love and justice inspire all governments in the world to treat all human beings equally and with dignity regardless of one’s political opinion, sex, sexual orientation, race, and social status.
· We pray for the euro zone debt crisis in European countries. Dear God, please help the leaders of the nations to lay out a plan to anchor a better budget so as to restore market trust and control the debt crisis in the euro area.
· We pray for those nations of which the governments are against Christianity. Please grant the spirit of wisdom, charity and justice to those who hold office in the government. Please guide them to know you and teach them about your righteousness so that they may implement your teaching and serve faithfully in their office.
We pray for Hong Kong:
· We pray for giving wisdom to the government wisdom in planning a long-term housing policy to make property prices reasonable and affordable to satisfy people’s basic need for a roof over their heads.
We pray for our congregation:
· Dear God, we give you thanks for the Development Bureau’s granting the church conditional approval for funds of HK$1 million for maintenance of the church. We also thank our sisters and brothers who have been working hard on this application.
· We pray for the health and well-being of our senior members and those who are sick and ill. May God bless them and keep them in your care.
· We also remember those who for some reasons have been absent from us. Lord, please guide their ways wherever they are so that they can always come to the throne of your grace.

In the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle, we pray for the people and churches of Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo. Dear Heavenly Father, please strengthen the faith of the churches and people in these western African countries. Please see their troubles and pain their ministries, relieve them of their fears and fill their hearts with joy and thanksgiving. May your gospel be spread to every corner of these countries.

Now, we complete today’s prayer for the people by saying the Lord’s prayer together.

09 December 2011

Prayer of Intercession
Sunday, 4 December, 2011
Sunita Suna

For the World
God of life, we come here as a community to worship you in humility and reverence. We enter into the joy of advent season preparing ourselves to celebrate the birth of the redeemer and liberator. While we thank you for this great joy in our lives, we specially remember today the people around the world who are deprived of celebrating this joy with all, especially the people living with HIV/AIDS. Recently the whole world remembered the World Aids Day. God we uphold those 34 million people in the world living with HIV in our prayers and thoughts. We seek your divine wisdom to intervene in each and every person’s life to change our mindset to embrace the people living with HIV and put an end to the stigma and discrimination against them. We seek your intervention in the hearts and minds of people who are responsible to provide the much needed medication and care to the victims, so that they will enable the +ve people to access the medication and care.

Yesterday, the world also observed the day to remember the persons with disabilities. Let our society become more sensitive towards the needs of the people with disabilities and do not discriminate towards them. Let our Christian faith help us to uphold love, and human dignity among the marginalized people.

God we remember the victims of the tragic fire accident in Mongkok last week. We uphold the individuals and families who lost their loved ones. May your healing touch help the injured to recover soon and comfort the families who are mourning for their loved ones.

For Our Congregation
We continue to seek your divine wisdom and guidance for the KUC Council and Trustees to take prudent decisions for your ministry. Help us and the government officials to facilitate the process in upgrading the Church building No 4 and No2. in Jordan road for the betterment of all
God, we pray for all the elderly and sick of our congregation and also in different communities, extend your healing touch and make them whole and grant them strength & good health.

In the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle, we pray for the people and churches of Cape Verde, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal.

We ask all these prayers in the name of Jesus Christ, our savior and liberator - Amen