Prayers for the people

21 February 2016

Prayer of Intercession
Sunday, 21 February, 2016
Timothy Chan

Merciful God, we come before you with a humble heart, lifting up the prayers to you, recognizing that we all our different limitations. Lord, during the Lent season, would you please help us to focus on you, so that we can see the world with your heart and your eyes, together with your compassion.

Lord, we pray for those places which are in war, especial Syria. The war has already brought massive destruction to the country. Lord we pray for the citizens there, may you supply them with water and food, instead of bombs and gunfire.

Lord we also pray for the refugees who are forced to leave their own country and home, looking to settle in a stranger’s place. May Lord you alone be their shelter, and lead them to safety. May you also open the leader’s heart, allowing them to cross their boarder, providing them food and shelter.

Lord, we pray for Brazil, and some other countries which are affected by the Zika Virus. Lord we might be far away from the virus and the fear. But we pray that your love and peace would be with them. May you also grant wisdom to the government and scientists, so they can control the virus.

Lord, we pray for the churches all around the world, especially this Sunday for churches in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Malta. We pray that the church would stand united, to stand up for justice and bring love and peace to their own community.

Lord, we pray for Hong Kong, we remember the missing booksellers, and we remember those who were persecuted and arrested by the police because of political reason. May your justice be shown in Hong Kong. Lord we pray for hope and faith which can go beyond fear. Let us dare to hope and dream again.

We also lift up to You Lord those in our community in need of prayer and healing. May You continue to rest a hand of healing on each one of them.

In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

We might not know how to pray, but Lord Jesus teaches us the Lord’s Prayer, may we all pray together with our own language.

07 February 2016

Prayer of Intercession
Sunday, 7 February, 2016
Ramon Bultron


O God, in you we live and move and have 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. Empower and strengthen the witness of your Church throughout the world, that true to its calling it may embody your radical and boundless love.

You are the Sourace of our life, O God. You have adopted us in the waters of baptism and made us your own in love. May we embrace our lives and the lives of others with courage and compassion, unafraid of joy and pain, sickness and health. May your care be made known in our care.

We pray for our troubled world, wandering in the excruciating twilight of an uncertain peace. In our hearts we know that this is no true peace – rather suspicion and fear, animosity and greed. We ask that Your Spirit will strive mightily with the leaders of the nations as they seek a formula by which the peoples of the earth can live at peace with one another.

Impress upon their minds and heart that until we are at peace with You, we can be at peace with no one else; that freedom can exist nowhere unless it exists everywhere.

That the trouble with our world is still – people; that peace is not possible until people's hearts – our hearts – and the direction of our wills are changed.

Our Father, grant that the promised day may soon come when culture and learning, education and compassion, shall again light all lamps that wars have extinguished; when all wanderers can return to their homes; when all of us may be united in our quest of building a better world.

Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness. We pray particularly to country like Burma, Philippines, Nepal, Syria, Libya, Iraq and other countries in conflict in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, we pray for your heavenly grace that brings genuine peace and democracy to shine upon your Children.

In particular, we pray for the LUMADS in the Philippines and the people of Syria who faced the day to day threat of extrajudicial killings and forced evacuation. We continue to pray for their safety and that justice soon reign upon them.

We also pray for the people of Taiwan especially those affected by the recent earthquake. May the family of the victims find solace in your grace, almighty God.

We pray for our sisters and brothers around the world affected and exposed to Zika virus especially in Brazil where the disease linked to thousands of birth defects. We pray for those who are seeking to find means to prevent the disease from spreading.

We also pray for the Zhejiang Christian Council for the challenges that they currently faced. May they continue to remain strong despite the odds.

We pray for little Samuel who still undergoing treatment at QE hospital and to Revd. Kwok Nai Wang and our brother Saimon. May the Lord continue to rest a hand of healing to each one of them.

In the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle, we pray for the people and churches of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

O'God, with your love and compassion, hear the prayers of your people. Enliven us, by your Spirit, to live into the fullness of your reign. We pray through Jesus, our life, our hope and liberator.