“Call the city praying & Fasting for Healing of Hong Kong” Prayer guidelines (3)
Method: Read and pray the scriptures and pray as an individual or in a prayer group
12/1（Sun）：Listen to each other
Verse: “Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.”（1 King 12:4）
Jeroboam representing the assembly of Israel came to talk to King Rehoboam who just acceded to throne, reflecting the burden and hardship loaded by the late King Solomon, pleading for alleviation. They pleaded to the king with peace and humbleness. However, Rehoboam did not listen well and later rejected as he didn’t know how serious the situation was.
Prayer Note ：
1.To achieve social safety, we must first listen to each other, that is, to understand the views of both sides, because misunderstanding will cause misjudgment. There are many channels for Hong Kong to express their voices, and there have been talks between the government and the people. Pray for both parties to listen to each other with heart.
2.The people of Israel were not asking for relief from heavy duties, but for relaxing in certain extent. Rehoboam might have missed or thought too much, so he failed to receive the demands of the assembly at all. Please pray that at any dialogue between the government and the people of Hong Kong, there will be no obstacle of missing something in listening and over thinking.