✝”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
12/2（Mon）：Listen to each other
Scripture: “And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s loins. 12:11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.” （1 King 12:10-11）
Rehoboam listened not only to the assembly, but also the young and old officials in the palace. Those young officials were also unaware of the sufferings of the people, and their suggestions were made worse. What they were concerned about was the authority of the king, and the idea was to give the ruled a power.
1.When both sides listen to each other, there will be many noises, no matter good and bad. Which opinion is adopted depends on the psychological quality of the heart, whether it is open to opinion or subjective to offensive. Pray for the psychological quality of Hong Kong officials and citizens as they listen to each other.
2.The young people around King Rehoboam were his peers, and their influence was an invisible pressure. King Rehoboam listened not only to the assembly, but to his peers. The influence of his peers may make him unable to understand the meaning of the congregation, and instead focus on his “ego”. Pray for the hearts of those in power and their peers.