✝Life Transformation Movement
“Pray for Healing of Hong Kong Prayer and Fasting” Guide (3)
Theme: Social Stability
Method: Personal or group prayer by Bible verses
12/6(Fri): Dispel grudge
Scripture: “And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.” (1 Kings 18:17-18)
Ahab married Jezebel and introduced the worship of Baal, causing Israel to sin. God’s punishment was to make the sky rainless through Elijah’s prayer, which caused Israel to experience drought for more than three years. When Ahab met Elijah, he blamed him for the drought. He didn’t feel it was without the slightest thought that it was his own fault at all. This is the inverse logic of taking the results as the causes.
1. Both the government and the public have their own right and wrong places. To dispel grudges, they must bear their own responsibilities. Pray for the courage of all parties to take responsibility, so as not to blame others, and not to take the results as the causes.
2. “Ahah saw Elijah.” God’s servants had the opportunity to meet and talk with the ruler. Please pray for God’s servants to have a chance to meet with the head of government for a helpful dialogue. May these meetings bring peace and resolve grudges, and no one will resend sincere admonishment.