全港為醫治這城禁食祈禱

11月11至27日舉行特別「晚祭」聚會
2019-11-06
2019-11-28

全港為醫治這城禁食祈禱

HONG KONG, CHINA

全港為醫治這城禁食祈禱

現在香港正處於最關鍵時期,耶穌基督的教會當興起發光(賽60:1-2)!約20間教會及機構同心發動全港信徒進入一個月的禁食祈禱,叫災難越門而過,福氣澤及全城。
「全港為醫治這城禁食祈禱」,從2019年11月18日至12月18日,共31天,約四周半時間,以全禁或輪班接力形式,為香港禁食祈禱。
大會將會每日發放禱告指引:第一周,教會合一:寬容合一,接納相愛,認罪悔改。第二周,止痛療傷:饒恕和解,伸張公義,撫慰死傷。第三周,社會平安:彼此聆聽,彌合矛盾,化解怨恨。第四周,福音見證:驅趕黑暗,迎接耶穌,收割靈魂。最後半周,為香港的命定得以成全。

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主題:社會平安
方式:用經文禱讀,個人或小組禱告

12/5(星期四):化解怨恨
經文:「羅波安與耶羅波安時常爭戰。」(王上14:30)

說明:
大衛家羅波安統治的國家是南方的猶大,獨立出來的十個支派是北方的以色列國,由耶羅波安作王統治。在他們統治下,南北兩國時常爭戰。

禱告重點:
1. 兩方時常爭戰是叫舊恨添加新仇,因此要化解怨恨,必須停戰。香港社會若要化解怨恨,各方要避免做出激發矛盾和衝突的舉動。請為官民雙方肯休戰祈禱,及停止任何會挑動對方的舉措禱告。
2. 除了避免舊恨上添加新仇外,要為官民雙方肯釋出善意祈禱,就是有和解及消除怨恨的行動。

✝Life Transformation Movement
“Pray for Healing of Hong Kong Prayer and Fasting” Guide

Theme: Social Stability
Method: Personal or group prayer by Bible verses

12/5(Thur): Resolving Conflicts
Scripture:And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days. ( 1 King 14:30)

Explanation
The kingdom ruled by the house of David, King Rehoboam, was Judah in the south. The ten tribes that were independent in the north was called Israel, ruled by Jeroboam. Under their rules, the two kingdoms fought each other frequently.

Prayer Note:
1. The continuing fight between the government and the people only accumulate hatred. In order to dissipate hatred, a truce is needed. If Hong Kong wants to resolve resentment, all parties must refrain from inciting conflicts. Please pray for both the government and the civilians to agree to a truce. and stop any move that would provoke the other.

2. In addition to avoiding the accumulated hatred, we need to pray that both the government and the people are willing to take actions as a token of goodwill and reconciliation.

主題:社會平安
方式:用經文禱讀,個人或小組禱告

12/4(星期三):彌合矛盾
經文:「於是以色列的長老都來到希伯崙見大衛王,大衛在希伯崙耶和華面前與他們立約,他們就膏大衛作以色列的王。」(撒下5:3)「以色列眾民見王不依從他們,就對王說:我們與大衛有什麼分兒呢?與耶西的兒子並沒有關涉。以色列人哪,各回各家去吧!大衛家啊,自己顧自己吧!於是,以色列人都回自己家裡去了,」(王上12:16)
說明:
大衛本來在希伯崙作猶大王,後來經由立約作全以色列的王。如今到第三代羅波安作王,由於漠視民意,導致官逼民反,十個支派便獨立出來。
禱告重點:
1. 大衛經由立約作全以色列的王,若世世代代守約,國家便可維持統一。因此香港社會要彌合矛盾,請為有關方面守約代禱。
2. 以色列人說:「我們與大衛有什麼分兒呢?與耶西的兒子並沒有關涉」,這代表身分認同危機。神的原意是要以色列統一,分裂與獨立是人違約的惡果。香港也有身分認同危機,若要彌合矛盾,請為香港人的身分認同危機得到解決代禱。

Life Transformation Movement
“Pray for Healing of Hong Kong Prayer and Fasting” Guide

Theme: Social Stability
Method: Personal or group prayer by Bible verses

12/4(Wed): Resolving Conflicts
Scripture: “So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.” (2 Samuel 5:3) “ So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.” (1 Kings 12:16)

Explanation:
David was the king of Judah in Hebron, and later by a treaty he became the king of all Israel. Now in the reign of Rehoboam, the grandson of David, he ignored the will of people, and ten tribes were forced to go against him by declaring independence.

Prayer Note:
1. David became king of all Israel by a treaty. If his descendants comply with the treaty, the nation will remain united. Similarly, the conflicts in Hong Kong need to be resolved. Please pray for real compliance by all parties.
2. The people of Israel said, “What portion have we in David? Neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse.” This reflects an identity crisis. God’s original plan was a united Israel. Separation and independence are the nasty fruits of breaking the treaty. Hong Kong has an identity crisis too. For the conflicts to be resolved, please pray for a resolution of the identity crisis of the Hongkongers.

12/3(星期二):彌合矛盾
經文:「老年人對他說:現在王若服事這民如僕人,用好話回答他們,他們就永遠作王的僕人。」(王上12:7)

說明:
羅波安王宮廷中的老年人,親身經歷了所羅門王晚年的苛政,知道事態嚴重。老年人的建議是疏導民怨,而非高壓統治。他們勸王在管治時要有服事的心態,看自己如僕人。彌合矛盾的出發點是統治者有公僕的心態,尊重民意,才能贏取民心。

禱告重點:
1. 老年人獻議是針對羅波安王的自我(ego),教他「服事這民如僕人」,就是放下身段,這樣人民「就永遠作王的僕人」。這就是統治者與被統治者雙方有互作僕人的社會契約,為香港官民之間能邁向這目標來彌合矛盾禱告。
2. 老年人建議羅波安王「用好話回答他們」,這就是疏導民怨。為香港政府在彌合矛盾的目標下懂得疏導民怨禱告,也為民眾懂得適切回應代求。

✝”Call the city praying & Fasting for Healing of Hong Kong” Prayer guidelines (3)

Topic:Socai Stability
Method:Personal or group prayer by bible verses

12/3(Tue):Narrow down conflicts
Scripture: “And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.”(1 King 12:7)

Explanation:
The old people in Rehoboam’s palace had experienced the harsh rule of Solomon and knew how serious the matter was. Their suggestion was to vent the grudges of the people instead of heavy-hand ruling. They advised the king to take up a serving attitude and see himself as a servant. The starting point of narrowing down conflicts is to have an attitude of the civil servant and respect on the people’s will, thereby winning the people hearts.

Prayer Note:

1.The old people’s suggestion appealed to the ego of Rehoboam, urging him to put down his arrogance and “be a servant unto this people”. Then the people “will be thy servants for ever”. This is a social contract by which the ruler and the ruled become servants to each other. Pray for the rulers and the ruled in Hong Kong to move towards this goal to resolve the conflicts.

2. The old people suggested Rehoboam to “speak good words to them” to vent the people’s grudges. Pray for the government of Hong Kong to know how to vent the grudges of the people with a view to resolve the conflicts and also for the people’s appropriate response.

主題:社會平安
方式:用經文禱讀,個人或小組禱告

12/2(星期一):彼此聆聽
經文:「那同他長大的少年人說:這民對王說:你父親使我們負重軛,求你使我們輕鬆些。王要對他們如此說:我的小拇指頭比我父親的腰還粗。我父親使你們負重軛,我必使你們負更重的軛!我父親用鞭子責打你們,我要用蠍子鞭責打你們!」(王上12:10-11)

說明:
羅波安王聆聽的對象不只有會眾,還有宮中的老少官員。那些少年官員同樣不知民間疾苦,其獻策是變本加厲。他們所關注的是王的權威,所想到的是給被統治者一個下馬威。

禱告重點:
1.雙方在彼此聆聽時,會有許多雜音,有好的也有不好的。採納哪種意見在於內心的心理質素,是虛懷若谷,抑或不得冒犯。請為香港官民之間在彼此聆聽時的心理質素代禱。
2.羅波安王身邊的少年人是他的同輩,同輩的影響力是一股無形的壓力。羅波安王聆聽的不只是以色列的會眾,還有他的同輩。同輩的影響力可能令他無法摸清會眾的意思,反而將焦點轉移到他的「自我」(ego)。請為掌權者及其同儕的心靈代禱。

✝”Call the city praying & Fasting for Healing of Hong Kong” Prayer guidelines (3)

Topic:Socai Stability
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)

Explanation:
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.

Prayer Note:
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.

主題:社會平安
方式:用經文禱讀,個人或小組禱告

12/1(星期日):彼此聆聽
經文:「你父親使我們負重軛,做苦工,現在求你使我們做的苦工、負的重軛輕鬆些,我們就事奉你。」(王上12:4)

說明:
這是耶羅波安代表以色列會眾向剛即位的羅波安王所說的話,將先王所羅門晚年加諸在百姓身上重軛的苦況告訴王,要求減輕苦工。他們用和平及謙卑的方式,與王對話,態度仍是想事奉王。羅波安王聆聽了,可惜聽不進去,因他不了解事態嚴重。

禱告重點:
1.達至社會平安,先要彼此聆聽,就是要聽得進對方的話,了解雙方的看法,不了解會造成誤判。香港表達聲音的渠道多得很,政府和民間亦曾有對談會。請為雙方聽得進對方的話代禱。
2.百姓要求的不是免除重軛和苦工,而是「輕鬆些」,即減輕一點。羅波安可能聽漏了或想多了,完全收不到會眾的訴求。請為香港官民之間的對話,在聆聽時清除「聽漏了或想多了」的障礙代禱。

“Call the city praying & Fasting for Healing of Hong Kong” Prayer guidelines (3)

Topic:Socai Stability
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)

Explanation:
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.

主題:止痛療傷
方式:用經文禱讀,個人或小組禱告

11/30(星期六):撫慰死傷
經文:「來吧,我們歸向耶和華!他撕裂我們,也必醫治;他打傷我們,也必纏裹。」(何6:1)
說明:
受傷不只是一些個人,也是整整一代人;不只是身體殘缺,也是心靈受創。加害者未必悔改,受害者或投訴無門。社會動盪沒有贏家,各個持分者都承受損失和傷痛,經濟下行。少數人的失誤,數百萬人承受後果。派系鬥爭,大國博奕,香港成為磨心。我們的出路不能仰賴人,只能歸向神。

禱告重點:
1. 請為整個城市認罪代求,尋求在主裡裹傷和醫治。

Life Transformation Movement
“Call the city praying & Fasting for Healing of Hong Kong” Prayer guidelines (2)
Theme : Healing
Method: Read and pray the scriptures and pray as an individual or in a prayer group

30-11-2019 (Saturday) : Comfort for the Casualty
Scripture : “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.” Hosea 6:1
Explanation:
Injuries are not just for individuals, but for a whole generation; not only physical disabilities, but also the suffering of the soul. The perpetrators may not repent, while the victims nowhere to complain. There is no winner in social unrest, and all stakeholders have suffered losses and injuries, and the economy is down. Millions of people have suffered from the mistakes of a few people. Hong Kong becomes the center of disputes between factional struggles and between superpowers. Our way out cannot depend on people and can only be turned to God.
Prayer items:
1. Please confess the sins for the whole city, and seek healing from God.

主題:止痛療傷
方式:用經文禱讀,個人或小組禱告
11/29(星期五):撫慰死傷
經文:「失喪的,我必尋找;被逐的,我必領回;受傷的,我必纏裹;有病的,我必醫治;只是肥的壯的,我必除滅,也要秉公牧養他們。」(結34:16)
說明:
在衝突中,警方施放催淚彈,數量極多。催淚彈成分對環境及健康造成的後遺症,令人憂慮。報道說有前線記者、救傷人員及平民百姓受感染而患病。
禱告重點:
有關催淚彈化學成分對健康的影響,涉及公眾利益,為政府代禱能有智慧應對。也為警方濫射,及激進分子投擲汽油彈及磚塊等行為認罪。請為市民大眾的健康禱告,也為政府正視市民憂慮代求。

✝”Call the city praying & Fasting for Healing of Hong Kong” Prayer guidelines (2)
Theme : Healing
Method: Read and pray the scriptures and pray as an individual or in a prayer group

29-11-2019 (Friday) : Comfort for the Casualty
Scripture : “I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.” Ezekiel 34:16.
Explanation:
In the midst of the conflict, the police cast tear gas, the number is so astounding. Many people concerned the components of tear gases and its sequelae on the environment and public health. Reports state that some frontline journalists, rescuers, and civilians were infected. Regarding the health effects of the chemical composition of tear gas, it involves the public interest.
Prayer items:
Please pray for the government to handle it wisely. Please confess for police overuse of tear gases and the protesters who throw petrol bombs and bricks. Please pray for the health of the public and address the government’s concern for the public.

主題:止痛療傷
方式:用經文禱讀,個人或小組禱告
11/28(星期四):撫慰死傷
經文:「耶和華說:你做了什麼事呢?你兄弟的血有聲音從地裡向我哀告。」(創4:10)
亞伯被該隱殺害,無辜人的血從地裡向神哀告。在暴力衝突中,違法者繩之以法是彰顯公義,但也有無辜的懷疑個案,其中涉及虐打及死亡。離奇的死亡個案,為何不召開死因庭去聆訊?請為無辜死傷者伸冤代禱。記念他們家人所受的傷痛及困境。

“Call the city praying & Fasting for Healing of Hong Kong” Prayer guidelines (2)
Theme : Healing
Method: Read and pray the scriptures and pray as an individual or in a prayer group
28-11-2019 (Thursday) : Comfort for the Casualty
Scripture : “The Lord said, ‘What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.’” Genesis 4:10
Abel was killed by Cain, and the innocent blood pleaded from God to the earth. In violent conflicts, the perpetrators are brought to justice to demonstrate justice, but there are also innocent suspected cases involving abuse and death. For example, why there is no hearing from the Coroner’s Court on some cases of mysterious death? Please pray for the innocent dead and wounded for them to be vindicated. Pray for their families which is in pain and predicament

主題:止痛療傷
方式:用經文禱讀,個人或小組禱告
11/27(星期三):伸張公義
經文:「耶和華如此說:你們要施行公平和公義,拯救被搶奪的脫離欺壓人的手,不可虧負寄居的和孤兒寡婦,不可以強暴待他們,在這地方也不可流無辜人的血。」(耶22:3)
當社會邁向饒恕及和解,不表示對不公平和不公義的地方,視而不見。饒恕及和解的前設是伸張公義,這不等於清算和報復,而是為不義的個案,找出真相。關於成立獨立調查委員會,這不是針對警方,而是各方都要查。社會矛盾加深,並危機加劇,皆因多次誤判,又多次錯過時機。犯錯是雙方的,但握有權柄的,責任更大。當我們要社會止痛療傷,公義必須伸張。請為一切受欺壓及遭強暴對待的人代禱,叫他們得醫治。請為有關方面能拿出勇氣,誠實面對責任禱告。請為受冤者禱告,願真相大白,為和解建立基礎。

✝”Call the city praying & Fasting for Healing of Hong Kong” Prayer guidelines (2)
Theme : Healing
Method: Read and pray the scriptures and pray as an individual or in a prayer group

27-11-2019 (Wednesday): Justice Upholding
Scripture : “This is what the Lord says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.” Jeremiah 22:3
When society moves toward forgiveness and reconciliation, it does not mean turning a blind eye to places that are unfair and unjust. Justice has to be upheld before forgiveness and reconciliation start. This does not mean liquidation and revenge, but it means finding the truth for injustice cases. Regarding the establishment of Independent Commission of Inquiry, this is not against the police, but for all parties to be investigated.
The social contradictions have deepened and the crisis has intensified. They have repeatedly missed the opportunity and missed the opportunity many times. Both sides make mistakes, but the side with authority has a greater responsibility. The justice must be upheld if we want the society to get healed. Please pray for healing for those who have been bullied and treated violently. Please pray for the related parties to be brave and honest enough to face their responsibilities. Please pray for the people who have been treated unjustly that the truth to be revealed, and the foundation to be established for reconciliation.

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