路9:23-25 耶穌又對眾人說：若有人要跟從我，就當捨己，天天背起他的十字架來跟從我。因為，凡要救自己生命的，必喪掉生命；凡為我喪掉生命的，必救了生命。人若賺得全世界，卻喪了自己，賠上自己，有甚麼益處呢 ？
所以，我們既得了不能震動的國，就當感恩，照神所喜悅的，用虔誠、敬畏的心侍奉神，因為我們的神乃是烈火。 近期台灣、墨西哥分別發生規模6級以上淺層地震。造成傷亡，財產損失。 禱告：求主大能的手保護台灣，墨西哥百姓，在震動的時候有從祢而來的平安。求主藉著地震提醒教會：當震動發生時，我們要起來警醒禱告，回轉到神的面前，抓住那不能震動的，願神的醫治憐憫臨到台灣、墨西哥的土地。
247 Watch Prayer (25.09.2022-01.10.2022)
Prayer Matters for the Nations
1. Enter into destiny – Gratitude and Self-cleansing
(1) Give thanks:
2 Corinthians 4:6-7 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
Thank God that He has the power to command the light to shine out of the darkness, and that the world will no longer be empty and chaotic. Now, through Christ Jesus we are delivered from darkness to the knowledge of the glory of God, and we are empowered to overcome the world because of Christ who dwells in us.
(2) Self-purification and repentance
Luke 9:23-25 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?
Lord, forgive us for caring more about our own convenience and ease, not wanting to deny ourselves to follow You, wanting to earn more money, but allowing our spiritual life to dry up; letting our hearts grow far from God.
2. For kings and the reigning
Romans 13:1-2 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
Voting for the 2022 local elections began on September 16 and will end at noon on October 8. Preliminary results will be announced later, with final election results due on October 19. This election will elect the mayor, city councillors, regional councillors for each regional committee, etc.
The authority of leaders comes from God, so we obey government leaders as we obey God. Therefore, Christians should pray more urgently for the election process and results, praying for God to raise up leaders who are in line with God’s will, to lead the construction of cities and towns, and to build cities and towns that are in line with God’s will, laws and systems.
(2) Intercession for all peoples of this land
Psalm 119:9-10 How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word.
I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
Alcoholism among New Zealand teens is extremely high, and it is on the rise among teens around the age of 14. Even more surprising is that New Zealand girls under the age of 24 drink even more than men.
Pray for the entertainment and leisure culture of the youth: Pray that the Lord will bring liberation and freedom in the youth drinking culture, and that there will be positive and healthy ways to replace alcoholism in pursuit of peer recognition, relaxation and stress relief.
(3) Pray for the church, team service and inheritance
1 Corinthians 9:24-25 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
Ephesians 2:21-22 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
The church is like the runners in the relay race, where we should not only focus on our own speed and performance, but also focus on the common goal of the team, so that each team member can successfully pass, take over, and sprint to the finish line, so as to win the final glory and reward.
When we ask God to help us run forward with all our strength, we also see the mission of the kingdom of God: inheritance of life, inheritance from generation to generation, and to spread the gospel of Christ together.
(4) Pray for Israel and the nations
Zec 14:16 Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.
Tens of thousands of Israelis and tourists will visit Jerusalem during Rosh Hashanah, which begins on September 25, to mark Yom Kippur and celebrate Sukkot. The police will raise the alert level of terrorist attacks in Jerusalem to protect the lives of Israelis and tourists. Safety.
Pray that the Lord will preserve the various gatherings this year, and His glorious presence will descend upon them. Pray that the Lord will protect and bless the police, so that the people of this land may have peace, and through the celebration of the feasts, lead the people of Israel and Christians to love each other in the Lord.
2. Earthquakes in Taiwan and Mexico
Hebrews 12:27-29 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
Recently, shallow earthquakes of magnitude 6 or above occurred in Taiwan and Mexico. Causing casualties and property damage.
Prayer: Pray for the mighty hand of the Lord to protect the people of Taiwan and Mexico, and have peace from God in times of shaking. May the Lord remind the church through the earthquakes: When the earthquake occurs, we must stand up and pray, turn back to God, take hold the one that cannot be shaken, and may God’s healing and mercy come to the land of Taiwan and Mexico.