Prayer Requests 12-15-18

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Psalm 119:113-128

ס Samekh

113 I hate double-minded people,
    but I love your law.
114 You are my refuge and my shield;
    I have put my hope in your word.
115 Away from me, you evildoers,
    that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live;
    do not let my hopes be dashed.
117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered;
    I will always have regard for your decrees.
118 You reject all who stray from your decrees,
    for their delusions come to nothing.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross;
    therefore I love your statutes.
120 My flesh trembles in fear of you;
    I stand in awe of your laws.

ע Ayin

121 I have done what is righteous and just;
    do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Ensure your servant’s well-being;
    do not let the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes fail, looking for your salvation,
    looking for your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant according to your love
    and teach me your decrees.
125 I am your servant; give me discernment
    that I may understand your statutes.
126 It is time for you to act, Lord;
    your law is being broken.
127 Because I love your commands
    more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 and because I consider all your precepts right,
    I hate every wrong path.

6 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 12-15-18

  1. Praise God that we got through yesterday. We have been told he might go home today but we are in ICU and told we will move to another room now. So maybe another night here. I have only snacked today and had Peet’s French Roast coffee(same as at home). Please keep praying for Art’s pain relief and release from the hospital as soon as can be. Thank you.

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  2. Prayers, you both must be emotionally exhausted — try to find something good to eat for sustenance — one more night in the hospital for Art might be good, more time for his body to come out of the physical trauma

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  3. My SIL is home after having a gallon of fluid drained from her body. She says she has to drastically change her diet to eliminate salt. She is also diabetic and I know this will be a big challenge for her.

    My husband was asked to play in the funeral for his fellow musicians’ daughter’s funeral. They do a fiddle/harmonica version of Peace in the Valley that his daughter likes. This will be difficult, but not something one can refuse. It is an honor to be asked, of course.

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  4. Our pastor and elders have made a few trips to China and have connections to some of the underground churches there. We prayed for them this morning.


    Dozens of Chinese Christians detained in raid on underground church, group says

    BEIJING – Chinese authorities detained at least 80 Christians in a raid on a prominent church that operates outside the umbrella of the Beijing government’s official Protestant organization, an advocacy group said Monday.

    Texas-based ChinaAid said the pastor of the Early Rain Covenant Church and his wife were among those detained in the southwestern city of Chengdu starting Sunday night.

    China has cracked down heavily on independent church groups this year as part of a move to suppress all religions. The government requires that Protestants worship only in churches recognized and regulated by the Three-Self Patriotic Movement. Even within that framework, the officially atheist ruling Communist Party has been seeking to rein in religious expression, including removing crosses from official and unofficial churches.

    Early Rain is believed to have several hundred members who meet in different locations around Chengdu, a sprawling city with a population of nearly 15 million.

    Many of those detained, including church pastor Wang Yi, were seized from their homes overnight Sunday, ChinaAid said. …

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  5. His letter was read during a prayer time after our services.


    Letter From a Chengdu Jail by Wang Yi

    On Dec. 9, Chinese authorities arrested Pastor Wang Yi and more than 100 members of the Early Rain Covenant Church.

    As CBN News reported, Pastor Wang’s home was raided and ransacked by police. The raid may have been triggered by a 7,300 words manifesto titled “Meditations on the Religious War,” which Pastor Wang wrote and posted on social media.

    In it, he condemns China’s Communist Party and urges Christians to perform acts of civil disobedience.

    Pastor Yi criticized the government for forcing its citizens to engage in “Caesar worship” by treating President Xi Jinping like a god.

    He wrote that ideology “is morally incompatible with the Christian faith and all those who uphold freedom of the mind and thought.”

    “His home was ransacked. It was a mess,” Zhang Guoqing told The South China Morning Reporter. “The police said our church is an illegal organization and we cannot attend any more gatherings from now on.”

    There has been no word from the pastor or the church members since their arrest. …

    … Yi is a prominent evangelical pastor in China. He was listed as one of the “50 Most Influential Public Intellectuals of China” by Southern People Weekly. He met with President George W. Bush at the White House in 2006 to discuss religious freedom in China. And Yi came back to Washington in 2008 to attend the Conference for Global Christians in Law and was awarded “Prize for the Contribution to Promoting Religious Freedom, according to Wikipedia.


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