如何為我們深表反對或嚴重分歧甚至怨恨的人禱告？ 這個人可能是我們家庭的成員，我們教會的弟兄姊妹，鄰居，政府官員，紀律部隊成員或國家領導人？ 歸根到底，如何為我們一早已在我們心中譴責或判斷為錯誤的人禱告？
坦白說，我發覺為那些與我們在意見上分歧的人禱告實在是不易的。 然而，我們的主挑戰我們「要愛你們的仇敵，為那逼迫你們的禱告， 這樣就可以做你們天父的兒子」 （馬太福音5：44-45）。 讓我們敞開心扉, 在愛中彼此接納。 讓我們一起遵從這屬靈的教導，祈求我們每天都能活像基督, 活出基督的樣式。阿門!
How to pray for someone of whom we deeply disapprove or disagree or even resent? This person may be a member of our family, a member of our church, a neighbor, a government official or a world leader?The underlying question is: how to pray for someone we have already condemned or judged in our minds as being wrong?
Quite frankly, I find it extremely difficult to pray for those whom I disagree vigorously. However, our Lord challenges us to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5: 44-45). Let’s open our hearts and minds in love and acceptance. Let’s all join the quest, and pray to be like Christ Jesus. Amen!
Daily Prayer Guide
The San Francisco Peninsula Campus will be having a Welcome Reception on the 28th. We pray that the Holy Spirit would draw them into conversation easily and that the newcomers would feel comfortable and welcome.
Please pray for our first Baptism in Tracy this Sunday (7/21/19). May God bless and continue to guide and bless the new converts, and let their testimonies inspire those non-believers and be blessings to others.
Praise and thank God for the mid-year membership meeting as we learned that God has prepared for us new staff, new leadership and new opportunities. Let’s pray for smooth transitions and we as church will become more effective to accomplish our mission for God.
Please pray for the youth ministry at Pleasanton. May God fill the youth with joy and thankfulness for their Christian lives so that they can influence their schoolmates and friends.
Ask God to work in the hearts of those in authority, and guide them in making right decisions.
Pray that God will guide all the oppressed Christians through difficult circumstances. Give them wisdom, boldness, and discernment.
Ask God to strengthen all churches in the Bay Area with sound biblical teaching and Christ-Centered Worship.