Monday, April 16, 2012

Prayers for China provinces and municipalities: Shandong, Shanghai, and Shanxi - April 16 (Day 108)

Every city has a purpose in the eyes of God. Today, in addition to a couple of provinces, we will pray for Shanghai, the largest city in China and the largest city proper in the world. It's a great reminder that all belongs to Him, and that He has so much left to do in this city - in every city - including our own. Please read pages 244-245. I've included a video below - I encourage you to watch this as part of your own prayer time, specifically regarding Shanghai.

My prayer for today: Lord, I lift up Shandong to You and ask that You start here the awareness that there are cultural traditions that keep Chinese people from knowing and loving You. We pray against the stronghold of Taishan and ask that You reveal that even this mountain belongs to You. Lord, thank You for the Jesus family and their deep heritage within the house church movement. We pray for protection for those persecuted, for discipleship to equip believers to know truth, and for leaders who can teach others how to follow You. Lord, we thank You that You are not done with Shanghai. We pray for hearts to be alive, with praise for You and love for You, and that Your glory will shine here. We pray for Shanghai's future to be stronger than any portion of its past as relates to the kingdom. And Lord, for Shanxi we pray for hope for those who have a sense of hopelessness due to the worst aspects of industrialism. We pray for the TPSM church and house churches to be faithful and love You and others well. We thank You for the growth of the churches and pray against the strongholds of the mountains. Demonstrate Your sovereignty and build Your kingdom here. In Jesus' name, amen.

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