Prayer Meeting

Please join our prayer meeting  every Sunday at 9:30 am.

Due to the Covid-19 restriction, the meeting will be held online via zoom.

Thank you, Our Father in Heaven,
we thank you for the new opportunity you provide each morning
for us to follow you.
May your tender mercies come to us that we might live.

WORSHIP

You say, "Seek my face. Come let us talk."
My heart responds without delay:
“Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
One thing I ask from You
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to gaze on Your beauty,
to delight in the Your perfection,
seek Your counsel. (Ps 4)
What joy it is for those
who can live in your house, always sing your praises. (Ps 84:4)
become pillars in Your Temple, and will never have to leave. (Rev 3:12)
People ask: "Who will show us better times?"
But I say: “Lord, Your divine pleasure is what I seek.”
 
When Your face smiles on us, it gives us greater joy
than when corn and wine are plentiful (Ps 4:6-8)
When darkness hides Your lovely face because of our sins,
Your unchanging grace sent the restoring faith.
You turn your face from Your son, Jesus, to let him die on the cross.
 
When I pray with hands lifted (Ps77:2)
You stretch out Your right hand to hold me close. (Ps77:10)
You would not let me go.
But You let Jesus’ hand slipped when he was on the cross,
and gave him what I deserve, (PS77)
So that my head shall be lifted. (Ps27:6)
 
What does he get out of it? Just us.
What does he get out of us? Nothing.
Jesus, you see beauty in us, even when we are sinners, worth Your violent death on
the cross. (Ps 27)
You suffered, You lost the father.
We endure to gain Him.
Jesus died to lose Your glory.
We died to ourselves, give up our idols, things that keep us from the grace meant for us. (Jon 2:8)

When your Divinity is at my service,
comes in the most gentle way -
like You asked Jonah, “Do you have any right to be angry?”
Grant that favour you showed to Your Disciple Thomas.
Enter my castle, be it locked and I am afraid.
Ask me to put my hand on Your side,
so that I may say: “My God, My Lord”. (Joh 20:24-29)
 
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of You who died for me,
I’ll crown you with many crowns,
Be mindful of your hands and sides.
Which even angels cannot bear the sight,
But You bend down,
gaze at us, your beautiful creation, with burning eyes.
I’ll hail You as our matchless king
Through all eternity. (Crown Him with Many Crowns)
 

WE COME AS ONE COMMUNITY

Now we come to you,
As one community, one people
Saved by Your blood (Eph 4:1-6)
Baptized by one Spirit. (1Cor12:3)
You are the foundation of our church,
You came to seek GCC to be your holy bride. (The Church One Foundation)

We are chosen to gather here
to live a life worthy of the calling,
to serve one another with our gifts,
to equip Your people for works of service, to pray, evangelize and social services
so that the body of Christ may be built up
mature to the full measure of Christ. (Eph 4:11-16)
 
In our relationships with one another,
Often they are characterized more by differences and disagreement than by unity,
remind us the mindset of Jesus:
Who emptied himself, made himself nothing. (Phi 2:5–8).
As He laid down His life for us, help us lay down our lives for others. (1Joh 3:16)
And make every effort to keep the unity.
In this church, we are thankful to see
people tirelessly work to keep the worship services running during the pandemic
people caring for the underprivileged Nepalese,
people visiting the sick and dying,
pastor working hard to reach out to the lost and lead the flock to maturity,
people pray together,
We know Your government is among us,
Your Spirit is alive in us.
May Your Kingdom come to GCC.
May your will be done, right here, right now
in our church and in our lives as it is in heaven. (Mat 6:10).
Let it be if you have to flip some tables and wreck the Jonah vine.
Let our church be measured by faithfulness rather than by member satisfaction.
Help us move forward and upward,
With Jesus, the evangel, as our leader.
Let the world sense Your presence in our compassion, our prayers, and our faith,
then they will be open to hear what we have to say about Jesus.

If You invite us to travel off the grid,
Help us experience this adventure on Your terms.
Adventure begins by leaving the familiar behind.
Abram and Sarai did that - they left their home to claim Your blessing. (Gen. 12:1).
while Lot’s wife, she was too petrified to move forward. (Keller, Uncommon Ground)
In 8 years, GCC has become 2 congregations, a few changes of pastors, change of
leadership, congregants going and coming.
Help us see these changes as opportunities that allow the church
to mature in faith.
This is no lasting city (Heb. 13:14).
Earthly citizenship and stability will only obscure a deeper allegiance with You.
Help us embrace our heaven citizenship (Phil. 3:20) and carry out our duty during
our short span of life here.
We are confident that we can do it
as You promised to us thru Moses,
that You would faithfully commit yourself in love to us, despite our sins and flaws (Exodus 6:7).

We pray for each of us.
Give us humility –
thinking of others as better than ourselves,
value others above ourselves,
as no one seeks God (Rom 3:11).
Our faith, our understanding is purely the result of Your merciful intervention,
not by our own actions and goodness. (Phi 2:2-5)

We pray for love. Love is You sparing Isaac but let Jesus killed.
Love is always hope. Love endures through every circumstance. (1Cor 13:7)
We love, because You first loved us. (1John 4:19)
 
We pray for patience
as it encourages careful listening, sympathetic understanding, and thoughtful questioning.
We can be patient with others because we place our hope in a story whose end is already known.
We pray for our leadership team, ask you to remember Tim, Doreen, Sam, Matthew,
Sally, Weekee, KenMin, Ian,
We give thanks for Your choice of our leaders,
Entrusting them
to bring Good News to the poor.
to proclaim that the time has come for the Lord to show his kindness
that captives will be set free,
that the blind will see. (Luke 4:18-19)

Give them rest so that they can be healthy for your service. (Isa 40:31)
Bless their families and their jobs.
Provide for all of their needs spiritually, emotionally and physically. (Deu 28:8)
So that they can give full attention to prayer and ministry. (Acts 6:4)
 
We pray for their complete protection from the devil who roams around like a roaring
lion trying to destroy them. (1Pet 5:8)
We pray for a revelation in knowing Jesus fully. (Eph 1:17)
As they make decisions in the church and in their lives,
fill them with the knowledge of Your will. (Col1:9)
Bless whatever they put their hands.
Bless them the wisdom from above which is first pure, then peace, gentleness, open
to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere (Jam 3:17).
 

ENDING

My light and my salvation
Rock of Ages,
naked, we come to You for dress;
helpless, we look to You for grace;
While we draw this fleeting breath,
Till our eyes shall close in death,
and soar to worlds unknown,
to see You on Your judgment throne, (Rock of Ages)
We eagerly await a Saviour from there,
who will transform our poor earthly bodies into glorious bodies like his own. (Phi 3:14, 20-21)
It is in His name we pray, Amen.