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If you would like for the Prayer Ministry and/or the Ministerial Staff to pray for your needs, please indicate your requests by filling out the Prayer Request Form in the bulletin, tear it out, and kindly drop it in the offering plate. Be assured that someone from the Prayer Ministry will pray for your needs. Lastly, if you have an unsaved loved one that you would like us to pray for, please write their name on the Prayer Request Form on the bulletin.

Please come for Prayer and Worship Service in the Sanctuary. For information on this and the other locations during the month, please click here.

Prayer Requests for January 10 - 16, 2018

"See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19)

  1. Thank God for protecting the lives of everyone at CBC.
  2. Pray for those most affected by the storm and for God's protection and provision for them. (If you were impacted by the storm and need assistance, please inform the church by going to the church's website at www.cbchouston.org and go to the link for Harvey and fill out the form.
  3. Pray for CBC members to rise up and continue to rise up to assist those in need. (If you would like to assist those in need, please sign up on the church's website at www.cbchouston.org and go to the link for Harvey.)
  1. Sunday, January 14: Pastor Dan Ho will preach in the English Worship Service; Pastor Oleg Xu will preach in the Mandarin Worship Service; and Pastor Kai Yuen will preach in the Cantonese Worship Service.
  2. Pray for the Church leaders for wisdom and direction.
  3. Pray that God will grant CBC a united vision. ("Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained." Proverbs 29:18a)
  4. Prayer Ministry - Pray that God will help CBC to be a house of prayer as Pastor Dan continues to lead the Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month - except in January during which the prayer meeting will be January 10. Pray for William Gaw as he coordinates the third Wednesday of the month local geographical prayer meetings which will be meeting in 5 locations on January 17: 1) CBC-led by Mae Jean Chan, Mimi Chew, and David Lee; 2) Bellaire-hosted by Esther Quan and led by Viola Chan and Becky Ho; 3) Katy-led by Raphael and Betty Lam; 4) Pearland-led by Ronald Gee and William Gaw; and 5) Sugar Land-led by Pastor Kai Yuen Choi. Please pray for groups to begin in northwest and west Houston.
  5. Pray that God will help CBC to be a house of prayer as Pastor Dan continues to lead the Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting.
  6. Pray for God to lead and guide the formation of cell groups to be used by God to be good sources of outreach and for God to raise up more host homes. Pray for the current cell group: Gary & Anna Lee and Arlene Ligh in Bellaire.
  7. ESL: 1) Medical English -Pray for more doctors studying here from China to come to CBC to learn English from 1:30-3:00pm in the Coffee Bar area each Sunday. Pray for Dr. Lawrence Fan and Dr. Gene Yee as they lead this ministry. 2) Conversational -Pray for God to lead this ministry which began on April 23. Pray for God to help Tome' Halsell as he leads this ministry.
  8. Pray that CBC will be active in sharing our faith (Philemon 6).
  9. Pray for God's supernatural protection for CBC (Psalms 91).
  10. Thank God for bringing the following interns to serve at CBC and pray for their service that God will use them in a mighty way at CBC: 1) Joo Chan-Children's Ministry Intern; 2) Jeremy Cheng-Worship Intern; 3) Elaine Dao-Youth Ministry Intern; 4) Anton Hauglie-Youth Ministry Intern; 5) Danny Lee-Intern; 6) Robert Liu-Youth Ministry Intern.
  11. Pray for good outreach for Chinese School.
  12. Pray for a fruitful ministry partnership between Trinity Classical School and CBC.
  13. Pray for Open Play Sports Ministry for good outreach:
    1. Volleyball meets every Thursday from 7-10pm led by Erin Joe and Elaine Dao.
    2. Soccer meets every second and fourth Wednesday from 8-10pm led by Davi Gomes.
    3. Ping Pong/Badminton meets every Monday from 7-10pm led by Henry Chan and Ricky So.
    4. Tai Chi meets every Saturday morning from 8-9am led by Ronald Gee and Viola Chan.
    5. Basketball meets every Tuesday from 6:30-9:30pm led by Rob Eng.
    6. Pray for a permanent time for basketball for the Chinese Speaking to meet.
  14. Pray for all of our students for a good and safe school year as they stand strong as a loving witness for Jesus at school.
  15. Pray for God to raise up more people to go on the China Short Term Mission Trip next year in the summer. Pray for Pastor Kai Yuen Choi as he coordinates this trip.
  16. Thank God for calling Pastor Oleg Xu to be CBC's Young Adults Pastor. Pray for God to give him wisdom to shepherd the young adults of CBC.
  17. Thank God for a good Caring Ministry Training with Dr. Paul Looney. Pray for good application of what we learned.
  18. Pray for the 'Prepared to Answer' nationwide simulcast on apologetics by Lee Strobel on Saturday, February 17, in the morning. Pray for many to attend so our most difficult questions can try to be answered.
  19. Pray for the CBC Annual Chinese New Luncheon on Sunday, February 18 in the FLC.
  20. Pray for the CBC Chinese New Year Banquet at Ocean Palace on February 25 for a good outreach.
  21. YOUTH MINISTRY
    1. Pray for the youth group to know God and each other better, and to grow in the Lord, especially in the Sunday Community Groups (CG's).
    2. Pray for Conclave, the weekly youth Bible Study every Friday at 6pm, and for ACCESS, the weekly youth fellowship at 7:30pm.
    3. Pray for the Costa Rica missions team as they prepare for their trip on March 10-17.
  22. CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
    1. Pray for our understanding and urgency in praying for the salvation of the next generations.
    2. Pray for parents (who are their children's primary spiritual shepherds) to prioritize their children's faith development in their busy schedule.
    3. Pray for parents to seize the opportunities to get involved in their children's church activities in various platforms. The most pressing needs in the Children's Ministry are: 1) Praise the Lord for answered prayers; we have a few parents and grandparents answered the call to form a team to lead Early Childhood Praise, starting in January, 2018. 2) A few more Sunday School teachers; 3) Program coordinators such as for Children's Worship, Preschool Praise, and Children's Sunday School; and 4) AWANA coaches and helpers (both adult and youth). 5) Praise the Lord; all Program Coordinators congregated for strategic planning in January, 2018. Praying for 2 more coordinators for Special Events and Home Connect. 6) Praying for more adult and youth leaders who will invest in the next generations, especially male in AWANA, Sunday School, and Praise Worship.
    4. Pray for those who work with children in the church for understanding, for preparation, for equipping, and the skills needed to speak life into children.
    5. Pray for the learning process of children to know, love, and serve Christ.
  1. J & J - Pray for: 1) For strength from God to trust Him fully in all of their lives, especially for their move to San Antonio on October 2 and for their former home in AZ to sell; and 2) God's provision of prayer and financial support to fulfill God's work.
  2. A - Pray for God to raise the needed prayer and financial support for her disaster to development group.
  3. Scott and Cenia in Boston, Bill in Brazil, Jonathan and Theo at UH, and Joseph at UT in Austin - Pray for their respective college ministries. Pray for Scott and Cenia as they visit Houston from August 9-13.
  4. D and P - Pray for: 1) D who is teaching at a seminary; 2) Pray for wisdom as they rear A who is 3 years old as of December, 2017. Praise God they are safe in the US on furlough.
  5. Karen and Mitsu and family - Continue to pray for God to accelerate the evangelization of Japan. Pray for the missionaries in Japan to experience good Sabbath rest. Pray for Karen as she meets to pray with other mothers, and pray for every school in Japan to be covered in prayer. Pray for Mitsu and the team as the National Coordinator for Cru to help campus team leaders in 7 cities to focus and cooperate as they make disciples. Pray for Mitsu and the team as the National Coordinator for Cru to help campus team leaders in 7 cities to focus and cooperate as they make disciples.
  6. Pray for Jenny Rice and Gracewood for God's provision of jobs, cars, and for daily needs for the children and their mothers as Gracewood strives with God's help to help keep families together. Pray for this ministry as they continue a capital campaign to expand the campus and services.
  7. Margie Randall (director of Loaves and Fishes, a missionary organization in Katy that reaches out to the Bhutanese refugees) - Pray for her and all the volunteers to let Jesus' light shine through them. Pray for laborers for the harvest is ripe. Pray for God's provision for all the refugees. For info, go to http://www.loavesfishes.org
  8. J and N - Pray for: 1) Thank God for the birth of baby #2! Pray for a good transition to life and ministry with 2 little ones now; 2) Protection against an unsteady atmosphere & increased government pressure; 3) For fluency in local language & cultural learning; 4) For unity and direction for new team formed to reach the unreached people group, planting simple reproducible house churches for quick multiplication; 5) Wisdom for N to help victims of human trafficking. 6) Thank God that N and the two children are feeling better.
  9. Cris - Pray for God to help her raise the resources needed to help the poor children in the Philippines.
  10. Pastor Sergey's sister-in-law's children - Pray for healing from muscular dystrophy for the two sons and from daily seizures for the daughter. Pray for one of the two sons, Nazar, who broke his leg on August 6 for continued healing after having a metal rod put in his leg on August 12. Thank God that Nazar has a respirator with a reserve power pack. Pray for God's provision for them and their family.