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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 Prayer Request Box outside the Prayer Room. If you have a prayer request for a ministry or committee, please come in the Prayer Room and write down your request in the Prayer Notebook. 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 in the Prayer Notebook.

Please come for Prayer and Worship Service from 7:00 - 8:20 pm in the Sanctuary on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information on the other locations during the month, please click here.

Prayer Requests for May 17 - 23, 2017

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11

  1. Sunday, May 21: Pastor Dan Ho will preach in the English Worship Service, Pastor Kai Yuen Choi will preach in the Cantonese Worship Service, and Brother Danny Lee will preach in the Mandarin Worship Service.
  2. Pray for the Church leaders for wisdom and direction.
  3. Pray for Pastor Dan & Barbara for God's wisdom, direction, strength and energy as they shepherd CBC.
  4. Pray that God will grant CBC a united vision. ("Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained" Proverbs 29:18a).
  5. Pray that God will help CBC to be a house of prayer as Pastor Dan continues to lead the Wednesday Night Prayer and Worship Service which has the following format: 1) on the first Wednesday of the month, the Prayer Service will be at CBC beginning at 7pm; 2) on the third Wednesday of the month, the Prayer Meetings will be held in 3 geographical areas as of now: A) at CBC led by Pastor Dan; B) in Sugar Land led by Pastor Kai Yuen Choi; and C) in Pearland led by Ronald Gee.
  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, & Arlene Ligh in Bellaire.
  7. Pray for God to raise up a person to lead the Sunday School Department.
  8. 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. Pray for Dr. Lawrence Fan and Dr. Gene Yee as they lead this ministry. 2) Conversational-Pray for God to lead this ministry as it began on April 23. Pray for God to raise up volunteers to help the Mandarin speakers to learn English and for Tome as he leads this ministry.
  9. Pray for the Thai Baptist Church that meets every Sunday at 2 p.m. in Room 163.
  10. Pray for Project Orphan Care organized by Barbara Ho. This project will involve five orphanages around the world in Latvia, Volva (an orphanage for the disabled), the Philippines, St. Petersburg Russia, and India (a girls' orphanage). Pray for God to raise up people to assist Barbara in these projects and pray for God's provision for these precious orphans.
  11. Pray that CBC will be active in sharing our faith (Philemon 6).
  12. Pray for God's supernatural protection for CBC (Psalms 91).
  13. Thank God for a good outreach at the Texas Lunar Festival. Pray for a good follow-up with all the contacts made.
  14. Pray for the kids to learn Chinese well and for good outreach in Chinese School.
  15. Pray for the youth group to know God and each other better, and to grow in the Lord, especially in the Sunday Community Groups. A) Pray for the High School Senior Banquet on June 3; B) Pray for God to raise up more adult female leaders and more youth to go to World Changers mission trip by May 28. World Changers will be in Dallas from June 25-July 1; C) Pray for the Discovery (middle school) Camp from July 23-26 and for the (high school) Camp Impact from July 26-30, all at Forest Glen.
  16. Pray for Pastor Dan as he teaches on Christian Doctrine from March to May in Sunday School class.
  17. Pray for God's wisdom and strength for the Personnel Committee: James Moy, Mary Moon Kueh, Melanie Wong, Henry Chan, Edmond Cheung, Tim Eng, and Arlene Ligh.
  18. Thank God for a good discipleship seminar led by Luke and Amy Wong. Pray that God will help CBC to develop a good discipleship strategy by implementing what we learned. (Matthew 28:18-20).
  19. Pray for Pastor Kai Yuen and Josephine Choi for appropriate preparation and planning as they will be leading a short term mission trip to SE Asia on July 6-17.
  20. Pray for Children's Ministry as follows: A) Pray for our understanding and urgency in praying for the salvation of the next generations. B) Pray for parents (who are their children's primary spiritual shepherds) to prioritize their children's faith development in their busy schedule. C) 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) 3 leaders for Preschool Praise; 2) A few more Sunday School teachers; 3) Program coordinators; and 4) AWANA coaches and helpers (both adult and youth). D) 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. E) Pray for the learning process of children to know, love, and serve Christ. F) Pray for the preparation/formation of the VBS Planning Committee and crew members (VBS will be week of July 10-14): 1) Pray for God to direct in the timing and formatting of VBS; 2) Pray for the right means to attract the people He wants to attend; 3) Pray for enough co-laborers so not to miss the many details that need to go into this ministry; 4) Pray for God's selection of leaders for the program; 5) Pray for God's wisdom in implementing the curriculum and developing the theme and plan; 6) Pray for God to begin His work of preparing the hearts of teachers and workers who should serve; and 7) Pray for God to begin to prepare the hearts of those who will attend.
  21. Thank God for Pastor Jonathan Cheng who will be CBC's Consultant Pastor for the Mandarin Congregation starting in late May. Pray for him for God's wisdom.
  22. Pray for God's wisdom and leadership as Davi Gomes plans to start Sports Ministry.
  23. Pray for the nationwide simulcast titled 'Prepared to Answer' by Lee Strobel that CBC will be hosting on Saturday, September 30, from 9-11am that many of us and many guests will come to watch and learn how to better defend our Christian faith.
  24. Pray for the physical and spiritual needs of certain people.
  1. J & J - Pray for: 1) Their new Bible Training Center in South Central Asia; 2) Their new appointed workers in Central and East South Asia; 3) The new students trained last year who are ready to serve the Lord in various parts of Asia; 4) Their existing works in various parts of Asia; 5) God's provision for various projects in Indo-China; and 6) J and J as they rejuvenate from extensive travels over the past several years in Asia.
  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.
  4. Pastor Wai & Vicki & children - Thank God that He has called them to return to America for a period of time. They will be focusing on their children's development and helping to care for Wai's parents. Wai is the English Pastor of Katy Christian Community Church.
  5. Davi and Carol - Pray for their soccer ministry to young people. Pray as they lead a CBC Soccer Training Camp on Wednesdays and Saturdays from March 25-May 31. Pray for their summer soccer camp on June 12-16 for 5-7 yr. olds, on June 19-23 for 8-9 yr. olds, and on June 26-30 for 10-11 yr. olds.
  6. J & M - Thank God for using J to successfully implement the new foster care program in Kurdistan, Iraq and that the first child has been placed. Pray that many children will be placed with loving families. Pray for wisdom as they work with the refugees from within Iraq and from outside countries like Syria.
  7. D and P - Pray for: 1) D who is teaching at a seminary; 2) Pray for wisdom as they rear A who is 2 years old as of December. Pray for expediency as they finalize their adoption paperwork.
  8. Karen and Mitsu and family -Thank God that Karen and Mitsu attended the Japan Congress on Evangelism held every 7 years. (The next one will be September 2023). Continue to pray for God to accelerate the evangelization of Japan. Thank God for a good women's retreat. Pray for the missionaries in Japan to experience good Sabbath rest.
  9. Pray for Travis Jones and Gracewood for God's provision of jobs, cars, for daily needs for the children and their mothers as Gracewood strives with God's help to keep families together. Thank God that the Sharpstown property was sold successfully. Pray for this ministry as they enter a capital campaign to expand the campus and services.
  10. Pastor Yura and wife Zoiya (in Ukraine) - Pray for God's healing for Yura who had a serious fall, and for strength and peace for Zoiya. Pray for God to continue to use them in ministry.
  11. 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/
  12. 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.
  13. Vova and Maryna - Pray that God will provide for all their needs to plant another church in Latvia so that more young people, especially, university students, can be reached for Christ.
  14. Cris - Pray for God to help her raise the resources needed to help the poor children in the Philippines.
  15. Pastor Nicolay and his wife - Pray for their church in Kiev, Ukraine as they raise the funds to complete construction of their new church building. Pray for two foster homes being planned.
  16. Nate and Diana - Pray that the Lord will continue to lead and provide in the building of a new foster home in Ukraine which is over half way done, that He would bring the right children to them, that they could be a light in the orphanages, and that their kids would continue to grow in the Lord.
  17. Pastor Kaspars from Vandzene, Latvia - Pray for God to raise the resources that are needed to renovate a government-given building to start a church by summer of 2017 and for wisdom on how to do ministry God's way.
  18. 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.
  19. Pastor Chad Barrett - Pray for him as he is beginning a new church plant called Element City Church in NE Houston near Atascocita.
  1. Pray for President Donald Trump that God would give him wisdom, protection, and strength to lead our country well.
  2. Pray that righteousness would prevail in our government at the national, state, and local levels.
  3. Pray for Shannon Rutherford. Director of UH Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) - Pray for good ministry in the spring.
  4. Pray for Governor Greg Abbott and Mayor Sylvester Turner.
  5. Pray for all churches to stand strong as a loving witness for traditional marriage, especially after the US Supreme Court's decision on June 26 to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
  6. Pray for God's protection on all law enforcement officers and first responders. Pray for peace and comfort for the families and loved ones of: 1) The 5 Dallas police offers killed on July 7: Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa; 2) The 3 officers killed in Baton Rouge on July 17: Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald, and Brad Garafola. 3) Officer Robert Melton killed in Kansas City, KS on July 19; 4) The two officers killed in Palm Springs, CA on Oct. 8: Jose Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny; 5) The two officers killed in IA on November 2: Anthony Beminio in Des Moines and Justin Martin in Urbandle; 6) The officer killed in San Antonio on November 20: Benjamin Marconi; 7) The state police officer killed in Seattle, WA on December 1: Reginald Gutierrez; 8) The officer killed in Orlando, FL on January 9: Debra Clayton. 10) The Harris County Chief Deputy Constable killed in Baytown on April 3: Clint Greenwood.
  7. Pray for God to bring repentance and revival to America.
  8. Continue to pray for God to end abortion in this country. For more info, go to http://www.40daysunited.com/.
  9. Pray for God to end human trafficking by using local ministries like Elijah Rising (Ft. Bend County), Redeemed Ministries (Houston), and Arrow Child and Family Ministries (has a shelter for minors called Freedom Place in Houston). Pray for many CBC folks to carry out Elijah Rising's message in Jesus' Name to end human trafficking.
  10. Pray for God's peace to reign in the hearts of His people and for racial tensions to subside in Ferguson, MO; New York City; Madison, WI; North Charleston, SC; Baltimore, MD; Hattiesburg, MS; Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; and recently in Baton Rouge, LA, St. Paul, MN, Kansas City, KS, Milwaukee, WI, Tulsa, OK, Charlotte, NC, and Los Angeles, CA.
  11. Pray for God to raise up 'forever homes' for the many orphans in the world.
  12. Pray for God to heal our country after a very divisive election season based on 1Timothy 2:1-4. For info on how to pray, go to http://www.ifapray.org/.
  13. Pray for the 85th Texas State Legislature which is in session from January 10-May 29. Pray for wisdom for all of our state legislators to make decisions that glorify God, especially for consensus on the budget.
  1. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6). Pray for the fighting to subside between the Israelis and Palestinians. Pray for a good agreement for the Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
  2. Pray for God's peace to reign in His people's hearts in Ukraine during this time of great political unrest. Pray for God's wisdom for the president, Petro Poroshenko, and the government to do the right thing and for a peaceful agreement with Russia. Also, pray that Russia will respect Ukraine's sovereignty and act accordingly. Pray for the orphans at Kind Samaritan Orphanage in Mariupol. Praise God four of the orphan girls accepted Jesus and pray for their spiritual growth. Pray for God's peace to reign in Mariupol. Pray for all of the Ukrainians who have fled from rebel-held cities such as Donetsk and Luhansk. Pray that God will use the NATO forces to protect Ukraine from Russian aggression. Pray that the cease fire that began on 2/15 will lead to peace in Ukraine.
  3. Thank God for the 82 school girls who were released on May 6. Pray for a good reunion with their families. Pray for the release of the remaining 113 girls who are still held captive. Pray for the African Union which includes Nigeria, Chad, and Niger as it adds soldiers to wage war against Boko Haram, the terrorist group who kidnapped the school girls.
  4. Pray for God's peace to rule in the hearts of believers in Iraq and Syria, for the Sunni militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to stop attacking cities for selfish gain, and for God to strengthen the Iraqi and Syrian armies to protect the innocent. Pray for God's protection over the U.S.-backed operation involving the Iraqi special forces who have entered Mosul on November 1.
  5. Pray for the safe return of Austin Tice, a journalist (from Houston in Syria) who was captured in August 2012.
  6. Thank God for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini on January 16, along with 3 other Americans of Iranian descent. Thank God for their safe return back to America and for good family/friend reunions, and pray for good assimilation back into American life. Pray for God to reconcile Pastor and Mrs. Abedini's marriage. Pray for God to uphold them and their two children as they go through this difficult time.
  7. Mrs. Asia Bibi - Pray for God's favor on this mother of five and for the Supreme Court of Pakistan to render a favorable decision. Pray for God to spare her life from being hanged in Pakistan simply for being a Christian and offering a cup of water to a group of Muslim women in 2010. Pray for all persecuted Christians.
  8. Pray for God to end the killing by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan.
  9. Pray for God's protection for France and all countries from ISIS.
  10. Pray for God's protection and provision for all the refugees and migrants coming into Europe and America from Syria, Afghanistan and other countries. Pray that these people are coming with good intentions and that God will expose those with bad intentions.
  11. Pray for Pastor Andrew Brunson from NC who has been imprisoned in Turkey since October 7, 2016 and pray for his release home. He has been a pastor at Izmir Resurrection Church in Turkey since 1994 and has done nothing wrong. For more info, please go to http://www.aclj.org./.
  12. Pray for the families of those who died in a terrorist attack on Parliament in London on March 22, for healing for those injured, and for the authorities in their investigation to prevent another terrorist attack.
  13. Pray for the family members and loved ones of those who died in a terrorist attack on a subway train on April 3 in St. Petersburg, Russia and pray for healing for those injured. Pray for the investigators for wisdom to prevent a future terrorist attack.
  14. Pray that God would convict Syrian President Assad to stop killing his own people, that God would comfort the loved ones of those who died in the chemical attack on April 5 and heal the injured, and God would give the US government wisdom on how to continue to intervene on behalf of the victims.
  15. Pray for the family members and loved ones of those who died in two terrorist attacks at churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt on April 9. Pray for healing for the injured and for wisdom for Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and authorities to prevent another terrorist attack.