神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16).

【双语灵修】葛培理布道团:恒切祷告(2018-8-16)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2018年08月16日 09:24

“况且,我们的软弱有圣灵帮助;我们本不晓得当怎样祷告,只是圣灵亲自用说不出来的叹息替我们祷告。”罗马书 8:26

For we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Romans 8:26

这样的祷告可以跨过大洋、穿过沙漠、飞过高山、走过丛林,带去福音的医治和帮助。这种哀痛、关心,是神亲自用圣灵带来的。神借着圣灵在我们里面为我们祷告、祈求。这样,我们是神的同工,是他的伙伴。我们的生命从自私的低处走向神的高处。约翰诺克斯(John Knox) 的祷告复兴了苏格兰。约翰卫斯理(John Wesley) 的祷告诞生了卫理公会。马丁路德(Martin Luther) 的祷告,带来了教会改革。

神要我们基督徒为这个世界祷告。如果我们愿意与圣灵一起工作,世界就会有和平与合一。“国岂能一日而生? 民岂能一时而产? 因为 锡安 一劬劳便生下儿女, 这样的事谁曾听见? 谁曾看见呢?”(赛66:8) 你经常祷告吗?如果有人来检查你的祷告的生活,他会发现你更喜欢看足球、朋友聚会,还是与神同工,一起祷告?

This kind of prayer can span oceans, cross burning deserts, leap over mountains, and penetrate jungles to carry the healing, helping power of the Gospel to the objects of our prayer.This kind of mourning, this quality of concern, is produced by the presence of God’s Spirit in our lives. That “the Spirit itself maketh intercession” indicates that it is actually God pleading, praying, and mourning through us. Thus we become co-laborers with God, actual partners with Him: our lives are lifted from the low plane of selfishness to the high plane of creativeness with God.John Knox spent much time in prayer, and the Church in Scotland expanded into new life. John Wesley prayed long and often, and the Methodist movement was born. Martin Luther prayed earnestly, and the Reformation was under way.

God desires that we Christians be concerned and burdened for a lost world. If we pray this kind of prayer, an era of peace may come to the world and hordes of wickedness may be turned back.” As soon as Zion traviled, she brought forth her children” (Isaiah 66:8).How much do you pray? If someone were to examine your prayer life, would he find that you are more excited about watching football or visiting a friend than talking to God?

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