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).

双语灵修丨葛培理布道团:感恩的祷告​(2019.11.21)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2019年11月21日 11:57

你们要恒切祷告,在此警醒感恩。西4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2

祷告不是仅仅向上帝祈求一些我们需要的。祷告也包括认罪悔改,赞美上帝,他是大能的上帝,能行一切事。祷告,还有一个更重要的元素,就是怀感恩的心,感谢上帝。圣经反复教导我们要感恩。“你们要称谢耶和华,因为他本为善,他的慈爱永远长存!”(诗107:1)耶稣显神迹,用几条小鱼和几块小饼喂饱四千人之前,他先“祝谢了”(太15:36)在最后的晚餐上,耶稣虽然知道自己要上十字架受苦,依然用感恩的心,亲自设立圣餐。(路22:19-20)当上帝的确给我们莫大的祝福和恩典时,我们很容易感恩,例如大病初愈,工作绩效明显。但是圣经也告诉我们,凡事谢恩;因为这是上帝在基督耶稣里向你们所定的旨意。(帖前5:18)。

感恩,会帮助我们克服自卑和自负。希望你每天怀着感恩的心,对上帝祷告。

Prayer isn’t just asking God for something we want. Prayer should also include confession of sin, and praise to God for who He is and what He has done for us.

But prayer should have an additional element, and that is thanksgiving. Repeatedly the Bible commands us to give thanks. The Psalmist said, “Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever” (Ps. 107:1). Jesus only distributed the bread He had miraculously provided for the crowds after “he had given thanks” (Matt. 15:36). At the Last Supper with His disciples before facing the horror of the Cross, Jesus “gave thanks” (Luke 22:17).

It’s easy to be thankful when God blesses us with something good-swift recovery from and illness, for example, or an advancement at work. But the Bible says we should “give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for [us] in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess. 5:18)

Thankfulness drives away a sour or prideful spirit make it part of your prayers every day.


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