2011.05.11~约翰卫斯理祷告观7

约翰卫斯理祷告观(七)

11.05.2011 祷告会

引言

大家好!

我们分享过约翰卫斯理的早祷的一小部分,并且其早祷前所发出的问题。今晚我们要分享他的一小部分的晚祷词。同样,在晚祷前,他也每天预先分享一个特别主题。他的方式乃是应用问题式的来分享。

以下是约翰卫斯理的星期二之晚祷并分享「谦虚」的一个主题的题目。

TUESDAY EVENING

Particular Questions relating to Humility.

2.  Have I set apart some time this day to think upon my infirmities, follies, and sins?

3.  Have I ascribed to myself any part of any good which God did by my hand?

4.  Have I said or done anything with a view to the praise of men?

5.  Have I desired the praise of men?

6.  Have I taken pleasure in it?

7.  Have I commended myself, or others, to their faces, unless for God’s sake, and then with fear and trembling?

8.  Have I despised any one’s advice?

9.  Have I, when I thought so, said, ”I am in the wrong?” [1]

2. 我是否有应用一点时间来思考有我个人的弱点、愚蠢及恶行?

4. 我是否按着人的称赞讲或做任何的事?

5. 我有否期望人的赞赏?

6. 我有否享受在其中?

8. 我有否藐视任何人的劝告?

一些晚祷的内容

I DESIRE to offer unto thee, O Lord, my evening sacrifice, – the sacrifice of a contrite spirit. “Have mercy upon me, O God, after they great goodness, and after the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences.”…………………..

O save me from every work of darkness, and cleanse me “from all filthiness of flesh and spirit,” that, for the time to come, I may, with a pure heart and mind, follow thee, the only true God. [2]

主啊!我渴慕要将我的晚祭献上于祢就是悔罪的灵之祭献上于祢。「求祢向我施怜悯,主啊!因祢的大恩典及祢的广大的怜悯不计较我的过错。」

主啊!将我由黑暗权势救赎。洁净我「全部肉体与灵的污秽」,使我在未来的日子里,我能活出一颗圣洁的心与思想,跟从祢这唯一的神。

Grant, O Lord, that I may look for nothing, claim nothing; and that I may go through all the scenes of life, not seeking my own glory, but looking wholly unto thee, and acting wholly for thee.

Let my ears and my heart be ever shut to the praise that cometh of men, and let me “refuse to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so sweetly.”

O thou Giver of every good and perfect gift, if at any time thou pleases to work by my hand, teach me to discern what is my own from what is another’s, and to render unto thee the things that are thine.[3]

主啊!我不期望并索取任何东西。让我能经历人生的各种场面,非寻所我个人的荣耀,而是完全的仰赖祢,并完全代祢而行。

让我的耳与心向人的称赞关闭,也让我拒绝魔者与魔力的声音是不甜蜜的。

祢是赐一切美与完全恩赐的主宰。如果在任何时刻祢要由我手工作,教导我会分别属我与其他人的,并且将属祢的献上于祢。

分析

 

约翰卫斯理天天早晚都好好思考并更认识上帝与增加个人的知识。

‚约翰卫斯理注重个人的罪恶并认罪。

ƒ约翰卫斯理注重过圣洁的生活。

„约翰卫斯理单单要为主而活—一生荣耀神。

…约翰卫斯理要神的称赞而非人的赞赏。

†约翰卫斯理看重奉献,特别是属神的,必定要献上给上帝。

结论

我们必定要学习约翰卫斯理三件事:

1)  不断追求认识神,也增加各种知识。

2)  不期望人的赞许。

3)  过圣洁的生活。

  •  注重罪恶
  •  为神而活
  •  荣耀神

讨论问题

Œ今晚你学到的功课是什么?

人的赞赏你如何回应?

Ž分享圣洁生活的重要。

 

[1] The Works of John Wesley vol. 11-12, p216

[2] Ibid p216

[3] Ibid p217

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