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2011.05.25~约翰卫斯理祷告观9

约翰卫斯理祷告观(九)

 25.05.2011 祷告会

引言

大家好!

让我们一起看约翰卫斯理在祷文中如何称上帝。

Preserve, O great King of heaven and earth, all Christian Princes, especially our Sovereign and his family. [1]

保佑我们,天地伟大的王,全体的信徒、王子,特别是至高无上的与家庭。

O gracious Lord, behold all my enemies, and all that are in affliction; give them patience under their sufferings, and grant that they , and all the members of thy Church, may find rest, “where the wicked cease from troubling” and mercy in the great day of trial. [2]

慈爱的主啊!看哪我的敌人以及那些在痛苦的人,供应他们在苦难中有足够的忍耐,并允许给属于祢的人在教会寻找到安息,「恶者不再干扰」,在试炼中有怜悯。

Let these my prayers, O Lord, find access to the throne of grace, through the Son of thy love, Jesus Christ the righteous; to whom, with thee, O Father, in the unity of the Spirit, be all love and obedience now and for ever! [3]

让我的祷文,主啊!能寻找到一条通路到达恩典的宝座,藉着祢的爱子,耶稣基督的公义,从他、藉他。父啊!在圣灵的合一中,让一切的爱与顺服都长存直到永远!

O Almighty Lord of heaven and earth, I desire with fear and shame to cast myself down before thee, humbly confessing my manifold sins and unsufferable wickedness. I confess, O great God, that I have sinned grievously against thee by thought, word and deed, particularly this day.

But, O Lord my judge, thou art also my Redeemer! I have sinned, but thou, O blessed Jesus, art my Advocate! [4]

主啊!全能天地的主,我以敬畏及不配的心志来到祢面 前,谦卑承认我的众罪恶及不可忍受的罪过。我认罪,伟大的神啊!我为着我今天在思想上、言语上及行为上的罪忏悔。

但,主啊我的审判,祢也是我的救赎者!我犯罪但祢我的赐福者耶稣,祢是我的保护者!

“My Lord and my God,” I know that unless I am planted together with thee in the likeness of thy death, I cannot in the likeness of thy resurrection. [5]

「我的主及我的神」,我知道我如果要如同祢的复活,我必须如同祢死的安置。

O thou Great Shepherd of souls, bring home unto thy fold all that are gone astray. [6]

祢是伟大的灵魂牧人,将一切走迷的完全领导他们回家。

O my God, I praise thee for thy continual preservation of me, for thy fatherly protection over me this day; for all the comforts with which thou surroundest me, spiritual and temporal; particularly for leave now to pray unto thee. [7]

我的神啊!因祢不断地保守我,我要赞美祢。祢以父亲的爱在今日保护我,以安慰的话围绕我,属灵及属世的,特别在这空间的阶段中,我向祢祈求。

These my prayers, O most merciful Father, vouchsafe to hear, through the mediation of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who with thee and the holy Ghost is worshipped and glorified, in all Churches of the saints, one God blessed for ever! [8]

这是我的祷告,是慈悲仁爱的父亲,非常兴奋地听到,藉着思念耶稣基督为救赎主;原属祢,靠圣灵全教会圣徒崇拜与荣耀祢,祢是唯一的神直到永远!

分析

 

  • 约翰卫斯理称上帝的名在祷文中是多姿多彩的。从伟大的君王、主啊、父啊、天地的主、我主我神、牧者、慈悲的父等名称。
  • 约翰卫斯理称呼上帝的名是非常自然的,非出自勉强的。
  • 既然是无任何阻碍,约翰卫斯理也非常坦率,在这位神目前直求了。
  • 他期望在这位神里面得享安息。

讨论问题

Œ你有否注重称呼上帝的名?

请分享你所认识的这位祷告的对象。

Ž你最喜欢称上帝的名称是____________。为什么?

 

[1] The Works of John Wesley, vol 11-12, 220.

[2] Ibid 220.

[3] Ibid 220.

[4] Ibid 221.

[5] Ibid 222.

[6] Ibid 222.

[7] Ibid 223.

[8] Ibid 223.