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2011.06.23~卫斯理约翰的祷告观12

卫斯理约翰的祷告观(十二)

祷告会 23.06.2011

引言

大家平安!

卫斯理的祷告文不但丰富也很广-个人、家庭、孩子及早晚的祷文。

今晚要与大家一同分享他为孩子祷告的引言。

下星期看其中的早上的祷文。

PREFACE

A lover of your soul has here drawn up a few prayers, in order to assist you in that great duty. Be sure that you do not omit, at least morning and evening, to present yourself upon your knees before God. You have mercies to pray for, and blessings to praise God for. But take care that you do not mock God, drawing near with your lips, while your heart is far from him. God sees you, and knows your thoughts; therefore, see that you not only speak with your lips, but pray with your heart. And that you may not ask in vain, see that you forsake sin, and make it your endeavour to do what God has shown you ought; because God says, “The prayers of the wicked are an abomination unto the Lord.” Ask then of God for the blessings you want, in the name, and for the sake, of Jesus Christ; and God will hear and answer you, and do more for you than you can either ask or think.[1]

                                                                                                                                                                               John Wesley

 

亲爱的孩子们,

有一个爱你的灵魂者特为你们写下一些祷文,以便指引你们能面对更大的责任。你们要肯定不随便放弃,让我们早晚以双膝在神面前祷告。在怜悯中向他祈求,也在蒙恩中赞美他。请垂注不要欺骗神,不要以嘴唇亲近神而心却远离神。神看见也知道你的心思意念,因此,你的言行必定要一致,如此,你的祷告必不落空。看重远离罪恶,尽力执行上帝要你做的事,因为上帝说:“恶人的祷告,在神面前是憎恶的。藉着主耶稣基督的名向神祈求你们所要的祝福,神必定听与回应你,是超过你所求所想的。”

                                                           卫斯理约翰

 

回应与分析

1)  每一天的开始是以祈祷为开始为动力。

2)  祷文之内容:祈求、赞美、诚心认罪。

3)  言行一致,不口是心非及不欺骗,相反乃是寻求上帝所喜悦的事尽力去执行。

结论

  • 祷告为每一天开始的动力与生活是平行的。
  • 祷告要蒙垂听乃是要对付与远离罪恶。
  • 另一方面,要以主的名祈求。

讨论问题

 

1)  生活中祷告是否为你的首要?

2)  在祷告生活中有否自省有关神与你的关系?

3)  卫斯理约翰的祷文带给你什么祝福?

 

[1] The Works of John Wesley, vol 11-12, 259.