荒漠甘泉11/02

荒漠甘泉∕11 月2日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

 「教會卻為他切切的禱告神。」(使徒行傳十二章5節)

 

  禱告是我們與神交接的連索,是一架跨過深淵的橋梁,是帶領我們經過危險、缺乏的。

 

  使徒時代的教會多麼美麗:彼得被囚在監裡;猶太人大奏凱歌;希律執著無上的權力;殉道場期待著使徒的血....每一件事情都和他們作對。可是他們「卻....切切地禱告神」。結果怎樣呢?監門開了,使徒自由了,猶太人失敗了,惡王被蟲咬死了,神的道日見興旺,越發廣傳。

 

  禱告是我們屬靈的兵器。我們知不知道這兵器的能力呢?我們敢不敢用信心的權柄來使用這兵器 不只求,並且命令呢?願神給我們膽量!給我們信心!神現在所要的,並不是一些偉人,乃是一些敢證明神的偉大的人。── 信宣(A. B. Simpson

 

  在你禱告的時候,你要小心,不要限制神的能力不僅不信能限制神的能力,自以為知道神所能作的也能限制神的能力。你當期望那不能期望的超過我們一切所求所想的。你每一次禱告,當先安靜想一想祂所能作的,想一想你在基督裡的地位。 ── 慕安得烈( Andrew Murray

 

  我們的禱告是神的機會

  親愛的,你悲傷麼?禱告能叫你的痛苦變成喜樂。你快樂麼?禱告能在你的歡樂上替你加上一陣屬天的香味。你被內外的仇敵攻擊得非常危險麼?禱告能叫你得到天使的幫助──他的一摸能使磨石粉碎,他的一瞥能將全軍打倒。禱告究竟能給你一些甚麼呢?讓我回答你:能給你一切上帝能為你做的。上帝說:「你願我賜你甚麼,你可以來求
。」(王上三5)──法勒爾(Farrar)

 
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“But prayer…” (Acts 12:5.)

But prayer is the link that connects us with God. This is the bridge that spans every gulf and bears us over every abyss of danger or of need.

How significant the picture of the Apostolic Church: Peter in prison, the Jews triumphant, Herod supreme the arena of martyrdom awaiting the dawning of the morning to drink up the apostle’s blood, and everything else against it. “But prayer was made unto God without ceasing.” And what was the sequel? The prison open, the apostle free, the Jews baffled, the wicked king eaten of worms, a spectacle of hidden retribution, and the Word of God rolling on in greater victory.

Do we know the power of our supernatural weapon? Do we dare to use it with the authority of a faith that commands as well as asks? God baptize us with holy audacity and Divine confidence! He is not wanting great men, but He is wanting men who will dare to prove the greatness of their God. But God! But prayer! --- A. B. Simpson.

Beware in your prayer, above everything, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things, above all that we ask or think. Each time you intercede, be quiet first and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, of how He delights to hear Christ, of your place in Christ; and expect great things. --- Andrew Murray.

Our prayers are God’s – opportunities.

         Are you in sorrow? Prayer can make your affliction sweet and strengthening. Are you in gladness? Prayer can add to your joy a celestial perfume. Are you in extreme danger from outward or inward enemies? Prayer can set at your right hand an angel whose touch could shatter a millstone into smaller dust than the flour it grinds, and whose glance could lay an army low. What will prayer do for you? I answer: All that God can do for you. "Ask what I shall give thee." --Farrar

 

 

 

 

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