《今日靈修默想》:「那時,希律王下手苦害教會中幾個人⋯於是彼得被囚在監裡;教會卻為他切切地禱告神。」(徒12:1-5)

默想一:你關心自己的教會嗎?當教會遇到重大事故或受到攻擊時,你為教會切切地禱告神嗎?同心合意地禱告能使鐵鍊脫落,監門自開(徒12:7-10)。不禱告的教會,就像沒有靈魂的行屍走肉一樣,毫無生命可言。帶有禱告力量的教會,神的靈必然會運行在其中。當我們輕忽禱告時,神也不在教會了。

默想二:當你走到盡頭無路可走時,祢能做什麼?往上求告神!神說「你要向山舉目仰望我吧!我必幫助你,保護你」(詩121)。只有舉目仰望那一位為我們信心創始成終的耶穌,才能往前走。

禱告:主耶穌,謝謝祢所賜的禱告特權及權柄。我深知禱告出來的能力及得勝,但不是因我的禱告很行,而是祢給的應許。主!幫助我成為隨時禱告的人。禱告奉耶穌基督的名,阿們!

《Today’s spiritual meditation》:   “It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them . . . So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.” (Act 12: 1-5)

Meditation one: Do you care about your church? When the church has a major incident or under an accusation, do you pray to God for the Church? Joined together constantly in prayer will make the chains fall off and the iron gate opened of its own accord (Act 12:7-10). A church that does not pray, like a walking body without a soul, has no life at all. A church with the power of prayer, God’s spirit will walk among them. When we overlook prayer, God will not be in the church.

Meditation two: What can you do when you reach to a dead end with no way out? Call upon God! God said, “Lift up your eyes upon me over the mountains, and I will help you, and protect you” (Psalm 121). Only by fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith, we can move forward.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for giving me the privileges and the power of prayer. I know the strength and the triumph of prayer, but not because my prayers has power, but because of the promises You give. Lord! Help me to be a person who prays all the time. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!


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