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2009/1/18-24 北緯10/40度之窗禱告焦點

 
 

北緯10/40之窗禱告焦點

2009年1月18日 - 1月24日

Weekly Prayer Points- January 18 - January 24, 2009

 

►2009年1月18日(日)

January 18

葉門—因著有某西方國家的幫助,葉門在對抗蓋達組織上宣稱獲得一場難得的勝利,但分析家及外交家警告,那些好戰份子仍會對那些蓋達組織網絡敵擋西方國家的聖戰具同情心,並對擁有許多武力的國家構成威脅。禱告葉門對於蓋達組織相關的伊斯蘭好戰份子,以及當地極端主義份子的態度能積極堅定的貶損他們。禱告政府有資源阻止恐怖主義的財力發展。葉門是全球最少接觸福音的國家之一。禱告福音能對這片土地的每個百姓傳講,他們能接受基督為救主及生命的主。

Yemen – Yemen appears to have claimed a rare victory against Al Qaeda with help from a country in the West but analysts and diplomats warn that militants still pose a threat in a country where arms are plentiful and sympathy for the Al Qaeda network’s holy war against the West runs high. Pray for Yemen to be more consistent and proactive in putting down Al Qaeda-linked Islamic militants and local extremists. Pray for the government to have the resources to prevent terrorism financing. Yemen is one of the least evangelized countries in the world. Pray that the Gospel be preached to everyone in this land, and that they will accept Christ as Saviour and Lord.

越南—根據地區性的教會領袖表示,遠在越南北部的北江省當局,違反越南的新宗教法規,正對老撾人這些少數族群中的新信徒施壓,企圖否認他們的信仰,重新建立他們祖先的祭壇。禱告越南地下教會的成員有智慧並知道如何及在何處聚會。禱告他們找到創新的方式——「屬神的點子」——安全地在具有敵意的環境中分享信仰。為真實的宗教自由禱告。(詩112:6-8)

Vietnam – In violation of Vietnam’s new religion policy, authorities in Lao Cai Province in Vietnam’s far north are pressuring new Christians among the Hmong minority to deny their faith, and to re-establish ancestral altars, according to area Church leaders. Pray that members of the Vietnamese underground Church have wisdom to know how and where to meet. Pray that they find creative ways—“God ideas”—to safely share their faith in a hostile environment. (Psalm 112:6-8) Pray for true religious freedom in this land.

 


 

►2009年1月19日(一)

January 19

台灣—擱置幾十年來的敵意,2008年11月3日,台灣與中國同意跨越台灣海峽這塊長久受威脅成為一個戰區的地方,進行兩岸擴大載客及貨物運輸的直航包機。這項歷史性政策,是1949年國共敵對血腥內戰造成分裂以來,雙方關係最戲劇化的改善。為這項政策讚美主。禱告雙方關係能維持和平。禱告台灣宗教自由仍然堅固。台灣百姓對福音的回應緩慢,求神的國度在這塊土地上被堅立。

Taiwan – Setting aside decades of animosity, Taiwan and China on November 3, 2008, agreed to expand passenger and cargo flights and allow shipping links across the Taiwan Strait, an area that has long threatened to become a war zone. The historic deal highlighted the dramatic improvement in relations in the past half year between the rivals that split amid a bloody civil war in 1949. Praise God for the deal. Pray for the relationship to remain peaceful. Pray for religious freedom to remain strong in Taiwan. The people of Taiwan have been slow to respond to the Gospel. Pray the Kingdom of God will be firmly established in this land.

巴林—最近,某西方國家與巴林代表已針對恐怖主義正快速製造武器、加強海域安全、及波斯灣區域的防衛等議題有一個深度的討論。禱告巴林政府在對抗恐怖主義及反對提供資金援助的立場上堅定不變。禱告該國繼續主動積極地監督恐怖主義嫌犯。禱告巴林廢除伊斯蘭律法。求主使復興像一陣強有力的疾風橫掃這個國家,在接下來的30天有數千人來到主前。

Bahrain – A country in the West and Bahrain delegates recently had an in-depth discussion about terrorism, the rapid production of weapons, and enhanced maritime security and defense in the Persian Gulf. Pray for the government of Bahrain to be steadfast in combating and financing terrorism. Pray for Bahrain to continue to actively monitor terrorist suspects. Pray for Bahrain to abolish Shari’a law. Pray for revival to spread in this nation like a rushing mighty wind, with multiple thousands coming to the Lord in the next thirty days.

 


 

►2009年1月20日(二)

January 20

汶萊—2008年11月23日,汶萊與其他20個亞太經濟合作組織會員國,在一個高峰會中誓言要加強人民安全及對抗恐怖主義的決心。禱告汶萊政府持續支持對抗恐怖主義。此外,目前除了官方所認可的伊斯蘭信仰之外,其他信仰改變不被允許。據報告顯示,目前沒有基督教的宣教士在這國家工作。禱告汶萊有真正的宗教自由。禱告每個人都能來到神面前,認識祂是生命的主及救主。(約3:16)

Brunei – Brunei and twenty other 20 member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation vowed to enhance human security and combat terrorism on November 23, 2008 during a summit. Pray for the Brunei government to continue its support to fight against terrorism. Proselytizing by faiths other than the officially sanctioned branch of Islam is not permitted. There are no missionaries reported working in the country. Pray for true religious freedom in Brunei. Pray for everyone to come to the Lord, to know Him as their personal Lord and Saviour. (John 3:16)

黎巴嫩—根據某個伊斯蘭好戰份子小集團網站,在2008年12月9日所刊登的一份聲明中指出,一個與黎巴嫩團體有關的蓋達組織領袖,據稱在敘利亞被殺身亡。夏克埃爾在他的法塔伊斯蘭組織,與黎巴嫩軍隊在黎巴嫩北部的一個巴勒斯坦難民營中交戰數週後,2007年開始逃亡。禱告像傀儡般操縱蓋達及法塔伊斯蘭組織的黑暗權勢被推翻,人們得釋放可以自由敬拜神。禱告他們的領袖有改信基督的經歷(提前2:1-4)。禱告當信徒與人分享福音的好消息時能受到保護。

Lebanon – The leader of an Al Qaeda-linked Lebanese group has reportedly been killed in Syria, according to a statement posted by the faction on an Islamic militant website on December 9, 2008. Shaker al-Absi went on the run in 2007 after his group, Fatah Islam, battled the Lebanese army for weeks inside a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon. Pray that the demonic forces that are using terrorists groups Al Qaeda and Fatah Islam like puppets will be toppled, and that the people will be set free to worship the Lord. Pray that their leaders will experience conversion to Christianity. (1 Timothy 2:1–4) Pray for the protection of the Believers as they share the good news of the Gospel with others.

 


 

►2009年1月21日(三)

January 21

卡達—2008年12月10日,卡達慶祝第60屆的人權日。卡達在日內瓦的人權協會是一個非常活耀的會員。伊斯蘭遜尼派-Wahhabi-是該國的國教。儘管嚴格禁止向穆斯林傳揚耶穌,來自其他國家的基督徒卻被允許一起聚集敬拜。禱告穆斯林在夢中遇見耶穌。禱告他們在基督裡成為門徒,復興遍滿這土地,在接下來30天內有數千名新信徒加入神國度。

Qatar – Qatar celebrated the 60th anniversary of the International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2008. Qatar is an active member of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The strict form of Sunni Islam, Wahhabi, is the state religion. Although telling Muslims about Jesus is strictly forbidden, Christians from other countries are allowed to meet together to worship. Pray for Muslims to encounter Jesus in their dreams. Pray that they would grow as disciples in Christ, and that revival will spread in this land with multiple thousands of new Believers would be added to the Kingdom of God in the next 30 days.

土庫曼—新教徒告訴「論壇18」,雖然壓力再次增加,整年來說,較輕的困擾仍持續不斷。新教徒在靠近黎巴波省的土克曼巴德東北部城鎮的莎德拉巴區域,去年11月再度遭到來自當地伊斯蘭宗教領袖的壓力。「論壇18」說,對當地新教徒的壓力增加,是從一位來自艾許蓋巴德的資深宗教事務官員拜訪當地之後開始。禱告該國有真正的宗教自由。為伊斯蘭宗教領袖及其他政治及屬靈領袖的得救禱告。

Turkmenistan – Protestants have told Forum 18 that lower level harassment continued through the year, though pressure is increasing again. Protestants in Serdarabad district near the northeastern town of Turkmenabad (formerly Charjew) in Lebap region have again come under pressure from local imams in November. Forum 18 said the pressure on local Protestants increased after a senior religious affairs official visited the region from Ashgabad. Pray for true freedom of religion in Turkmenistan. Pray for the salvation of the imams and other political and spiritual leaders.

 


 

►2009年1月22日(四)

January 22

衣索比亞—根據一個來自衣索比亞中央統計單位所作的人口調查報告顯示,該國首都阿迪斯阿貝巴總共有2千4百萬人口,基督徒佔了當地人口的62%,在新教徒比例上大幅提升。而一直是主導該國宗教的東正教,與1994年佔超過50%的人口相比,現在只佔43.5%。為新教徒教會增長讚美主。禱告這些基督徒持續對傳福音有真正的熱情,並且教會有真正的屬靈成長及門徒訓練發展。

Ethiopia – Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa has a population of 2.4 million and Christians make up 62% of Ethiopia’s population with a large increase among Protestants, according to a new census report from Ethiopia’s Central Statistics Agency. Orthodox Christians, traditionally the dominant church in Ethiopia, now comprise 43.5 percent of the population compared to over 50 percent in 1994. Praise God for the growth of the Protestant Church. Pray that these Christians would continue to have a real passion for evangelism. Pray also for real spiritual growth and discipleship in the Church.

緬甸—2008年11月17日,軍事法庭裁定至少7位民主主義激進份子入監,且持續的鎮壓,並考慮拘留70名人士。法庭的行動將在一個新憲法下執行,看起來似乎計畫持續讓他們被監禁,時間會長達超過2010年的選舉之後,評論家宣稱這是計畫使軍隊主導的角色在政治上永遠站立。為緬甸的和平及整個國家回轉歸向耶穌禱告,特別是他們的領袖譚西。而軍隊的統治方式則是積極地宣揚佛教,其中有許多對基督徒的歧視。求神使基督徒在盡己力擴張神國度時能有神的保護及恩寵。

Myanmar – Courts in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced at least seven democracy activists to prison on November 17, 2008, continuing a crackdown that saw about 70 people jailed. The courts’ actions seemed designed to keep them jailed long past elections scheduled for 2010, to be held under a new constitution that critics claim is designed to perpetuate the military’s dominant role in politics. Pray for Myanmar’s peace and for the country to turn to Jesus, especially Myanmar’s leader, Than Shwe. The military regime actively promotes Buddhism and there is much discrimination against Christians. Pray for God’s protection and favor to be upon Christians as they do their part to expand the Kingdom of God in this land.

 


 

►2009年1月23日(五)

January 23

查德—2008年12月,歐盟差遣軍隊至查德東部,這使得查德人和難民可以從國內因蘇丹達法區戰爭所臨時安置的營區中撤離。根據聯合國報告,2008年有超過120件嚴重對抗非政府組織的事件發生在東查德,像是以武力劫持汽車、搶劫和4起謀殺案。為查德東部和平禱告。禱告查德的教會在信心及門訓上長大成熟。許多集會將基督教與其他意識型態及信仰混合在一起,求神使人們能夠尊重基督教教義。禱告聖靈運行,帶來百姓生活中真正的自由及所有人民的得救。

Chad – The European Union sent troops in December to eastern Chad, where internally displaced Chadians and refugees from neighboring Darfur have camped because of fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region. The United Nations reported that there have been more than 120 serious incidents against non-governmental organizations this year such as carjackings, robberies and four killings in eastern Chad. Pray for peace and calm for eastern Chad. Pray that the churches in Chad would grow and mature in their faith and discipleship. Many congregations mix Christianity up with other ideas and beliefs and can be legalistic. Pray that the Holy Spirit would be working to bring true freedom in their lives, and for the salvation of all of the people of Chad.

阿爾及利亞—2008年11月12日,阿爾及利亞的立法人士壓倒性的同意一個對國家憲法具爭議性的修訂版本,解除對總統任期的限制,這使得總統阿布德拉茲可以主張他第三度的五年任期—在2009年4月一個眾所期待的選舉競爭中—再次贏得勝利。禱告救恩臨到總統阿布德拉茲及其他政府官員身上。禱告總統為所有百姓的益處能公義的治理國家。禱告真正的宗教自由能逐漸在這國家加增。

Algeria – Algerian lawmakers on November 12, 2008 overwhelmingly approved a controversial revision to the nation’s constitution that lifts the limit on presidential terms, which would allow President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to stand for a third five-year term in April 2009—a contest he is widely expected to win. Pray for the salvation of President Bouteflika and other government leaders. Pray that President Bouteflika will rule justly for the benefit of all citizens. Pray for increased and true religious freedom in Algeria.

 


 

►2009年1月24日(六)

January 24

利比亞—一個西方國家的外交事務部,36年來首度在去年11月,任命一位新大使到利比亞,以加強促進兩國關係正常化。禱告利比亞持續在反恐方面努力不懈。為該國政府展現開放心態讚美主,禱告那會在真正的宗教自由及人權方面帶來一個極大的改善。禱告神的國度在這片土地上被堅立。

Libya – The Foreign Affairs Department of a country in the West, appointed an ambassador to Libya in November for the first time in 36 years, further normalizing relations between the two countries. Pray that Libya will continue to be diligent in its counterterrorism efforts. Praise God for the openness being displayed by the Libyan government, and pray that it will lead a great improvement in true religious freedom and human rights. Pray that the Kingdom of God will be firmly established in this land.

馬來西亞—該國最近釋放五名被懷疑與恐怖組織有關的嫌犯,其中包括一名相信他與發生在美國911的恐怖攻擊有關。2008年12月4日,一名與伊斯蘭祈禱團好戰網絡有關的男子,與其他兩名來自泰國分離主義團體,並馬來西亞疑似為國外情報局工作的兩名嫌犯獲得釋放。禱告伊斯蘭祈禱團好戰網絡及其他恐怖組織陷入混亂中,無法重新組織、招募或有能力進行破壞。正在該國發展的伊斯蘭文化使得馬來穆斯林很難聽到關於耶穌的真理,求神使基督徒能在這土地上與非信徒分享福音,帶領他們擁有耶穌基督得救的智慧。

Malaysia – Malaysia recently released five men held under suspicion of terrorism, including one believed to be linked to the September 11 attacks that took place in the United States. West. A man linked to the Jemaah Islamiah militant network had been freed on December 4 along with two from a Thai separatist group and two Malaysians suspected of working for foreign intelligence groups. Pray that the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah and all other terrorist groups will be thrown into confusion, and will not be able to re-group, recruit, or have the capacity to be disruptive. Growing Islamic culture in Malaysia could make it harder for Malay Muslims to hear the truth about Jesus. Pray that Christians will share the Gospel with non-Believers in this land, leading them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

 


 

◎原文瀏覽:The 10/40 Window Reporter January 2009 Edition

 

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