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2009/4/20-26 北緯10/40度之窗禱告焦點

 
 

北緯10/40之窗禱告焦點

2009年4月20日 - 4月26日

Weekly Prayer Points- April 20 - April 26, 2009

 

►2009年4月20日(日)

April 20

汶萊—該國政府繼續抵擋所有試圖將基督教帶進這個國家的行動。與他人分享耶穌及進口宗教方面的書籍或物品是法律所禁止的。禱告這個具有操控性的伊斯蘭政府,願意放寬他們嚴格的法律允許基督教書籍進口。禱告儘管政府有嚴格的限制,基督教仍能在此地蓬勃發展。

Brunei – The Brunei government continues to resist all attempts to bring Christianity into this country. Telling others about Jesus has been outlawed, and it is illegal to import religious books or materials. Pray that the controlling Islamic government would relax their harsh laws to allow the import of Christian books. Pray that Christianity would flourish here despite restrictions by the government.

黎巴嫩—黎巴嫩的國會多數黨領袖沙德哈里宣稱,如果真主黨贏得六月的選舉,他的黨團不會加入一個聯合政府。真主黨相信以武力抵抗以色列,然而哈里說他沒有興趣成為由真主黨所領導政府的一部份。禱告黎巴嫩不會選擇走上向以色列開戰的的路。禱告當地百姓能選出智慧的領袖來協助領導及關顧他們的國家。禱告政府會在他們國家高舉人權及宗教自由。為當地政府已經撤銷,百姓必須在他們官方身分證上註明宗教信仰的要求感恩,因為這通常會導致對他們的歧視。

Lebanon – Lebanon’s parliamentary majority leader, Saad Hariri, declared that his party would not join a unity government if Hezbollah wins the June elections. Hezbollah believes in armed resistance against Israel, and Hariri says that he has no interest in being part of a Hezbollah-led government. Pray that Lebanon will not choose to go down the path of open war against Israel. Pray that the Lebanese people elect wise leaders who will help to guide and care for their nation. Pray that the new government will uphold human rights and religious freedom in their country. Give thanks that the Lebanese government has repealed its requirement that people state their religion on their official IDs, which often leads to discrimination.

 


 

►2009年4月21日(一)

April 21

卡達—去年,政府准許第一個基督教教會的建造,此舉結束了該國地下教會的歷史,並且很快地又有幾間教會接著建堂。禱告在全國中佔多數的穆斯林,能接受在他們當中的基督徒和教會。禱告當面對來自穆斯林的強烈反對時(因為他們對於基督教對其國家的影響感到憤怒),基督徒會持續受到保護。禱告福音會廣傳到本地穆斯林人口,使得救的人數,甚至超過外來的基督徒人口。

Qatar – Last year Qatar ended a history of the underground Church by allowing the first Christian church to be built, which was soon followed by the construction of several more churches. Pray that the Muslim majority would come to accept Christians and their churches in their midst. Pray that Christians would continue to be protected against any backlash from Muslims who are angry about Christian influence on their country. Pray that the Gospel would spread beyond the mostly foreign Christian population to the native Muslim population.

土庫曼—土庫曼人持續對基督教懷有敵意,而且仍然是全球濫用人權最糟糕的國家之一—在一個新政府掌權,並承諾要改善此情況兩年之後,情況仍然沒有改變。國際特赦報告說記者、激進主義份子、及宗教信徒仍然容易遭受威脅及恐嚇,在新的政府與舊的鎮壓統治之間沒有差別。禱告該國政府能有一個真正的改變。禱告他們允許人民有宗教自由,停止虐待和逮捕任何政府未批准的人士。禱告這鎮壓的黑暗能激起復興的火花,吸引人們接受基督的福音。

Turkmenistan – Turkmenistan continues to be very hostile to Christianity and remains one of the world’s worst abusers of human rights - two years after a new government took power, promising to do a better job. Amnesty International reports that journalists, activists, and religious believers are still subject to harassment and intimidation, and there is no difference between the old oppressive regime and the new one. Pray for a real change in Turkmenistan’s government. Pray that they will grant their people religious freedom and stop abusing and arresting anyone the government doesn’t approve of. Pray that the darkness of this oppression will spark revival and draw people to accept the message of Christ.

 


 

►2009年4月22日(二)

April 22

衣索匹亞—禱告基督徒能安全免於穆斯林極端份子的攻擊。禱告在衣索匹亞南部及西部不斷增加的攻擊中,基督徒仍不氣餒地分享他們的信仰。(弗 2:14-16)

Ethiopia – Pray that Christians would be safe from attacks by Muslim extremists. Pray that the increasing attacks on them in Southern and Western Ethiopia would not discourage them from sharing their faith. (Ephesians 2:14-16)

緬甸—緬甸政府積極地支持佛教,最近禁止在仰光的穆斯林及基督教團體在家中舉行禱告會。此舉是在當地政府最近要求宗教團體停止在租借的場地聚會,或面臨財產充公之後,企圖封鎖他們所有可以聚會的選項的一部份。當地政府幾乎不曾允許宗教團體擁有或建造敬拜的場地,使他們在現況中無法聚會。禱告神會提供基督徒聚會的方式與場所。禱告儘管政府禁止,神會保護那些嘗試聚會的基督徒。禱告緬甸軍政府瓦解,並被一個支持宗教自由及人權的政府所取代。

Myanmar (Burma) – The Myanmar government, which actively supports Buddhism, has recently prohibited Muslim and Christian groups in Yangon from holding prayer meetings in their homes. This is part of an attempt to close down all their options for a place to meet after the government recently demanded that religious groups stop meeting in rented buildings or face confiscation of the properties. The government almost never allows religious groups to own or build places of worship, leaving them with virtually nowhere to meet. Pray that God would provide ways and places for Christians to meet. Pray that God would protect Christians who try to meet in spite of the government ban. Pray that the military government of Myanmar would fall, and be replaced by a government that supports freedom of religion and human rights.

 


 

►2009年4月23日(三)

April 23

查德—東查德仍然處於應付從蘇丹達法區域逃至查德的數千名難民的掙扎中,他們當中有許多是孩童。同時,查德南部必須處理從中非共和國湧入的數千名難民。國際特赦報告說,查德的安全防禦單位嚴重違反人權的作法,竟然完全沒有受到懲罰。禱告那些對無辜百姓犯下謀殺、折磨及綁架的罪犯能面對公義的處置。禱告那些失蹤的人口能被找到。禱告三月新的聯合國維護和平組織進入查德時,能協助防止該國對無辜百姓的罪行並高舉公義的法則。

Chad – Eastern Chad is still struggling to deal with the hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled there from the Darfur region of Sudan, many of them children. Meanwhile, Southern Chad has had to deal with the thousands of refugees pouring into it from the Central African Republic. Amnesty International reports that serious human rights violations by Chadian security forces have gone completely unpunished. Pray that the men responsible for murdering, torturing, and kidnapping innocent people would be brought to justice. Pray that the people who are still missing would be found. Pray that the new UN peacekeeping force entering Chad in March will help to prevent crimes against the innocent and uphold the rule of justice.

阿爾及利亞—該國最近對於基督徒的迫害趨於緩和,顯出希望的象徵。禱告該國政府會持續回應國際對於停止基督徒因信仰遭受逮捕及逼迫的施壓。禱告神會保護信徒脫離那些企圖想掌握法律在他們手中的那些好戰份子之手。禱告在阿爾及利亞的穆斯林停止將基督教視為一種威脅,並且樂意聽從他們。

Algeria – Algeria has shown hopeful signs recently that its persecution of Christians is easing. Pray that Algeria’s government would continue to respond to international pressure to stop arresting and prosecuting Christians for their beliefs. Pray that God would protect believers from militant Muslims who try to take the law into their own hands. Pray that Muslims would stop seeing Christians as a threat in Algeria and would be willing to listen to them.

 


 

►2009年4月24日(四)

April 24

利比亞—禱告對於基督教不公平的壓制將會終止。禱告政府真誠的致力於反恐怖主義,並與他國共同尋求防止恐怖主義散布的關係更加進步。禱告主會告訴信徒如何將聖經送到當地百姓的手中。

Libya – Pray that the oppressive restriction on Christianity in Libya would end. Pray that the government would be sincere in its efforts to fight terrorism and that its relationship with other nations seeking to prevent the spread of terrorism would continue to improve. Pray that the Lord would show Christians how to get Bibles into the hands of the Libyan people.

馬來西亞—禱告政府宣稱所有馬來族群生來就是穆斯林的說法,遭拒絕及摒除。禱告當地百姓能學習認知宗教不單只是種族的問題。禱告當地政府能撤銷在聖經上加註「不是給穆斯林」字樣的法律規定。禱告那些從伊斯蘭改信基督教的改教者,仍需要遵守伊斯蘭法律法的規定,能被翻轉。

Malaysia – Pray that the government’s declaration that all ethnic Malay’s are born Muslim would be rejected and discarded. Pray that the people of Malaysia would learn to see religion as not simply a matter of ethnicity. Pray that the government would repeal its law that requires Bibles to have the words “Not for Muslims” on them. Pray that the ruling that Christians who have converted from Islam and would still have to follow Islamic law would be overturned.

 


 

►2009年4月25日(五)

April 25

阿曼—禱告該國基督徒的宗教自由能加增。禱告宗教團體需要在聚會前註冊的規定被廢除。禱告政府會停止對信徒宣教施壓。

Oman – Pray for increased freedom for Christians in Oman. Pray that the requirement for religious groups to register before they can meet would be abolished. Pray that the government would stop pressuring Believers to evangelize.

哈薩克—一個送到總統納拉巴耶夫的宗教草案已被送到憲政會議審核。該會議將有一個月的時間,決定是否該法規符合這個國家的憲法。如果這個法律繼續下去,它將禁止未註冊的宗教活動,並且強行施壓控制見證及宗教方面的刊物。禱告該會議宣佈這條法規違反憲法。禱告基督徒能自由服事神免於國家的監督與掌控。禱告這國家領袖的心將有一個戲劇化轉變,來到基督面前。

Kazakhstan – A draft religion law that had been sent to President Nazarbaev has been sent on to be reviewed by the Constitutional Council. The council has one month to decide if the law conforms to the country’s constitution. If the law goes forward, it will put a ban on unregistered religious activity and impose harsh controls on witnessing and religious literature. Pray that the council will declare that the law violates the constitution. Pray that Christians would be able to freely serve the Lord without State supervision and controls. Pray for a dramatic change of heart in this country’s leaders and that they would come to Christ.

 


 

►2009年4月26日(六)

April 26

突尼西亞—禱告在這穆斯林主導的國家,福音能找到一條出路。禱告基督教真實的復興發生在這國家。禱告強制接受伊斯蘭教育及嚴格限制改教的政府法規能被撤銷。禱告神的國度在此土地上被建立。

Tunisia – Pray that the Gospel would find a way into this Muslim dominated country. Pray that a revival of true Christianity would take place in Tunisia. Pray that the government’s laws enforcing Islamic education and restricting proselytizing would be repealed. Pray that the Kingdom of God will be established in the land.

柬埔寨—禱告該國的教會繼續在主裏強壯。禱告折磨柬埔寨的貧窮能終止。禱告該國孩童健康情況良好,並有醫術好的醫生幫助他們。該國是在這地理區中,五歲以下孩童死亡率最高的地方,多數在這裡的孩子是營養不良的。禱告基督徒會以耶穌基督充滿盼望與信心的信息,接觸到這些寶貴的孩子。

Cambodia – Pray that the church in Cambodia would continue to be strengthened. Pray for an end to poverty that plagues Cambodia. Pray for the good health of the children of Cambodia and for good doctors to help them. Cambodia has the highest under-five mortality rate in the region, and most of its children are malnourished. Pray that Christians would reach out to these vulnerable children with a message of hope and faith in Jesus Christ.

 


 

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

 

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