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2009/9/14-20 北緯10/40度之窗禱告焦點

 
 

北緯10/40之窗禱告焦點

2009年9月14日 - 9月20日

Weekly Prayer Points- September 14 - 20, 2009

 

►2009年9月14日(日)

September 14

阿爾巴尼亞/東南歐—繼2009年6月舉行的國會選舉未達國際標準之後,據報導「可能涉及賄選」,使該國面臨領導方面的危機。此外,阿爾巴尼亞也正面臨一個持續性的經濟危機。最近全球經濟衰退已經造成一些非常嚴重的問題。2009年7月,該國政府以藉著凍結所有投資作出回應。根據該國中央銀行表示,「今年的經濟成長幅度會很微小…」。求神興起能誠實正直帶領該國前進的領袖,並賜下避免經濟下滑所需的智慧。求神使那些已經在貧困中,缺乏食物、工作及庇護所的百姓的所有需要能被滿足。求神的國降臨在阿爾巴尼亞,帶來人心及思想的轉化,釋放祝福的河流來滿足百姓的需要。禱告此時此刻的危機會使大量的阿爾巴尼亞人從無神論回轉,回應在耶穌基督裡生命的邀請。

ALBANIA, SOUTHEAST EUROPE- After parliamentary elections held in June 2009 failed to meet international standards and reportedly “could have involved fraud,” the nation is facing a crisis of leadership. It is also facing an ongoing economic crisis. The recent global financial downturn has caused a number of very serious problems. In July 2009, the government responded by freezing all investments. According to the Central Bank of Albania, “economic growth this year is expected to be minimal….” Pray for God to raise up leaders who guide the nation forward in honesty and integrity. Pray for Him to provide them with the wisdom necessary to keep the economy from failing. Pray for those who are already in poverty and lack food, jobs, and shelter – that all of their needs would be met. Pray for God’s Kingdom to come to Albania, transforming hearts and minds, and unleashing a river of blessings that will meet the needs of the people. Pray for this time of crisis to cause multitudes of Albanians to turn from atheism and respond to the invitation to Life in Jesus Christ.

摩洛哥/北非—2009年7月,當地司法體系判一位名叫阿博德‧卡德的男子因參與一個恐怖份子組織必須終生監禁,而該組織的其他34位成員也被發現犯罪,一併被判入獄。讚美神使這些暴力份子被逮捕接受偵查。感謝主給摩洛哥政府在處理恐怖份子犯罪方面的智慧,帶來社會公義。禱告阿博德及他夥伴的心會充滿屬神的憂傷,使他們悔改接受救恩。禱告這起案件及它的判決能成為其他極端份子組織的警告。為當地百姓肉身及屬靈方面的安全禱告。求神使他們被基督吸引,並信靠祂作救主及生命的主。

MOROCCO, NORTH AFRICA- In July 2009, the justice system sentenced Abdelkader Belliraj to life in prison for his involvement in a terrorist network. Thirty-four other members of the organization were also found guilty and sentenced to prison. Praise God for the capture and prosecution of these violent men. Thank Him for giving the government of Morocco wisdom in dealing with their crimes and bringing justice. Pray for the hearts of Belliraj and his fellow terrorists to be filled with the godly sorrow that leads to repentance and salvation. Pray for this case and its verdict to serve as a warning to other extremist groups. Pray for the physical safety of the people of Morocco, as well as their spiritual safety. Pray for them to be drawn to Christ, placing their trust in Him as their Savior and Lord.

 


 

►2009年9月15日(一)

September 15

伊拉克/中東—薩坦‧胡笙壓制政權的失敗已在伊拉克開闢了一個更大的自由空間,但是仍然有叛亂份子參與恐怖主義的行動,基督徒持續成為受迫害的目標。2009年4月,有3名基督徒在基爾庫克遭到殺害。2009年5月,有12名人士在多拉的一個巴格達基督徒社區遭到殺害,其中有25人受傷,另有上千名未被透露的基督徒已逃到敘利亞及其他國家成為難民。求神為這個飽受戰爭蹂躪的國家帶來持續性和平。求神使這些叛亂份子完全被擊退,他們的成員能放棄攻擊,並且切斷其武器及財源方面的供應。求神保護在伊拉克的信徒,使他們剛強壯膽成為祂的見證。為那些在集中營裡掙扎、在困難環境下生存的基督徒難民禱告。求神照著在基督耶穌裡豐盛的榮耀充充足足地供應他們一切所需。(腓4:19) 求神的國度在伊拉克大有能力的被彰顯。

IRAQ, MIDDLE EAST- The defeat of Saddam Hussein’s repressive regime has ushered in a greater freedom in Iraq. But there are still insurgents engaged in acts of terrorism, and Christians continue to be the target of persecution. In April 2009, three Believers were murdered in Kirkuk. In May 2009, l2 people were killed and 25 injured in Dora, a Christian neighborhood of Baghdad. Untold thousands of Christians have fled to Syria and other nations where they are now living as refugees. Pray for God to bring lasting peace to this war-weary nation. Pray for the insurgents to be soundly defeated, for their members to give up, and for their supply of equipment and financing to be cut off. Pray for the protection of Believers living in Iraq and for God to give them boldness to be His witnesses. Pray for Christian refugees struggling to survive in camps under difficult living conditions. Pray for God to supply all their needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). Pray for God’s Kingdom to be revealed and demonstrated powerfully in Iraq.

斯里蘭卡/南亞—雖然數十年來,在政府武力及泰米爾之虎之間的內戰終止帶來全國的歡慶。然而,成千上萬名百姓被迫離開家園,許多人暫時生活在集中營裡,缺少清潔的水源及適當食物的供應。斯里蘭卡亞洲福音事工的負責人拉瓦德瓦指出,「我們的國家正遭逢極大的苦難。」「我們禱告神能介入,以致有更多人在投降之後,不會失去他們的生命。」禱告神—大力的介入,拯救那些因戰爭而受苦的人們。禱告他們能得到情緒、心靈、身體及思想上的醫治。禱告基督徒人道救援團體被允許來滿足難民的需要。禱告在集中營內的基督徒能與週遭的人分享神的愛。禱告斯里蘭卡在這個新季節能成為一個和好及和平的時刻。禱告神的的國度被建立。

SRI LANKA, SOUTH ASIA- The end of decades of civil war between government forces and the Tamil Tigers is cause for celebration. However, hundreds of thousands have been displaced and many are living in temporary refugee camps which lack clean water and adequate food. “Our country is in huge suffering,” reports Lal Vanderwall of Gospel For Asia. “We are praying for God to intervene so that many more will not die in the aftermath of the surrender.” Pray for God to do just that – intervene powerfully to rescue those who are suffering the effects of war. Pray for healing of emotions, hearts, bodies and minds. Pray for Christian humanitarian groups to be allowed to meet the needs of refugees. Pray for Believers in the camps to share God’s love with those around them. Pray for this new season in Sri Lanka to be a time of reconciliation and peace. Pray for the establishment of God’s Kingdom.

 


 

►2009年9月16日(二)

September 19

以色列/中東—國際及巴勒斯坦領袖持續地向以色列施壓企圖打造一個巴勒斯坦國,並阻止猶太人在東耶路撒冷及西岸走廊進行建設。然而以色列籍的總統納坦雅胡拒絕讓步。2009年7月,他發表聲明表示,「我們無法接受猶太人無權居住在……在耶路撒冷各地…….的想法。如果猶太人不能住在紐約、倫敦、巴黎或羅馬鄰近區域的話,那會發生什麼情況呢他們一定會向國際發出嚴重強烈的抗議。」求神祝福及保守以色列祂的子民。求神使猶太百姓看見並感謝神的看顧保守,並將他們的心向彌賽亞耶穌敞開。求神在各方面及各邊界保護他們,看顧他們不受恐怖份子及敵對政府的傷害。求神賜下祂的使者四圍安營在以色列境內,並在他子民中建立祂的國度。

ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST- International and Palestinian leaders are continuing to pressure Israel to create a Palestinian state and stop Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank. Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, however, has refused to concede. In July 2009, he stated, “We cannot accept the idea that Jews will not have the right to live… in all parts of Jerusalem. …What would happen if… Jews could not live in certain neighborhoods in New York, London, Paris or Rome[?] There would certainly be a major international outcry.” Pray for God to bless and keep His people, Israel. Pray for the Jews to see and appreciate His watchful care, give thanks, and for their hearts to be open to Yeshua ha Messiah (Jesus the Christ). Pray for the Lord to protect them on every side, along every border, guarding against terrorists and enemy governments. Pray for God to give His angels charge over Israel and to establish His Kingdom among His people.

塔吉克/中亞—在一項嚴格限制自由的新法規通過之後,塔吉克的教會可能必須成為「地下」教會。該法規給予政府權力審查基督教印刷品進入當地,並強迫教會及基督徒機構要註冊。過去已獲政府批准的,被要求要再次註冊。禱告此法規被翻轉。禱告神引導穆斯林國家領袖的心遠離伊斯蘭教謊言的掌控,轉向耶穌基督神兒子的真理。禱告在百姓中有一個極大的甦醒,看見這法律真正的本質是仇敵用來迫害教會的工具。禱告信徒無論面對政治、社會、或屬靈的反對力量興起時,都能在信仰中堅忍下去。禱告他們能自由的敬拜。禱告他們對神的順服成為向家人、朋友及其他塔吉克人強有力的見證。

TAJIKISTAN, CENTRAL ASIA- The Church in Tajikistan may have to move “underground” after the passage of a new law restricting their freedom. The law gives the government the right to censor Christian literature entering the nation and forces churches and Christian organizations to register. Those who have been approved in the past will be required to re-register. Pray for this law to be overturned. Pray for God to direct the hearts of the leaders in this Muslim nation away from the controlling lies of Islam and toward the Truth of His Son, Jesus Christ. Pray for a great awakening among the people and for this law to be seen for what it is: an instrument of the enemy meant to persecute God’s Church. Pray for Believers to persevere in the Faith, no matter what political, social, or spiritual opposition arises. Pray for them to be able to worship freely always. Pray for their obedience to the Lord to be a powerful witness to their families, friends, and the other citizens of Tajikistan.

 


 

►2009年9月17日(三)

September 17

中國/東亞—「滑稽」及「嘲弄」等字眼,最近常被用來形容中國否認違反人權的景況。當面臨聯合國人權委員會時,中國政府宣稱沒有審查制度、折磨、或其他任何鎮壓宗教及人權團體的形式。他們對維吾爾族的反應上升,及他們持續錯誤地對待信徒,正是共產主義不允許有異議或宗教自由事實的鐵證。禱告神持續混淆中國這些具掌控性的領袖,使得已經快速成長的教會—具爆炸性的成長—吸引每個種族、族群及語族來到祂的國度。禱告聯合國及其他國際團體向中國施壓,使他們立刻終止對基督徒的虐待與折磨。禱告當信徒看見神施行神蹟奇事時,能歡喜在其中,加速靈魂的收割來高舉神兒子基督。

CHINA, EAST ASIA- Words like “farce” and “mockery” are being used to describe China’s recent denial of human rights violations. When confronted by the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Chinese government claimed there was no censorship, torture, or any form of crackdown on religious and human rights groups. Their reaction to the Uyghur uprising, as well as their ongoing mistreatment of Believers, is testimony to the fact that the Communist government will not allow dissent or freedom of religion. Pray for God to continue to confound the manipulative, controlling leaders in China, by causing His Church – already growing rapidly – to grow explosively, drawing people of every race, people, and tongue into His Kingdom. Pray for the United Nations and other international groups to put pressure on China to end its abuse and torture of Christians immediately. Pray for Believers to rejoice as they see God performing great and marvelous works, accelerating the harvest of souls and exalting His Son.

吉布地/東非—2009年7月,吉布地南部一列運輸火車發生出軌事件,造成13人死亡和其他24名人士受傷。這列火車脫軌時正運輸家畜靠近一個位在吉布地及衣索匹亞的阿迪斯城中間的荷禾鎮。這些不幸喪生者都是「緊握的尾隨者」,意即「緊抓」住火車的旅行者,因為他們無法像正常旅客一樣負擔車費。求神運行在這個又小、又貧困不堪的國家,安慰那些正在受苦的百姓。求神向當地百姓顯明祂對他們生命有更高的呼召—他們不只是生命的「尾隨者」,乃是按著一個特定目的及神形像所創造的百姓。求神的國度大有能力地臨到吉布地,許多人將他們的信心及信任放在耶穌基督他們的救主及生命的主身上。

DJIBOUTI, EAST AFRICA- The derailment of a freight train in southern Djibouti in July 2009 killed l3 people and injured another 24. The train was transporting livestock near Holl-Holl, a town between Djibouti and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when it left the tracks. The people who died were “hangers-on” – travelers who “hang on” to trains because they cannot afford to be formal passengers. Pray for God to move in this tiny, poverty-stricken nation, comforting those who are suffering. Pray for Him to reveal to the people of Djibouti His high calling for their lives – that they are not merely “hangers-on” in life, but were created in His image with a purpose. Pray for God’s Kingdom to come to Djibouti in power and for many to put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.

 


 

►2009年9月18日(四)

September 18

葉門/阿拉伯半島—情報局官員已宣佈他們沒有發現屍體,而且相信2009年6月遭綁架的九名國外人質已不幸罹難,這暴力行動已被歸咎於蓋達組織的恐怖份子所為。一位觀察家提到,「蓋達組織正使情況變得更加激烈,我們應該為更多人會遭到不幸作準備。」求神安慰那些證實已經死亡,及那些正等待並盼望親人返回的家屬。禱告追蹤恐怖份子的調查員有屬神的智慧與方向。為那些承認犯下殘暴罪行的人禱告—無論是蓋達組織或是其他機構—都能面對公義的處置。為該區域其他的信徒禱告,求神賜給他們超自然的膽量來分享信仰。求神使用這事件來翻轉人的內心及想法,接受耶穌基督的真理。

YEMEN, ARABIAN PENINSULA- Intelligence officials have announced that while they have not recovered the bodies, they believe all nine of the foreign hostages kidnapped in June 2009 are dead. This violent act has been attributed to al-Qaeda terrorists. One observer noted that “al-Qaida is intensifying things. We should prepare ourselves for additional deaths.” Pray for God to comfort the families of those who are confirmed dead, as well as those who continue to wait and hope for the return of their loved ones. Pray for investigators to be given wisdom and direction in tracking the terrorists. Pray for those who have committed these brutal crimes – be they al-Qaeda or some other organization – to be brought to justice. Pray for the protection of other Believers in this region and for God to give them supernatural boldness in sharing their faith. Pray for this event to be used by God to turn hearts and minds to accept the Truth of Jesus Christ.

越南/東南亞—2009年6月,政府派遣警方關閉一間在邗延省的教會。敬拜者遭到攻擊,牧師及其中一位長老遭到逮捕。他們兩位稍後都遭到一幫警察殘暴的毆打。然而,這只是越南信徒每天面對殘暴迫害的另一個例子。然而,就像一位弟兄所說的,「迫害通常是神工作的一個記號」,他同時提到在越南的教會並沒有因此氣餒,反而快速增長,他們的信心不斷地擴增且變得更成熟。感謝主在越南的作為及祂對子民的信實。請為那些被虐待的人得醫治禱告,而且信徒能在神的同在中持續受到鼓勵並靠主得力。禱告有權柄的政府當局及警方能在信徒身上看到基督的愛,並為他們惡毒的行動悔改。禱告這樣的迫害會是越南靈魂大收割的開始。

VIETNAM, SOUTHEAST ASIA- In June 2009, the government sent police to shut down a church in the Hung Yen Province. Worshippers were assaulted and the pastor, along with one of the elders, was arrested. Both men were later beaten savagely by gangs of police. This is yet another example of the brutal persecution Vietnamese Believers face on a daily basis. However, as one Christian Brother stated, “persecution is often a sign that the Lord is at work.” He also said that the Church in Vietnam is not discouraged, but rather is expanding quickly, their faith growing and maturing. Thank God for His work in Vietnam and for His faithfulness to His people. Pray for the healing of those who have been abused and for Believers to continue to be encouraged and strengthened by the Lord’s presence. Pray for authorities and police to see the love of Christ in them and repent from their evil actions. Pray for this persecution to be the beginning of a great and abundant harvest of souls in Vietnam.

 


 

►2009年9月19日(五)

September 19

台灣/東亞—根據專家說,2009年八月重創台灣的莫拉克颱風,「是超過50年來襲擊這海島國家最嚴重的颱風」,它的風速到達每小時87公里,大量的洪水帶來大量的土石流,其中還徹底摧毀了一個村落,使數百人遭到活埋。當重建工作持續展開時,政府當局相信最後死亡人數可能攀升超過500人。為台灣百姓面對這一連串暴風雨的破壞禱告。求神安慰那些失去親友及家園的百姓,並且救災的物資能送達這些因風災受害的百姓手中—包括飲食、衣服、避難所、藥物及清潔的水。為那些需要迅速發現被埋在大量土石下可能的生還者的工作人員安全禱告。禱告這個可怕的事件能使台灣百姓回轉歸向他們的創造主,將信心放在神獨一的兒子耶穌基督身上。

TAIWAN, EAST ASIA- Experts say Typhoon Morakot, which hit the nation of Taiwan in August 2009, is the “worst storm to strike the island in more than 50 years.” Winds reached 87 miles per hour (1l85 km/h) and heavy flooding caused massive mudslides – one of which wiped out an entire village, burying hundreds of people. As recovery work continues, authorities believe the final death toll could climb to more than 500. Pray for the people of Taiwan as they face a series of these devastating storms. Pray for God to comfort those who have lost family members and friends, as well as homes. Pray for aid to reach the victims of these destructive storms – food, clothing, shelter, medicine, and clean water. Pray for the safety of workers who are hurrying to find those who may still be alive beneath tons of mud. Pray for this horrible event to cause people in Taiwan to turn to their Creator and put their faith in His only Son, Jesus Christ.

巴林/阿拉伯半島—雖然巴林是一個穆斯林國家,政府同意「捐獻一小塊土地來建設一個新的教會建築物來容納更多的聚會與團契」。這項宣佈是在一些教會因未註冊將「面臨被關閉的可能性」之後發表的。政府單位發現,有些教會只因無力負擔開銷,或是付不起房租而獨立運作(沒有註冊)。為此發展向神獻上讚美。請與巴林的信徒一同禱告,使政府可以持守他的承諾。當信徒彼此共用這些新的設施時,禱告他們當中有合一。禱告此情況可以向巴林的官員顯明福音的大能,使他們的心可以被吸引,進入與耶穌基督他們救主及生命的主的關係中。

BAHRAIN, ARABIAN PENINSULA- Despite the fact that Bahrain is a Muslim nation, the government has agreed to “donate a plot of land for the construction of a new church compound to house a range of congregations and fellowships.” This announcement comes after some churches were “facing the possibility of being closed down” because they were not registered. The government recognized that some of these were operating independently (without registration) simply because they could not afford to own or rent buildings. Give praise to God for this development. Pray along with Bahraini Believers for the government to keep its promise. Pray for unity among Believers as they share the new facility. Pray for this to expose Bahraini officials to the Gospel and for their hearts to be drawn into relationship with Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.

 


 

►2009年9月20日(六)

September 20

汶萊/東南亞—汶萊最近宣佈她會差派一位代表參加第四屆哈斯密亞政府背誦朗讀活動。這項活動每年在約旦安曼舉辦,是一個牽涉到解釋與朗讀古蘭經的活動—伊斯蘭教主要的聖書。一位負責宗教事務的官員解釋說,「這是一個責任與信靠」,「承擔起這個頌揚穆罕默得國家的異象…」。一個「頌讚穆罕默得」的國家是一個「已發展、管理良好及受保護」的國家。求神除去當地穆斯林眼中的帕子,啟示祂的話語及祂的獨生子—耶穌基督才是道路、真理及生命。求神賜給當地百姓關乎他們國家在神國度及命定的一個新的、被救贖的異象。禱告聖靈保護當地百姓遠離謊言及撒旦持續帶來的屬靈死亡。禱告一個大有能力的復興臨到這個國家,使成千上萬甚至上百萬的百姓,將他們的信心及信靠放在耶穌基督他們救主及生命的主手中。

BRUNEI, SOUTHEAST ASIA- Brunei recently announced that it will be sending a representative to the 4th Hasyimiah Government International Memorisation. This event, held annually in Amman, Jordan, is a competition involving the recitation and interpretation of the Koran – the main Islamic holy book. “This is a responsibility and trust,” explained an official with the Ministry of Religious Affairs, “to shoulder the vision the country has as a zikir nation….” A “zikir” nation is one that is “developed, well-administered, and protected.” Pray for God to remove the veil from the eyes of the Muslims in Brunei, revealing His Word and His Son – Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Pray for Him to give the people of Brunei a new, redeemed vision for the future of their nation that involves His Kingdom and purposes. Pray for the Holy Spirit to protect Brunei from the lies and spiritual death the enemy continues to sow. Pray for a powerful revival in this nation and for thousands – even millions – to put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.

黎巴嫩/中東—2009年7月,黎巴嫩軍隊成功地阻止一個攻擊聯合國在黎巴嫩維護和平軍隊的恐怖份子陰謀。伊斯蘭極端份子的基地已經與蓋達組織扯上關係,並且正在私運好戰份子進入該國,想要開始一個攻擊。這些恐怖份子也很明顯地要攻擊海外的目標,也同時創造新基地的據點。讚美神擊敗這個團體。禱告其他與這個基地連結的部份被曝露、拆除並逮捕其他的成員。禱告與蓋達組織有關聯的機構持續遭受力量削弱的挫敗。禱告神給予當地政府及其他中東國家智慧來護衛他們的國家,並立即終止該區域恐怖主義所需用的資源。

LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST- In July 2009, the Lebanese army successfully stopped a terrorist plot to attack United Nations peacekeeping troops in Lebanon. The cell of Islamic extremists has been linked to al-Qaeda and was smuggling militants into the country to launch an assault. The terrorists were apparently also planning to attack targets abroad, as well as create additional cells. Praise God for the defeat of this group. Pray for other cells connected to this one to be exposed and, dismantled, and for members to be arrested. Pray for organizations affiliated with al-Qaeda to meet with ongoing, debilitating defeat. Pray for God to give the governments of Lebanon and other Middle Eastern nations wisdom in defending their nations, along with the resources necessary to bring an immediate end to terrorism in this region

 


 

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

 

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