Always pray and not give up!


路加福音 18:1 耶穌設一個比喻,是要人常常禱告,不可灰心

Luke 18:1 NIV   The Parable of the Persistent Widow
“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”

Luke 18:1 Amplified Bible
“Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart,

帖前 5:16-18 要常常喜樂,不住地禱告,凡事謝恩,因為這是神在基督耶穌裡向你們所定的旨意。

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV
Rejoice always,
pray continually,
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

以弗所書 6:18 靠著聖靈,隨時多方禱告祈求,並要在此警醒不倦,為眾聖徒祈求;

Ephesians 6:18  NIV
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

歌羅西書 4:2 你們要恆切禱告,在此警醒、感恩。

Colossians 4:2 King James Version
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.”

Colossians 4:2 Amplified Bible
“Be persistent and devoted to prayer, being alert and focused in your prayer life with an attitude of thanksgiving.”

禱告永不灰心就是基督給我們禱告的座右銘。」 -愛德華·麥肯德里·邦茲
“Pray and never faint, is the motto Christ gives us for praying.”  -E.M. Bounds

「若我們在禱告上軟弱,我們將會在各方面軟弱。」-雷歐納牧師(Leonard Ravenhill)
“If weak in prayer, we are weak everywhere.” -Leonard Ravenhill

「我曾經看到一個石匠在一塊石頭上敲了 100 次,但上面一點裂縫都沒有。然而,在敲擊第 101 次時,它一分為二。這不是一次敲擊造成的,而是所有的敲擊造成的。堅持的禱告也是如此。」 – 喬治.慕勒

“I look at a stonecutter hammering away at a rock 100 times without so much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the 101st blow it splits in two. It was not the one blow that did it, but all that had gone before. So it is with persevering prayer.” – George Muller

「開始禱告、做正確的禱告、禱告一段時間雖然很好,但都是不夠的。我們必須有耐心地持續相信持續禱告,直等到我們得到答案。」– 喬治.慕勒

“It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright; nor is it enough to continue for a time to pray; but we must patiently, believingly, continue in prayer until we obtain an answer.”  – George Müller

“Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence.”  -W. S. Bowd

「禱告就是人的軟弱依靠神的全能。」  -W. S. Bowd


你必須堅持。不要為一件事禱告一次,然後停止,稱之為信心的禱告。看看但以理。他禱告了21天,直到得到祝福才停止。他堅持了3週,然後答案來了。耶穌教導說,只要堅持禱告,神就會垂聽禱告。」-查理斯.芬尼(Rev. Charles Finney)

“You must persevere.  You are not to pray for a thing once, then cease, and call that the prayer of faith.  Look at Daniel.  He prayed 21 days and did not stop until he obtained the blessing.  He held on 3 weeks, then the answer came.  Jesus taught that God will grant answers to prayer when prayer is persistent.”  –Charles Finney

「有一天喬治·慕勒開始為他的5個朋友禱告。18個月後,其中一位得救了。6年後,第2位得救了。13年後,第3位得救了。25年後,第4位才得救。喬治·慕勒持續為他第5位朋友禱告,直到他死去。52年來,他從未放棄、從未停止盼望他的朋友會接受基督!而在喪禮不久之後,最後一位朋友就得救了。這就是他堅持到底/信心的獎賞。」-Johnson and Pearl

“In November 1844, I began to pray for the conversion of five individuals. I prayed every day without a single intermission, whether sick or in health, on the land, on the sea, and whatever the pressure of my engagements might be. 18 months elapsed before the 1st of the five was converted. I thanked God and prayed on for the others. Five (5) years elapsed, and then the second was converted. I thanked God for the 2nd, and prayed on for the other three. Day by day, I continued to pray for them, and 6 years passed before the 3rd was converted. I thanked God for the three, and went on praying for the other two. These two remained unconverted.  Thirty-six (36) years later he wrote that the other two, sons of one of Mueller’s friends, were still not converted. He wrote, “But I hope in God, I pray on, and look for the answer. They are not converted yet, but they will be.” In 1897, fifty-two (52) years after he began to pray daily, without interruption, for these two men, they were finally converted—but after he died! Mueller understood what Luke meant when he introduced a parable Jesus told about prayer, saying, “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1).   -about George Mueller

「禱告是不死的。禱告比禱告的人活的更久。」-愛德華·麥肯德里·邦茲(E.M. Bounds)

“Prayers are deathless. They outlive the lives of those who uttered them.” -E.M. Bounds

“Prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world. ”  -E.M. Bounds

「只要禱告的動機都符合神的旨意,並且都榮耀神,那麼神絕對會按照祂的方法和時間來垂聽這樣的禱告。符合神旨意的禱告是跨越時間和空間的,因為垂聽禱告的神是一位跨越時間和空間的神。即使獻上禱告的人死了,神仍然會垂聽和執行這樣的禱告。因為神是一位說話算話的神,神高舉祂的話語超過祂的名聲。」  -馬強盛/顏美娟夫婦

“As long as the motive of your prayer is in accordance to God’ will, and that it glorifies God, then God will surely answer such prayer according to His methods and timing.  Prayers that are in accordance to God’s will transcends time and space, because the God that hears prayer is a God that transcends time and space.  Even if a praying person dies, God will still hear and execute his prayers, because God is a faithful God that does what He says, and God magnifies His word above His name.”   -Johnson and Pearl

詩篇 138:2 我要向你的聖殿下拜,為你的慈愛和誠實稱讚你的名;因你高舉你的話顯為大,超乎你的名聲。 (KJV)

Psalm 138:2  (KJV) “I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy name for Thy lovingkindness and for Thy truth: for Thou hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name.”

「18歲的戴德生曾經走進他父親的書房,並讀到一份福音單張。他對當中的訊息難忘,最後他屈膝接受基督為他的救主。十天後,他母親出遠門回到家。當戴德生告訴母親好消息時,他母親說:我已經知道了,十天前,也就是你看到福音單張的那一天,我花整個下午的時間為你禱告,直到主向我保證我倔強的兒子已經被帶進羊圈。」  -資料來源Our Daily Bread, July 19, 1989.

“18-year-old Hudson Taylor wandered into his father’s library and read a gospel tract. He couldn’t shake off its message. Finally, falling to his knees, he accepted Christ as his Savior. Later, his mother, who had been away, returned home. When Hudson told her the good news, she said, “I already know. Ten days ago, the very date on which you tell me you read that tract, I spent the entire afternoon in prayer for you until the Lord assured me that my wayward son had been brought into the fold.”     -Our Daily Bread, July 19, 1989.

「禱告的定律就是收割的定律:在禱告上少種就少收,在禱告上多種就多收。」-雷歐納牧師(Leonard Ravenhill)

“The law of prayer is the law of harvest:  sow sparingly in prayer, reap sparingly: sow bountifully in prayer, reap bountifully. "  -Leonard Ravenhill

「若不禱告,我們就無法過基督徒的生活。禱告使我們得著能力。禱告愈多,能力愈多。」-雷歐納(Leonard Ravenhill)

“Without prayer we cannot life the Christian life.  Prayer means power.  More prayer means more power.”

人心向來都懶得尋求神。初代教會在三、四百年之後就跌倒和遠離神了,而沒有任何一代基督徒有辦法完全回到神面前。人的誤解或理解經常會自我滿足,人通常都回來一點,而不是完全地回到神面前。事實上,人不願意付上完整的代價,來完全地回到神的標準,來完全屬於神。」-法蘭克.巴托曼(Frank Bartleman),1906年阿蘇薩街復興(Azusa Street Revival)的復興者(revivalist)及代禱者, 向列國傳講悔改和復興的先知

“The human soul is ever lazy toward God.  The real fact is that men are not willing to pay the full price to come back fully to God’s standard, to be all the Lord’s.”   –Frank Bartleman

在神的幫助下,若一個神的僕人能夠帶領信徒恆切禱告,他就會帶來有史以來最大的復興。」 -雷歐納牧師(Leonard Ravenhill)
“The man who can get believers to praying would, under God, usher in the greatest revival that the world has ever known.”  ― Leonard Ravenhill, Why Revival Tarries


I can do it

「停止玩樂,開始禱告;停止大吃特吃,開始禁食禱告。少跟人說話,多跟神說話;少聽人的話,多聽神的話。停止旅遊,開始為失喪的靈魂哀慟和禱告。」 -雷歐納牧師(Leonard Ravenhill)

“Quit playing, starting praying.  Quit feasting, start fasting.  Talk less with men, talk more with God.  Listen less to men, listen to the words of God.  Skip travel, start travail.”  -Leonard Ravenhill

腓立比書 4:6 應當一無掛慮,只要凡事藉著禱告、祈求和感謝,將你們所要的告訴神。

Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

“Revivals are among the charter rights of the Church.”  -E.M. Bounds

復興是教會的基本特權之一。 -愛德華·麥肯德里·邦茲

堅持的禱告會讓你永遠得勝。 -愛德華·麥肯德里·邦茲(E.M. Bounds)
“Perserving prayer always wins.”  -E.M. Bounds







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