什麼是禱告的心志?(查理斯.芬尼)  

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什麼是禱告的心志?(查理斯.芬尼)    

What is the spirit of prayer? (Charles Finney)
2022/3/26

羅馬書 8:26-27
26 況且,我們的軟弱有聖靈幫助。我們本不曉得當怎樣禱告,只是聖靈親自用說不出來的嘆息替我們禱告。
27 鑒察人心的,曉得聖靈的意思(mind),因為聖靈照著神的旨意替聖徒祈求。

Roman 8:26-27 NKJV
“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

耶利米書 29:12-13

12 你們要呼求我,禱告我,我就應允你們。
13 你們尋求我,若專(全)心尋求我,就必尋見。

Jeremiah 29:12-13 NKJV
“Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

“Every minister should know if the prayer meetings are neglected, all his work is in vain.”  -Charles Finney

“One individual who obtains the spirit of prayer will often spread around a whole church, so that a general revival follows.”  -Charles Finney

spirit of prayer

「除非我有禱告的心志在我身上,否則我無法為主成就任何事情。」-查理斯.芬尼(Rev. Charles Finney)
“Unless I had the spirit of prayer, I could do nothing.” -Charles G. Finney

主耶穌聖靈都是基督徒最好的代禱者(來7:25)、和禱告同伴(羅8:26-27)。所以,在禱告中,基督徒永遠不是單獨或寂寞的!」-馬強盛/顏美娟夫婦

“Both the Lord Jesus Christ AND the Holy Spirit are a Christian’s best intercessor(Hebrews 7:25) and best prayer partner.(Rom 8:26-27)  So in prayer, a Christian is never alone or lonely!” -Johnson and Pearl

希伯來書 7:25 凡靠著他進到神面前的人,他都能拯救到底,因為他是長遠活著,替他們祈求。

Hebrews 7:25 NKJV
“Therefore He is also able to save [a]to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

羅馬書 8:26-27

26 況且,我們的軟弱有聖靈幫助。我們本不曉得當怎樣禱告,只是聖靈親自用說不出來的嘆息替我們禱告。
27 鑒察人心的,曉得聖靈的意思(mind),因為聖靈照著神的旨意替聖徒祈求。

「我們悔改的深度將決定我們復興的深度。 」-法蘭克.巴托曼牧師(Frank Bartleman)

“The depth of revival will be determined exactly by the depth of the spirit (attitude) of repentance. And this will hold true for all people, at all times."  -Frank Bartleman, received from God in early 1905.

「在我們認識神的力量之前,我們必須有深切的悔改、深切的謙卑、和認識我們自己的脆弱和軟弱。」 -法蘭克.巴托曼牧師(Frank Bartleman)

“The deepest repentance and humility and our own frailty and weakness must be realized before we can know God’s strength.”  -Frank Bartleman

不禱告就是罪。在撒母耳記上 12:23,神稱不禱告為罪。」-雷歐納(Leonard Ravenhill)

撒母耳記上 12:23 至於我,斷不停止為你們禱告,以致得罪耶和華。我必以善道正路指教你們。

“Prayerlessness is sin. In First Samuel 12:23, God calls prayerlessness sin.” -Leonard Ravenhill

1 Samuel 12:23 (KJV)“Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way.”

「當基督徒有禱告的心志來求復興時,他們就可以期待復興的來臨。禱告的心志就是:他們已經下定決心要全心禱告。」  -查理斯.芬尼(Rev. Charles Finney)

“A revival can be expected when Christians have “the spirit of prayer” for a revival.  That is, they pray as if their hearts were set on it.”  –Charles Finney, sermon called “When to expect revival.”

禱告的心志是一種內心的心態。這種心態會持續渴慕靈魂得救,為靈魂感到焦急。當一個基督徒有禱告的心志時,他會關心靈魂的死活。他滿腦子想的都是救靈魂的事情。他白日會思想救靈魂的事情,晚上會夢到救靈魂的事情。有時候這種感受是很深切的。禱告的心志乃是一種對靈魂得救深切、持續、誠懇的渴慕。」  -查理斯.芬尼(Rev. Charles Finney)

“The spirit of prayer is the state of the heart.  It is a state of continual desire and anxiety for the salvation of sinners.  A Christian who has this spirit of prayer feels concerned for souls.  Souls are always on his mind.  He thinks of souls by day and dreams of souls by night.  Sometimes this feeling is very deep.  It is a deep, continual, earnest desire for the salvation of sinners. ”  –Charles Finney, sermon called “When to expect revival.”

“The spirit of prayer is just what Paul felt when he said, “My little children, for whom I labor in birth” (Gal. 4:19). This labor of soul is that deep agony that people feel when they hold on to God for a blessing and will not let Him go until they receive it.  I do not mean to say that it is essential to have this great distress in order to have the spirit of prayer. But this deep, continual, earnest desire for the salvation of sinners is what constitutes the spirit of prayer for a revival. ”  –Charles Finney, sermon called “When to expect revival.”

「當基督徒願意為了復興而付上一些犧牲時,我們就可以期待復興的來臨。為了復興,基督徒必須願意犧牲他們的感覺、生意、時間。而全職神職人員必須願意花精力來禱告求復興。他們必須願意忠心地傳講神純正的話語,並不介意冒犯教會中不悔改的罪人和會友。他們必須為了復興而堅持立場,無論後果如何;他們必須下定決心,持續禱告求復興,即使失去罪人和冷漠會友的愛戴,也在所不惜。全職神職人員必須心裡有所準備,若神的旨意是如此,有時候你有可能會被趕出自己的教會。若是如此,你必須下定決心要堅持向前走,跟隨主要你走的道路,並把一切結果交在神的手中。」-查理斯.芬尼(Rev. Charles Finney)

“A revival can be expected when Christians are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to carry it on. They must be willing to sacrifice their feelings, business, and time to help the work. Ministers must be willing to expend their energy. They must be willing to offend the impenitent by plain and faithful speech and perhaps offend many members of the church who will not repent. They must take a stand regarding the revival, whatever the consequences. They must be prepared to go on with the work even though they risk losing the affection of the impenitent and cold members of the church. The minister must be prepared, if it is the will of God, to be driven away from the place. He must be determined to go straight forward, leaving the event in God’s hands. ”  –Charles Finney, sermon called “When to expect revival.”

「復興是神藉著祂的聖靈所帶下的,而聖靈會藉著禱告的心志運行在信徒內心裡。」-雷歐納(Leonard Ravenhill)

“Revival is wrought by God though His Holy Spirit, who works in believers as the Spirit of Prayer.”  -Leonard Ravenhill

“Believers are often led to expect a revival and to pray for it in faith, when nobody else can see the least sign of it.” -Charles Finney

聖靈親自用說不出來的嘆息替我們禱告

“The Bible says, “The Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” 只是聖靈親自用說不出來的嘆息替我們禱告。 The meaning of this, as I understand it, is that the Spirit excites desires too great to be uttered except by groans—making the soul too full to utter its feelings by words. The person can only groan them out to God, 說不出來的嘆息who understands the language of the heart.” -Charles Finney(Chapter 4 The Spirit of Prayer from the book “How to experience revival”)

“God is not going to pour “the spirit of prayer” that brings conviction to sinners, on you without any effort of your own. You must cherish the slightest impressions. Take the Bible and go over the passages that show the conditions and prospects of the world. Look at the world, your children, and your neighbors and see their condition while they remain in sin. Then, persevere in prayer and effort until you obtain the blessing of the Spirit of God.”  -Charles Finney(Chapter 4 The Spirit of Prayer from the book “How to experience revival”)

“Be careful not to grieve the Spirit. Recognize that nothing good will be done without His influences. No praying or preaching will make any difference without Him. If Jesus Christ were to come down here and preach to sinners, not one would be converted without the Spirit. Be careful, then, not to grieve Him by slighting or neglecting His heavenly influences when He invites you to pray.”  -Charles Finney(Chapter 4 The Spirit of Prayer from the book “How to experience revival”)

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About rote/mechanical prayers

Rote/mechanical prayers or set prayers are not only absurd, but also reject the leading of the Spirit.  -Charles Finney(Chapter 4 The Spirit of Prayer from the book “How to experience revival”)

“Rote, mechanical, and robotic prayers, and repetitive prayers out a religious ritual instead of the true desire of the heart, are not only absurd, but also hinders us from entering the power of prayer” -Johnson and Pearl

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“Prayer does not consist of mere words. It does not matter what the words are if the heart is not led by the Spirit of God. If the desire is not kindled, the thoughts directed, and the whole current of feeling produced and led by the Spirit of God, it is not prayer.”  -Charles Finney(Chapter 4 The Spirit of Prayer)

“If you live in such a manner that the Comforter will not make His presence known with you or give you the spirit of prayer, then you must repent. Do not stop to decide whether you are a Christian or not, but repent as if you have never repented. Do not take it for granted that you are a Christian, but go like a humble sinner and pour out your heart to the Lord. You can never have the spirit of prayer in any other way.”  -Charles Finney

“If we could deeply and thorough repent of any selfishness, laziness, carelessness, iniquity, sinful habits, worldliness, and prayerlessness, then it would be alot easier to go deeper in prayer, into the spirit of prayer, into the heart of God, into the power of God, and into the glory of God."  Johnson and Pearl

「當被問及他花了多少時間禱告時,喬治穆勒的回答是,每天好幾個小時。但我活在禱告的心志中。我在走路、躺下和起床時禱告。答案總是會一直來。」-喬治 穆勒(George Muller)

“When asked how much time he spent in prayer, George Muller’s reply was, “Hours every day. But I live in the spirit of prayer. I pray as I walk and when I lie down and when I arise. And the answers are always coming.”  -Source Unknown.

「什麼是真正禱告的心志呢?就是神自己的靈住在有禱告的聖徒心中。既然聖靈是從神來的,祂就會幫助聖徒的呼吸、禱告、嘆息都傾向於神的聖潔。聖靈自然地會帶領人藉著禱告與神交通和對話。」  -約拿單‧愛德華滋(Jonathan Edwards)

“The true spirit of prayer is no other than God’s own Spirit dwelling in the hearts of the saints. And as this Spirit comes from God, so doth it naturally tend to God in holy breathings and pantings. It naturally leads to God, to converse with him by prayer.” -Jonathan Edwards

「禱告已經創造了許多偉大的神蹟,這是撒但無可否認的。當我們憑禱告的心志獻上禱告時,牠的國度就向下倒塌。撒旦反對禱告的策略有三個。首先,如果牠可以,牠會攔阻你進入禱告。如果這行不通,其次,牠就會努力打斷你的禱告。第三,如果這計謀不成功,牠會努力攔礙你禱告的成效。」 -William Gurnall

“Satan cannot deny but that great wonders have been wrought by prayer. As the spirit of prayer goes up, so his kingdom goes down. Satan’s strategies against prayer are three. First, if he can, he will keep thee from prayer. If that be not feasible, secondly, he will strive to interrupt thee in prayer. And, thirdly, if that plot takes not, he will labor to hinder the success of thy prayer.”  -William Gurnall

「空中掌權者通常會動用牠所有的能力來攻擊一個擁有禱告心志的人。」-安德魯·博納(Andrew Bonar)

“The Prince of the power of the air seems to bend all the force of his attack against the spirit of prayer.”   -Andrew Bonar

“If we could deeply and thorough repent of any selfishness, laziness, carelessness, iniquity, sinful habits, worldliness, and prayerlessness, then it would be alot easier to go deeper in prayer, into the spirit of prayer, into the heart of God, into the power of God, and into the glory of God."  Johnson and Pearl

林前13:8 愛是永不止息。Love never fails…Love is a decision.

“A continuous decision to love souls and intercede for them will NEVER FAIL to pray down God’s Shekinah glory and the Spirit’s outpouring.”  -Johnson and Pearl

只要堅持禱告,神就會垂聽禱告

「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

“Fasting is abstaining from anything that hinders prayer.”   -安德魯·博納(Andrew Bonar)

“The true church lives and moves and has its being in prayer.” -Leonard Ravenhill

“God sends His fire on the sacrifice, not on the altar.”  –Leonard Ravenhill

“No sacrifice on the altar means no fire.  The fire of God never falls on an empty altar. The greater the sacrifice, the more the fire.” –Frank Bartleman

“To pray effectively, you must pray with submission to the will of God.  If you plan to pray effectively, you must pray a lot.  It was said of the apostle James that after his death, people noticed his knees were callous, like a camel’s, from praying so much. Ah, here was the secret of success of those ministers!  They had callous knees!  –Charles Finney, prevailing prayer -查理斯.芬尼(Rev. Charles Finney)

The story of every great Christian achievement is the history of answered prayer.

「每個基督教偉大的成就都有一個故事,而這故事就是禱告蒙垂聽的歷史。」-E.M. Bounds

每個基督教偉大的成就都有一個故事,但是先有禱告蒙垂聽的歷史,才會有這樣的故事講給後代。

「自從五旬節後,基督的教會曾經放下過一切的工作,並花十天等候聖靈大能的降臨嗎?很可惜,我們花太多的時間在人的節目和活動,花太少時間等候大能的來源。」-戴德生(Hudson Taylor)

「火熱的禱告是一種內心的心態和決定。火熱的禱告就是:你的內心每天都需要、想要、切慕、渴慕神的榮耀降臨,並停留在地上。如此,神的榮耀才會帶領罪人真悔改、天天背十字架跟隨耶穌。當一個基督徒火熱的禱告時,他每天都會對靈魂有深切的負擔,他滿腦子想的都是靈魂。他白天會思想救靈魂的事,晚上也會夢到救靈魂的事。這種救靈魂的深切、持續、和誠懇的渴慕,會讓一個基督徒經歷火熱的禱告,使他可以有效地禱告求復興或聖靈的澆灌。火熱禱告的最終目的就是願神的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上;好讓神和耶穌基督在我們的世代得著最多的榮耀。」  -馬強盛/顏美娟夫婦

“Fervent prayer is an attitude and decision of the heart.  It is the daily need, decision, desire, and hunger of the heart for God’s Glory to come and stay on earth while leading sinners to true repentance and the daily carrying of the cross of Jesus.  A Christian who prays fervently has a daily and deep, deep concern for souls.  Souls are always on his mind.  He thinks of souls by day and dreams of souls by night.  This deep, continual, earnest desire for the salvation of sinners is what constitutes a fervent prayer for revival or outpouring of the Spirit of God. The ultimate purpose of a fervent prayer is God’s will being done on earth, and the maximum glorification of God and Jesus Christ in our generation.”  -Johnson and Pearl

雅5:16…義人祈禱(火熱的的禱告)所發的力量是大有功效的。

James 5:16 KJV “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

雅5:17 以利亞與我們是一樣性情的人,他懇切禱告,求不要下雨,雨就三年零六個月不下在地上。

雅5:18 他又禱告,天就降下兩來,地也生出土產。

“I care not where I go, or how I live, or what I endure so that I may save souls. When I sleep I dream of them; when I awake they are first in my thoughts.”– David Brainerd

為了救靈魂,我不在乎去到哪裡、如何過生活,或承受什麼苦難。當我睡覺時,我會夢到救靈魂的事;當我醒來時,我首先想到的也是救靈魂的事。

“Prayer that does not give up are the only ones that go up to heaven. And prayers that conform to God’s will are the only ones He will listen.” -Johnson and Pearl

“A revival is near when Christians begin to confess their sins to one another.  Usually they confess in a general half-hearted manner.  They may do it in eloquent language, but it means nothing.  But when there is honest breaking down and pouring out of the heart in confession of sin, the floodgates will soon burst open, and salvation will flow everywhere!”  –Charles Finney, sermon called “When to expect revival.

“A revival can be expected when Christians are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to carry it on. They must be willing to sacrifice their feelings, business, and time to help the work.”  –Charles Finney, sermon called “When to expect revival.”

「當基督徒願意付上代價和犧牲時,我們就可以期待復興臨到。基督徒必須願意犧牲他們的感覺、生意、和時間來幫助復興臨到。」  -

“Depend upon it, if you are bent on prayer, the devil will not leave you alone. He will molest you, tantalize you, block you, and will surely find some hindrances, big or little or both. And we sometimes fail because we are ignorant of his devices… I do not think he minds our praying about things if we leave it at that. What he minds, and opposes steadily, is the prayer that prays on until it is prayed through, assured of the answer.”   -Mary Booth

「你可以確定的是:若你迫切認真地禱告,魔鬼是不會放過你的。牠會嘗試騷擾你,用食物來吊你胃口、阻擋你、找一些大小的攔阻來攔阻你。有時候我們會失敗,因為我們不曉得牠的詭計。我不認為魔鬼會介意我們不認真的禱告。魔鬼所介意的、所持續抵擋的乃是堅持的禱告和蒙垂聽的禱告。」-瑪利亞.卜斯Mary Booth(救世軍創辦人威廉.卜斯William Booth的妻子)

“The shortest distance between a problem and the solution is the distance between your knees and the floor.”  -Anonymous

The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.

「解決問題最短的距離就是你的膝蓋離地板的距離。向主屈膝的人將有能力可以站立抵擋任何事情。」 -Anonymous

“For the sake of a lost & dying world, pay the price, get God’s power & SET THE CAPTIVES FREE” –John G. Lake

“A full and complete surrender is the price of blessing; it is the price of revival."  -Duncan Campbell

“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

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