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葛安妮(Anne Graham Lotz為疫情禱告
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Anne Graham Lotz                   Anne Graham Lotz

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Below is the Prayer from Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Evangelist Billy Graham.
National Day of Prayer March 15, 2020

Father God,

In a world of famine, floods, and fire; disease, death, and the disruption of our everyday activities, on this day when the President has called for a National Day of Prayer, we choose to look up…from our knees. We see You seated on the throne of glory, in control of all things.[1] All things.  We know that You are a God of mercy, of grace, of faithfulness, of loving-kindness.[2] So we reject fear of the coronavirus and its impact on our lives, and instead, place our faith in You. You have said that Your ears are open to our cry,[3] that Your eyes are upon us,[4] and that Your arms are long enough to reach us[5] and strong enough to hold us.[6] Hold us now. Hold us close. Quiet our racing hearts. Breathe Your Spirit of peace into the fear and turmoil within us.

Even as I pray for Your peace, I wonder…could this wicked, insidious, evil virus be the trigger that sparks a spiritual awakening in our beloved nation? Are You trying to get our attention, demanding that we wake up in our relationship with You? I know we desperately need to wake up.

We have legalized defiance of Your institution of marriage; we celebrate relationships that contradict Your instructions; we exterminate life that You created and that bears Your image…for our own convenience; we have become so secularized we don’t even acknowledge You exist, much less reverence or obey You.

You have my attention. Therefore, like the prophet Daniel of old, I turn to You in humility and shame as I confess on behalf of America some of the national sins that come to mind…[7]

  • I confess national addiction to sex. To money. To pleasure. To entertainment. To pornography. To technology. To drugs. To alcohol. To food. To television. To popularity. To ourselves.
  • I confess our foolishness of denying You as the one, true, living God, our Creator to whom we are accountable, living as though our lives are a cosmic accident with no eternal significance, purpose or meaning.
  • I confess our greed that has run up trillions of dollars of the national debt.
  • I confess our arrogance and pride that has led us to think we are sufficient in ourselves.
  • I confess to believing that the prosperity of our nation is because we are great while refusing to acknowledge that all blessings come from Your hand.
  • I confess that we depend upon our military might and our weapons systems to protect us from harm and danger while denying, defying, and ignoring You.
  • I confess that we have succumbed to the pressure of pluralism in our desire to be inclusive so that we honor other gods as though You are just one of many.
  • I confess that we have allowed the material blessings You have given us to deceive us into thinking we don’t need You.
  • I confess that we live as though material wealth and prosperity will bring happiness.
  • I confess that we have marginalized truth and mainstream lies.
  • I confess that we have become one nation under many gods, divided and polarized, with license to sin and justice that no longer follows the rule of law.

Holy Spirit of the living God, convince us of the need to turn away from our sin and get right with You.[8]

Lord God, have mercy on us! As we repent of our sin and return to You, return to us! There is no one like You to help the powerless against this mighty disease. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on You and in Your name we come against this vast, invisible enemy.[9]

Once again, we hold You to the promise you gave to King Solomon. You said, When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among My people, You said if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, You said then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. You said, Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayers[10]

We hold You to Your word as we plead with You. Hear our prayer. Forgive our sins. Heal our land.  We are standing in the gap for our nation.

We pray in the name of the One who is Our Deliverer.  Our Beautiful and only Savior.  Lord of the nations.  Son of God and Son of Man.  The living, reigning, soon to return Lord of lords and King of kings, Jesus Christ.

In His name and for His glory we pray,

Amen

[1] Isaiah 6:1
[2] Ephesians 2:4; 2 Corinthians 9:14; Exodus 34:6.
[3] Psalm 4:3
[4] Psalm 33:18
[5] Isaiah 59:1
[6] Psalm 139:7-10
[7] Daniel 9:1-19
[8] John 16:8
[9] 2 Chronicles 14:11
[10] 2 Chronicles 7:13-15

鑑于冠狀病毒大流行,川普總統宣佈3月15日為國家祈禱日,
他說:我們這個國家,在我們的整個歷史中,一直在這樣的時代
    向上帝尋求保護和力量……無論你身在何處,是的,我鼓勵你轉向信仰行為中的祈禱。

葛培理Billy Graham)的女兒葛安妮(Anne Graham Lotz)應總統邀請,國家祈禱日2020年3月15日為疫情禱告,求神赦免很多罪過


父 神!

鑑于冠狀病毒大流行,川普總統宣佈3月15日為國家祈禱日,
他說:我們這個國家,在我們的整個歷史中,一直在這樣的時代
向上帝尋求保護和力量……無論你身在何處,是的,我鼓勵你轉向信仰行為中的祈禱。

父 神!
在飢荒、洪水和火災的世界中;疾病、死亡和我們日常活動的中斷,在總統要求舉行國家祈禱日的這一天,我們選擇抬頭仰望……跪著(祈禱)。

我們看到祢坐在榮耀的寶座上,掌控萬物(以賽亞書6:1)一切萬物。
我們知道祢是一位仁慈、恩典、信實、慈愛的神。 (以弗所書2:4;哥林多後書9:14;出埃及記34:6)所以,我們拒絕懼怕冠狀病毒及其對我們生活的影響,取而代之的是「我們相信祢」。
祢曾說過:祢的耳朵正聽著我們的呼求詩篇4:3祢的眼睛注視著我們
(詩篇33:18)而且您的膀臂夠長,可以伸到我們身邊(以賽亞書59:1)而且強壯到足以環抱著我們(詩篇139:7-10)現在環抱著我們,環抱著讓我們靠近祢;平靜我們狂跳的心。將祢平安的靈吹入到我們內心的恐懼和動盪中。

即使現在,我正為著祢(賜)的平安祈求禱告,我也想知道……這兇惡、陰險、邪惡的病毒,會成為引發我們深愛的國家屬靈覺醒的觸發因素嗎?祢是否正在試圖引起我們的注意,要求我們在與祢的關係中醒來?我知道我們迫切需要醒來。

我們已將蔑視祢的婚姻制度合法化;我們慶祝與祢的指示相抵觸的關係;為了我們自己的方便,我們殺滅了祢所創造並帶有祢的形象的生命。我們變得世俗化,甚至,我們都不承認祢的存在,更不用說尊敬或服從祢了。祢引起我的注意。因此,就像古老的先知但以理一樣,我以謙卑和羞愧向祢求助,因為我代表美國承認一些想到的國家罪行……
(但以理書9:1-19)

*我承認 全國對「性」上癮;對錢、享樂、娛樂、色情、科技、毒品、酒精、食物、電視、流行、我們自己上癮

*我承認 我們愚蠢地否認祢是獨一的、真實的、活神,我們對之負責的造物主;我們活著好像
“我們的生命是一場沒有永恆重要性、目的或意義的宇宙意外事故”。

*我承認 我們貪婪已經累積了數萬億美元的國債。

*我承認 我們傲慢和驕傲 使我們認為自己已足夠了。

*我承認 我們相信我們國家繁榮是因爲我們是偉大的,而我們卻拒絕承認所有的祝福都來自祢的手。

*我承認 我們在拒絕、蔑視和無視祢的同時,依靠我們的軍事力量和武器系統來保護我們免受傷害和危險。

*我承認 我們在包容性的渴望中屈服於多元化的壓力,因此我們尊敬其他神靈,好像祢只是其中之一。

*我承認 我們已容讓祢所賜與的物質上的祝福,來欺騙我們以為我們不需要祢。

*我承認 我們活著好像物質財富和繁榮將帶來幸福。

*我承認 我們已將真理邊緣化,並使謊言成為主流。

*我承認 我們已經成為一個在眾多神靈之下分裂、兩極分化的國家,擁有許可證犯罪及擁有不再遵循法治的公義。

永生神的聖靈使我們相信:有必要遠離我們的罪惡,與祢同在。
(約翰福音16:8)

主、神!求祢憐憫我們!當我們為我們的罪悔改,並轉向祢時,求祢也轉向我們!

沒有人像祢一樣
幫助無能為力的人,抵抗這種強大的疾病。耶和華我們的神啊!求祢幫助我們!因為我們依靠祢,我們奉祢的名與這個巨大而無形的敵人對抗。(歷代志下 14:11)

再次,我們抓住祢對所羅門王的應許。祢說過:「我若使天閉塞不下雨,或使蝗蟲吃這地的出產,或使瘟疫流行在我民中。」
祢說過:「這稱為我名下的子民,若是自卑、禱告、尋求我的面、轉離他們的惡行..」祢說過:「我必從天上垂聽,赦免他們的罪、醫治他們的地。」祢說過:「我必睜眼看、側耳聽,在此處所獻的禱告。」
(歷代下 7:13-15)

我們懇求祢,我們抓住祢的應許。求祢垂聽我們禱告!赦免我們的罪過!醫治我們的土地!我們正站在我們國家的破口當中。

我們奉那一位拯救者的名禱告。我們美麗而唯一的救主、
萬國之王、神的兒子和人的兒子。現正活著、掌權
且即將回來的萬主之主和萬王之王耶穌基督。

我們奉祂的名和榮耀禱告,
阿們!

(非常感謝不知名的作者把英文禱告翻譯成中文,與中文讀者分享!)

 

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