Wednesday, 4th November 2020
Title: Commit Our Day in Prayer
Author: Pastor Wallace Ong

Psalm 5: 1 – 3, 7-8 (AKJV)
1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

One of the most encouraging principles – for Christians – that comes out of the Book of Psalms is our privilege in prayer. It is truly a remarkable privilege, especially considering the Lord’s holiness. Very often, I still cannot help but wonder in awe, how we who are inherently sinful can bring our prayer to a Mighty God whose nature is holy and perfect that even a hint of sin is incompatible in His presence. We should always be grateful and give thanks in praise that God loves us so much that He opens this path for us into His throne. At the cross, God’s one and only Son, Jesus Christ, offered Himself as the perfect atoning sacrifice to pay for the penalty of sin once and for all. Now we are not only forgiven but also welcomed into God’s family as a result of being born again by the Spirit.

Today, we can come before God and bring forth our petition in prayer. What is the first thing we should bring to God in prayer? Well, we can learn from King David: from the moment he woke up from his sleep, his thoughts turned immediately to God in prayer. Verse 7 tells us that we can come before God in reverence and fear to acknowledge His steadfast love and mercy toward us. Verse 8 reiterates that to pray for God to lead us to walk in His righteousness because we will encounter temptation and challenges in our daily walk with God. King David knew that God would hear his voice and hearken to his cries for help. He knew that the Heavenly Father would hear his pleadings and petitions. That is why, King David enters into the presence of God first thing in the morning, and commits his day to God.

Let us reflect upon the prayer-life of David, who was an excellent example of a man who prayed regularly, faithfully and expectantly, and declared confidently “In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; in the morning I will come into Your Holy Court and entrust my day to You in prayer”.

Prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father, we praise You for Your mercies which are new every morning. We thank You for the privilege given to us to present our petitions to You. Please help us, Oh Lord, to regularly and earnestly come into Your presence when we open our eyes in the morning, to commit our day to You in prayer with joyful expectation, knowing that You are a God Who hears and answers our prayers.
We ask in Jesus’ precious name, AMEN.

每日灵粮
星期三, 2020年11月4日
标题:祷告交托我们的一天
作者:王振威传道
翻译:陈健萍姐妹

【诗篇5: 1-3, 7-8】[和合本]
1 〔大卫的诗、交与伶长、用吹的乐器。〕耶和华阿、求你留心听我的言语、顾念我的心思。
2 我的王我的 神阿、求你垂听我呼求的声音.因为我向你祈祷。
3 耶和华阿、早晨你必听我的声音.早晨我必向你陈明我的心意、并要儆醒。
7 至于我、我必凭你丰盛的慈爱进入你的居所.我必存敬畏你的心向你的圣殿下拜。
8 耶和华阿、求你因我的仇敌、凭你的公义、引领我.使你的道路在我面前正直。

对基督徒而言,诗篇中最鼓舞人心的原则之一是我们有祷告的特权。这确实是一个非凡的特权,尤其是细想到主的圣洁。很多时候,我仍然不禁心生敬畏而惊叹,我们这些本来有罪的人,怎能把我们的祷告带给一位大能的上帝,而祂的本性是圣洁且完美的,以致在祂面前,哪怕是一丝罪恶也是不能相容的。我们应该永远心存感恩,并且赞美上帝是如此地爱我们,为我们敞开了这条通往祂宝座的道路。在十字架上,上帝的独生儿子耶稣基督献上了自己作为完美的赎罪祭,为罪的惩罚彻底地付上了代价。如今我们不但已蒙赦免,而且因圣灵重生而被欢迎进入神的家庭。

今天,我们可以来到上帝面前,在祷告中提出我们的祈求。我们祷告时首先要带什么到上帝面前?嗯,我们可以向大卫王学习:从他睡梦中醒来的那一刻起,他的思想立即转向上帝祷告。第7节告诉我们,我们可以怀着敬虔和敬畏的心来到上帝面前,承认祂对我们坚定不移的爱和怜悯。第8节重申,祈求上帝引领我们行在祂的义中,因为我们每天与上帝同行时会遇见试探和挑战。大卫王知道上帝会倾听他的声音,垂听他求助的呼求。他知道天父会聆听他的恳求与祈求。这就是为什么大卫王早晨第一件事就是进到上帝面前,将他的一天交托给上帝。

让我们回顾大卫的祷告生活,他是一个优异的榜样,他经常、忠实、期待地祈祷,并充满信心地宣称:“主啊,早晨,你必听我的声音;早晨我必进入你的圣所,以祈祷把我的一天交托于你”。

祈祷:
亲爱的天父,我们赞美祢,因祢诸般的怜悯每天早晨都是新的。感谢祢赐予我们向祢祈求的特权。主啊,求祢帮助我们早晨张开眼睛的时候,经常恳切地来到祢的面前,带着满腔喜乐的盼望,将我们的一天交托给祢,因为知道祢是一位垂听并应允我们祈祷的上帝。
我们奉耶稣宝贵的名祈求,阿门。

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