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1101 – Interceding in Prayer 在祷告中代求

The gift of intercession is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the Body of Christ to pray for extended periods of time on a regular basis and see frequent and specific answers to their prayers, to a degree much greater than that which is expected of the average Christian.
While intercession is not written in any part of the Bible as a gift of the Holy Spirit but it can play a part for church growth. Since we do have the grace to pray through an extended period of time or at times be woken up by the Holy Spirit to pray for someone whom He has placed a burden in our heart to pray.Every believer is supposed to intercede for people and the church.

The word “intercede” means to act between 2 parties therefore we are interceding for someone before God.

Ezekiel 22:30 “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.

Intercession is standing in the gap, breakdown or open and the prayer is specifically for another person, city etc. God needed someone to intercede in order for Him to act especially in intervention.

Acts 12:5,7 Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands.

Intercessory prayer involves very specific things one would like to see happen, therefore it has a clear objective. There is a persistent tenacity in this form of prayer because we will pray until there is a breakthrough and this kind of prayer will take time. The likelihood of praying both in the understanding and praying in the spirit are required especially when we know that we are interceding for someone or an event. The intercessors were standing in the gap to ask God to intervene on the situation or the person. It was very clear that they were praying for Peter to be released from prison in the case of Peter’s imprisonment. The whole church was interceding!

We should also be spending time to intercede for one another in the cell group so that we are able to support each other. When we spend time to intercede then we will pray through for the person and enable him to come out of the situation.

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在祷告中代求

代祷的恩赐是神赐给基督肢体中某些成员的特殊能力,要他们在一段长时期中作定时的祷告,并看出常见的及特定的答复,乃至超乎寻常的基督徒所预期的。

虽然圣经中没有任何章节提到代祷乃是属灵恩赐,但它却可以对教会的成长发挥作用。既然我们确实有这种恩典,可以在很长的一段时期内作祷告,或者在某些时候被圣灵叫醒,为祂所放置在我们心中的某人所产生的负担而祷告。

每个信徒都应当为世人和教会祷告。

“代祷”这个词的意思是在双方之间采取行动,因此我们要在神面前为某人代祷。

以西结书 22:30 我在他们中间寻找一人重修墙垣,在我面前为这国站在破口防堵,使我不灭绝这国,却找不着一个。

代祷就是站在破口之中,去拆毁或开启,是专门为另一个人、城市等而祷告。神需要有人代祷,以便祂能采取行动,尤其为了介入。

使徒行传 12:5,7于是彼得被囚在监里;教会却为他切切地祷告 神。忽然,有主的一个使者站在旁边,屋里有光照耀,天使拍彼得的肋旁,拍醒了他,说:“快快起来!”那铁链就从他手上脱落下来。

代祷是关于某一桩特定的,人很期待会发生的事,因此它有一个明确的目标。这种祷告方式有一种持久的韧性,因为我们会一直祷告直到有所突破,且这种祷告需要时间。可能同时需要悟性的祷告和灵里的祷告,尤其是当我们知道是在为某人或某件事代祷之时。代祷者站在破口之中,恳求神干预这情况或人。显然,他们曾为了被囚的彼得能获释而代祷,而且是整个教会都在代祷!

我们也应该花时间为小组里的彼此代祷,以便我们能互相支持。当我们花时间代祷,我们就会为那人恒切祷告,使他能走出困境。

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