为何要用认同性悔改祷告

Why Do We Need Prayers Of Identification And Repentance?


 

 

『认同性的悔改祷告』Prayers of Identification and Repentance

 

这样的祷告是存一个非常谦卑的心态,对于别人所犯的罪,不敢批评论断,反而承认,若是自己在同样的状况下,自己也很可能会犯同样的罪,承认自己的身上也有这种犯罪的因子,甚至承认自己对于社会上存在这种罪,也有直接间接的责任!

 

认同性悔改祷告就像耶稣为我们钉死在十字架上一样,他没有犯罪却为我们承担所有罪的刑罚,所以救恩就临到我们身上。当有人肯这样祷告, 神就透过代祷动工。这不代表我们能提供救恩,耶稣已经提供了。我们乃是让神可以透过我们中保的角色,向在罪中的人施恩。

 

今天处在罪中的人不会向 神祈求,需要有人为他们代求,但是要谦卑的、不是骄傲的、控告的、定罪的。 这样的祷告是在代祷中最有能力的。

 

Such prayers come from a humble heart that do not criticise or judge others' sins, but identify with the sins instead. It places intercessors in a position where we could see that if we were in the same situation, we could well have committed the same sins. In doing so, intercessors can acknowledge that we possess the same root of sin, and even have direct or indirect responsibility for such sins in our society.

 

Prayers of identification and repentance do a similar work that Christ did when He died on the cross. Although He was sinless, He bore the punishment for our sin so that we may receive salvation. When one intercessor is willing to make such a prayer, God can use that prayer to work. This does not mean that intercessors can provide salvation. No! That is the work of Christ alone. But God works through the mediation of the intercessors to give grace to those who are in sin.

 
Those who are steeped in sin will not pray to God; they need people to pray on their behalf. But we need prayers from hearts that are humble, not proud; prayers that are compassionate, not condemning. This is the type of intercessory prayer that has the greatest power.