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六月份祈禱的要點 II

Date Palms, Part 3

Biblical Significance

Dates and palms hold religious significance as well, especially for Muslims. They are mentioned in the Quran 21 times, and in the Hadith 300 times. Muhammed instructed his followers to break their fasting with dates, and to eat 7 dates a day to keep away poison and witchcraft. Muslims believe that Mary ate dates while giving birth to Jesus.

In the Bible, palm trees represent praise, victory and salvation,. They were used as symbols in the Temple decor. Jesus was welcomed as King into Jerusalem with palm branches, and the great multitude before the Lamb's throne in Revelation 7 carry palm branches as well.

Declare This:

On the next day, the large crowd that had come up for the festival heard that Jesus had come to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet Him. ‘Hosanna!’ they shouted. ‘Welcome in the name of the Lord! Welcome to Israel’s king!’ (John 12:12-13 NTE)

  • We declare that many Omani people will receive salvation--Hosanna!

  • We declare that His representatives, those who come in His Name, are welcome in Oman!

  • We declare that King Jesus will be welcomed into every city of Oman! Ahlan wa sahlan!

Worship with us!Hosanna in the Highest by Vineyard Worship. May Omanis welcome You, King Jesus!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Hayy as-Sarah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 4,604

Falaj al-Hadith, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 3,208

Al-Ghashub, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 2,971

Al-Hawqayn, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 2,853

Jamma, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 2,769

Al-Hazm, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 2,548

椰棗樹,第3部分

 

聖經意義

 

椰棗和棕櫚葉也具有宗教意義,尤其是對穆斯林來說。古蘭經中提到了它們21次,聖訓中提到了300次。穆罕默德指示他的跟隨者用椰棗來結束齋戒,每天吃7顆椰棗來遠離毒藥和巫術。穆斯林相信麥爾彥(馬利亞)在生爾撒(耶穌)時吃了椰棗。

 

在聖經中,棕櫚樹代表讚美、得勝和救恩。它們被用作聖殿裝飾的象徵。耶穌作為君王被用棕樹枝迎接進入耶路撒冷,啟示錄7章中羔羊寶座前的一大群人也拿著棕樹枝。

 

宣告如下:

 

第二天,有許多上來過節的人,聽見耶穌將到耶路撒冷,就拿著棕樹枝,出去迎接他,喊著說:「和散那!奉主名來的以色列王是應當稱頌的。」(約翰福音12:12-13)

 

我們宣告,許多阿曼人民將獲得救恩-和散那!

我們宣佈,祂的代表,那些以祂的名前來的人,在阿曼受到歡迎!

我們宣告,君王耶穌將受到阿曼每座城市的歡迎!歡迎!

與我們一同敬拜吧!《和散那歸於至高神》(https://youtu.be/SKHwBamBSPk),葡萄園敬拜團。願阿曼人歡迎你,君王耶穌!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

哈伊薩拉,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:4,604

法拉吉哈迪斯,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:3,208

加舒布,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:2,971

哈瓦卡因,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:2,853

賈瑪,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:2,769

哈茲姆​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:2,548

As-Sunaynah

A Touch of Paradise

As-Sunaynah (Arabic: ٱلسُّنَيْنَة, pop. 677) is a small town and seat of the As-Sunaynah district (pop. 1,471) in the Al-Buraimi Region. The village has been described as "remote, even by Omani standards" and primarily populated by the Al Nuaimi tribe. Oil was discovered in the area in the 1980s, and today there is a large dairy farm, processing plant, and bio-gas factory.

According to local history, the town is named after Sana, a woman who planted large numbers of hanging gardens and greenery. Because of this, the area used to be known as ‘Ginainat’, i.e., paradise. The area is also famous for its beautiful sand dunes, as well as its Bedouin heritage and activities such as camel racing.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.’ (Revelation 2:7) We bless the people of As-Sunaynah to eat of the tree of life, in God’s Paradise!

Pray for the Town and District of As-Sunaynah:

  • Glory of God. That God would be glorified and exalted and worshipped in As-Sunaynah. (Habakkuk 2:14, Psalm 138:4-5)

  • Expansion of the Kingdom. That many people in As-Sunaynah will come to know Jesus, and that communities of believers will be planted, that movements will be ignited. (Luke 1:32-33, 2 Cor 10:15-16)

  • Hearts and Minds. That spiritual blindness and bondages will be lifted from the minds of the people in As-Sunaynah, and that hearts will be stirred with hunger for Jesus and truth. (2 Cor 4:4, Luke 24:45)

  • Authority. Pray with the authority that Jesus gives you over principalities, powers and spiritual strongholds in As-Sunaynah. Pray that God would release prophetic words over the land, releasing visions, dreams, signs and wonders in Jesus’ name. (Matthew 18:18, 2 Cor 10:4)

  • Revival. That any believers living in As-Sunaynah would be awakened by the Holy Spirit, have love and passion stirred in them for the lost, and rise to meet the need in their neighborhood. (Luke 10:2, Ezekiel 37:10)

  • Provision. That God would bring His provision and blessing to all those in need in As-Sunaynah. That He would show His eternal kindness, demonstrate the blessing of His Kingdom, and cause His people to prosper. (Philippians 4:19, Jeremiah 29:7)

Worship with us!Paradise by Citipointe Worship. May many Omanis be with You in Paradise, Jesus!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Falaj al-Ali, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 2,371

Falaj ash-Shurah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 2,059

Yiqa, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 1,964

Wibil, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 1,832

Al-Misfah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 1,813

Fasah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 1,525

蘇納亞納​

 

天堂般的感覺

 

蘇納亞納https://goo.gl/maps/PwxJymsGkSkapzNG7)(阿拉伯語:ٱلسُّنَيْنَة,人口677)是布賴米行政區蘇納亞納區(人口1,471)的一個小鎮和中心地帶。這個村莊被描述為「偏遠,甚至以阿曼的標準來看也是如此」,主要居住者是努艾米(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Nuaim)部落。20世紀80年代,該地區發現了石油,如今這裡擁有大型奶牛場、加工廠和沼氣工廠。

 

根據當地歷史,該鎮以薩娜的名字命名,薩娜是一位種植了大量空中花園和綠植的女性。正因為如此,該地區曾被稱為「吉納納特」,即樂園。該地區還以其美麗的沙丘、貝都因人遺產和駱駝賽跑等活動而聞名。

 

「聖靈向眾教會所說的話,凡有耳的,就應當聽。得勝的,我必將神樂園中生命樹的果子賜給他吃。」(啟示錄2:7)我們祝福蘇納亞納的人民吃到神樂園中生命樹上的果子!

 

為蘇納亞納的城鎮和轄區禱告:

 

神的榮耀。神將在蘇納亞納得榮耀,尊崇和敬拜。(哈巴谷書2:14;詩篇138:4-5)

神國的擴展。蘇納亞納的許多人將會認識耶穌,信徒群體將會扎根,激起植堂運動。(路加福音1:32-33;哥林多後書10:15-16)

心靈與頭腦。在蘇納亞納人民的頭腦中,屬靈的盲目和束縛將被破除,他們的心靈將萌發對耶穌和真理的渴慕。(哥林多後書4:4,路加福音24:45)

權柄。用耶穌給你的權柄禱告,這權柄勝過蘇納亞納的公國統治權、權勢和屬靈的營壘。求神奉耶穌的名在地上賜下先知的話語,賜下異象、異夢、神蹟和奇事。(馬太福音18:18,哥林多後書10:4)

復興。願任何生活在蘇納亞納的信徒都能被聖靈喚醒,對失喪之人的愛和熱心在他們裡面被激發,並起來滿足他們鄰舍的需要。(路加福音10:2,以西結書37:10)

供應。願神將祂的供應和福氣帶給蘇納亞納所有有需要的人。祂要顯示祂永遠的慈愛,顯明祂國度的賜福,使祂的百姓興旺。(腓立比書4:19,耶利米書29:7)

與我們一同敬拜吧!《樂園》(https://youtu.be/5yN2PcQiO4A),Citipointe Worship。願眾多阿曼人與你一起在樂園,耶穌!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

法拉吉阿里,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:2,371

法拉吉舒拉,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:2,059

伊卡​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:1,964

威比爾​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:1,832

米斯法赫,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:1,813

法薩赫​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:1,525

Education, Part 1

A Treasured Resource

Education in Oman prior to the days of Sultan Qaboos bin Said was primarily Qur’an schools throughout the country, where instruction took place in traditional “da’irahs” or “learning circles.” In 1896, a group of believers founded a school in Muscat for freed slave boys, which was also attended by a few members of the royal family and later developed into a well-respected private school.

When Sultan Qaboos took the throne in 1970, there were three formal schools in the country, enrolling approximately 900 students. Within five years, the nation under Sultan Qaboos had enrolled nearly 56,000 students in 207 schools. Most of the teachers in these schools came to Oman from countries such as Egypt and Tunisia. These nations are still represented in today’s teachers in the Omani school system. In the 1970s, it was normal for kids to stop schooling around fourth grade, especially girls. But as of 2017, over half a million students were studying in Oman’s K-12 schools, and education is now compulsory. Qaboos also implemented widespread programs to address adult illiteracy. The efforts paid off, and as of 2018, the adult literacy rate was as high as 96%.

Education is valued in Oman, probably because it was so difficult to access before the 70s and 80s. Many children start school at age three or four in private pre-schools around the country. They enter government schools at age six and continue until age 17 or 18. Today, let's pray for the children in the education system.

“All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.” (Isaiah 54:13)

We bless the children of Oman to be taught by the Lord Himself, and for His peace to be over them!

Worship with us!Show Me Your Ways by Jana Alayra. Show Omanis Your ways, Jesus!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Ash-Shubaykah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 1,491

Khafdi, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 1,286

Sini, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 1,190

At-Tikhah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 1,130

Falaj as-Siaydi, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 1,067

Al-Hashah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 995

教育,第1部分

 

寶貴資源

 

在蘇丹卡布斯·本·賽義德即位之前,阿曼的教育主要是遍佈全國的古蘭經學校,教學以傳統的「學習圈」方式進行。1896年,一群信徒在馬斯喀特為獲得自由的奴隸男孩建立了一所學校,一些王室成員也曾就讀於這所學校,後來這所學校發展成為一所備受尊敬的私立學校。

 

1970年蘇丹卡布斯即位時,全國有三所正規學校,招收了約900名學生。五年內,蘇丹卡布斯統治下的國家在207所學校招收了近56,000名學生。這些學校的大多數教師來自埃及和突尼斯等國家。今天,阿曼學校系統的教師中仍有這些國家的教師。20世紀70年代,孩子在四年級左右輟學是正常的,尤其是女孩。但截至2017年,超過50萬學生在阿曼的12年教育制度學校學習,現已成為義務教育。卡布斯還實施了廣泛的計畫來解決成人文盲問題。這些努力取得了成效,截至2018年,成人識字率高達96%。

 

阿曼人重視教育,可能是因為在70年代和80年代之前,接受教育非常困難。許多孩子在三四歲時就開始在全國各地的私立幼稚園上學。他們六歲進入公立學校,一直讀到17或18歲。今天,讓我們為教育系統中的孩子們禱告。

 

「你的兒女都要受耶和華的教訓,你的兒女必大享平安。」(以賽亞書54:13)

 

我們祝福阿曼的孩子們得到主親自的教導,並願祂的平安降臨到他們頭上!

與我們一同敬拜吧!《向我展示你的道路》https://youtu.be/7bCIoxL_9Zw),Jana Alayra。耶穌,向阿曼人展示你的道路!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

舒巴卡,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:1,491

卡夫迪​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:1,286

西尼,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:1,190

提卡​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:1,130

法拉吉賽義迪,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:1,067

哈沙,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:995

Education, Part 2

Preparing for the Future

The exams the Omani students take in grade 12 determine their future educational and job prospects. Each student selects several majors in order of preference, then the government assigns them to one of those majors based on their grades and, presumably, available seats in the majors. The top students in the country are granted scholarships to study abroad in countries as diverse as the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, Poland, and Malta. The next best students receive scholarships to study at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat. The next tier of students receives scholarships to study in the government technical colleges and colleges of applied sciences. The remaining students, along with students in certain majors offered at private universities, attend private universities. Any student who does not receive grades high enough to receive a scholarship may pay out of pocket to attend any of the private universities, as well.

Women especially have seized the opportunity to attend college or university, often turning down marriage proposals until they can graduate and find jobs. Men are also pursuing higher education, though some in recent years, discouraged by poor employment prospects for college grads and wanting a jump start on saving for their “mahars” (“bride prices”), have opted to enter the work force rather than complete college. The majority of students studying abroad are male, for the cultural reason that some girls and their families are not comfortable with travel abroad. But the significant majority of students in the college and university system in Oman are female. Today, let us pray for young adults in higher education.

Jesus said to the people who believed in Him, “You are truly My disciples if you remain faithful to My teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)

We pray for Omani youth to hear and respond to your teachings, Jesus! We bless them to know the truth, and to be set free by it! Jesus, You are the Truth–may many see and know and follow You!

Worship with us!Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns. May many Omanis choose to listen and believe Your voice of truth, Jesus!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Daris, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 803

Hajir Bani Umar, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 803

Balad Sayt, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 795

Falaj al-Wusta, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 773

Tawi al-Badu, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 771

教育,第2部分

 

為未來做好準備

 

阿曼學生在12年級參加的考試決定了他們未來的教育和就業前景。每個學生按偏好順序選擇幾個專業,然後政府根據他們的成績和可能的招生數量將他們分配到其中一個專業。國內最優秀的學生將獲得獎學金前往英國、美國、加拿大、澳大利亞、波蘭和馬爾他等國家留學。第二好的學生將獲得獎學金前往馬斯喀特的蘇丹卡布斯大學學習。再下一級的學生將獲得獎學金,前往政府技術學院和應用科學學院學習。其餘學生和私立大學某些專業的學生就讀私立大學。任何成績不夠好而無法獲得獎學金的學生也可以自費就讀任何一所私立大學。

 

女性尤其抓住了上大學的機會,她們經常拒絕求婚,直到畢業並找到工作。男性也在追求高等教育,盡管近年來,由於對大學畢業生就業前景不佳感到沮喪,並盼望盡快攢下「聘禮」,一些男性選擇進入職場而不是完成大學學業。大多數出國留學的學生都是男性,這是出於文化原因,一些女孩和她們的家人不願意出國旅行。但阿曼的學院和大學系統中絕大多數學生都是女性。今天,讓我們為接受高等教育的年輕人禱告。

 

耶穌對信他的猶太人說:「你們若常常遵守我的道,就真是我的門徒。你們必曉得真理,真理必叫你們得以自由。」(約翰福音8:31-32)

 

耶穌,我們禱告阿曼青年能聽到並響應你的教導!我們祝福他們了解真理,並因為認識真理而得到自由!耶穌,你就是真理-願許多人看到、認識並跟隨你!

與我們一同敬拜吧!真理之聲》(https://youtu.be/0CsiBjc0UIA),Casting Crowns。耶穌,願許多阿曼人選擇聆聽並相信你的真理之聲!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

達里斯​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:803

哈吉爾巴尼奧馬爾,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:803

巴拉德賽伊特,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:795

法拉吉烏斯塔,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:773

塔維巴杜,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:771

Education, Part 3

Other Aspects of Education

The traditional educational system is overseen by two important bodies, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education. The Ministry of Education oversees public and private schools from KG1-Grade 12. The Ministry of Higher Education oversees college and university education, including study abroad and exchange programs. In addition, the Ministry of Social Development oversees schools for special needs students. Other training programs, such as military, nursing and business training programs, may be under the jurisdictions of their own ministries.

Large expat schools (British, American, Indian, and Pakistani, to name a few) using their own nations’ curriculums are also providing valuable education to expats and locals. Military colleges, nursing colleges, and business training programs are giving English and technical instruction. Private institutes and educational services businesses and clubs are providing foreign language (including Omani sign language!) and vocational classes to many adults and students. Expat teachers commonly (but illegally) tutor Omani students in their homes. The churches in Oman are offering Christian education in the form of “Friday Schools,” youth ministries, and Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) Bible clubs. Believers from western and eastern nations (e.g., India and the Philippines) are currently working in all of these places.

Jesus continued, “It has been written by the prophets, ‘They will all be taught by God himself.’ If you are really listening to the Father and learning directly from Him, you will come to Me. (John 6:45 TPT)

Declare This: Jesus – You are True End of all of our learning, and all of our searching for answers. We bless the teachers and students of Oman to listen to the Father and learn directly from Him. We proclaim that many will come to Jesus, because they are being taught by the Father!

Worship with us!The Answer by Jeremy Camp. May many Omanis find their answer in You, Jesus!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Dhaharat al-Qud, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 761

Hat, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 675

Hayl al-Ghafah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 649

At-Tuwayyah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 635

Al-Mazahit, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 623

At-Tabaqah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 614

教育,第3部分

 

教育的其他方面

 

傳統教育系統由兩個重要機構監管,即教育部和高等教育部。教育部監管從幼稚園到12年級的公立和私立學校。高等教育部監管學院和大學教育,包括出國留學和交流項目。此外,社會發展部監管特殊需要學生學校。其他培訓專案,如軍事、護理和商業培訓專案,可能由各自的部門管轄。

 

大型外籍學校(英國、美國、印度和巴基斯坦等)採用本國課程,也為外籍人士和當地人提供寶貴的教育資源。軍事學院、護理學院和商業培訓項目提供英語和技術指導。私立機構和教育服務企業和社團為許多成年人和學生提供外語(包括阿曼手語)和職業課程。外籍教師通常(但並不合法地)在家中輔導阿曼學生。阿曼的教堂以「星期五學校」、青年事工和兒童福音團契(CEF)聖經社團的形式提供基督教教育。來自西方和東方國家(例如印度和菲律賓)的信徒目前在所有這些地方工作。

 

「在先知書上寫著說:『他們都要蒙神的教訓。』凡聽見父之教訓又學習的,就到我這裡來。」(約翰福音6:45)

 

宣告下面的話:耶穌-你是所有的學習的真正終結,以及我們尋求的所有答案的終結。我們祝福阿曼的教師和學生能夠聽從天父的話,並直接向祂學習。我們宣告許多人會來到耶穌面前,因為他們正在接受天父的教導!

與我們一同敬拜吧!《答案》(https://youtu.be/XphG_8j2gM8),傑瑞米·坎普。耶穌,願許多阿曼人都能在你身上找到答案!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

達哈拉特庫德​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:761

哈特,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:675

哈伊勒加法赫,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:649

圖瓦亞​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:635

馬扎希特,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:623

塔巴卡,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:614

Education, Part 4

Key Issues and Needs

According to one teacher in Oman, these are the key issues and needs that she has seen:

  • A lack of strong study skills and work ethic, probably resulting from the relative newness of the educational system.

  • A desire to Omanize teaching positions in the government schools, coupled with a lack of qualified Omani teachers. (A relatively small percentage of graduating Omanis want to become teachers.) A large number of experienced teachers have been retiring over the past three or four years, compounding the problem.

  • Overcrowded classrooms, making quality education difficult.

  • Abuse (bullying to physical and sexual abuse) at school, teacher to student and student to student. People have started talking about this more, and camera installation and other measures have started to be taken to prevent it.

  • Special needs students.

  • The exam and college placement system and its impact on the nation’s future and employment.

Please Pray:

  • For wisdom and inspiration for those at the highest levels to make decisions (curriculum, systemic, organizational, etc.) that help engage students and motivate them to study well. That aspects of the curriculum that promote falsehood would be changed.

  • For more Omanis to want to and to become equipped to become teachers. For teachers’ courage and patience and hope in dealing with large numbers of often-unruly students. For the believing expat teachers in the system to be salty salt and bright light as long as they can remain.

  • For protection for the vulnerable populations. For more resources and qualified teachers for special needs education.

  • That the educational system and training programs will prepare Omanis well for future employment.

  • That students and teachers in expat schools and other sorts of training programs would also encounter Jesus. That many would be touched and come to faith through the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) clubs.

  • For blessing over the private institutes and businesses providing supplementary and often remedial education.

  • That there would be eternal fruit from amongst the thousands of students who have studied under believers in every kind of school in the country.

  • For all of the students abroad—that they would hear and see the Good News in God’s people and come home burning to talk about it.

  • That the Spirit of God Himself would come alongside and instruct and draw every single last student, especially at that stage in life where so many are asking questions about who they are and Who God is.

Worship with us!Show Me Your Ways by Darlene Zschech. Jesus, show Omanis Your ways!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Murri, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 609

Umq, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 589

Ad-Dahhas, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 586

Al-Marji, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 581

Al-Qaryah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 522

教育,第4部分

 

關鍵問題和需求

 

阿曼的一位老師表示,她注意到的主要問題和需求如下:

 

l  缺乏強大的學習技能和職業道德,這可能是由於教育體系相對不成熟造成的。

l  人們盼望將公立學校的教學職位阿曼化,但又缺乏合格的阿曼教師。(只有相對較少比例的阿曼畢業生想成為教師。)過去三四年間,大量經驗豐富的教師相繼退休,使問題更加嚴重。

l  教室過於擁擠,難以提供優質教育。

l  學校裡存在虐待(身體霸淩和性虐待),老師對學生,學生對學生。人們開始更多地談論這個問題,並開始安裝攝像頭和採用其他措施來防止這種情況發生。

l  有特殊需要的學生。

l  考試和大學入學制度及其對國家未來和就業的影響。

 

請禱告:

 

最高層領導有智慧和靈感,幫助他們做出決策(課程、系統、組織等),從而吸引學生並激勵他們好好學習。課程中推廣謊言的方面將會得到改變。

讓更多的阿曼人有意願並有能力成為教師。讓教師在面對大量不守規矩的學生時有勇氣、耐心和盼望。讓體制內的外籍教師只要還能繼續留在體制內,就能成為鹽和光。

弱勢群體得到保護。為特殊教育提供更多的資源和合格的教師。

教育體系和培訓計畫將幫助阿曼人未來的就業做好充分的準備。

外籍學校和其他培訓項目的學生和老師也能遇到耶穌。許多人能通過兒童福音團契社團受到感動並信奉耶穌。

祝福提供補習教育通常是矯正教育的私立機構和企業。

成千上萬的學生在全國各種學校的信徒們的指導下學習,將會有永恆的果實。

所有在國外的學生-他們會在神的子民中聽到和看到好消息,然後迫不及待地回家去談論福音。

神的靈會親自陪伴、指導和吸引每一位學生,特別是在生命的這個階段,許多人都在尋求自己是誰以及神是誰。

與我們一同敬拜吧!《向我展示你的道路》https://youtu.be/vvOuEVA2h2Q),Darlene Zschech。耶穌,向阿曼人展示你的道路!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

穆里​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:609

烏姆蓋,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:589

達哈斯,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:586

瑪律吉,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:581

卡里亞​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:522

Holy Spirit

Move in Al-Buraimi!

Today, let us pray for the release of the Holy Spirit over Al-Buraimi. At Pentecost, God poured out the promised Holy Spirit, empowering the early church and drawing many to believe. Peter said in Acts 2:17-21,

“What you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel:

‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants—men and women alike—and they will prophesy. And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below—blood and fire and clouds of smoke. The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives. But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

We want to see this, so that people in Al-Buraimi will call on the name of the Lord and be saved!

  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to be moving over Al-Buraimi region of Oman, stirring up hunger and thirst to know Truth. (Matthew 5:6)

  • Pray for many in Al-Buraimi to have dreams and visions of Jesus. (Joel 2:28)

  • Pray for miraculous signs and wonders to be released in Al-Buraimi, pointing to the power and authority of Jesus. (Acts 4:30)

  • Pray for any believers in Al-Buraimi to be strengthened in the gifts of the Spirit, and growing in the fruit of the Spirit. (1 Cor. 12:4-11, Galatians 5:22–23)

Worship with us!Holy Spirit Come by Rita Springer Holy Spirit, come to Your people in Al-Buraimi!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Al-Maqham, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 488

Al-Maydan, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 466

Huwayl as-Safil, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 407

Dhaharat al-Qallayn, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 389

Dabah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 375

Al-Haymli, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 353

聖靈

 

在布賴米動工!

 

今天,讓我們禱告聖靈在布賴米遍地遊走運行。在五旬節,神澆灌應許的聖靈,使早期教會有能力,並吸引許多人相信。彼得在使徒行傳2:17-21中說,

 

「這正是藉著先知約珥所說的:

 

『神說:在末後的日子,我要將我的靈澆灌凡血肉之軀的。你們的兒女要說預言;你們的少年要見異象;你們的老人要做異夢。在那些日子,我要把我的靈澆灌,甚至給我的僕人和婢女,他們要說預言。在天上,我要顯出奇事,在地下,我要顯出神蹟,有血,有火,有煙霧。太陽要變為黑暗,月亮要變為血,這都在主大而光榮的日子未到以前。那時,凡求告主名的都必得救。』」

 

我們想看到聖靈吹過布賴米,好叫布賴米的人呼求主的名而得救!

 

禱告聖靈運行在阿曼的布賴米行政區,激起人們想認識真理的渴慕之心。(馬太福音5:6)

禱告布賴米的許多人得到關於耶穌的異夢和異象。(約珥書2:28)

禱告降下神蹟奇事在布賴米,指向耶穌的能力和權柄。(使徒行傳4:30)

禱告布賴米的信徒在聖靈的恩賜上得到堅固,並在聖靈的果子中成長。(哥林多前書12:4-11,加拉太書5:22-23)

與我們一同敬拜吧!《聖靈降臨》(https://youtu.be/Md_H2wpCD80 ,麗塔·斯普林格。聖靈,降臨到布賴米的人民中!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

馬克漢姆,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:488

邁丹,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:466

休威爾薩菲爾,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:407

達哈拉特蓋萊恩,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:389

達巴,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:375

海姆利,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:353

Mahdah

Ambassadors and Wadis

Mahdah (Arabic: مَحْضَة, pop. 3,964), is a town and seat of Mahdah district (pop. 10,601) in Al-Buraimi region. This area is also known for its natural beauty with rugged mountains and beautiful wadis, including Wadi Sharm and Wadi Al-Qahfi. It was traditionally home to the Bani Kaab tribe, and it is thought that the first Arab Ambassador to America in 1840, Ahmed Bin Na’man Al Kaabi, came from Mahdah.

"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God." (2 Corinthians 5:20) We bless the people of Mahdah to know Christ and become His ambassadors!

Pray for the Town and District of Mahdah:

  • Glory of God. That God would be glorified and exalted and worshipped in Mahdah. (Habakkuk 2:14, Psalm 138:4-5)

  • Expansion of the Kingdom. That many people in Mahdah will come to know Jesus, and that communities of believers will be planted, that movements will be ignited. (Luke 1:32-33, 2 Cor 10:15-16)

  • Hearts and Minds. That spiritual blindness and bondages will be lifted from the minds of the people in Mahdah, and that hearts will be stirred with hunger for Jesus and truth. (2 Cor 4:4, Luke 24:45)

  • Authority. Pray with the authority that Jesus gives you over principalities, powers and spiritual strongholds in Mahdah. Pray that God would release prophetic words over the land, releasing visions, dreams, signs and wonders in Jesus’ name. (Matthew 18:18, 2 Cor 10:4)

  • Revival. That any believers living in Mahdah would be awakened by the Holy Spirit, have love and passion stirred in them for the lost, and rise to meet the need in their neighborhood. (Luke 10:2, Ezekiel 37:10)

  • Provision. That God would bring His provision and blessing to all those in need in Mahdah. That He would show His eternal kindness, demonstrate the blessing of His Kingdom, and cause His people to prosper. (Philippians 4:19, Jeremiah 29:7)

Worship with us!Where You Go I’ll Go by Bethel. Jesus, send out Your ambassadors to Oman!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Al-Mayhah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 348

Adh-Dhahir, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 334

At-Tayyib, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 316

Al-Madinah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 301

As-Sayghi, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 280

馬赫德

 

大使和旱谷

 

馬赫德https://goo.gl/maps/ZQz7fqDoH7AtJrtz5)(阿拉伯語:مَحْضَة,人口3,964),是布賴米行政區馬赫德區(人口10,601)的一個城鎮和中心地帶。該地區還以其自然美景而聞名,擁有崎嶇的山脈和美麗的旱谷,包括沙姆旱谷和卡菲旱谷。傳統上,這裡是巴尼卡布部落的家園,一般認為1840年第一位駐美國的阿拉伯大使艾哈邁德·本·納曼·卡比就來自馬赫德。

 

「所以,我們作基督的使者,就好像神藉我們勸你們一般。我們替基督求你們與神和好。」(哥林多後書5:20)我們祝福馬赫德的人民認識基督,成為祂的使者!

 

為馬赫德的城鎮和轄區禱告:

 

神的榮耀。神將在馬赫德得榮耀,尊崇和敬拜。(哈巴谷書2:14;詩篇138:4-5)

神國的擴展。馬赫德的許多人將會認識耶穌,信徒群體將會扎根,激起植堂運動。(路加福音1:32-33;哥林多後書10:15-16)

心靈與頭腦。在馬赫德人民的頭腦中,屬靈的盲目和束縛將被破除,他們的心靈將萌發對耶穌和真理的渴慕。(哥林多後書4:4,路加福音24:45)

權柄。用耶穌給你的權柄禱告,這權柄勝過馬赫德的公國統治權、權勢和屬靈的營壘。求神奉耶穌的名在地上賜下先知的話語,賜下異象、異夢、神蹟和奇事。(馬太福音18:18,哥林多後書10:4)

復興。願任何生活在馬赫德的信徒都能被聖靈喚醒,對失喪之人的愛和熱心在他們裡面被激發,並起來滿足他們鄰舍的需要。(路加福音10:2,以西結書37:10)

供應。願神將祂的供應和福氣帶給馬赫德所有有需要的人。祂要顯示祂永遠的慈愛,顯明祂國度的賜福,使祂的百姓興旺。(腓立比書4:19,耶利米書29:7)

與我們一同敬拜吧!你去哪裡,我都會去》(https://youtu.be/qIo6wXVt0uI),伯特利敬拜團。耶穌,派你的使者去阿曼!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

邁哈,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:348

達希爾,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:334

塔伊布​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:316

麥迪那,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:301

薩吉​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:280

The Hajj, Part 1

Day of Travel and Arrival

The next few days we will be praying for the Hajj Pilgrimage, and for the Eid Al-Adha holiday, based on a prayer guide from a House of Prayer in the Gulf. Another excellent Hajj prayer guide with illustrations can be found here.

Omanis, along with Muslims from all over the world, will participate in these special events. Because the Hajj is based on a quota system, only a certain number of participants are allowed to attend per year, per country. Some 14,000 Omanis are slotted to participated in the Hajj.

This year the Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca is scheduled to begin at sundown on June 25th, and end at sundown on June 29th. The most significant parts of the pilgrimage take place during the first three days.

The Hajj is the pinnacle of life for many. They seek not only the forgiveness of sins, but also to deepen their allegiance to God. Since the Hajj is one of the 5 ‘pillars’ of Islam, all Muslims are commanded to perform this at least once in their lifetime if they are able.

Normally, around 2.5 million people from all over the world flock to Mecca for Hajj to perform the sacred acts and follow the footsteps of Mohammed. This year it will be during one of the hottest months in the Arabian Peninsula.

As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?” “Who are You, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” He replied." (Acts 9:3-5)

Please Pray:

  • For many to encounter ‘the Man in white’, like Paul did, during this Hajj.

  • That on their travels, they would be interrupted by powerful visions, dreams, and encounters.

  • That their eyes would be opened and their hearts softened to receive truth.

Worship with us!Open Our Eyes by Steffany Gretzinger. Jesus, open the eyes of Omanis so they can see You!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Al-Ghayl, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 277

Al-Aqaq, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 267

Adh-Dhuwayhur, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 266

Ayn Umq, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 263

Al-Gharwah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 262

Al-Manazif, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 260

麥加朝覲,第1部分

 

旅行日和抵達日

 

接下來的幾天,我們將根據海灣地區禱告之家提供的一份禱告指南為麥加朝覲和宰牲節禱告。這裡還有另一本帶插圖的極好的麥加朝覲禱告指南https://www.pray-ap.info/hajj.html)。

 

阿曼人和來自世界各地的穆斯林將參加這些特別活動。由於麥加朝覲實行配額制,每個國家每年只允許一定數量的參與者出席。約有14,000名阿曼人將參加麥加朝覲。

 

2023年的麥加朝覲定於6月25日日落時開始,6月29日日落時結束。麥加朝覲最重要的部分發生在前三天。

 

對許多人來說,麥加朝覲是人生的巔峰。他們不僅尋求罪孽的寬恕,也尋求加深對真主的忠誠。由於麥加朝覲是伊斯蘭的五大「支柱」之一,所有穆斯林都被要求在一生中至少麥加朝覲一次,如果他們有能力的話。

 

通常,來自世界各地的約250萬人湧向麥加參加朝覲,履行神聖的儀式,跟隨穆罕默德的足跡。今年的麥加朝覲將是阿拉伯半島最熱的月份之一。

 

掃羅行路,將到大馬士革,忽然從天上發光,四面照著他。他就撲倒在地,聽見有聲音對他說:「掃羅,掃羅!你為什麼逼迫我?」他說:「主啊,你是誰?」主說:「我就是你所逼迫的耶穌。」(使徒行傳9:3-5)

 

請禱告:

 

許多人在麥加朝覲期間都遇到過像保羅一樣的「白衣人」。

在他們的旅途中,他們會遭遇強烈的異象、夢境和邂逅。

盼望他們的眼睛能打開,心靈能夠柔軟下來,從而接受真理。

與我們一同敬拜吧!《打開我們的眼睛》https://youtu.be/XXyfNG6WoqE),Steffany Gretzinger。耶穌,請打開阿曼人的眼睛,讓他們能夠看見你!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

蓋爾​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:277

阿卡格,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:267

杜瓦胡爾,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:266

艾因烏姆格,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:263

蓋瓦​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:262

瑪納齊夫,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:260

The Hajj, Part 2

Sacred Act 1: Ihram (Purity)

Pilgrims going on the Hajj must enter into the state of ‘Ihram’ (purity) which involves ritual washing and then wearing white, plain garments. These garments indicate that all pilgrims are equal. Following this cleansing, pilgrims are then officially on the Hajj. As they cross the pilgrimage boundary, the men will shout ‘The Talbiyah’, a prayer: "Here I am at Thy service, O Lord, here I am. Here I am at They service and Thou hast no partners. Thine alone is all praise and all bounty, and thine alone is the sovereignty. Thou hast no partners."

During this day of cleansing, pilgrims visit the Grand Mosque in which the Ka’aba is located. The Ka’aba is a black, box-like building in the center of mosque, considered to be the 'beit allah’ (House of God), As Islam’s most sacred site, it is equivalent to the Holy of Holies in the Jerusalem temple. 

"But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (I John 1:7-9)

Please Pray:

  • That the pilgrims would really see their need for God’s salvation.

  • For revelation that they cannot attain salvation on their own or by good deeds alone.

  • That the Lord’s kindness would lead them to repentance.

Worship with us!Purify My Heart by Brian Doerksen. Jesus, purify the hearts of Omanis!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Al-Bir, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 258

As-Silil, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 258

Say, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 256

Al-Qabil, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 246

Mabah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 235

麥加朝覲,第2部分

 

神聖儀式1:戒衣(代表淨化)

 

前往麥加朝覲的朝聖者必須進入「戒衣」(淨化)狀態,即進行儀式性清洗,然後穿上白色樸素的衣服。這些衣服表明所有朝聖者都是平等的。清洗之後,朝聖者便正式踏上麥加朝覲之旅。當他們越過麥加朝覲邊界時,朝聖者會高呼「應召詞」,這是一段禱告詞:「我應召來了!真主啊!我應召來了!我應召來了!唯你獨一無二,我應應召來了!讚頌確歸於你,恩惠、權威確屬於你,唯你獨一無二。」

 

在進行潔淨儀式的一天中,朝聖者參觀大清真寺,天房的所在地。天房是一座黑色的盒子狀建築,位於清真寺的中心,被認為是「真主之家」,是伊斯蘭的最神聖的場所,相當於耶路撒冷聖殿的至聖所。

 

「我們若在光明中行,如同神在光明中,就彼此相交,他兒子耶穌的血也洗淨我們一切的罪。我們若說自己無罪,便是自欺,真理不在我們心裡了;我們若認自己的罪,神是信實的,是公義的,必要赦免我們的罪,洗淨我們一切的不義。」(約翰一書1:7-9)

 

請禱告:

 

朝聖者們會真正認識到他們需要神的拯救。

神啟示他們無法僅靠自己或通過善行獲得救恩。

願主的仁慈引導他們悔改。

與我們一同敬拜吧!《淨化我的心靈》https://youtu.be/VG3NaUZSnFI),Brian Doerksen。耶穌,淨化阿曼人的心靈吧!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

比爾,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:258

西利爾​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:258

賽義,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:256

蓋比勒​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:246

馬巴​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:235

The Hajj, Part 3

Sacred Act 2: Wuqoof (Standing at Arafat)

This day is the most important day of the Hajj. According to Muslim scholars, this is ‘the day the faith was perfected. The Hajj only becomes valid when the Day of Wuqoof is observed. It is on this day that pilgrims believe their major and minor sins are forgiven. If they miss this day, their pilgrimage is pointless.

Today, they will ask God for mercy and forgiveness as they stand or sit near Mount Arafat. The people believe as they finish this day, they are cleansed of sin and freed from shame. At sunset, a cannon sounds. Pilgrims leave Mount Arafat to go to Muzdalifah, an open plain where they sleep or stay up all night under the stars.

"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ has made me free from the law of sin and death." (Romans 8:1-2)

Please pray:

  • That the pilgrims would know that He is the One who sets them free from sin and shame.

  • That they would be freed from the chains of performance and legalism,

  • That the love of God would fill their hearts.

Worship with us!O The Blood by Kari Jobe. Jesus, thank You for Your blood that cleanses our sin and shame!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Ar-Rajlah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 232

Az-Zammah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 223

Adh-Dhahir, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 216

Ash-Shiriah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 216

Huwayl al-Mijaz, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 212

At-Tuwyan, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 202

麥加朝覲,第3部分

 

神聖儀式2:端正(站山)

 

這一天是麥加朝覲最重要的一天。根據穆斯林學者的說法,這是「信道完善的一天」。只有遵守了端正日,麥加朝覲才有效。朝聖者相信在這一天,他們的大罪和小罪都會得到寬恕。如果他們錯過了這一天,他們的麥加朝覲就毫無意義了。

 

今天,他們會站在或坐在阿拉法特山附近,向真主祈求憐憫和寬恕。人們相信,在這一天結束後,他們的罪孽就被洗清了,恥辱也消失了。日落時分,大炮響起。朝聖者離開阿拉法特山前往穆茨達里法赫,這是一片開闊的平原,他們在那裡睡覺或整夜在星空下度過。

 

「如今那些在基督耶穌裡的,就不定罪了。因為賜生命聖靈的律在基督耶穌裡釋放了我,使我脫離罪和死的律了。」(羅馬書8:1-2)

 

請禱告:

 

讓朝聖者知道祂就是那位能讓他們擺脫罪惡和恥辱的人。

願他們從行為和律法主義的枷鎖中得釋放。

願神的愛充滿他們的心。

與我們一同敬拜吧!《噢,寶血》https://youtu.be/K14gLv8P28s),Kari Jobe。耶穌,感謝你的寶血洗淨了我們的罪孽和恥辱!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

拉賈拉​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:232

扎瑪,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:223

達希爾,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:216

什里亞,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:216

胡韋勒米賈茲,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:212

圖維揚​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:202

The Hajj, Part 4

A Day of 5 Sacred Acts and Eid Al-Adha

For the pilgrims, day 3 of the Hajj is the longest day. There are 5 different sacred acts to perform, and they can be done in most any order: they will stone the pillars of Satan; men will shave their heads as an act of cleanliness; they will sacrifice a permissible animal; they will circle the ka’aba 7 times, and they will run between the two hills of Safa and Marwa.

Today is also the first day of the 3-day Eid Al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, commemorating when Abraham nearly sacrificed his son. Today all the Muslim world is celebrating by sacrificing an animal and gathering with family and friends.

"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." (Psalm 91:1-2)

Please pray:

  • That those on the Hajj would find true rest.

  • That as they are trying to attain righteousness by deeds, they would encounter the One who brings rest to their souls.

  • That in their weariness, they would meet the Good Shepherd.

Worship with us!Come and Rest by Mission House. Jesus, may many Omanis enter into Your rest!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Wadi as-Sinn, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 202

Al-Khadra, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 190

As-Sarm, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 186

Zawlah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 181

An-Nid, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 180

麥加朝覲,第4部分

 

五大神聖儀式和宰牲節

 

對於朝聖者來說,麥加朝覲的第三天是時間最長的一天。朝聖者要進行五項不同的神聖活動,而且幾乎可以按照任何順序進行:他們將用石頭砸撒旦之柱;男人們將剃光頭髮以示潔淨;他們將獻祭一隻合乎規格的動物;他們將繞著天房轉七圈,他們將在薩法山和瑪律瓦山之間奔跑。

 

今天也是為期三天的宰牲節(即獻祭節)的第一天,宰牲節是為了紀念亞伯拉罕(易卜拉欣)差點獻祭他的兒子。今天,整個穆斯林世界都在通過獻祭和與家人朋友聚會來慶祝。

 

「住在至高者隱密處的,必住在全能者的蔭下。我要論到耶和華說:『他是我的避難所,是我的山寨,是我的神,是我所倚靠的。』」(詩篇91:1-2)

 

請禱告:

 

願朝聖者找到真正的安息。

當他們試圖通過行為獲得義時,他們會遇到那個能給他們的靈魂帶來安息的人。

盼望他們在疲憊時能遇見好牧人。

與我們一同敬拜吧!《來得安息》(https://youtu.be/Sv5gIadtLP0),Mission House。耶穌,願許多阿曼人進入你的安息!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

瓦迪西恩,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:202

卡德拉,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:190

薩姆​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:186

扎烏拉​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:181

安尼德​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:180

Eid Al Adha

The Feast of Sacrifice

Today is the second of the three-day Eid Al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, celebrated by Muslims across the world. Today’s prayer is adapted from Prayercast, with an excellent prayer video found here.

Eid al-Adha honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah’s command. This story, so familiar to Jews and Christians from Genesis 22, is told in Surah 37 in the Quran. While the Quran does not clearly state which son of Ibrahim (Abraham) this was, most Muslims believe that it was Ishmael. The account in Genesis 22 stresses that it was the son of the promise – Isaac.

Though this festival commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, the Old Testament meaning of such blood sacrifices is not understood by Muslims. Muslims understand that the sacrifice itself, as practiced during Eid al-Adha, has nothing to do with atoning for their sins or seeing blood as necessary for cleansing from sin.

For Muslims, the symbolism of the blood sacrifice is in the attitude – a willingness to make sacrifices in their lives, to give up some of what they treasure, in order to stay on the “straight path.” A true Muslim – who submits completely to Allah – is willing to completely follow Allah’s commands.

Pray that ON THESE DAYS:

  • Muslims will see that their righteous acts will never attain God's favor.

  • they accept the finished work of Christ as their only means of salvation.

  • they will courageously share stories of dreams, visions, and Christ's love during family visits.

Worship with us!Lamb of God by Matt Redman and David Funk. You are worthy, Jesus, the Lamb who was slain!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Al-Kharsan, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 178

Ad-Difa, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 175

Ash-Shakhar, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 175

Al-Aqd, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 173

Al-Hajir, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 173

Mala, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 173

宰牲節​

 

獻祭節

 

今天是宰牲節或者說獻祭節的第二天,總共為期三天,全世界的穆斯林都會慶祝這一天。今天的禱告內容改編自禱告播送,精彩的禱告視頻,連結在此(https://www.prayercast.com/eid-al-adha.html)。

 

宰牲節是為了紀念易卜拉欣(亞伯拉罕)為了服從真主的命令而願意獻祭自己的兒子。這個故事在創世記第22章中為猶太人和基督徒所熟知,在古蘭經第37章中也有記載。雖然古蘭經沒有明確說明這是易卜拉欣(亞伯拉罕)的哪個兒子,但大多數穆斯林認為那是以實瑪利(易司馬儀)。創世記第22章的記載強調那是應許之子-以撒(易司哈格)。

 

雖然這個節日是為了紀念亞伯拉罕願意獻祭他的兒子,但穆斯林並不理解這種血祭在舊約中的含義。穆斯林明白,宰牲節期間的獻祭本身與贖罪無關,也不認為血是洗清罪惡的必需品。

 

對於穆斯林來說,血祭的象徵意義在於態度-願意在生活中做出獻祭,放棄一些他們珍視的東西,以保持「正道」。真正的穆斯林-完全服從真主-願意完全遵循真主的命令。

 

在這些日子裡禱告:

 

穆斯林將會發現他們的敬虔行為永遠不會獲得神的悅納。

他們接受基督完成的救恩之功作為他們唯一的救恩之路。

他們將在家人拜訪期間勇敢地分享夢境、異象和基督之愛的故事。

與我們一同敬拜吧!《神的羔羊》https://youtu.be/m9nwwRIFUic),馬特·雷德曼和大衛·芬克。被殺的羔羊耶穌,你是配得的!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

哈桑​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:178

迪法,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:175

沙卡爾,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:175

艾克得​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:173

哈吉爾​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:173

瑪拉,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:173

Eid Al Adha in Oman

Markets, Meat, and Money Gifts

Today is the third of the three-day Eid Al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, celebrated by Muslims across the world. Today’s prayer is partly adapted from Prayercast, with an excellent prayer video found here.

The central event of Eid al-Adha is a family’s ritual slaughter of a costly animal. Every family that can afford to do so voluntarily slaughters a ritually acceptable animal (a sheep, goat, cow, or camel). Each family kills the animal in the courtyards of their house or in the streets. They cut the carcass into thirds and distribute it equally among themselves, the poor, and friends and neighbors. Every year, hundreds of millions of animals are slaughtered on this day around the world.

A typical Eid al-Adha begins with Eid prayers in the morning, along with the killing of the sacrificial animal. Many communities organize a massive public outdoor prayer time in the morning of the first day of the festival. The women spend hours cooking specialty foods for the holiday, and everyone dresses in new clothes. Families, friends, and neighbors share food and gifts with each other and visit one another late into the night.

In Oman, the Eid is preceded by ‘habta’ markets, traditional markets where families buy their livestock (goat, sheep, cow, or camel) for slaughter, as well as other ingredients for special meals, treats for the children, etc. Tailors are booked for weeks beforehand preparing matching dresses for the women of the family. Women and girls will also have elaborate henna designs applied on their hands for the celebration.

Omanis have a series of meat dishes they prepare from the slaughtered animal: from boiled (‘maghli’) and grilled (‘mashwi’) meat dishes available on the first day of Eid, to ‘shuwa’, meat that is slow-roasted over coals in an underground oven, available on the second day of Eid. The shuwa meat is slathered with spices and wrapped in banana leaves, often with other aromatics. Families will usually share a large tanoor pit oven, and cook their meat packets altogether for 24 hours.

Families joyfully go around visiting and greeting extended family and friends. During these visits, children receive ‘eidiya’, small gifts of money (crisp new bills) and candy, usually creatively wrapped.

Pray that ON THESE DAYS:

  • Omanis will realize that God has provided the ultimate sacrifice for sin: His Son Jesus Christ.

  • The Lamb of God would reveal Himself in dreams and visions.

  • Omanis will know the forgiveness and joy available through Jesus’ sacrifice.

Worship with us!Worthy is the Lamb by Hillsong. You are worthy, Jesus, the Lamb who was slain!

Matthew 18:14 Focus—‘Your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.’

Please bring these towns and villages before the Father:

Al-Miraykhah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 172

Disli, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 172

Dabut, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 171

Al-Qarti, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 169

Al-Misannah, Ar-Rustaq district, Al-Batinah South region. Population: 168

阿曼的宰牲節

 

市場、肉類和金錢禮物

 

今天是宰牲節或者說獻祭節的第三天,宰牲節是全世界穆斯林都會慶祝的節日。今天的禱告內容改編自禱告播送,精彩的禱告視頻,連結在此(https://www.prayercast.com/eid-al-adha.html)。

 

宰牲節的核心活動是一個家庭宰殺昂貴動物的儀式。每個有能力的家庭都會自願宰殺儀式上可接受的動物(綿羊、山羊、牛或駱駝)。每個家庭都會在自家的庭院或街道上宰殺動物。他們將動物的屍體切成三份,然後平均分配給自己、窮人、朋友和鄰居。每年,全世界有數億隻動物在這一天被宰殺。

 

典型的宰牲節從早晨的宰牲節禱告開始,同時還要宰殺獻祭的動物。許多社區在節日的第一天早晨組織大規模的公共戶外禱告。婦女們會花幾個小時烹飪節日特別食物,每個人都會穿上新衣服。家人、朋友和鄰居們會分享食物和禮物,並互相拜訪直到深夜。

 

在阿曼,開齋節前會舉行「哈布塔」市場,這是傳統的市場,家家戶戶會購買牲畜(山羊、綿羊、牛或駱駝)進行屠宰,以及購買特殊餐食、兒童零食等其他食材。裁縫會提前數周預約,為家中的女性準備相配的禮服。婦女和女孩還會在手上畫上精美的指甲花圖案以慶祝節日。

 

阿曼人用宰殺的動物製作一系列肉類菜肴:從宰牲節第一天的煮肉和烤肉到宰牲節第二天的在地下烤爐中用炭火慢烤的肉類。慢烤肉上塗滿香料,用香蕉葉包裹,通常會加入其他香料。家人通常會共用一個大型坑式烤爐,將肉包一起烤24小時。

 

家人會興高采烈地四處拜訪和問候親朋好友。拜訪期間,孩子們會收到「艾迪亞」,嶄新的鈔票,和糖果等小禮物,通常包裝得非常有創意。

 

在這些日子裡禱告:

 

阿曼人將會意識到神已經為罪孽提供了終極的獻祭:祂的兒子耶穌基督。

神的羔羊會在夢境和幻象中顯現自己。

阿曼人將通過耶穌的獻祭獲得寬恕和喜樂。

與我們一同敬拜吧!《羔羊是配得的》https://youtu.be/1gKsPMR00_Y),新頌敬拜團。耶穌,你是配得的,你是被殺的羔羊!

馬太福音18:14重點-「你們在天上的父也是這樣,不願意這小子裡失喪一個。」

 

請在天父面前為這些城鎮和村莊禱告:

 

米拉哈​​,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:172

迪斯利,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:172

達布特,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:171

卡蒂,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:169

米薩納,魯斯塔格區,南巴提奈行政區。人口:168

 

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