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|English to Chinese: Religion Translation|
|Source text - English|
Eight Places to Pray
Discovering Prayer, Written by Ray Dueck
Notes taken by Ray Dueck from a sermon by Pastor Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, on January 7, 2006
It’s Time to Get Creative in Your Prayer Life!
Our typical days are loaded with prime spots where we can connect with God. Your car, your shower, your sidewalk and even that big comfortable chair in your living room can become your new prayer closet.
As you try these different prayer locations, use the opportunity to expand the scope of your prayer time as well. Use each new location as a reminder of an¬other area of your life and your world that needs your prayers.
1. Your Car
For many of us who live in the Greater Vancouver Area1 nothing eats up our day like the time we spend behind the wheel. Traffic jams. Long signal lights. Excruciating commutes. With the average commute of many residents2 hover¬ing around 30-45 minutes, many of us are left with what appears to be quite a bit of wasted time. But what if we learned to reclaim that time and turn our car into a sanctuary on wheels?
Start slowly. Commit to praying every time you stop at a traffic light. Pray for your family by name, picking a different person at each light. Or pray for the person in the car next to you.
Eventually, you can learn to pray as you drive (with your eyes open of course!). What could God do through your 30 minutes of extra prayer a day? You will be amazed at the possibilities!
1. Original text: “Southern California”
2. Original text: “Orange County residents”37
2. Your Shower
Most of us wouldn’t think of going very long without thoroughly cleansing our body. In the same way, God wants us to regularly cleanse our souls. How do we do that? Through confession. In 1 John 1:9 the Bible says, “But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wicked¬ness.” (NLT)
Think of confession as a shower for the soul! The Bible is clear that we all make mistakes. Rarely does a day go by that we don’t say something that we shouldn’t or think something that we shouldn’t. Nothing can pull us further away from God than unconfessed sin.
Use your shower time as a reminder of this powerful truth of scriptures. Let your shower be your confessional. Next time you step into the shower, get your soul cleaned as you clean your body. Name the things you have done over the past day that has displeased God. Ask God to forgive you for those mistakes. Now that’s deep cleaning!
3. Your Desk at the Office
Often we try to keep our professional and our prayer lives in different spheres. We figure prayer works well when a family member is sick or when a friend needs a personal relationship with Christ, but not for our looming deadlines and office politics.
We couldn’t be any more wrong. God is as intimately concerned with what goes on in your workplace as you are. More than anything He wants you to let Him in on what is happening in all areas of your life. In Paul’s letter to the Colossians, he reminds his readers that they should work as if they are working for God Himself. “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” (Colossians 3:23 NLT)
Next time you sit down at your desk and prepare to start another workday, spend a few moments in quiet prayer. Ask God to order the priorities of your day. Ask Him to help you see your job—no matter what you are doing—as a service to God. And ask Him to bring to you opportunities to tell others in your workplace about the peace they can find through Jesus.38
4. Your Favourite Chair as You Watch the Evening News
Bombings in the name of religion. Dictators who rule unjustly. Do you ever won¬der why the value system of much of the world seems so mixed up? Because the vast majority of the people in the world have never made Jesus Lord of their lives.
That truth becomes painfully clear when we turn on the evening news or pick up the morning paper. Often we sit in front of the television aghast at what we see. Instead God tells us we as Christians have a reason to hope—Christ! “Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.” (1 Peter 1:21 NLT)
Just as Jesus is our only hope, He is also the only hope of the people being ruled by cruel dictators and even the dictators themselves. And He is the only hope for those living in fear of bombings and bloodshed.
Next time you see a story on television or in the newspaper that makes you sad, use it as an opportunity for prayer. Stop that moment and ask God to work in that apparently hopeless situation. Ask Him to use the situation to bring people into relationship with Himself. Don’t stop there though. Write the names down on a piece of paper so you can continue to pray for the people involved even after their story leaves the public eye.
5. Your Sidewalk
Did you know you live in the midst of a mission field? More than likely, at least two out of every three neighbours you live near do not have a personal relation¬ship with Jesus. Your prayers can change that.
Make a commitment to take a regular walk around your neighbourhood. It will not only be good for your prayer life, but good for your health as well! As you pass a home or an apartment, ask God to bring the people in that home into relationship with Himself. Ask Him to tell you what part He wants you to play in that process. 39
6. In Line at Your Grocery Store
3We live in the land of plenty. One look inside a typical grocery store4 will easily confirm this. You’ll usually find five to ten different brands of bread and for a price most of us can easily afford.
That simply isn’t true in most countries of the world. Every three seconds some¬one dies from hunger somewhere in the world, according to the International Mission Board. God expects us to care for the poor and hurting in our world. “Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:9 NLT)
So what do we do? Most of us don’t enjoy waiting in line—particularly at the grocery store. But what if we recycle that wait time and turn it into prayer time? Take those moments as you wait in line and ask God to take care of the poor of the world. Do some research and find specific countries or even individuals mired in poverty and pray specifically for them. Ask God to not only meet their physical needs but their spiritual needs as well.
7. Your Own Special Place
God has equipped each of us for a mission to the world that is uniquely our own.5 God’s mission for our life doesn’t come as a one-time revelation but as a constantly unfolding impression of how He chooses to use us. In order for us to be in tune with what God wants to do in our life, we must regularly get away to talk with Him.
Try to find a special place where you can get to on a consistent basis to pray—particularly about your life mission. Maybe it’s a favourite nature spot. Maybe it’s a place that has special significance from your past, like a particular home, a park or a library. Regardless of where you choose, make it your special place. Then set aside half an hour to an hour every week or two to visit your special place and talk to God about how He wants to use you in the world. Bring a jour¬nal and be prepared to write down what God will share with you.
3. Original sentence begins, “As Americans,...”
4. Original text: “American grocery store”
5. Original text includes the sentence: “In chapters 36 and 37 of [Warren’s] book, The Purpose Driven Life, you can find help to understand more about what God wants to do through us to impact our world.”40
As you try to set aside these particular places for prayer, remember this is only a fraction of the prayer places God wants you to dedicate to Him. And it’s only a fraction of the time God wants from you as well. In his first letter to the Thessalonians, the apostle Paul tells us to “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIV), a goal that might take a lifetime to put into practice in our life.
How do we do that? We practise a continual connection with God. Slowly as we learn to make our shopping centers, showers and cars holy sanctuaries, we’ll learn to give Him the other places of our life as well.
God is waiting to open the door to a brand new experience with Him, an ex¬perience that doesn’t end when you get up from your morning quiet time, but instead only just begins.
|Translation - Chinese|
Ray Dueck 于2006年1月7日，在鞍背教堂，记录Rick Warren牧师布道的笔记
2. 原文：“Orange County residents”
如果那样，我们就错得不能再错了，因为你在办公室时，上帝也密切关注着你工作场合里发生的事。最重要的是，他想要你让他参与到你生活中所有的领域中去。在保罗给歌罗西人的信中，他提醒他的读者，他们工作起来，应该好像是为上帝本人工作一样。“欣然工作，好像你在为上帝工作一样，而不是为一般人工作。”(《歌罗西书》 3:23 新生活译本）
我们打开晚间新闻，或拿起早报时，以上真相变得更清楚，令人悲痛。我们坐在电视前时，经常被看到的内容吓呆了。而上帝告诉我们，作为基督徒，我们有理由满怀希望——因为我们有基督！“通过基督，你已经开始相信上帝，你已经信任上帝，对他充满希望，因为他使基督从死而复生，并给了他极大的荣耀。”（彼得前书 1 : 21 新生活译本）
你试图安排这些祈祷的特别地点时，请记住，这只是上帝想让你奉献给他的祈祷地点中的很小的一部分。也是上帝想从你那里得到的很小的一部分的祈祷时间。在他给帖撒罗尼迦人的第一封信里，使徒保罗告诉我们要“持续祷告”(帖撒罗尼亚前书 5:17 新生活译本)，这可能是一个我们在一生中要终生来实施的目标。
|English to Chinese: Legends of Vancouver |
|Source text - English|
Legends of Vancouver, E. Pauline Johnson
"Have you ever sailed around Point Grey?" asked a young Squamish tillicum of mine who often comes to see me, to share a cup of tea and a taste of muck-a-muck that otherwise I should eat in solitude.
"No," I admitted, I had not had that pleasure, for I did not know the uncertain waters of English Bay sufficiently well to venture about its headlands in my frail canoe.
"Someday, perhaps next summer, I'll take you there in a sail-boat, and show you the big rock at the south-west of the Point. It is a strange rock; we Indian people call it Homolsom."
"What an odd name!" I commented. "Is it a Squamish word?—it does not sound to me like one."
"It is not altogether Squamish, but half Fraser River language. The Point was the dividing-line between the grounds and waters of the two tribes; so they agreed to make the name 'Homolsom' from the two languages."
I suggested more tea, and, as he sipped it, he told me the legend that few of the younger Indians know. That he believes the story himself is beyond question, for many times he admitted having tested the virtues of this rock, and it had never once failed him. All people that have to do with water-craft are superstitious about some things, and I freely acknowledge that times innumerable I have "whistled up" a wind when dead calm threatened, or stuck a jack-knife in the mast, and afterwards watched with great contentment the idle sail fill, and the canoe pull out to a light breeze. So, perhaps, I am prejudiced in favor of this legend of Homolsom Rock, for it strikes a very responsive chord in that portion of my heart that has always throbbed for the sea.
|Translation - Chinese|
|English to Chinese: Scenic Spots|
|Source text - English|
Picture a landscape of thundering waterfalls that reach 80m into the sky and stretch 3km from one end to the other. The pounding water is a symphony of sound and a stunning sight to behold. The 275 falls that make up Iguaçu run along the Brazilian and Argentinian border. You can find trails that snake through the spray or take a boat ride out in search of broader views. Either way, prepare to marvel at nature's majesty.
Birds of a feather flock together at Parque das Aves. This Brazilian bird park, where more than 1000 species wing through the air, is tucked away near the entrance of Iguaçu National Park. Roam through the aviaries, and see firsthand the fierce plumage of macaws and toucans. This is a South American sight you've got to fly through firsthand. (from Booking.com)
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