主宣告：「我的殿，必稱為禱告的殿…」(太廿一13).主乃引用以賽亞書五十六章7節的經文, 此處且加增稱為「萬民」禱告的殿. 在過去我們都曾是個陌生人, 如今卻能夠
「只管坦然無懼的來到施恩的寶座前, 為要得憐恤, 蒙恩惠作隨時的幫助. 」(希四16).
因此, 讓我們人人都到神的殿中獻上禱告; 思念衪的大愛; 改變我們的心思意念,
我在廚房中工作,天天需使用厚重的大鑊, 煎炒各種肉類葷菜.。多年如此的操作, 令我的手臂得了「肌肉重覆性緊繃損傷症(RSI) 」這是從事此行業的一種職業病，
症狀是一雙手臂不斷的刺痛難熬，既使常用藥油塗沫, 也無法止痛. 每天早晨都要特別
禱告祈求主賜我力量, 才能應付這一整天的勞力工作. 每晚則精疲力竭地拖著身體回家. 日子一天天過去, 經過好幾個月，一雙手臂的刺痛依舊。每星期的安息聖日，利用中餐
感謝神！祂垂聽了我的禱告懇求，施恩賜我恩惠憐憫。我心相信真耶穌教會所敬拜的這位神，實是又真又活的神。衪垂聽我們的禱告，正如衪垂聽在曠野的夏甲之呼求。當時她皮袋的水用盡了，帶着兒子走頭無路只能等死，但神聽見童子: 以實瑪利的 聲音, 而使夏甲的眼晴明亮，看見一口水井，便去將皮袋盛滿了水，給她及童子喝，
[凡事都有定期，天下萬務都有定時。] (傳道書三章 1節) 。
患肩周炎已有幾年的時間，飽受了疼痛之苦。但感謝神！靠着衪的恩典，能繼續每日的工作和參予教會各種活動。曾去看醫生求治，醫生代為預約醫院的專科做物理治療；在候診名單中等了六個多月。這期間不斷禱告，求神施恩憐憫。终於等到醫院的物理治療通知. 但只得醫院護士幫我做些簡單動作，似乎都得不到果效, 減輕疼痛。
2016年7月3至6日為澳魯景教會靈恩佈道會. 在六月卅日 (星期三) ，教會安排全體同靈
[所以我親愛的弟兄們，你們務要堅固不可搖動，常常竭力多作主工，因為知道你們的勞苦，在主裏面不是徒然的。] (哥林多前書十五58節) 。
The God Who Listens to Prayer
Sis Christina May Hing Chan
Elgin Church, UK
The Lord Jesus proclaimed, “My house shall be called a house of prayer” (Mt 21:13). The Scripture He quoted from was Isaiah 56:7, which adds: “for all nations”. Even though we were once strangers, we can now “come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Heb 4:16). Therefore, let us come to God’s temple to offer up prayers, meditate on His love, transform our hearts and return to God.
The God Who Hears
Many of the True Jesus Church members in the United Kingdom migrated from Ap Chau, in Hong Kong, in the 1960s and 1970s. The majority found work in the catering business, and my family was no exception—my husband and I co-owned a Chinese takeaway. I worked in the kitchen and would routinely use the heavy wok to stir fry meals. After many years of doing this, I developed a repetitive strain injury (RSI) in my arms—an occupational hazard in this line of work. Around twenty years ago, I began to experience a continuous tingling pain in my arms, which did not subside even after I applied several rounds of topical treatment. Each morning, I would pray to God for strength before I embarked on a full day of work. Each night, I would return home exhausted. This tingling sensation persisted for a few months, even though I prayed for healing every Sabbath day and during my lunch breaks. God did not heal me immediately, but I did not lose heart and continued to implore God for mercy and help in handling life’s challenges.
This went on until one Sabbath; while I was having lunch, a thought came into my mind that I should go to the front of the chapel to pray. In that prayer, I poured my heart out to God, as tears streamed from my eyes, and pleaded for His mercy and grace. I entrusted my health to God, saying, “Lord Jesus, You know that I have to work in my husband’s takeaway, and You also know my pain and suffering. Please take away my pain, if it is Your will.” After the prayer, my body felt relaxed; with joy in my heart, I returned to work in the evening. I woke up the next day and the pain had gone, without the use of medication!
Thanks be to the Lord who heard my prayer and showed His mercy and grace! I truly believe that the God we worship in the True Jesus Church is the true and living God. He hears our prayers, just as He heard Hagar’s cry in the wilderness. When their supply of water ran out, Hagar could do nothing but grieve and wait for death. But God heard the voice of her son, Ishmael, and opened Hagar’s eyes—she saw a well, where she could fill her bottle and give her son a drink. God opened a way for her to complete her journey (Gen 21:14–19.) And in the same way, God will open a way for us if we entrust ourselves to Him.
May all glory and praise be to the Lord, our heavenly Father, Amen!
There is a time for everything
To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven
For a number of years, I suffered from a frozen shoulder. It was a painful condition, but through God’s grace, I was able to work and participate in church activities. When the pain became unbearable, my family doctor referred me to a physiotherapist; I was put on the waiting list for an appointment. For six months, I prayed for God’s mercy and healing as I waited until I was eventually assigned a hospital appointment. The physiotherapist taught me some simple exercises, but I found that they did not alleviate my symptoms. Moreover, the hospital follow-up appointments clashed with church services, so I decided not to attend—I again entrusted myself to God in prayer.
In 2016, the church in Elgin held their spiritual and evangelical convocation from 3rd to 6t h July, and on the Wednesday prior to the convocation, the whole congregation took part in cleaning the church building. I was assigned the task of scrubbing a section of the kitchen wall tiles. While the rest of the members were carrying out their duties with joy, I was trying my best to complete the task despite the pain in my shoulder. I remember thinking that I would need to take a soak in a salt bath tonight to relieve the pain. That night, however, I took a shower instead but when I woke the next morning, the pain was gone. It was amazing! I truly believe that the Lord healed me as I served Him at church.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58
I thank God, He has made me whole. May all glory be unto Him, Amen!