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LoveHim
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 have you prayed today??

i am writing this because over the last week, the Lord has been convicting me of writing posts and answering questions before i have prayed for the lost, the Church of God, the persecuted church and the underground church. this is by no means a law that i am trying to place on everyone, but a simple question from my heart to yours...

have you prayed for others today??

love you guys.

 2007/7/28 11:18Profile
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have you prayed for others today??


Brother,

This is a great question. We could ask it of everyone on the site, have we even prayed [b]at all today yet?[/b] Do we pray about our posts and how they affect others? Do we spend serious heart-felt time with God or do we breeze Him by showing the true importance we place on God and prayer. Thank you for this challenge to the SI body dear brother, much needed.


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 2007/7/28 11:28Profile
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 Re: have you prayed today??

Brother Phil,

Thanks for the reminder to pray. I have come to the firm conviction that I have nothing worth saying to anyone until I have first been with Him.

And for anyone who lacks motivation to pray for the persecuted and underground church – please read this. It is quite powerful.
[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=18360&forum=34&3]Link[/url]

God bless you brother

Danielle


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 2007/7/28 11:31Profile









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Paul words were "walk in the Spirit" and "pray without ceasing". The reason for this was to stop the autonomous living that we're born with and that we're used to living that way by nature or habit.
Being second by second dependent on The Lord to direct, even what we should be praying "for".

If we are told to walk in the Spirit, then that is a promise that we are "with and in Him" at all times that we choose to not think or walk autonomously. But we need to pray first of our image of Him and of ourselves, that only he can reveal to us.

The Holy Spirit was given to lead us in all our steps, thoughts and in all things. We should not go in and out of what God had promised and commanded, because He does not accept our flesh or living by some laws that we choose to obey.
That is the difference of living by the letter of the law and the law of the Spirit.

How anyone could not think of the Persecuted/Underground Church everyday would be a wonder wouldn't it ?

It's a second by second walking in the Spirit that we're commanded to 'seek'.
Only stressing that all the more, because the days are evil and things are going on in the Church and outside, that only The Holy Spirit can warn us of and in the future all the more as times are getting darker.

In the Love of Christ, we're commanded for our own protection. John 10.

Love you all.
Pray one for another, more than ever.
Bless God always.

 2007/7/28 12:13
LoveHim
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How anyone could not think of the Persecuted/Underground Church everyday would be a wonder wouldn't it ?

until recently, i have almost all but forgotten them sister. i would pray for those around here, but not all around the world, you know.
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Pray one for another, more than ever.

definitely. by the way, how is your son-in-law?? i thought of him today and i was praying for him and your daughter. how are they doing??

talk to you later.

 2007/7/28 13:26Profile









 Re: have you prayed today??

I would have to ask what you mean by prayer?

Did I get on my hands and knees at a set time each day?

Did I go to a prayer meeting?

Or do you mean just an all day open communication of talking to the Father and He talking to me kind of praying?

If you mean the latter, then yes.

Do I pray for others? certainly. But not religiously, usually when the persons name or face enters my mind is when I pray for them.

I can become quite "religious" when I set down standards for myself in what I think a Christian should be doing. Therefore, I have struggled to stop doing that so that I can just live one day at a time. I know my weaknesses and I know my limitations and for me to set down a prayer time will become a religious practice that my flesh will revel in, therefore I avoid it. And when I do, I am blessed.

For me prayer is all day, sometimes I may stop what I am doing and just intercede for someone and then resume what I was doing. For example, the day the Twin Towers fell in New York, I was in another city just walking down the street praying and worshiping the LORD and I felt this overwhelming burden enter my spirit and I had to find a place to get off the street and let this run it's full course. I found a Men's washroom and there was no one there. I wept sore, praying in tongues and had no idea for what, till I heard the news later on that day.

Everyone's prayer meeting is different, this is my niche , and thanks for starting this thread and asking me.

 2007/7/28 13:52
LoveHim
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Or do you mean just an all day open communication of talking to the Father and He talking to me kind of praying

precisely.
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Do I pray for others? certainly.

that is what i was asking with this thread. have we sought God for revival today?? have we prayed for our brothers and sisters who are defending the faith in spite of hunger, beatings, prison, loss of jobs, family, and everything else?? have we prayed that the Lord would burden our heart for lost souls to come to know Him?? or do we just ignore that and keep on typing, ya know??

this is what i meant about have you prayed today..

 2007/7/28 14:05Profile









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I prayed for about twenty minutes when I woke up this morning - mostly for the South Koreans prisoners in Afghanistan.

The other part of the prayer was asking him to help me control my thoughts, feelings and emotions, increase my patience, etc...

But Compliments certainly has a good point about just talking with God as you go through the day:

"This coffee's great, Lord. Thank you!"
"Thanks for a wonderful day, Lord!"
"Look at that SKY!!! Thank you Jesus!"

 2007/7/28 14:50









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Corey_H wrote:
I prayed for about twenty minutes when I woke up this morning - mostly for the South Koreans prisoners in Afghanistan.

The other part of the prayer was asking him to help me control my thoughts, feelings and emotions, increase my patience, etc...

But Compliments certainly has a good point about just talking with God as you go through the day:

"This coffee's great, Lord. Thank you!"
"Thanks for a wonderful day, Lord!"
"Look at that SKY!!! Thank you Jesus!"

What I find difficult is finding the balance between legalism (which was my greatest problem until maybe recently) and carelessness.

I'm spending too much time at the computer probably, instead of seeking the Lord.

But on the other hand I discuss things with Him constantly - or am I talking to myself much of the time?

He's just there all the time, but sometimes I do forget to say thank you...

in Him

Jeannette

 2007/7/28 16:59
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This is a great question. We could ask it of everyone on the site, have we even prayed [b]at all today yet?[/b]



... Do we pray about our posts


... and how they affect others?




From the disclaimer:

[b]Please, pray.
Pray before you post.
Pray as you write in response.
Pray one last time and pause before you submit.[/b]

Needed to hear this redound in the shallows between the ears. How different things might be if we could hold to this ...


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