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Jesus as Praying: Taking time alone with God
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SINCE I KNOW JESUS I TOOK TIME ALONE TO THANKS GOD FOR EVERYTHING HE HAS DONE FOR ME AND MAKING ME STRONGER TO BE SOBER AND CLEAN TILL TODAY



By: COOL JAY
Category: Praying: Taking Time Alone with God
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Jesus valued silence to hear God speak.  What is it like to hear the voice of God?  Don't be put off by the silent moments in this video, it's still working.



By: Vipool Patel
Category: Jesus as Praying: Taking time alone with God
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I feel when person ask if you pray for them or write you letter or e-mail ask for pray they need help from no matter or who they are what they done in life we are is chrildern and we can reach out too them tell now to reach God our father in heaven seek the lord so he can knot at there door open those door this is now I feel we all seek the Lord I know I do



By: Anita Acosta
Category: Jesus as Praying: Taking time alone with God
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Praying for others to me is wonderful



By: Anita Acosta
Category: Jesus as Praying: Taking time alone with God
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Mk 1:35 says ..."rising up a great while before day,"... what time was it? maybe 3am - 4am ???



By: Susie Whitehead
Category: Jesus as Praying: Taking time alone with God
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Quiet Time
It is difficult to communicate with God when others are present. Perhaps that is why the middle of the night or early morning are his most popular times to waken us.



By: V. Israel
Category: Praying: Taking Time Alone with God
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Worship
Jesus teaches you that only true worship is private alone with God.



By: Takao Ogawa
Category: Jesus as Praying: Taking time alone with God
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Learning to Be Alone in Him [Taken from my Facebook note]
Current status: "Ashley is taking a week off to be alone with her Father. She'll be unavailable for pretty much anything until next Saturday's sundown, but she'll see you at church!"

I'm writing this to let you guys know why I'm not going to 'be around' this week... So you don't think I'm just becoming a big, anti-social turd.

It's not a big secret to anyone that Ashley doesn't 'not do'... ever. She's always out with someone (usually several someones) doing something... and then another something, and then another something after that! ...The only places she's ever alone are her bedroom and her bathroom... because until she's married, those are sortof one-person places... ...and she usually doesn't even make it to bed until 4-5 in the morning!

Acouple weeks ago, a friend of mine sorta presented this to me, "If the day came when you couldn't see your friends or family anymore, would you be able to be happy?" Got me thinking... Would I be happy... or would I lose my mind? Is it enough for me to be alone with God, not surrounded by everyone else?

I spent some time thinking/talking/praying about it... and came to the conclusion (if you can call it an official conclusion, since it wasn't really all that conclusive, but sortof just a decision) that God gave me a passion for people... Jesus' ministry was people... I have my 'alone time' with God praying and praising Him... reading His word, writing Him songs, etc... What more did I need to do? It seemed like I had it all together fine. Why would I need to learn to be happy away from people... since I know it's God's plan to USE me in the way of people? So that idea sorta fizzled out, and I went on with my busy, always doing, never stopping life of excitement...

Wednesday night at Tribe (this awesome college Bible study/worship time... Ask me about it! You should come!), I was incredibly distracted by people... Just thoughts of people, completely distracting from my personal worship, learning, etc. I guess we could say that God used that to impress this back on me... I don't know how to be alone with God. I dont know for sure that I would be happy just being alone with God. He told me it's time to find out...

Yes, Jesus' ministry was people, but even He took time to just get away to be alone with His Father. Also, in the past when I've been in 'romantic relationships', I wanted to spend time alone with that person... No, not necessarily 'forsaking all others', but it was really nice to go out on dates alone sometimes or just spend time in eachother's company, involved in intimate conversation we just didn't get to talk about when everyone else was around... The little stuff, the big stuff... Just stuff* in their presense... That's how it is with God... He's IN LOVE WITH US! Of course He wants to be our #1! In my past relationships, I dare say that I could have ended up on a deserted island with only that person for the rest of my life and been MORE than content... been ecstatic even! Not that it would ever happen (or even that I'd want it to), but if it did, things would be awesome. ...And of course the idea of a week-long vacation with them was more than enticing... It should be that way with God! That's what this week's about... Learning to LOVE just being alone with Him... Yes, my vacation with God.

To be perfectly honest, I'm not thrilled about it... I want to go out with my friends... I want lunch out after church, movie nights, and days at the pool/lake... I want to have 'intellectual' conversations and and and and just BE with my friends and family... All this goes to say that this is something I NEED to do... because I should be thrilled about it. I should be THRILLED to get a week completely devoted to me and my God. I know He's going to teach me some awesome stuff this week, so I'm excited about THAT... just not the week in general. I know there are going to be alot of opportunities to not follow through on this... Even today already there were 2 (and the sun's only been down for an hour)! ...So needless to say, please keep me in your prayers!

...Ohh, and if you guys need any prayer or have some to pass along to me, I'll have plenty of time to pray for whatever it is (no matter how small), so let me know what I can pray for!



By: Ashley Marie
Category: Jesus as Praying: Taking time alone with God
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Jesus The Son Of God
It occurred to me as I was reading these verses (Mark 14:32-42 ) that if Jesus being the Son of God needed to pray to receive strength, then how much more so do we being earthly vessles, mere flesh need to call out to Him for strength, wisdom and Love.



By: Shannon Bludworth
Category: Jesus as Praying: Taking time alone with God
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did Jesus Pray for the unbelievers



By: Kathy Mann
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And early in the morning, while it was still dark, He arose and went out and departed to a lonely place, and was praying there. ( Mark 1:35)

And immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side to Bethsaida, while He Himself was sending the multitude away. And after bidding them farewell, he departed to the mountain to pray. ( Mark 6:45-46)

And they came to a place called Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, "Sit here until I have prayed." And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled. And He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch." And He went a little beyond them, and fell to the ground, and began praying. ( Mark 14:32-34)

And when day came, He departed to a lonely place; and the multitudes were searching for Him, and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from going away from them. ( Luke 4:42)

But He Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray. ( Luke 5:16)

And it was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. ( Luke 6:12)

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