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Kindom-Bearers
About one hundred years ago, there was an old revival preacher named Billy Sunday. Some of you may have heard of Billy Sunday. Billy Sunday used to say that the best thing that could happen to you was that you'd go to one of his revivals, get saved, walk into the street, be run over by a Mac truck and go straight to Heaven.

That's not exactly how Jesus laid it out. The Get Saved and Die Quick plan was not Option A. He said our mission is to be Kingdom Bearers, to pray:

  • Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. May people come to realize what a glorious, good person You are. That's what a Name is about , the personhood of God. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. ''Matthew 6: 9-10''

    We are to be Kingdom-Bearers.



    By: John Ortberg
    Category: Prayer
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    Prayer and Need
    Prayer reminds us of our daily need for God, and helps us trust that God will meet those daily needs. When we say, `Give us this day our daily bread, ` what we are acknowledging is that no matter how rich, or educated, or smart we are, everything we have comes from God and we need him. We are not selfmade people. When we pray, `deliver us from evil, ` what we are saying is that we are not spiritual heroes; we cannot be good on our own. We acknowledge that we need Jesus if we are going to be good. Prayer reminds us that we are the creature, not the creator, and that's important because otherwise we start to try to handle everything ourselves, and usually get in trouble, sort of like I did when the three drunk men came into my college group. Prayer reminds us of our need for God, and it is a place where we find confidence that God will take care of our needs and meet our needs. Now, as I just said, prayer needs to be more than listing our needs, but a big part of prayer is asking for things. God wants us to bring our needs and our requests to him, he wants us to do that, and when we do, we will find confidence that he will meet our needs. Maybe not our wants: but our needs. Notice we ask for daily bread, not monthly cake. It's what we need, bread, and it's as we need it, daily. We can't store it all up for years and years because then we'd never have to back to God again and probably wouldn't. We get what we need as we need it.



    By: Scott Dudley
    Category: Prayer
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    The Power of Pray

    The power of prayer is not the result of the person praying. Rather, the power resides in the God who is being prayed to. 1 John 5:14-15 tells us, "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him." No matter the person praying, the passion behind the prayer, or the purpose of the prayer - God answers prayers that are in agreement with His will. His answers are not always yes, but are always in our best interest. When our desires line up with His will, we will come to understand that in time. When we pray passionately and purposefully, according to God's will, God responds powerfully!

    We cannot access powerful prayer by using "magic formulas." Our prayers being answered is not based on the eloquence of our prayers. We don't have to use certain words or phrases to get God to answer our prayers. In fact, Jesus rebukes those who pray using repetitions, "And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Prayer is communicating with God. All you have to do is ask God for His help. Psalm 107:28-30 reminds us, "Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.



    By: Nancy Sanders
    Category: Prayer
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    IT IS DIFFICULT TO FORGIVE BUT WE MUST!
    For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you don't forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.



    By: Donna Katzmar
    Category: Prayer
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    Anyway your constant Prayers in secret is very hard.
    Therefore it may be neccesary to have a prayerbook like the CommonPrayer of Anglican Church.What Jesus really means maybe is that whose who do not acquire prayers in secret,may not participate in undeniable, public prayers.



    By: Takao Ogawa
    Category: Prayer
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    First when we pray we must reconize ouf Father, and not be praying to anyone but him. i believe that when we pray the Lords prayer that we cover all bases. But one of the hardest things for us to do is to forgive others. when we don't forgive others the Lord willn't forgive us or hear our prayer



    By: Terry Gaines
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    Prayer

    When you pray to God, it should be in secret between you and HIm.  Praying in secret will reveal your rewards in the open.  Thanking him for the daily blessings from the time you wake until you lay down at night.  Ask for God to put in your heart the spirit of forgiveness, deliver us from the temptations of the flesh, be it greed, lust, hate and discontent of your friends and neighbors.  If you don't forgive, then the Father will not forgive you.  How can we love God, someone we cannot see or touch, but we have the hardest time loving the man that are present in your lives everyday.  God says to love your neighbor and you shall love me too.



    By: Vanessa Brown
    Category: Prayer
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    Why does God appreciate prayers in secret more than public prayers?
    Those who make a 'show' of their prayer and devotion to God are not truly believers in the Kingdom of the Lord. The hypocrites made a show of how much they prayed to the Lord, but did not live their lives in true Christian spirit.



    By: Richard Warren
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    I also pray the Holy Rosary daily..its a repeatative prayer..Could it Be alllow as a form of prayer? also other Novenas



    By: Darwin Linao
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    What do its means by vain repetitions?



    By: Darwin Linao
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    Prayer

    "When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most certainly, I tell you, they have received their reward. But you, when you pray, enter into your inner chamber, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. In praying, don't use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. Therefore don't be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him. Pray like this: 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.'
    "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you don't forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

    Matthew 6:5-15
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