Praying with Jesus: Pray in your Situation

Yesterday we had verse 18 where Paul talked about all kind of prayers. It continues with these two verses.  Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it...

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Praying with Jesus: Praying in the Spirit

 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. - Ephesians 6:183   I love this verse. It reminds me that prayer can have many forms and methods. Prayer happens wherever we may be in life. What does it...

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Praying with Jesus: Praying Together

[Jesus] took Peter, John and James with Him and went up onto a mountain to pray. - Luke 9:28   The Christian faith is interesting. It is both personal and social. We talk about a personal walk with Christ, about personal devotions, etc., but Christianity is also inherently social. Our faith was never intended to be lived out in isolation....

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Praying With Jesus: Pray Bold

One of my favorite Bible passage on prayer is this one from Luke just after Jesus taught a shorter version of the Lord's Prayer. "Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, `Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey...

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Praying with Jesus

One of the blessings of God coming into this world in the person of his Son Jesus is the fact that He prays with us even as we can pray and ask things of Him.    We know He understands us and we can relate to him in all of our struggles and issues. I love this passage from Hebrews. For...

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Praying With Jesus

Part of a passage I have been working on memorizing a lot lately has this verse: For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.  And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."  (Romans 8:15) Part of praying with Jesus is having the confidence to pray with the...

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Season of Lent

Today begins the season of lent.  This period of time before Easter is meant to be a time of reflection and growth as the people of God.  Our theme for lent this year is "Praying with Jesus."   The sermon tonight deals with Jesus teaching us to pray, and the first part of the Lord's Prayer.  Fasting, confession, and all types...

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