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After the horrific events in the UK over the last few weeks, I’ve found myself wondering, where do we go from here as far as trying to turn the world back to God?

I have no miraculous answers, but I do have an answer…pray.

If we pray earnestly and sincerely, we can be the ones who help remind the world that God is still here. We simply must show others the way to God.

Ever since I fist heard the news on Monday night of the terrorist attack in Manchester, I’ve found the words of the following song by Major Joy Webb going through my mind every day:

Come into our world, come into our world.

All around us, seemingly, darkness holds its sway;
Truth and love are faltering, peace in disarray;
And if we needed you, we need you now!

Come into our world,
Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus.
Come into our world, come into our world.

People sit in loneliness, children cry for bread;
Men fight men in hatred, by suspicion led;
And if we needed you, we need you now!

Come into our world,
Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus.
Come into our world, come into our world.

Faced with such confusion, hope has slipped away;
Men have stopped believing, forgotten how to pray;
And if we needed you, we need you now!

Come into our world,
Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus.
Come into our world,
Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus, come.

The world seems to have forgotten about God, and what He can do for us, and our world. We seem to be facing increasingly dark times, as day and day we hear news of man killing or maiming other human beings  because they don’t believe in the same things, or hold the same values as them.

All around us, seemingly, darkness holds its sway;
Truth and love are faltering, peace in disarray;
And if we needed you, we need you now!

Now, more than ever, this world of ours need God. And now more than ever God needs us to tell the world about Him. Let’s all help Jesus come into our world today, by pledging to tell the world about God, and reminding them how to pray.

Faced with such confusion, hope has slipped away;
Men have stopped believing, forgotten how to pray;
And if we needed you, we need you now!

Come into our world, now, Lord Jesus, come.

When you’re not sure what t do, or are looking for direction in your life, who do you turn to?

We can find the answer to that question in the book of James (1:5)

If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it.

God is understanding and receptive to your prayers. So believe in Him, have faith that He can and will give you the guidance and help you need.

When we’re asked a question, we can often give elaborate answers which really tell the questioner nothing. So for the following questions I’m looking for single word answers only :

  1. Have you ever felt so broken that you couldn’t even pray?
  2. What makes you smile, no matter how you feel?
  3. Do you have regrets?
  4. Do you donate to charity? Which one(s)?
  5. How has your life changed over the last year?

Whatever your answers, did you answer honestly or did you give the answers you think you should be giving?

If you didn’t answer honestly, can I suggest you try again, but this time be honest with yourself, because if you are, you might get an insight into the ares of your life you need to change.

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Do you believe God answers prayer?

I believe God answers prayer. However I know that doesn’t mean he’ll always answer my prayers in the way I hoped or wanted. In fact the following quote expresses how God answers prayer so much better than I ever could:

God answers all prayers, but sometimes his answer is ‘no’. ~ Dan Brown

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tyre? ~ Corrie ten Boom

Does that make sense to you?

In reality, it’s simply asking whether prayer is part of your everyday life, regardless of whether you are on a spiritual high or in the depths of despair. Or is prayer just something you turn to in emergencies, when all else fails.

Prayer is definitely my steering wheel, as it’s a standard part of my everyday life – Share my fears, my worries with God, as well as thank Him for all he provides for me. He is my steering wheel.

Is God someone you go to regularly or is he just someone you turn to when you’re in trouble?

One word #11

Posted: April 26, 2017 in life, prayer, words
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When we’re asked a question, we can often give elaborate answers which really tell the questioner nothing. So for the following questions I’m looking for single word answers only :

  1. What’s the first thing you do when you get up each morning?
  2. What’s the last thing you do at night before you go to bed?
  3. How many alarms go off in your house each morning?
  4. How would you describe prayer?
  5. How many times on average do you pray each day?

Whatever your answers, did you answer honestly or did you give the answers you think you should be giving?

If you didn’t answer honestly, can I suggest you try again, but this time be honest with yourself, because if you are, you might get an insight into the ares of your life you need to change.

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Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Do you believe prayer is powerful? Mahatma Gandhi did, I do, many others around the world do.

God can and will answer prayer, so use the power!

 

Is there such a thing as a perfect prayer?

Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, silent remembering and pure intention raises the heart to that supreme Power. ~ Amit Ray

I’m not sure I’d call any prayer a ‘perfect prayer’, however I would say that any prayer that is uttered from the heart, is worthy of being called perfect. God wants us to give our hearts to Him, so if our prayers come from the depth of our heart, they are perfect to Him.

Help my unbelief

Posted: March 28, 2017 in belief, bible, life, love, music, prayer, quotes, religion
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No sooner were the words out of his mouth than the father cried, “Then I believe. Help me with my doubts!” ~ Mark 9:23-24 (The Message)

Even once we give our hearts and lives to God, that won’t stop us having doubts about God. However if we pray and ask God to help rid us of our unbelief, He will give us the strength and knowledge to always believe in Him.