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Sunday, May 22, 2011

praying

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If you're a Christian, you will probably say that Jesus is your best friend or something of the sort. We can talk to Jesus whenever we want, through prayer. What is prayer to you? Is it a way to get answers to your problems, or an ongoing relationship with your closest friend?

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We can tell Jesus anything we want, anytime. He's our friend, our brother. We tend to think of ourselves as "only sinners saved by grace". True, we are sinners saved by grace, but we're not only sinners saved by grace! We are spiritual rulers. We have the gift of prayer that God has given us, and prayer is powerful. Satan is trying to pull us down, trying to make us think lower of ourselves, that we can't do anything since we are merely sinners.

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We must remember to lift God up when we pray. He is the Everlasting Father, the Mighty God, the Savior, the Healer, Jahweh, and the Creator. I could go on and on with the list of names.

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Do you pray? No, I'm not talking about those little one minute prayers before meals -- I'm talking about the time where you sit down and talk to your best friend for ten minutes. I'm not saying you have to spend ten minutes praying everyday. You should want to do that, if the Holy Spirit is working in you.

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When you pray, do you exalt God's holy name, praise Him, and tell Him how good He is? Do you thank Him for all He has done? When you ask for something, do you really believe that God will answer, or do you just rush through and say "Dear God, please help my grandma to feel better. Sorry I didn't tell You about that before. Amen."?

And finally, do you enjoy time with your Lord?

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8

 post inspired by:: w h y  p r a y?
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On a more cheerful note, siblings are awesome. And now everyone but Samuel, Nehemiah (baby in above picture) and I are left to tend to ourselves. Since dad is going into the hospital for another surgery. That'll give you something to pray about. *winks* 

Have a wonderful Sunday evening, folks. 

8 comments:

  1. Great post! I'm awful at praying. Actually, I haven't been doing it the past couple days. :P But yeah...

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  2. this was SUCH an inspiration post, Kendra!!! I totally loved it. (:

    praying for your dad!

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  3. Thank you for this post! I really need to get in more time to really *talk* to God.

    I'm praying for you dad!

    (great pictures, by the way)

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  4. Thanks for you encouraging notes! ;)

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  5. Kendra,

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS POST! It really hit home. I need to spend more time with Jesus, and alot more time PRAISING Him! Most of the time all I do are just requests, and I shouldn't be doing just those. So thanks, my friend. :)

    Love and hugs,
    Manda Liz <3

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  6. I pray but am not the greatest at putting *feet* to my prayers...

    Thanks for posting!!!

    Emma Lou

    Praying for your dad, hope he feels better... SOON!

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  7. Great thoughts...and lovely pictures too! I loved the mushroom one! And TAKE NOTE~ I am commenting AGAIN and it hasn't actually been 2 weeks! ;P RAL!

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  8. Hi Kendra,

    What a wonderful post. :o) Thank you for reminding us of the IMPORTANCE of prayer! <3 Also, thank you for pointing out my date mistake..I meant "June," but typed "May!" :P It's all fixed now, though..so, YES, it is still open!!

    ~Lucia

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