Before we start anything we better think about that servant of God and offer ourselves also as servant in His Hands.
Offering ourselves as part of the Body of Christ we can lift up our prayers in the name of Jesus, and count on him who is now sitting at the right hand of the heavenly Father, the One and Only One God of gods, Who is the Divine Creator of heaven and earth, and Who is Willing to listen to us, when we come up to Him in sincerity and love for Him and His creation.
Recommended to read also:
- Servant for the truth of God
- Servant of his Father
- Faithful and wise servant
- No Other Name (But Jesus)
- A participation in the body of Christ
- Praise the most High Jehovah God above all
- Prayer for Christian Unity (carolpenner.typepad.com)
Thank you for churches in Belgium, Botswana, Bolivia, Bulgaria and Burma…
Christians praising the name of Jesus
in cathedrals, basilicas and small church buildings,
in open air services and house churches.
Thank you for our place in the whole body of Christ.
Forgive us, God, for our short sightedness,
our parochialism, our obliviousness to the richness of your body,
- Listen: The Lord’s Prayer: A Practical Guide, Part 1 (Praying Through the Bible #124 with Daniel Whyte III) (blackchristiannews.com)
1. Prayer should be a regular, everyday activity.
2. Prayer ought not to be done for the purpose of being seen by others.
3. Those who pray in a hypocritical manner — that is to be seen by men — will get their reward: they will be heard by men, and receive their praise from men, but they will not have their prayers answered by God.
4. Most prayer ought to be carried out faithfully in private before God alone.
5. Those who pray in secret before God will be heard by God and rewarded openly.
6. We should not use vain repetition in our prayers.
7. We ought to acknowledge God’s sovereignty and omniscience in our prayers.
8. We ought to follow the Lord’s Prayer as a model in our prayer life.
9. Our prayers do not have to be long in order to be effective.
10. Our prayers ought to encompass the six essential parts contained in the Lord’s Prayer.
- The Lord’s Prayer-Remix (cutpaste.typepad.com)
As a rule, people approached God at best as one would a king; they came as a subject, not as a son or daughter. And the tendency was to multiply titles ascribing greatness to God.
When we pray, we are coming to a loving Father who knows our needs and wants to give good things to us. Jesus made this clear.
Never think that you are kneeling or standing alone, rather think that the whole of Christendom, all devout Christians, are standing there beside you and you are standing among them in a common, united petition which God cannot disdain.
- You are not alone when you pray (pastorjonev.typepad.com)
The Spirit of God, the Helper, “helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” (Romans 8:26) He knows what we want to pray for, but can’t; what we should pray for, but don’t.
The Son of God, Jesus Christ, “is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.” (Romans 8:34). He is our Savior and His name ensures that we will receive everything according to God’s will.
- Thank God for the Hands (adventuresinfollowing.wordpress.com)
Freedom. Deliverance. For whatever reason, at some point in the prior weeks I began studying out of fear, but now I was studying from a place of liberty and joy. I was studying because these are the very things I want written on my heart. I want to know these things about God so well, that they just start dripping off my lips without my even thinking about it. I want to know this God revealed in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, His grace that goes before us, grace that justifies us, grace that transforms us and liberates us to know love, be loved, and to love.
- A Morning Prayer (bministry.org)
There is an amazing connection between God’s word and prayer and it is this: God talks to man through His Word and man talks to God through prayer. The two go hand in hand. They are synonymous.
- Prayer and Fasting Season (ourgraceforthemoment.wordpress.com)
The year 2015 will be our best year so far when we truthfully decide to dedicate the first month of the year to God. A heart that is humbled and fully surrendered before God is a heart worth blessing. More than the prayer requests made, prayer and fasting draw us closer to our Creator. It deepens our love and longing for His presence in our lives.
When we get serious in seeking Him, we will surely find Him. The scriptures say in Jeremiah 29:13, if you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. See, our living God wants to be found! He wants us to know His character, identify His presence and enjoy His company. God wants to be with us and around us. Seeking Him first above all else brings joy in His heart. What a joy it will be when we bring a smile to our Heavenly Father’s face.
- Matthew 14:23 – After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. (church4u2.wordpress.com)
Jesus was always connecting to his heavenly Father in prayer. The gospel accounts record that he would often be found in a lonely place praying. The pattern is pretty clear—Jesus found renewal in prayer. As Christians, why would we think any differently? We are quick to do bible studies—even studies on prayer—but do we pray? To walk in the ways of Jesus is to seek God in prayer.
- A Prayer For Marriages – Friends And Our Own (via Scotty Smith) (garyware.me)
Free us to forbear with each other, and forgive each other, as you so generously relate to us in Jesus. Until the day you take one of us home, help us to encourage one another and build each other up. Help us to outdo one another in kindness. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus merciful and mighty name.
- 5110 and Prayer (andreswashere.wordpress.com)
Prayer is our communication to God. This is where I am also thankful. Through the Lord Jesus Christ, God made it possible for us to be connected and be in right relationship with God.
We are on a journey in life. God as our loving Father, wants us to be always connected to Him. He made sure that it would be a sure, uninterrupted, constant, solid and loving communication. As such communication came with a high cost through radical sacrifice of His Son, the Lord Jesus. He is our direct line to the Heavenly Father.
I cried out to you and you answered me. You called me your own and as I sat at your feet you lovingly showed me the way to go. You allow me to serve you but oh how my heart aches with desire for you and how I long to go still deeper in you, and to serve you more. Lord, show me the way. Amen
By Martha L Shaw – © 1-4-2015