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Jan
02


God’s Word – Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Encouragement Shared:
As we enter the New Year instead of making a list of resolutions that just make life stressful and difficult to keep. Resolve to make one change, and only one change that will impact our lives in a positive way. Do Time with Christ …

The Challenge:
Take one hour each week to spend in prayer with Christ.
I got the idea from listening to The Moody Church Hour – Dr. Erwin Lutzer – Pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago.
Hearing his teaching reiterated my thoughts to re-introduce prayer and the importance of prayer. Prayer is a matter of sacrifice; it is an action that we tend to put off until we reach dire straits. The bible states the fervent prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. [James 5] Let us resolve to break the chains that bind us. Let us be effective to follow God’s directive to pray continually for all circumstances. Over come your objectives and seek to make the time to move mountains, and to cause the enemy to flee! Turn off the TV and the electronic devices for one hour with Christ. Watch and see the power Christ work faithfully in and through our prayers.


What Do I Pray? :
Pray for salvation for family; friends and co-workers; Pray for those suffering illness; Pray for those suffering financial hardship; Pray for Marriages; Pray our babies, young children, also for Teens and Young Adults; Pray for Wisdom through God’s word for His will to be done. Pray for those in Authority; Pray for Our Teachers in our schools and churches; Pray for husbands to be godly leaders at home and at work.
Pray God’s word, so let us focus on how to pray just as Jesus has taught us through The Model Prayer Matthew Chapter 6.
Praying through God’s Word:
Introduction to The Model Prayer
Introduction to the Model Prayer taught by Jesus- Six Parts to Prayer-
9″This, then, is how you should pray:
” ‘Our Father in heaven, –
hallowed be your name,
10your kingdom come, – your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us today our daily bread. –
12Forgive us our debts, –
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation, -but deliver us from the evil one. –or yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
1. Verse 9: Praise/Thanksgiving
2. Verse 10: Submission
3. Verse 11: Request/Intersession
4. Verse 12: Forgiveness
5. Verse 13: Protection
6. Verse 13b: Closing Praise/Thanksgiving
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford