Prayer Email archive:
(12/12/2002) coming to God in prayer
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Special Note: Happy Belated birthday to
It's been more than two years since mydevotion.com
started ... 1st September 2000. I've been so busy
lately that I have neglected this site and have not
been contributing as much as I have when I started.
Please forgive me and pray for me that I will have
more zeal and fervour for this ministry that God has
given me and for all of you.
I would like to thank all of you for your support for
this site and for being with me for this long. Even
though, I have not been spending much time on the
site, I can see that you have been responding to the
questions, to the prayer requests and people are
posting insights to the site and many have come to
know the site through word of mouth. Again, thank you
and happy belated birthday to all of us.
Here, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank people
who post prayer replies online. I'd especially like to
mention two people: cherisheep who has been with us
for more than one and a half year and has prayed for
many people online and groadsmom who is a newcomer but
since she came in has refreshed many with her prayers.
I've also received emails from others who do not pray
online but who faithfully pray for the prayer requests
when the prayer email is sent out. Also, I want to
thank those of you who send me emails to encourage me.
Although, I am not able to name all of you, God knows
who you are and we want to thank you for being such
great prayer warriors.
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others
will himself be refreshed. (NIV)
2. Prayer note: coming to God in prayer
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath
ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us
labour therefore to enter into that rest ...
I've recently been learning from my pastor that it is
more important to rest in God than to strive. Many
times, we expect so much of ourselves in the prayer
closet that we forget to rest in God's presence. Just
like when we rest in the presence of the people we
love, when we come to God, we come to Him fully
accepted by Him and we are to be comfortable because
we are His beloved.
We will make our prayer life much simpler when we come
to God in a simple attitude and come to rest in His
love and in His presence. My husband tells me that he
enjoys coming home because he gets to be in my
presence. That should be how we come to God. We are
always in His presence, but in this special prayer
time, we just want to be with Him.
38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he
entered into a certain village: and a certain woman
named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat
at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and
came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that
my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her
therefore that she help me.
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha,
Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen
that good part, which shall not be taken away from
Here, Jesus has given us a secret of coming to Him,
not by labouring to please him and fussing about
everything. We fuss about whether we are worthy of
Him, whether we have done enough, on the techniques of
praying, of the length of time, when what is needful
is that we come into His presence and we learn to
rest. That is what He desires of us.
Keep things simple. If you find yourself far from God,
lacking a prayer life because it is too hard to start
and you don't feel that you've done enough, know that
Jesus has done it all for us and what He desires is
for us to come into His rest.
3. Prayer requests
i. URGENT NEED OF PRAYER -- move_mountains
ii. Healing for my 2 aunts -- sparkel_k
iii. finances -- guest
iv. pregnancy -- guest
v. Feeling hopeless -- guest
vi. brick walls --groadsmom
vii. marriage -- guest
4. Number of prayer warriors: 1631
We welcome elizabeth1267, eklord, mzwellsd, mervin,
godsangel24, peterjshepherd, holyoneusa2002,
alawrence, chevychic79, bookread55, squeakiegenn,
trixygurl17, mickcoldii, willyjack, harmony, rese,
egoings, tekoa, laib, because of him, julietan, 1167,
clayton, darrylb, cutie_1631794, ibelieve, esther2,
pam2238, fsalvato, moises, koopie, wellywelly_99,
littlemama, faithie_0511, baxm47, nevets, prodigal
daughte, tepsadventure, ginger260, justlikenangel,
scarlet thread, dauber, growinhim, bstevy,
lordofthehouse, deedee5575, rhouston, rw1029, kkapher,
eschexnayder, bry, redeemed02, christopher, cwilson,
orphalynn, kristian_herron, nuke637, orangeflyer, de
novo, fworts, citizionin, msbevy, jc1234jc,
meggie4god, stuart, eugley, 43125, angeloflight,
00013870, helenoftroy, lsgmusic, jsherrod, gregtbc02,
shanjohnson98, james00, jocelyn, martino, bermudez,
enochor, missy, lyn waring, spirit, deb0531, highley,
kjnfemale, xfoolz4christx, simmonie, simmoniefog,
slick, lesha, roofermanb, netta, sinduen, court33,
neozyem, cddohrer, ylceleb & deeteehee into our prayer
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|Friday, December 13, 2002 4:38:20 AM waihun|