Bible Discussion Thread

 
  • Betty Greenlee on Romans 1
    I am not a person who knows a lot about how to pray...How do I pray?
  • Anonymous - in Reply on Romans 1
    Matthew 6:9-10

    Betty:

    You want your prayer to always be answer:

    Matthew 6:9 After this manner always pray ye:

    Matthew 6:10 ....THY WILL BE DONE....

    Philippians 2:13 For it is God that worketh IN YOU both TO WILL and TO DO his good pleasure.

    Colossians 2:27 ...this mystery .....Christ in you ....

    1 Corinthians 12:27 ....ye are the BODY OF CHRIST .....

    John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come (the life of Christ in you), he will guide you into all truth .....

    God Bless you, the body or life and truth.
  • Richard H Priday - in Reply on Romans 1
    That is refreshing in a way. There are obvious guidelines; such as the book of James elaborates on (not praying to gratify the flesh and not being double minded). A large part of communication with the Holy Spirit involves us trusting God for all things whatever the apparent outcome; which in the short term frequently is not seen clearly. We also heed to the scripture in Hebrews about Christ being the High Priest ever interceding for us. In other words; He perfects the communication so that it is a clear presentation to God; which of course would involve His understanding of the perfect will for those good works prepared for us from before the foundation of the world. Normally; I would share the scriptures themselves but I am afraid with all the tabs on my computer I'll wipe out this page should I look them up now.....

    As important as it is to be God honoring; as well as us meditating on the scriptures day and night so that we can formulate thoughts and learn to know the ways of God so we are mindful of His will for our lives; it isn't good to be too restrained either; as to content or time frames for organized corporate prayer. A good principle is to look to the needs of others before ourselves; and that is largely through discernment and not being overly obsessed with our own family; friends and lives. It also involves finding those who are walking Godly lives as resources and AVOIDING those who are tampering with false doctrines or have a lifestyle of sin in terms of the same. We don't want someone invoking an evil spirit to our favor.

    It is good to be ready in season and out for not only evangelism but being available for prayer. People have different giftings; and it shouldn't be a pride thing; but sadly most have no idea when they are endowed with say; and unusual unction of faith.

    And sometimes prayers are answered either right away; or much later suddenly this occurs. We need to ever heed the Spirit in all we say and do.

    Hope that helps.



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