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A Healthy Church is a Praying Church Mar 18 2012


"These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer..." - Acts 1:14a

To grow in your spiritual relationship in Christ, you need to associate with a solid, healthy church. How can you identify a healthy church? One of the best ways is to find one that is firmly planted in prayer. This is a critical indicator of a healthy church because the Christian church actually began though a prayer meeting. After Christ's resurrection, He spent 40 days with His disciples explaining what the mission of the church should be. Before He ascended to heaven, Jesus told them to go to Jerusalem and wait in the upper room. They were in the upper room for ten days—in a ten-day prayer meeting asking for God's guidance and waiting for God to lead them. God responded powerfully with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The church actually originated from a prayer meeting of waiting on God.

Throughout scripture, we see that Jesus was quite clear that His house was to be a house of prayer. Throughout His mission on earth, Jesus regularly immersed Himself with prayer, setting the example for His followers. Jesus taught us how to pray. And His church was founded on prayer. So, you can find a healthy church by seeing how they follow the example of Jesus. A starting point of a healthy church begins with prayer.

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I have this real Prayer Rug in the Foyer which I have been trying to reclaim for several Years now.

Back in the Good Days I would get on my Face and pray for Every person I could think of to pray for...That includes Bryant.

Kat and Grant and Bryant and the kids and the Exes and their Families and Erik and JCO and Paula and Christian and The Staff and the Neighbors and Stephen and Nana.

If you are awake right now? Just get Face Down on the Floor and Weep before the Lord...

Sometimes it is the Best We Can Do.

"Therefore confess your sins to one another...Pray for one another, so that you may be cured. The heartfelt supplication of a righteous man exerts a mighty influence..."

Now I am not a Righteous Man but surely The Lord heard them any Old Ways.

 
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Gunk, whether you still pray for everyone or are just reminding us of the importance of doing so. I appreciate and need both, so thank you!

 
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My Dear Sweetheart in Christ:

I so much appreciated your Testimony about "Having Enough".

You keep that Marriage together and everything will be Good for The Children.
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First Wife told me a couple of Days Back: "Thank you for letting me Vent..."

Went over to the Second In-Laws a few days back and told them that they "Were the Best In-Laws a Guy could ever have..."

Told them: "I love you Both..."
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Now: Who was the one Learning?

 
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I have been thinking about you all this Time...I am going to go get on that Old Persian Prayer-Rug and ask the Lord to make Everthing allright.

 

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