Beginnings of Prayer -- Part 3: Prayer is Not About Us, It Is About Others

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To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/377/29 MESSAGE SUMMARY: Prayer is: 1) spending time with God acknowledging Gods presence in all our lives activities; and 2) conversation with God listening to and talking with God. Prayer reflects on our relationship with God. Why dont we pray. The Apostle James, in James 4:2-3, provides a perspective regarding Prayer Life: You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions." In praying, we should know the difference between prayers of "petition" (praying for one's own needs) and prayers of "intercession" (praying for the needs of others). God wants prayers of "petition" from us -- all our needs and concerns should be brought to Him in prayer because He loves and cares for us. However, God want us to, also, focus on others and their needs (intercession) -- physical and spiritual. "Intercessory" prayer is fundamental to deepening our prayer life. "Intercessory Prayer" is one of the most important, if not THE MOST important, ministries of the Church. Living our own abundant life is first about our focus on others before we focus on ourselves. Pray specific prayers, in the Holy Spirit and in Scripture, for others -- be persistent. TODAYS AFFIRMATION:I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM RIGHTEOUS IN GODS EYES. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21). WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACHS CURRENT VIDEO: Prophetic Glimpses of the Coming Messiah (Third Sunday in Advent; Holy Cross Anglican Cathedral; Loganville, GA), https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/ A WORDFROM THE LORD WEBSITE LINK: www.awordfromthelord.org DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB SCRIPTURE REFERENCE(ESV): Ezekiel 22:29; Isaiah 53:12; Romans 8:24; 1 Samuel 12:23. (Click thebluebelow to read the full Bible textfor these scripture references in BOLD.).

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