Rejoice In Prayer

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“Always be joyful”. “Rejoice Always”, and The Amplified Bible, tells us like this, in 1Thessalonians 5 verse 16: “Be happy {in your faith} and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually always”.

Verse !7: “Be unceasing in prayer — prayer perseveringly”;

Verse 1*: “Thank {God} in everything —no matter what the circumstances my be, be thankful and give thanks; for this is the will of God for you {who are} in Christ Jesus {the Revealer and Mediator of that will”.

There are a lot of people that like to talk, but it is not always joyful speech, and most times these people who love to talk, it is all about themselves. But as believers, our prayer {communication} with Our Lord and Our Friend.

I have been sharing and listening to teaching from our wonderful Pastor friends Tony and Helen. and we text regularly. Pastor Helen has conveyed an inspiring, message back to me, about prayer, which I will share with the intention, to inspire us all afresh.

“Why pray if He already knows all our desires etc. Prayer is like blood is to the body. It brings nourishment to the cells, and takes away the rubbish to the liver and kidneys and skin. Communication with Him shows us where we are coming  from deep inside and reveals more about ourselves and Jesus and our relationship.

It builds trust between us as we do what He tells us and sees results. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but always redemptive. Prophets saw heaps of bad results as result of doing and saying what the Lord told them. He is The One responsible for the outcome”

The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6 verse 9 to 13: It is called the Lord’s Prayer, but the Disciples Prayer would be more accurate title. Jesus did not tell us this prayer to be memorized and recited a given number of times. I fact, He gave us this prayer to keep us from babbling on. Jesus did not say, ‘Pray these words’, He said, ‘Pray like this’.  Use it a our pattern for prayer and not our substitute.

The purpose of prayer is to glorify God’s name, and to ask for help to accomplish His will on earth.  If we put Our Lord and Our Friend’s concerns first, can we can bring our own needs. The joy of knowing Him, is transformed into the joy, of living for Him, and the joy that comes from continually wanting to converse with Him.

“Rejoice Always”, because we are always welcome to come before His Throne of Glory, what more reason we need for this Joy, but having Him always as Our Lord and Our Friend, after all He created us, with great purposes, and has great plans for us all.

God Bless.

OFJ.

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