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The Leper’s Prayer

This Poem has touched my heart, for they are the words I could not find within my own self to pray as in needed. Amen and Amen !!

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HUNGER!

My hunger for prayer is 

not to be my religious ritual

I crave a relationship with

Yeshua ben Yahweh

I yearn for colloquy 

mouth to mouth with

the Great I AM!

I pine to huddle on

my Messiah’s chest

to attend the symphony

 Heart Beat of Immanuel! 

I am famished to

cast my eyes upon the eyes 

of the Bright and Morning Star

revealed Glory and Grace!

Malnourished my will melts away

to feast on the banquet

of the Bread of Life

the Will of my Abba Father!

AMEN.

Prayer is Work

Prayer is Work
NKJ Philippians 2: 12-13; “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”
Webster’s New World Dictionary defines work:
1. bodily or mental effort exerted to do or make something; purposeful; activity; labor; toil
Is prayer work?
Does prayer require a bodily or mental effort exerted to do or make something?
Is prayer purposeful?
Is prayer an activity?
Is prayer labor or toil?
Prayer is work and prayer will take a great deal out of the man, who prays, but the grace of God refreshes him with joy and the presence of our Lord is peace. Work done by a man in a human torrent of energy has little reward to God’s Kingdom. Work done wholeheartedly and in unbroken contact with the living Jesus Christ will be recorded for all eternity. In Nehemiah’s time all the men who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem names have been recorded for what they done, recorded FOREVER. Nehemiah 3
Work’s reward is that which brings Glory to our Lord and Savior.
Is prayer the noblest action of the human soul?
Is prayer the key to an enduring life?
Is prayer the spiritual process where by faith we can find access to the immeasurable riches of our inheritance in Christ Jesus our Lord?
Is prayer man’s endeavor for forgiveness?
Is prayer man’s endeavor for strength?
Is prayer man’s endeavor for new obedience?
God uses men whose prayer is in One Accord and men who will unite in work for the Lord. Somebody once said God feeds the sparrow, but God never throws the food in the nest. Men who are Christ like and wise, will never make prayer a substitute for work, or use work as an excuse not to pray.
God works in answer to prayer.

Prayer Is Power

Prayer is Power

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines Power when used as a noun:
1.) ability to do or act
2.) vigor; force; strength
3.)authority; influence; legal authority
4.) physical force or energy
5.) a person or thing having great influence, force or authority
Does prayer when used in God’s will have the ability to do or act?
Is prayer a physical force or energy?
Does prayer have vigor; force; and/or strength?
Is prayer a person or thing having great influence, force or authority?
Is Prayer really Power?
We read in Acts 12;1-25; “ Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. Now it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread. So when he had apprehended him he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover.
Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant Prayer was offered to God for him by the church. And Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison. Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands. Then the angel said “grid yourself and tie on your sandals.” and so he did. And he said to him, “Put on your garment and follow me.” so he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. When they past the first and second guard post, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to them of its own accord; and they went out and down the street, and immediately the angel departed from him. And when Peter had come to himself, he said, “Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel, and delivered me from the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the Jewish people.” So when he had considered this, he come to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying. And Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a girl named Rhoda came to answer. When she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her gladness she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter stood before the gate. But they said to her, “You are beside yourself!” Yet she kept insisting that it was so. So they said, “It is his angel.” Now Peter continued knocking; and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. But motioning to them with his hand to keep silent, he declared to them how the Lord had brought him out of prison. And he said, “Go tell these things to James and to the brethren.” And he departed and went to another place. Then, as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers about what had become of Peter. But when Herod had searched for him and not found him, he examined the guards and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there.
Now Herod had been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidom; but they came to him with one accord, having made Blastus the king’s personal aide their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was supplied with food by the king’s country. So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave oration to them. And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god not of a man!” Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died. But the word of God grew and multiplied.
And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their ministry, and they also took with them John whose surname was Mark.”
When we look at this passage in Acts, one can see some real power plays going on. James the brother of John, one of the twelve, had been put death, Peter is in prison and he is the next one to die by the hand of King Herod. A year ago to the night, we find Peter sleeping in the garden when he should have been praying to keep from falling into temptation. On this night a year later, we find Peter sleeping again knowing he is going to die in the morning, and he was sure of it. For when the angel came to rescue him he did not know if it was real or just a vision. So then how could Peter be so much at peace, chained between two soldiers, to be in a sound state of sleep that the angel had to hit him on the side to awaken him?
We find out in Acts 1:8; “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;” How did the Holy Spirit come upon Peter and the others?
Acts 2:1; “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come; they were all with One Accord in one place.” What is the Fruit of the Spirit?
Galatians 5:22-23; “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Peter being filled with the Holy Spirit had total peace and could rest knowing his tomorrow was in the hands of Jesus. One might say if I die in the morning I am going to see Jesus again face to face, if not I still have work to do and my only reason to be here is to bring Glory to God. Peter had faith in Jesus and in Jesus we find rest even in the face of death. This is why Peter could sleep and not spend his last night alive in a panic prayer mode.
To the church this was a hopeless time so in One Accord the church twisted together in unity, and prayed for a purpose to see God’s Hand move on the behalf of Peter. We read in the New King James, Acts 12: 5 that “constant prayer was offered to God” for Peter. The word constant, is translated from the Greek word; ekenees or ekenes. The Old King James translates it as, without ceasing, American Standard and the N.I.V. state it as earnestly, the New American Standard updated call it fervently. Our Jesus may have used words like, men ought to pray often and not lose heart, or keep knocking and keep asking. To put it in a more modern terminology, do not give up to soon keep praying God is going to deal it with as His perfect wisdom judges best.
Do you think that the church back then had already forgotten Step One?
What is Step One?
They were all of One Accord in unity twisted together for a purpose in prayer to see their God be glorified. Peter was to be put to death in the morning, all earthly hope was lost, so the church assembled at Mary’s house to pray through the night. The body, bride of Christ, the men of the church did not send a five-hundred dollar seed gift offering of faith to Paul and Mark in Jerusalem for them to pray some generic prayer on national television. The burden of prayer fell upon the men of the local church it was their load to carry and thus full fill the law of Christ. Men read Acts 12; again do you see from the eyes of those men of that church how impossible it was for Peter to live through the next day?
Did you see prayer is power?
Did you see how God delivered?
Acts 12:20; “but they came to him {Herod} in one accord and having made Blastus the king’s personal aid their friend, they asked for peace,”
Luke 18;6-8; “Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?”
“I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, Will He really find faith on the earth?”
Jesus said in Matthew:9-11; “Or what man is among you who, if his son ask for bread will give him a stone? Or if he ask a for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is heaven give good things to those who ask Him? The word them and those, is in the plural meaning you and I together asking in prayer.
When dangers increase around us and our friends and the world is spinning out of control, maybe the men of God should become more fervent in prayer. Even though there is no human hope for this country, for our leaders their sins are as great as Sodom, earnestly pray. Our courts rule in favor of the criminals and reward the unjust, men must not lose heart pray often. Even though our law makers make laws that steal from the poor and widows, then we men must offer constant prayer to God. The national debt is an unmovable mountain, high prices, no work and the list goes on we have no power to change or deliver, or heal, we are hopeless, we men of God should we not ektenees {without ceasing} Pray in One Accord? For our God still has the power to interpose* His will as He sees it should be done on earth today, just as He did for Peter then, in an answer to a prayer of unity.
Is prayer power?
Does the Prayer of One Accord still get God’s face to turn and His hand to move to aid his children?
Prayer is just one of those Key’s of the Kingdom of Heaven, Prayer of One Accord is the power that turns that key, which unlocks the Power of God in Heaven and allows it to rain down like a river upon the earth.
Why does our God want us to do things this way?
You Know the answer if you think about it.

Prayer is Power

Prayer Is Communication

Prayer Is Communication

We live in a world of super fast worldwide high-tech, high-speed internet, 4G, lighting fast communication systems. We text, we tweet, we blob, we E-mail, we face book, we google and we make cell phone calls all around the world. We rocket our information at a speed of 300×10 to the sixth power meters per second, through the air across the entire face of the planet. However, communication with our Father in Heaven is far faster than any of our man-made gadgets.
For it is written; Isaiah 65:24;
It shall come to pass
That before they call,
I will answer;
And while they are still speaking
I will hear.
Slow down and take some time to pray with your brother in Christ Jesus in One Accord.
What more could I possibly add to that? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Prayer Is A Discipline

Prayer is a Discipline
II Chronicles 7:14; “If My people who are called by name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land.
Prayer is disciplining yourself to take time to talk to God and giving God time to talk to you.
In Genesis 18:16-33; we read of Abraham taking time in pleading conversation with God for Sodom and of God talking to Abraham. Moses talked to God about his people and God talked to Moses about the law for His people. David talked to God and God talked to David about his sins. Elijah talked to God and God to Elijah about the welfare of His people. Nehemiah talked to God and God talked to Nehemiah about rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Isaiah, Samuel, Daniel, Jeremiah, and even Jonah all took time to talk to God and God gave the time to talk to them. Jesus took time to talk to God the Father and God the Father took time to talk to Jesus about many things. I read in the Bible that the Father and Jesus are still talking to each other about you and me.
Does an athlete discipline his days for time to train?
Does the Coach have time to instruct his athlete?
Does the bee have no time for the flower?
Does the flower hide from the bee?
What sound kind of sound would you hear from an orchestra, which has no time for the conductor?
Do you think that the Great Conductor does not hear each individual note from all his musicians that make up the whole symphony?
A church that prays in One Accord will never become a drifting ghost ship manned by dead men.
Prayer is a discipline of your time you give to God and giving God your time for you. Running out of time for prayer is like the body running out of time for blood.
My dear Lord Jesus,
Hear my cry of repentance for the days of time I have wasted. In vain work, in vain play, in vain distractions, and just plain laziness of my time I could have invested with you. I have had an undisciplined expenditure of time not used for Your Glory, time I only wasted in my selfishness. Time You My Lord gave to me but I refused to give back to you. Please forgive me of this sin. For I shall repent of this sin.
Psalm 5:3
My voice you shall hear in the morning.
In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up
Psalm 55:17
Evening and morning and at noon
I will pray and cry aloud
And He shall hear my voice

And I James will be still and know that you are:
The Great I AM, for You are my God,
Thank- you Jesus
Amen.

Prayer Is A Battle

Prayer is a Battle
Prayer is the battlefields upon which we make war with the forces of hell. Satan battles for ruler ship of men’s Christian souls. Satan will do all he can to keep men from Praying in One Accord. In this prayer of unity as in no other way, we encounter the powers of darkness. There is no other way in which men can so greatly influence the physical world in which we live, is by this Prayer of One Accord.
Do you think Satan fears prayer less Bible studies?
Does Satan have any concern for accumulation of Bible knowledge of a prayer less man?
Does prayer less work have any great influence?
Will there be a great rescuing of souls because of prayer less preaching?
How will prayer less religion have any great influence on the physical world except through fear?
What possible danger is prayer less programs to Satan‘s kingdom?
Will searching of ones heart take place in a prayer less life cause panic in Satan?
Have our church buildings become white washed tombs?
Satan laughs at men’s prayer less toil and mocks his human wisdom.
However, Satan dreads and begins to have fits of trembling when two of God’s weakest Saints, men begin to Pray in One Accord.
Let me paraphrase II Chronicles 7:14, according to James; “O men of God if only you could see Satan’s panic, fear, and worry when My men who are called by the name of Jesus, will humble themselves and Pray in Unity of One Accord and seek My face, and turn from their lazy complacent ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sin and I will heal their land.
Paul explains in Ephesians 6:12 we are in a battle with the powers of darkness and goes on to call all men to militant prayer for we are all dependent on prayer.
Galatians 6:2: “Bear on another’s burdens so fulfill the law of Christ.” Men we are to pray for our brothers in Christ, our prayers should not be so overly self-centered for we are all called to a life of servant hood. Our prayer life is for others. Galatians 6:5: “For each one shall bear his own load.” What is my load? It is my brother’s burdens.
Jesus lived and died this example for us. As Jesus was carrying your sins and mine up to Mount Calvary to die, in the spiritual realm Jesus was so heavily burdened with our sins that the weight of His cross became to heavy for Him to bear. Therefore, in the Physical world a man called Simon bore Jesus’ burden so that you and I might be saved. My brothers this is the Prayer of One Accord, this is fulfilling the Law of Christ.
Prayer is a battle for men’s souls.

PRAYER IS AN INVITATION

PRAYER IS AN INVITATION

Revelation 3:20, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door. I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
Prayer is an invitation to God to come into the midst of our needs, our broken lives, our weakness, and our unwillingness to obey God. In prayer, we invite God’s will to take control and submit ourselves to come in line with God’s will. In prayer, we give our lives over to the Holy Spirit, {Jesus}. In prayer, we ask Him to employ His power in alleviation of our sickness, our weakness, and all our distresses. Prayer is using the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven to unlock Heaven’s Power into our lives. Then turning our will into God’s will we ask God to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. When it becomes a willingness to-do whatever the Holy Spirit asks, in the same way we would obey a doctor we have paid to heal a sickness, the unstoppable power flows out of Heaven and into our lives.
That is what Jairus did in Mark 5:22-23; “And behold one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name, and when he saw Him, (Jesus), he fell at His feet and besought Him greatly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she maybe healed and live.”
Prayer is not coaxing God. Prayer is not thrusting our opinions on God. Prayer is not coercing God into our way of doing. Prayer is honest, humble seeking of God’s prefect and just judgments. Prayer is giving our Jesus his Lordship, permission to help as His wisdom, power, and prefect Love directs.
Do real men in prayer take their weakness and limitations to God?
Do real men let God the Father in to give strength for weakness?
Do real men let Jesus give wisdom for folly, guidance in the face of gloom?
Do real men let the Holy Spirit give help in hazards, and prompting for perplexity?
Do real men hear His voice and open the Door?
Prayer is an invitation to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, which brings two lovers into one joyful room, our God and our very hungry soul.

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