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PostSubject: Whose Prayer?   Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:35 pm

The Ola Olutayo Mail.
Today 15-8-12.

Whose Prayer?

Prologue:
First, I'd like to share this comment with you. Thereafter, we'll see how that comment lead to today's topic, 'Whose Prayer?'
But before you read the comment, needn't you know what it's all about? It's the comment I made on a friends status with the alarming information:
"Please Please Please Pray for Ben (Ben has cancer at a very tender age)..." And then my friend stated about her relative's predicament, "It's not looking good".
So here's my response, and I really hope it helps your faith:
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"It's looking good".
It's time to call things which are not as though they were; because really, they are. So I say it's good for Ben - see, it can't be anymore good than Jesus whose irreplaceable love made Him take stripes for Ben that made him whole!
So then we do not pray as orphans, we pray to the Father who put the words in our mouth:
"Our Father, who is in heaven, we worship your name!
May your kingdom, laid on the foundation of Christ's love, come!
May your will - we know that you are willing to heal! - be done on earth as it is in heaven...
Lord, we know, that there is no sickness in heaven; we know that there is no cancer in heaven; and if that is Your will in heaven, may it be done, right now, on earth just as it is where You are!
Glorify your name, Father! That was the cry of Jesus after surrendering to your will, so, Lord we also cry, Glorify your name!!! Amen!"
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That's it.
I wasn't even thinking of saying that prayer that way, nor have I gained such praying prowess because of my fervency!
But I see something different from just me praying; I see me being taught how to pray!
So I began to meditate right on that! Wait! Don't we call that prayer "The Lord's Prayer"? Technically, it's not! It's not the prayer the Lord says, but we!
Remember, I don't do this without a scriptural foundation and reference, and here it is right before the prayer itself:
"This, then, is how 'you' should pray..." Matthew 6:9a.
How who should pray?
Us!
You and I!
So it's not the Lord's Prayer, it's the Believer's Prayer!
Yes, your lecturer might help you out when you fumble with your notes and even give you the key to understanding what he's teaching, but after you've done it, who gets the mark? You! Not your teacher! He helped you, you get the A's!
But there is something amidst, right in between the Lord's help and your mark, and that is:
You just have to do the praying!
And I assure, make the attempt, with all sincerity of heart, and He'll guide your words!
Much more, pray in the Holy Spirit always.
"Hey bro, how can I do that?"
You can't do it!
Here it is:
"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express." Romans 8:26.
You see that?
Let the Spirit put 'known' words of God in your mouth, and quit praying in 'known' words of men.
The Spirit helps you pray for God's will in the exact way, unlike you babbling with words that most likely does not conform to His will!
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Epilogue:
If today's discussion mean something to you, I'm sure you must have questions! If you do, please ask! God Bless!
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PostSubject: Re: Whose Prayer?   Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:13 pm

Thanks for sharing Ola
THis verse is very encouraging for me struggling with prayer

"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express."

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PostSubject: Re: Whose Prayer?   Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:51 pm

Struggling with prayer?
Leonard Ravenhill's book WHY REVIVAL TARRIES will do something to you!
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PostSubject: Re: Whose Prayer?   Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:45 pm

"If today's discussion mean something to you, I'm sure you must have questions! If you do, please ask"

Your discussions are always full of meaning and a heart on fire for the Lord, please forgive my rudeness towards you. i love and appreciate you as a brother in Christ.
Against the Lord have i sinned, all sin debt belongs to Him, only Jesus forgives.
i was told very clearly "be gentle with my sheep." i remembered thinking at the time "who me?, what sheep?" i guess i just didn't fully comprehend or grasp what He said to me. He knew that i would need to be reminded of that and i stand corrected by Grace.
Love the new avatar by the way...ONE!

BTW..."why revival tarries", placed an order for it today! thx!

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PostSubject: Re: Whose Prayer?   Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:44 am

Ola, thank you for such an informative insight. Even those of us who have been "walking with the Lord" for some time, should always be ever diligent to watch and learn. You brought out a prospective that, I believe, too many christians miss, and that is that everything in the bible is for our benefit and further growth in the Lord, that we may be closer to the likeness of Him and help others along this journey, also. Blessings
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