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Tuesday: Abraham’s Spirit of Prayer — 39 Comments

  1. One of the things that I have learned about praying for others is that such prayers are not just about "the others"; it is as much a prayer for ourselves. The Holy Spirit is not a robot that you just point in the right direction and send off to do its job. Rather, it is often more about changing your own attitude toward the people you are praying for.

    [And on that note - I will sign off for a few days' leave. I am having surgery on my back. I should be up and running again within a week]

  2. Dear Maurice praying for the best outcome and speedy recovery. Going to miss your insightful comments over the next few days.

  3. Praying really not only change the individual been prayed for but also the person who is praying.
    May God be with you through this procedure and give speedy recovery.

  4. I just want to echo the sentiments about prayer changing our own attitudes toward the people for whom we pray. This truly feels like a which comes first type of question (chicken or egg), because it seems like we have to start with love in order to pray for someone. On the other hand, praying for our enemies—a person for whom love is often absent—can indeed cause us to love them if we humbly pray.

    I also want to emphasize continuous follow-up prayer in mission. Sometimes, when we’ve experienced a victory through prayer, we stop praying. But often, that is the point at which we need to pray the most.

  5. Maurice,
    I just join this discussion group but I will certainly miss your wise words of wisdom. I pray forva succesful surgery and a speedy recovery.

  6. What is the source of a heartfelt prayer and what does it reveal about the one who prays? Where did Abraham’s Spirit of Prayer come from – what is its source? Where do we as believers stand as we address our heavenly Father with our praises and petitions?

    2 Cor.5:16-18 – “So from now on we regard no one according to the flesh. Although we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: … .” HEAVEN'S MINISTRY in and through us!

    As the Holy Spirit makes His home by unfolding our born-again nature, it is He who leads us in all our interactions with our fellow man; really all which we come in contact with and interact with. There is no more separation between the Spirit and what we do and how we live; at least this is what being in Christ means. All things spring from our new nature which is Christ-like, and compassioned prayer is one of them.

    Though Abraham lived before our Lord and Savior came to make his home with mankind, the Father’s Spirit already dwelled in him. Abraham was chosen to be a vessel for God to manifest His plan for the salvation of mankind. So are we – every minute of every day! We ought to always remember that we live as the spiritual children of our heavenly Father and give Honor and Glory to Him with our life.

  7. May we all be inspired today to pray for someone. Prayer is such a powerful tool, an indispensable one. Prayer is like air to living creatures, but it requires a choice. The motivation for praying, again, is Love. Wherever there is Love, prayer will follow. Jesus succeeded in His mission because He prayed so much. Thus, we all need prayer to succeed in our mission. May we be moved today by constant prayer in Love!

  8. I wonder if angels, who delight in the service of God, pray, when they wish talk with Him? Does God read their thoughts and their desires? Do they commune with Him, as we do, within their minds, and hearts?
    If so, Then what a privilege it is to share in the community of heaven in prayer. Our living rooms, our private spaces become audience rooms before the throne of grace in prayer. The spirit of unselfish love the permeates that holy place will naturally inspire our our prayers for others. We will join in the service of angels in service to God, by infusing our thoughts with the will of God, which has always been, love for others, and not of ourselves.


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