Tuesday, July 29, 2008

24/7 Prayer

a Biblical thought...
Run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God. Refuse to get involved in inane discussions; they always end up in fights. God's servant must not be argumentative, but a gentle listener and a teacher who keeps cool, working firmly but patiently with those who refuse to obey. (2 Tim 2:22-24)

a Book thought...
We can buy fair trade and organic yet still live under the framework of consumerism, running from commitment and community, living for self, chasing experience at the expense of intimacy and connection, and treating others like objects. (p93 Sayers)
a Dave thought...
It is great once again to be involved in 24/7 prayer at THQ. I have no doubt that our emphasis on prayer across the territory over the last 12 months has resulted in healthier congregations with our overall attendance on the increase the first time in 10 years.
Prayer is an amazing concept. We talk and listen to an amazing God who we can't actually see, but we are so sure that He is there listening to us. When I pray there is no doubt that I feel God is right there with me even when answers seem to come slower than my human understanding appreciates. I often encourage those that are skeptical of faith to at least pray, as I suggest 'what have you got lose?' You see by praying we have everything to gain and with a God as loving and incredible as we have why would you not spend some time hanging out with Him?

Just a thought.

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