Prayer

Hulk Smash – Part Three

In the clip in the last Hulk Smash post, you may notice something interesting. At first, Thor tries to speak gently to Hulk. “We’re not your enemies, Banner. Try to think.”

Now, although this doesn’t work very well with the Hulk, the Bible tells us that it can work with *cough cough* um, more normal people.

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:1

Being gentle, kind, and understanding with those who are angry is one of the best ways to deal with anger. The worst thing you can do is get angry back at them or say something to provoke them. Kindness and love. The anger antidotes. I can’t guarantee that they will always work for everyone, but it’s the best way. If it doesn’t work, hit them with your awesome hammer pray for them. Prayer works.

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Prayers

Please help pray for some of these. You’re prayer is powerful, and it can truly help. And learn more about how to help!

  • Slavery – Nearly thirty million people in the world are slaves
  1. Pray: Pray for those who are enslaved around the world.
  2. Do More to Help: Research and find products that aren’t produced using slaves, and buy those.
  3. Learn More: K-Love Blog Post by Scott & Kelli About Slavery
  • Pastor Saeed Abedini – Been in an Iranian prison for over a year
  1. Pray: Pray for Pastor Abedini’s release and that, while he’s in prison, that lives will continue to be touched and that the gospel will be spread.
  2. Learn More: Christian Post Article About Pastor Saeed Abedini
  • Ministries – Christian ministries serving around the world
  1. Pray: Pray for all of the Christian ministries that are serving people both here in America and overseas.
  2. Do More to Help: Volunteer time, money, or services for a ministry
  3. Learn More: List of Christian Minsitries from K-Love
  • Other – So many more to pray for! Click here for a list of other things to pray for.

Challenge: Choose something to pray for, or volunteer for an organization. Help spread the word about all of the things that need our prayer.

Powerful Prayer

I thought I already posted this verse, but apparently not. 🙂

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

-James 5:16

When we pray for each other, things happen. This verse says that “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”. Also, in the first part, it says that we should confess our sins to each other.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

-1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins and ask God for his forgiveness, he will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Hm. And the first verse mentioned righteousness, too. So it’s like a chain reaction: if we confess our sins, God will make us righteous, and the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (A little bit of my thought processes revealed there). And now for our challenge. It’s three parts.

Challenge: (1) Confess your sins to God, (2) remember that you are righteous and pure, and (3) pray, knowing the power of prayer.

Text Message to God!

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Text Message to God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, I need to have a 121
as soon as possible
I wish we could meet F2F
but that would be impossible.

I need to talk to You PDQ,
as I need some direction
please answer me ASAYGT
with Your divine reflection.

I know You will get this MSG,
as soon as I send it off to You
I just need to get Your GA
with what You want me to do.

I guess I’ll just have to W8,
until this message You see
this SLAP to me
and I know You will agree.

Thank You for Your POV,
for it won’t steer me wrong
I will be W4U
but please don’t take too long!

 ♥ and heavenly (  )’s

Your BFF

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Translation

121= One to One
F2F = Face to Face
PDQ = Pretty Darn Quick
ASAYGT = As Soon As You Get This
MSG = Message
GA=…

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Mysterious Helper

Anna took a deep breath of clean fall air as she strolled along the sidewalk. The traffic whizzed past to her left. Suddenly, Anna was thrown to the ground as someone shoved her off the sidewalk. She caught a glimpse of a tall lean figure before a delivery truck hurtled onto the sidewalk where she’d been walking. Anna instinctively leaped to her feet and jumped backwards. The truck hit a nearby tree with a loud crunch.

Anna looked around for the person who had moved her out of the oncoming truck’s path, but she didn’t see anyone. How weird, she thought.

The delivery truck’s driver got out of the car hurriedly and rushed over to Anna. “Are you okay?” he asked frantically.

“I’m fine,” Anna assured him.

The police arrived soon after to take a report of the crash, and Anna was allowed to leave. She continued on her way until she reached her friend Lucy’s house.

“Hi, Anna,” Lucy welcomed Anna in cheerfully. Anna immediately poured out her story to her friend, including her mysterious helper.

Lucy’s jaw dropped. “Do you know what time the crash happened?”

“Just after two,” Anna told her. She looked at her friend curiously.

Lucy was amazed. “Just before two, I felt God telling me to pray for your protection, and I did!”