This was in my email this morning. The source was not otherwise identified, so I hope I'm won't be prosecuted for sharing it!
"It is necessary for us to pray if people are to be saved and we are to enjoy other spiritual blessings and results. Does prayer get God to change His will so that He conforms to our wishes? No -- but prayer is the necessary channel that He has established for accomplishing spiritual work. . . . The right understanding is that God not only appoints the end to be obtained, He also appoints the means to attain that end, and God's appointed means to all spiritual blessing is prayer. God works through human channels."
(This is excerpted from a copyrighted Bible study guide...)
Some people say faith is a childish game Play on, children, like it's Christmas day...
I agree with this. Prayer is foundational to a relationship with the Lord. Without prayer how can we know him? Jesus prayed and taught the disciples to pray. Sometimes I do think prayer gets God to change his mind. ie: when he said if there is 10 people in this city then went to 1. In chronicles where he talks about 'if my people who are called by my name will turn from their wicked ways and pray and seek my face I will heal their land.' etc The channel is the holy spirit carrying our prayers back and forth.
In the end there will only be three things that matter. How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of the things not meant for you. The Buddha Morality comes not from a book, or a guy up in the sky, but from the idea that how you treat people matters, because how people feel matters. Unknown.
benar: Perhaps you clicked on the Coronavirus thread...
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wally: you haven't asked me a question or anything or did i miss one?
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ant_rotten: What’s happening Wally? You’ve gone quite on me..
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wally: its no mystery apostate ant_rotten i am quite vocal...
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