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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Prayer & Hero's

Prayer.
It's the method of communication with a Father above, who desires to hear from His children.

I used to have a few more books on prayer, and darn my de-cluttering ways, they seem to have not made the cut of books. The following are the ones I have left, and I have decided, if it's His will, to see about new ones!

Of course, I also love the Psalms and Davids heart. In my own times of trails I have held the prayers of David close, and cried them out loud to the Almighty, seeking understanding and help.

Prayer can move mountains, and in some areas of the world, it's so very different. They don't have time for the popcorn, lollipop style prayers that those who have easier lives often fall into praying.
Myself included. 
Those in countries who are persecuted for their faith in Christ, have a deep, real prayerful connection to God above. They know Him to the be the one who gives them their next meals, their peace and their strength to face what comes. Each day. All day long. They can trust Him in the simple, basic ways, because...THEY can't provide for themselves. Oh, how I long to know Him like that. To have the every day, all day long trust in Him, to give the food, the housing, the clothing that I need.

The peace and strength. 

I've read many heros of faith, growing up. I can't remember them all. But the names of the Elliots, Chambers, Wurmbrand, Livingstone, the Wesley brothers, the secret church in China, the various stories and true tales of sacrifice crossed my library at some point. The lives of these people inspired me, and grew a love in my heart for the lost, hurting and broken. They grew the knowledge of God and just what He can do for His children, when they seek Him. 

Also with these people of faith, comes the searing rebukes for those who stand by and do nothing to help their professed brothers and sisters in Christ. The rebukes coming to the western churches, and regrettably...ignored by many.

Richard Wurmbrand writes in his book, "Tortured for Christ"
"Many Christians in the west have no love for those in captive nations. Proof it is that they do nothing for their salvation. They have missions to persuade Christians of one denomination to change to another. But many have no mission to captive nations, claiming that such work is "against the law"! They don't love them. Otherwise they would have long since created such an impossible-looking mission"



How to the point it is, and just what I was wanting to hear right now...strange as that may sound. Why is it we seem to focus on the Christians in another denomination, and not the lost?


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3 comments:

  1. One of my favorite books on prayer is Praying the Lord's Prayer for Spiritual Breakthrough by Elmer Towns.

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  2. I haven't heard of him, but I added this book to my 'must read' list. :-) Thank you very much for the suggestion!

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  3. Sounds very interesting, I was just discussing this exact concept with my husband yesterday morning as we discussed an old friend who has "fallen off the radar" in our church group...

    I'd love for you to share this with my Cozy Book Hop - it's open for the rest of monday, and will reopen on thursday.

    I hope to see you there!

    Marissa
    http://forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com

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