I am blessed by your humility and realization that the Lord is the point of all we do here on Pray.Network ... but it is also a blessing to see the Spirit of the Lord work through faithful, yielded leaders. In other words, it is not merely the content of the comments you make or ideas you share but the life-well-lived in obedience that also teaches and trains us. Like our sister site Discipleship.Network, we can disciple one another even through social media!
I welcome feedback from you and others who read this,
Is it helpful to give the name of the person who started a group? I am uncomfortable with my name listed every time someone posts on Shaking The World Through The Printed Word. I am not the point of the site.
In public and private, in sanctuary and home, may my life be steeped in prayer, filled with the spirit of grace and supplication, each prayer perfumed with the incense of atoning blood Help me, defend me, until from praying ground I pass to the realm of unceasing praise. Arthur Bennett. The Valley of Vision. A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions. 1975. p.268.
hello Phil, thanks for the e-book by Matthew Henry.... on Prayer.
I appreciate all you do and your friendship.
Today I went exploring for a place and person to help start a Bible Study in Mt. Sterling. thank you for praying for me about this project... I had a good visit. We will see what God does with this issue.
Over the past few years I have been lead to start each year with a fast! I would like to encourage you all, to follow the link below from Jentzen Franklin. He has helped me understand the significance of fasting and each year he and his community start the year with a 21 day fast. Last year there were over 300,000 people on the fast and what a privilege to be part such a corporate fasting movement.
In 2012 the fast starts on Sunday the 8th January and ends on Saturday evening the 29th. Ask the Lord to guide you as to how participate and what type of fast. Either order the appropriate books as listed below or buy Jentezen’s book “Fasting” locally and be blessed in your prayer and support life.
From his book on page 10: Ecclesiastes 4:12 says “ A threefold cord is not easily broken” In Mathew 6; Jesus provided the pattern by which each of us as a child of God is to live. That pattern addressed three specific duties of a Christian: giving, praying and fasting. Jesus said, “When you give...” and “When you pray....” and “When you fast”. He made it clear that fasting, like giving and praying, was a normal part of Christian life. As much attention should be given to fasting as is given to giving and to praying.
Solomon, when writing the books of wisdom for Israel, made the point that a cord, or rope, braided with three strands is not easily broken (Eccles. 4:12). Likewise, when giving, praying and fasting are practice together in the life of a believer, it creates a type of threefold cord that is not easily broken. In fact Jesus took it even further in Matt.17:20, by saying “ Nothing is impossible”
We need to strengthen and protect our intercessors and fasting is certainly an area that can assist us to just do that! So here is an opportunity to become part of a corporate world wide fast and experience a very different start to the New Year 2012!
Hi Phil ........ The Prayer Network is doing a swell job and I love the environment you have created here. I've started a Group last October on FB for Prayer that came out of a need of a tragic accident here in my city and I'm praying that those who love to pray will find a great liking to it, as we are all commissioned to Pray as well as Love others. Keep up the great work and may God's hand of abundance always be upon you for the visions he has given you. Many Merry Blessings ..... Star Pratt & Atmospheric Changers ......... The Bahamas