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If You Will

Oh yes! This is good!

More 1 Timothy 2:1

First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people,   source

Petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving.
Strong’s was helpful.

Petitions: Asking, begging, if you please, for such things as we need and lack.  If you will consider this with me, perhaps it is akin to when we sign a petition to support a change we believe needs to be. So, could it be when we petition GOD we are saying we are willing to work with You LORD for this change we are petitioning? This helps me. I hope it does you.

Prayers: That was easy. Addressing GOD. Talking, conversing with GOD. Speaking and listening to GOD; that’s prayer.

Intercessions: Now, this one! A falling in with
Is it just me or are you tracking this with me?

A coming together; to visit. A falling in with.
Could we consider that Intercession is a prayer that says, “Father, I’d like to visit with YOU about this matter for my sister, for my brother, for my friend, for a stranger I saw on the street?
This encourages me. I hope it does you too.

Thanksgiving: Giving thanks, mindful of favors, grateful, thankful
Just as we expected, right? Do you like: mindful of favors? Does that say to you as it does to me in prayer we can and should be mindful of the abundant favor GOD has lavished upon us? Me too!

Until next time ~ ~ ~

Hey, Y’all

I think I am accurate when I write that I am in the Winter of my living, and oddly it’s gloriously full, hence I am not here as often I wish.

1 Timothy 2. It’s Sunday’s text for Sunday School.

1 First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people, for kings and all who are in [positions of] high authority, so that we may live a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. source

A little KWT paraphrase here: First of all; since we have had the introduction, now we get to some doctrine detail. And we start with prayer. How many of you know that prayer is the first step to a healthy resolution — of anything? And how many of us know we do not have GOD’s permission to deem any unworthy of our prayers?

ALL PEOPLE.
All people need prayer.

I have no clue as to the author but the saying I like: ” I need the prayer and you need the practice.”

June 2 was pray for the President day. It was Biblical on Sunday and it’s Biblical today; our Text tells us so.

Who else in your personal world needs prayer today? Have you prayed for them? It’s not too late . . .  yet. 

 

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