Can We Join Together in Prayer as One Community?

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We live in many different places, have different backgrounds, lives, and stories to tell. Our cultures have shaped the way that we see the world. The way that our hearts were held when we were young may have curved our views of how God holds us in His own even now. We are though equally rich in His Grace and Mercy as He hears us when we Pray. God, The Almighty is faithful to those that call upon Him in Prayer and when we join together to call upon Him with our own faith and trust in His eternal Promises to us, it is a powerful act. It is the most meaningful thing that we can do with our hearts other than to love.

Prayer is an act of Love because it turns to the One that has Loved us first, more than we could ever fathom with our mortal hearts and minds and then- gazes back, Prayer sets the eyes of our hearts upon The One of such Mercy and worships, praises with gratitude, bows with the humility of one who is fully seen and known, bears the grit of repentance, is lifted to the awe of Christ at the altar at the seat of The Throne, brings all request for intercession to our King and with a worship that is filled with a desire only for His will, His Glory, we and our heart are left limp except for the might of a Love that is so deep that one can only whisper, In Jesus Name, Amen.

He hears us all. We can bring our prayers to a God together.
Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

“A Prayer for Anointed by Our Father”, a calling for His Blessing

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Father, I pray that you anoint all the routes that need and call for your blessing,
The many that cross between and within Your Kingdom
For all of the voices and prayers that call out to you for intercession,
May we be given sight by The Power of Your Spirit
in our hearts that cry out to You.
Rain upon us with Love.
Until we are washed of the flesh’s clinging dew.
soak the ground, flood atone
Birth us new in the merciful sight of You.

Father, I pray that you anoint all the lives that need and call for your blessing,
The many that cross between and within your Kingdom
For all of the those that call out to you for intercession,
May they find you by The Power of Your Spirit
Hear the whispers and cries of their calls.
Rain upon them with Grace
Fill their hearts to the brim with sweet overflow
Soak in with joy where the ears may hear,
Bring them all home to the Heart of Love’s glow.

Father, I pray that you anoint all the nations that need and call for your blessing,
The many that cross between and within Your Kingdom
For all of the leaders and peoples that call out to you for intercession,
May they be lifted into your Great Cloud of Witnesses for Protection and Wisdom.
May they be given hearts of Courage by The Power of Your Spirit.
Rain upon them with Your Will, Father.
Rain upon them with Your Mercy, Father.
Rain upon them with Your Eternal Good
And soak the ground with Your Spirit
That all that is not of Your Own uproots and dissolves.
That Your Kingdom, Your Peace and all Tomorrow’s resolve.

In Jesus Name.
Amen

© 2018 The Beloved

Luke 14:25-34…”The Cost of Being a Disciple”

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Luke 14:25

 

The Cost of Being a Disciple

25Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26“If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

28“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’

31“Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.

34“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? 35It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out.

“Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”