United Pentecostal Church Mannheim
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Message from the Monthly Flyer from September 2012

About Prayer

Matthew 6:7 Jesus says: And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

1, Thessalonians 5:17 Paul writes: Pray without ceasing!

James 5: 1 6 James; says: Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

As people, we are dependent on the grace of God. You only have access to this grace by having a relationship with HIM strengthened by obedience to His Word.

Jesus does not want us to pray like those who do not know God, and who always pray and ask for the same things over and over again throughout the whole day. Even this gets on God's nerves and He stops listening. HE will listen to a fervent prayer, and not to words which have been prewritten by other people. He wants to hear from you the things that you want to tell HIM, and about that which affects you.

Do you desire to have friendship with HIM or do you only care about the things which concern you? God is not interested in playing the role of "Father Christmas" who brings toys to little folks.

HE fulfilled His part on the cross so that HE could free you from the power of sin.

However, you must also want this. There is not much time left. God hears and still listens to prayers. And He answers prayers, including yours, if they are sincere and you are expecting an answer. rw

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