Week-End Reflection:”THE POWER OF PRAYER’

By Rosalba | May 6, 2017

5:12: But above all[things], my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath; but let your yes be [a simple] yes, and your no be [a simple] no, so that you may not sin and fall under condemnation.

5:13:Is anyone among you afflicted(ill-treated, suffering evil)? He should pray. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise[to God].

5:14:Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders(the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord’s name.

5:15:And the prayer[that is]of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

5:16:Confess to one another therefore your faults(your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray[also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored[to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest(heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available[dynamic in its working].

5:17:Elijah was a human being with a nature such as we[with feelings, affections, and a constitution like ours]; and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the earth for three years and six months.

5:18:And [then] he prayed again and the heavens supplied rain and the land produced its crops[as usual].

5:19:My brethren, if anyone among you strays from the Truth and falls into error and another[person] brings him back[to God].

5:20: Let the [latter] one be sure that whoever turns a sinner from his evil course will save[that one's] soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins[procure the pardon of the many sins committed by the convert].       James 5:12-20(AMP)

Daily Word: On Prayer

By Rosalba | May 5, 2017

The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16(NIV)

Power of Prayer

By Rosalba | May 4, 2017

Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. James 5:13-18(NIV)

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The act of Prayer is the open communication with our maker. It is not so much the “what” we pray about but the act itself of reaching out for God and asking Him for His help in our lives. Developing a prayer life takes practice. For those of us who did not grow up in a household where prayer was ingrained in our daily routine, it may start off as an uncomfortable exercise in trust.

When researching how to pray I discovered many schools of thought and finally concluded that I should relax and just talk to God as I would a loving father, since that is what He is for us. I do not think He is impressed by formal English words we use or the length in which we pray. Most times a simple “I Love You” and “Thank You” is all a parent needs to be shown they are respected and honored by their child. I do not feel that God is as much concerned with the “how” as much once again,as the act itself.

There are times I pray when walking or driving. I give praise to The Lord when arising in the morning, and when something is weighing on my mind, I will be more fully focused in a quiet space, on my knees with head bowed. I enjoy the praising, especially when listening to worship music. In James 5 we are reminded to seek God in Prayer and to give Praise no matter what the circumstance is in our lives. Whether in sickness and health, if we have sinned or find ourselves with a troubling problem, we must show our faith in the Lord that He will right our wrongs & the wrongs of others.

Allow God to guide you each and everyday, and remember to visit Him through praying and praise, Amen.

Rosalba,

Publisher, The Fellowship Page

Daily Word

By Rosalba | May 3, 2017

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:22(NIV)

Daily Word:You Should Pray

By Rosalba | May 2, 2017

But above all[things], my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath; but let your yes be [a simple] yes, and your no be [a simple] no, so that you may not sin and fall under condemnation.

Is anyone among you afflicted(ill-treated, suffering evil)? He should pray. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise[to God].

Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders(the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord’s name.

And the prayer[that is]of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

Confess to one another therefore your faults(your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray[also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored[to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest(heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available[dynamic in its working].

Elijah was a human being with a nature such as we[with feelings, affections, and a constitution like ours]; and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the earth for three years and six months.

And [then] he prayed again and the heavens supplied rain and the land produced its crops[as usual].

My brethren, if anyone among you strays from the Truth and falls into error and another[person] brings him back[to God].

Let the [latter] one be sure that whoever turns a sinner from his evil course will save[that one's] soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins[procure the pardon of the many sins committed by the convert]. James 5:12-20(AMP)

Daily Word: Billy Graham’s Prayer For Our Nation

By Rosalba | May 1, 2017

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!” Billy Graham

*Original Post: February, 2009

Heres a Thought: Quote from Billy Graham

By Rosalba | Apr 17, 2017

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“Heaven is filled with answers to prayers that have never been asked” -Billy Graham

Easter Word:He Has Risen!

By Rosalba | Apr 16, 2017

empty-tombNow After the Sabbath, near dawn of the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to take a look at the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled the boulder back and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightening, and his garments as white as snow. And those keeping guard were so frightened at the sight of him that they were agitated and they trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, Do not be alarmed and frightened, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, Who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, as He said[He would do]. Come see the place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples, He has risen from the dead, and behold, He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you. Matthew 28: 1-7(AMP)

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GO AND TELL!!!!!

By Rosalba | Apr 15, 2017

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.  The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.  Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” Matthew 28:1-10(NIV)

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