Why Should I Pray?

Written by Stanley T. Crawford

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Why Should I Pray? By Stanley T. Crawford

We should pray to God for at least two important reasons. First of all, God has instructed us to pray. Second for a purely selfish reason, prayer causes things to happen. Another way of looking at this is “prayer gets results, or cause and effect.”

Several ofrepparttar 126972 scriptures fromrepparttar 126973 bible exhort us to pray to God (I Thessalonians 5:16-18, James 1:5 – 8, James 5: 13 – 18, and Philippians 4:6 & 7). This is just a sampling ofrepparttar 126974 verses that encourage us to pray. Prayer provides a way for us to communicate with God. We can pray to God by usingrepparttar 126975 Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:8-13) or we can merely speak to God. God is constantly aware of what we do and what we say. He is omnipotent. Yet, we must exercise our faith by acknowledging God.

Praying is a way that we communicate with and acknowledge God. Of course, we need to be sincere in our prayers to God. God, unlike man can not be fooled. This is because God knows all, sees all, and understands all. God weighsrepparttar 126976 hearts of men and women. He knows purity and hypocrisy and degrees in between. A prime example of God’s ability to determine sincerity occurred when Jesus watchedrepparttar 126977 people give money torepparttar 126978 treasury. Many people gave money based on their abundance, however one poor widow gave all that she had (Mark 12:41-44). This is a judgment ofrepparttar 126979 heart. Only God is able to make a pure judgment about another person’s heart.

Praise Team Ministering In Egypt

Written by Angelique Watkins

Afterrepparttar November great event, many people and friends asked thatrepparttar 126971 Praise Team in Egypt repeat repparttar 126972 occasion and make a big Praise gathering.

Details are as follows: Tuesday, April 8, 2003 6: 30 Kasr El Dobara Church - Tahrir Square, Cairo http://www.praiseteamegypt.com/Praise.html#i

Actually they are praying that people may not only praise God but get to know Him more and have fellowship with Him more than ever before, this is our aim from this praise gathering. So please even if you are not free to joinrepparttar 126973 Praise Team or not living in Egypt, just pray forrepparttar 126974 gathering and that people may decide to have praise as their life style.

As for The Egypt Praise Team news: This month they went to some Egyptian States (Mohafazat) for praise services like Menia (Maghagha), Helwan, Zaqaziq and Assiut (Dayrout). I will share only one of them quickly: On Friday March 17, they went asrepparttar 126975 whole Praise Team to Dayrout Assuit, an Egyptian state: It was great, actually it was much more than they ever expected, it was one ofrepparttar 126976 large services they utside Cairo; audience according torepparttar 126977 administrators there were 1,700.

Sincerepparttar 126978 space was limited, they performed twice inrepparttar 126979 same evening so that people could attend one ofrepparttar 126980 services (not both), so people who attended repparttar 126981 first service could not attendrepparttar 126982 second.

First service people went out from one door andrepparttar 126983 second service audience entered from another.

People were on three floors, all of them full and outsiderepparttar 126984 doors,repparttar 126985 staircase,repparttar 126986 corridors,etc. everywhere was packed with people.

Service itself was so great, People were very much thirsty forrepparttar 126987 word and for praising God.

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