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Re: How do we pray a prayer of Love?
« on: February 24, 2020, 01:12:54 pm »
I'm smiling because Brian told me to add the garden prayer which is exactly what you did...nice job.

So many times we pray for what we want to happen and forget what God wants.  For example, I usually and am currently praying for God to reveal Himself to whomever it is I am praying for in that situation.  Why?  Because God wants to be seen (not with fleshly eyes to quench anyone reading who wants to twist what I am saying)  The Lord's prayer shows us that we can pray the things we know God wants for us, like peace, provision, etc.  Likewise, Love has a purpose and that purpose is to bring reconciliation first to God then to others.

Some years ago, Brian got pneumonia (thankful for autocorrect on this one) When he stopped long enough to listen to God, he was made well...Sometimes and he would tell you this, God allows or causes illness in order to get our attention...that is why I often ask that God would be revealed in the situation.

Anyway, thanks
Someone told me something once that I hadn't thought of before. They said that if we pray for someone about a certain thing, without that person wanting or asking for prayer for what we believe they need help with, that we may be praying against their free will. It would be different if the person asked for prayer and stated exactly what they needed and wanted to be prayed for and are agreeable to be prayed for that reason. But people don't always want or need what we believe or think they want or need in way of prayer.

I may not have explained that very well.
I think it is more about what God wants for them but I get what you are saying.
Yes, I agree but not everyone sees it that way.

I think the point this person was making is that someone we might pray for would act against and not in harmony with what we prayed for in some way because of their free will. 

I just thought of an example. I was at this woman's home one day. It was really hot, summertime. She began talking in an excited and even happy way about her deceased husband and she said he had been appearing to her. As she was telling me this, the temperature dropped to a chill in the room. She didn't have the air conditioner on. I knew it was time to pray. I told her that we needed to pray for protection and she was disappointed. But I prayed for protection anyway and before finishing the prayer, the temperature returned to normal. I tried to tell her not to seek out that kind of thing again. That it wasn't her husband appearing to her. She was very disappointed. So I don't know if she continued to seek that out but I had prayed for her. She didn't seem to like what I said.
Often times, our desires and God's will are in contrast with one another.  Thus the question, are our prayers covetous as in what we want, or are they yielding our wills to what God desires for us?  I have no problem saying, we would like you to X but it is when we pray peace, contentment, comfort, spiritual healing, etc. into their lives that we finally grasp "not my will but thine be done."
Yes. Well said. :)

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Eph. 5:11 Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose and rebuke them.
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