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20 August 2014

Prayer Notes

PRAY & PRAISE

We ask you this week to pray about the strife in Gaza and Israel. In the midst of this cauldron of war, teenagers suffer existential stresses! Pray, not just for peace, but against evil.

We ask you this week to thank God for one of our nations that just celebrated a marvelous nation-wide teen talent show. This ministry made great contacts, gained credibility and teenagers were able to “fan into flame the gift of God that is within them.”

Verse

LUKE 11:1

“One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

Nugget

It’s interesting that Jesus taught His disciples many things proactively but He did not teach them to pray until they asked! He wants us to crave prayer. He longs for us to desire time with Him. Prayer is communion with God – ask Him how to commune. Prayer is a heavenly embrace – ask Him how to hug and be hugged. Prayer is intimacy with our Father – ask Him what intimacy feels like. Prayer is about being the Beloved – ask Him to open your eyes to see how much He loves you!

Is there something else you want to learn from Jesus? Some other area of your life or a spiritual discipline that needs honing? Generosity? How about inasmuch-as-it-is-up-to-you -Peaceful living? What about Simplicity?

Ask. He WILL teach! And as He teaches you will role-model learning leadership for this next generation!

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