Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Prayer Disciple!

This is a great site I found on prayer: www.gospel.com Below is a blog about how to pray and some links to help those in need of some guidance in praying.

Prayer Disciple
I think we’ve all had questions about prayer: when should I do it, what’s appropriate, what should I say? For the disciple of Christ, prayer is a necessity that shouldn’t be taken for granted; yet, on a personal note, I know I so often do. There’s plenty of information out there to help guide you in your prayer life, from the Prayer of Jabez to the Book of Common Prayer.
Today, we’d like to highlight Delve Into Jesus, a site that is devoted to providing accurate information about Jesus on the internet.Here’s a short introduction to prayer to help you get started, but after you’ve prayed do you know how God might answer you? Delve Into Jesus has an article detailing some of the ways in which the author has seen God respond to his prayers called God’s Response To Prayer Requests. And if you want to have someone pray for you, there is an area to post your own prayer requests.

If you’re wondering whom you might pray for, Arab World Ministries publishes a prayer calendar that is specific to their ministry each month. This is a fantastic resource that can help build the discipline of prayer for global missions into your quiet times.
And if you’re at a loss as to what or how to pray, pray as Jesus did. From Matthew 6:9-13

“This, then, is how you should pray:

‘Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name,your kingdom come,your will be doneon earth as it is in heaven.Give us today our daily bread.Forgive us our debts,as we also have forgiven our debtors.And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from the evil one.”

Please feel free to send me your prayer requests. I know that I sure have a lot and always am wishing that I had more people to ask for prayer from. If you feel comfortable leaving me your requests, I will be happy to pray for you and have my fellow Christian friends and family pray as well. Annomysly of course! I know that it's sometimes hard to reach out to others...I'm here to listen (or should I say read) to your requests!

God Bless!!!!<><

1 comment:

Tara A. said...

Hi Lauren,

I'm a Catholic in the Philadelphia area and I happened upon your blog completely by accident. It was a happy accident, though, because I now feel called to pray for you and your fiance and your walk of faith. I am 29 and newly married myself (April 19), and it.is.AWESOME. So congratulations on your decision to become Catholic, I hope it brings you nothing but peace and joy. I love the faith.

Having just been through marriage prep myself, I wanted to suggest the Theology of the Body teachings, specifically those taught by Christopher West. I first came across TOB in 2005 through a book called The Good News About Sex and Marriage, and it changed my life! My approach to marriage benefited immeasurably. My husband and I watched the DVD series God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage by C West as part of marriage prep as well, which I highly recommend.

Gosh, lots of blessings on you during this special time! Feel free to email me if you have any questions about Catholicism or wedding planning, although I'm much better at being Catholic than planning a wedding. ;)

In Him,
Tara Sz.