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Prayers leading to Christmas – 13

O Lord God who created the heavens and the earth, grant that I do more and more good deeds to glorify you. Cause me to speak of Jesus Christ the Saviour, to those in need of healing and counsel. By your Holy Spirit, lead me to works of charity and mercy, so that the poor and the oppressed get relief from their woes. I give up each and every thing that causes me to be selfish, so that I be more generous towards the noble cause of the preaching of the Gospel, to the ends of the earth. Make me more creative in helping others. Take away from me all shyness and fear of doing good works in the world, so that all who see me give glory to you O Lord my Father in heaven. Above all keep sanctifying me and help me to be free from all deception and pride, so that I be a good example to friends and family and all who interact with me. I ask this in your Holy Name. Amen.

Prayers leading to Christmas – 6

O Lord God, to whom alone belongs the Final judgement, give me justice against all evil doers, and defend me. I pray for your protection, against enemies,, both seen and unseen. Save me and my family, from the evil rulers of the earth. Deliver us from all evil whether its mental, physical or spiritual. Do not let the Enemy of my soul, rejoice over my afflictions, and cause all weapons formed against me, to not prosper. By your Holy Spirit, warn me of dangers, so that I avoid the insidious paths of life. Preserve me, so that I can given even greater glory, to your Holy Name. Like the righteous and devout Simeon, who did see death until he met the Lord Jesus, and so received the consolation of Israel, I pray that you save me from untimely death so that I fulfill all that you want me to do before I be with you in heaven. I ask this all in the precious and majestic name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.

Prayers leading to Christmas – 4

O Lord God, help me to grow in perseverance, for the sake of your Holy Name. Don’t let me get overwhelmed, even if all around me people fall away into death, or in sin. Help me know and realize, that my main goal in life is to live and abide in your Holy Word each day. Strengthen me by your Holy Spirit, to keep in mind all the things you have called me out to do. Cause me to to always love and cherish following your Son Jesus Christ, no matter what the world says and does. Grant me the endurance to seek first the Kingdom of God and I know that then you will grant all the things that I need. I ask this earnestly, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayers leading to Christmas – 3

O Lord God, who gives worth to all his creation, help me to live worthily for you. Help me to consider, the length and end of my days, that I might follow worthy pursuits. Take away from me the love of ungodly gain, and ungodly pleasures, by your Holy Spirit. Give me a heart, that only seeks after the right path, at all times. Save me from all deceptions that come from within myself, from the world and from the Enemy of my soul that life is not wasted. Always cause me to ponder your Word like how Mary cherished it once she received your only begotten Son Jesus Christ, the only and true Saviour of the World. I pray that I always realize that you have given me the duty to make the right choices in my life so I glorify you always in all that I say, think and do. I ask this all in the name of Jesus Christ the Redeemer of the world. Amen,

Don’t wait for the storms of life to care for your relatives and friends

Recently I had a person telling me he lives in the way of a storm which was going to hit his region really bad. He mentioned people are panicking all around the place. I told him not to panic himself but take all the precautions being given by the civil authorities over there. And he agreed to do so. A thought then crossed my mind; why don’t their relatives and friends from other states try to help such people? It’s not possible for everyone to help but it’s not impossible to sincerely care at the same time.

Now a storm of life need not a physical storm. It can be a financial storm; extreme debt and poverty. It can be a medical storm; sudden heart attacks. It can a relational storm; affairs or divorces. What matters is whether you as a believer try to care and help your friends and relatives when they are faced with such storms.

One can give excuses to stop caring and helping, all day long but God knows the human heart all too well. Nothing ever escapes his sight and no one can escape his judgement by acting faithless. That being said God knows your capacity and the extent to which you can help your friends and relatives. It’s just a matter of what you do for them when are faced with the storms of life.

Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? (Isaiah 58:7)

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5:8)

There’s one storm of life people shy away from; a spiritual storm. People keep away from others who face spiritual storms. Such storms can be; doubting God, backsliding, spiritual attacks etc. They will say they don’t know what to do, but my contention is that they can always ask their preachers about situation and then help their friends and family.

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galations 6:10)

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. (James 5:14)

 

 

How To Hear The Voice of God Almighty – Jesus Christ – Listen To The Holy Spirit (Video)

Note: This Youtube video is courtesy of The Endless Love of Jesus Ministries

 

 

 

Faith and works are to go together

In your walk with the Lord Jesus, it is important to have faith. Because without faith it is impossible to please God. So one must nurture one’s faith in God. And yes this faith should be very clearly manifested in your actions. Don’t worry if people don’t see your good works but rather be concerned about all your works before the Lord God from whom nothing can be hidden at all.

 

And how can one grow one’s faith?

To grow your faith you need to hear the Word of God. And this includes the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)

How can one come to know if one has faith?

Your actions which manifest after hearing the Word of God are the direct indicators that you have faith. Basically no action, means no faith. It is as simple as that. If there are no good works nor there is right conduct then you are not a genuine follower of the Lord. And so, you must repent of this and get to work for the Lord God. The following verses confirm this:

14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. (James 2:14-26)

How to be sure if one is in the faith?

You can check firstly if you believe in the existence of God or your claim to be a Christian will fall flat both before God and the world. Then see if you honor Jesus Christ in your thoughts, words and deeds. That way you will know if you are still in the faith or not.

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test. But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. (2 Corinthians 13:5-7)

Avoid having a vacant mind

Avoid having a vacant mind,
Lest from heavens path you get left behind.
Blank not your mind even mildly,
Lest your life goes on wildly.

Avoid being away from God’s Word in thought disengaged,
Lest by the dark insidious world you get upstaged.
Never ever hollow your soul,
Lest you miss your heavenly goal.

Avoid blankly using your head,
Lest you don’t discern instead.
Avoid not thinking at all,
Lest you don’t do good either big or small.

Witness for Christ

Let the light of Christ shine in you O believer,
That of good works you be an achiever.
So people who know of your life story,
May get inspired to give your Heavenly Father glory.

Bear witness for Christ Jesus to everyone,
And be ready to defend the cause of your hope to anyone.
For this you must honor the Lord God as holy,
And study his Word with eagerness wholly.

Don’t fear to bear witness to what Christ has spoken,
Let your courage be stronger that wood that’s oaken.
And be of good taste like salt,
Stay clear of each sinful fault.

Do as Jesus commanded; preach and baptize,
Each one you help disciple and make wise.
Do this in the name of the Holy Trinity divine,
That each worthily partake of Christ’s bread and wine.

Always speak words wise

Always speak words wise,
That God doesn’t despise.
Always speak words wise,
That goodness you maximize.

Always speak words wise,
That it be good advice.
Always speak words wise,
That kindness you verbalize.

Always speak words wise,
That you’re favored in God’s eyes.
Always speak words wise,
That sincerity you realize.

Always speak words wise,
That avoids any false guise.
Always speak words wise,
That faith in others they energize.

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