Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Sunday, 7 August 2016

A Few Brief But Hard Questions for All Us Christians

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How much do we pray? Do we pray enough? Why do we pray?

According to Oswald Chambers, "prayer is perfect and complete oneness with God!"

Isn't that why we are here? Oneness with God? That's the very last thing Jesus prayed for before He was arrested, scourged and crucified.

John 17: 11,12,21,22
"I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are.
"While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.
that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
"The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;

So, if prayer is perfect and complete oneness with God, then we are completely in the will of God when we pray. We must be because we are completely in God.

So, what if we don't pray, or pray very little? Obviously we are not completely in the will of God.

Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians to pray without ceasing. What does that mean? Surely God doesn't expect us to be on our knees 24 hours a day; that's absurd. What I believe it means is to, as Brother Lawrence wrote, Practice the Presence of God. That means to keep a conscious awareness of His Presence at all times. Not so easy in this world where most of us have a very short attention span, but not only doable, but necessary.

Another question 

What is Satan's most effective modus operandi when it comes to Christians? 

It almost certainly is to keep us from prayer. When he keeps us from prayer it opens myriad doors for him to work, both in us and in those around us for whom we should be praying. Consequently, if we don't pray, or pray very little, who's will are we accomplishing? Satan's, of course.

The very least we can then say about ourselves when we pray little or not at all is that we are incomplete, ineffective Christians. The worst we can say about ourselves is that we are outright traitors to Jesus Christ, doing Satan's will more than His.

Please pray! Pray looking to know Jesus better rather than just asking for things. Intercede for others - it's loving them. Pray especially for the phenomenal amount of child sex abuse to stop.

Somewhere between 1 & 10 million child sex events will occur today.

 Annually, somewhere between 350 million and 3.5 billion child sex abuse events will occur involving about 35 million children. 
There are only a little over 2 billion children in the world! Please pray!