Post Reply "Lord, By your Grace, please help me in this area of my life."
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Posted 1/4/08 , edited 1/5/08
We know that God hears our prayers. Anytime you feel like you're weak in any area of your life, and you need the strength to move forward according to His Will or even at any point of your life, tell Him, and KNOW that he is Strength.

It is impossible to look at God and not receive any salvation of some sort. He is healing, therefore abide in Him, and you'll heal just like RPG characters heal when they're at safe spots. Even those little guys sit and heal, therefore rest in Him.

Identify the weaknesses that you want God to address:
This is not only a reminder for you to tell the Lord about your problems. At anytime, perhaps even in private, create a list of your shortcomings, and weaknesses. Submit them all to God.

God is a wise spirit, and he listens more than he speaks. Therefore, treasure the moment when he speaks, because it is when he has given it considerable thought and formulated the best possible way out for you that will prove His favour and faithfulness to you.

Praying effectively:
With His presence comes Peace. Therefore when you've prayed till you feel an inward sense of Peace, know that God is ALREADY restoring the area (/area in life) you've prayed for.

If you wish to do so in private, it is fine. I simply hope it will benefit our members. If you don't mind, feel free to post the things that you want God to give you in abundance what you feel is lacking.

When you're done with that list, pray to God, asking in the name of Jesus. Here are some verses to get you started:

John 16:24
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

Matthew 21:22
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

Mark 11:24
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Luke 5:16
So He(Jesus) Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed

Matthew 17:20
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

Numbers 11:2
Then the people cried out to Moses, and when Moses prayed to the LORD, the fire was quenched.
Posted 1/5/08 , edited 1/5/08
This is so true. Recently I have prayed for three things: to strengthen as a witness, for patience, and for humbleness. I can feel God working on these three things.

Before I prayed to strengthen as a witness, I was fitlering my words. I feared how man would react to what I was saying, I feared that I would turn them off from God. I never knew exactly what to say. Recently God has taught me that it is not through me that people become saved, it is through Him. I should rely on Him whenever I witness to someone, rather than my own words. As for their reaction, recently I've learned to not fear their reaction. No matter what a person can bring, I've learned that their salvation is ten thousand times more important. I have faith in God that everything will be alright. After God prayed that prayer, God has brought me an amazing opportunity to witness to a new friend. I met this friend during the beginning of the school year, and we have grown so close. I thank God so much for her. I've never had a friendship as strong as this with anyone, I desire for a fellowship with her. I am witnessing to her, and God is teaching me so much through this expeirence. I desire for her to be saved, and I know God desires that as well, for His will is for everyone to be saved. So I am relying completely on Him. Through this expeirence, God is also teaching me to be patience. I guess to be a good witness, you must have patience as well. When I learned this, I prayed for patience.

I've never been a patient person, and I'm still not a patient person. I am so impatient, I agonize of the littlest of time periods I have to wait. The reason why I'm so impatient is because unless I know exactly what is going to happen, I get frustrated. This is why I have a bad habit of deleting things, giving up on projects, and throwing things away, because sometimes when I feel impatient about something, I'll decide to give up on it completely to get rid of this feeling. Whenever I have to wait for something, it is on my mind completely, distracting me from whatever I'm doing at the time being. My impatience was ruining my life. Ever since I had prayed for patience, God has challenged me so much. I am running into things that require patience in my everyday life, and God is teaching me how to deal with them. It is tough, oh it is so tough. I struggle with it, but God I can feel God strengthening me. I am becoming more patient, and although I haven't reached my goal, I know I'm on my way there. I thank God so much for this.

The reason why I prayed for humbleness in my life is a long story. The moment I realized that I needed to be humble, I felt at peace. It was like I was begging for the answer to my frustrations, and regrets, and now that I finally had the answer, I was so relieved. I prayed for humbleness, and God has been humbling me more than ever. I still have a lot to learn, but God is working on me.

From these expeirences I learned to come to God with whatever I am weak on, to ask for His strength. I encourage everyone to do this. It will be hard, for in order to work through something, you have to be challenged with it. But in the end, and even during the process, it is so worth it. I thank God so much for strengthening me in these areas of my life. In each, and everyone of them He has taught me so much, and continues to work on me.
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Posted 1/6/08 , edited 1/6/08
Oh Lord, please help me with my problem of lying. I tell white lies every now and then to get out of lunches with friends to return home to spend time with you and rest, but somehow I feel sorry if I'm ditching my church mates to go home. I'm not an outdoorsy person and God you know that ha.

But lying is the first and foremost trait of the devil and although it harmed no one, I feel bad for sinning against you. It sucks seriously, because it's almost I shouted vulgarity at someone. It's not pleasing in your sight. Although another white lie was how I got out of my backsliding in the previous years, I just don't want to do this anymore. Lord, guide me, I know I'm a person who likes to rest at home and just not act social, but you are merciful.

Lord, do help me with the issue of my eczema too, it's been with me for SO long, even longer than when I first became a Christian 10 years ago. It manifested itself (as I've witnessed and thus is the work of the devil) and is stubborn, and at times when I worship you the most, the itch tries to pry its way into my conscious worship of You Lord. I recognise its motives and I know what it's trying to do. I have rebuked it and each time it goes away (by your power), the itch. But my body pays attention to it. I can't stop my brain from reacting to it, but by your Spirit Lord, lead me not to acknowledge the itch, lest I scratch and let the devil know he has suceeded. He cannot read my mind, and my mind is full of you (and other random things).

Lord I pray for humility and patience. I'm always impatient, and I feel your patience working through me, though it's in my nature to want to sin because of the initial curse, and some people are just irritating, but God, give me the grace to forgive them. And set not my eyes on material goods. I know I don't care much for clothes, but I want to sacrifice more for you Lord. God, you know of my addiction to horror games haaha. And I love playing them. But Jesus, break my bondage so I can say ''hey, it's a freaking game'', and concentrate on more important things. Humility because I never have much self-esteem in the first place before knowing you Lord. Satan has torn it down so many times, I have not tasted what righteousness was like. But God, because you work so supernaturally natural, I NEVER want to end up self-righteous and see that blessings have come upon me because of my works. (Lord, keep me conscious, that I may continue to give you the glory. It is none of me, all of God.)

Also, PLEASE help and guide me, I am the most fearful that I'm not walking in the center of your Will. I really don't want to do that. Be it in studies, please guide me. I have no idea what I should major in, God, please let me know. I hate being lost, and you are there to guide. I'm dense, therefore show me with very clear signs what your Will is. This is my no. 1 priority that keeps me in frustration everytime I think about school.

2008 will be great. May we celebrate it together and watch out for the day Jesus is to come.
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