Praise in the Holy Spirit: Our Best Aid to Prayer

 

The best aid to prayer is the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:26). But He does not work alone.  He will use our praise as His aid to help us pray—to energize our prayers.  Here is how I believe it works: the Holy Spirit first calls to us and shares God’s truth with us.  When we choose to sing and praise Him, as we rejoice over His truth, we are in a sense calling back to Him and telling Him that we love Him and adore Him.  We are inviting Him to come to us and love us and fill us up.  And so He does.  By praise then we are bringing the Holy Spirit into our prayers; and He energizes our prayers and makes the presence of God real to us.

Praise in the Holy Spirit we could say is the energy and the joy of prayer. It is also the hope and the promise of prayer.  By praise (in the Holy Spirit) prayer possesses the energy and the desire to be persistent and enduring to the end.  We see this exemplified for us by Jesus in Hebrews 12:2, which says, “…who for the joy set before Him endured the cross…”  Here we see that Jesus endured the pain of the cross through His prayers because of what was on the other side, which He set His mind to praise God for.  Hence, when He chose to rejoice and praise God for all that was awaiting Him in heaven, this I think empowered Him to endure the cross through much agonizing prayer.  The same is true for us; when we choose to praise God, especially when times are tough, this will help us to be strong in prayer.  It, in fact, is God’s designed way for us to pray through the difficult times.

Praise in the Holy Spirit is a great weapon of warfare against our enemy Satan, and against the world and the flesh. When we rejoice and praise God we are resisting the devil, for the devil hates the believer’s praises and runs away (Ja. 4:7-8).

Moreover, when we sing and praise God, using scripture songs, all our evil thoughts and arguments vanish away (2 Cor. 10:4-5). Praise is both our way of escape from sin’s temptations (1 Cor. 10:13) and is our best preparation for serious prayer.

 

 

 

 

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President Trump Has Constitutional Authority to Issue the Travel Ban – Section 1182 (f)

Pray that our leaders in government would have persistence and confidence that this Ban would eventually go through. Pray that the Supreme Court judges would see the authority that the president has, and that they would also see the vital need for this ban.

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Our President has the authority to issue the Travel Ban. Section 1182 (f) of the Constitution says,

Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

Unfortunately, certain federal judges have not heeded the law and have caved in to those who have cried “religious discrimination” when there is no proof of it. None. The President is only trying to protect our country and our people from terrorist.

PRAYER

Pray that our leaders in government would have persistence and confidence that this Ban would eventually go…

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We Must Trust Our Leaders to Bring Us a Great Health Care Plan

Pray for all those who are crafting the plan, that God would give them wisdom and insight into what will work best. And for patience and understanding as people work through the different ideas. Let the best ideas be seen.

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I’m so tired of all the complaining and bickering over our new health care plan.

Where is the trust?

If we can’t trust the good people we have, who can we trust?

We need to let our good and talented people do their jobs and make the plan work—and trust them.

I think Thomas Price and Paul Ryan and others have done a great job so far at crafting this new plan and they will make it work.

The President and Vice President and the Speaker are very excited about it. So let’s do it!

If others have good ideas then they should present them, but in the end we need to trust the people we have that are putting the plan together and get out of the way! No more complaining!

Let’s show our trust and unity. Yes, let’s cheer them on and believe in them, and believe…

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How Witnessing Aids Our Prayers

 

Witnessing is a great aid to prayer. When we are faithful to witness to the lost God gives us power in prayer.  In John 14:21 Jesus said, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”  I think a big part of His commandments spoken of here is to be His witnesses (Lu. 24:47-48; Acts 1:8).  And so, when we are obedient to witness, He shows His love to us and manifests Himself to us, which of course gives us a good groundwork for prayer; for prayer is all about having a love relationship with God.

Also, in John 15:7 Jesus said, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” What does abide in Him mean?  Basically it means to remain in Him.  It means to be attached to Him and to draw life from Him.  It also suggests that we love Him; and out of our love for Him we obey Him in everything, including witnessing.   If we are faithful to abide in Him in this way, so that we are witnessing, then we have the promise of prayer.  Yes, our witness is a great aid to prayer.  In fact, without it our prayers would be quite powerless.

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What Trump Supporters are Saying about Leaks and Wiretapping

I pray that our investigators would find the obvious leaks, leakers and wire tappers, and that they would receive a quick and just judgment for their crimes. No crime should be left unpunished. I pray that the finding and punishment of these criminal would set a good example of justice in our country and for the world to see.

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On February 4, 2017, Pete Hegseth of Fox News interviewed a group of Trump supporters who were demonstrating for President Trump outside of Trump Tower. The two topic of discussion were the recent leaks, and the Trump Tower wiretapping allegations by President Trump. Here are some of the questions and answers.

Q. What do you think of all the leaks?

A. “It is an effort to try to undermine our President.”

A. “They [the Democrats] are all hypocrites. They are all what they say the enemy is.”

Q. What do you think of the wiretap allegations at Trump Tower?

A. “I’m not happy about it.”

A. “Definitely not okay.”

A. “It’s insane.”

Conclusions Given By the Fox News Panel

  • “These people are smarter than most of our media.”
  • “People want our President to succeed.”

PRAYER

I pray that our investigators would find the obvious leaks, leakers and wire tappers, and…

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What Key Leaders said about President Trump’s First Speech to Congress

Pray that this speech will work to unify the country and soften the hearts of many.

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                Vice President Mike Pence

I couldn’t have been more humbled to be there.

Americans saw the president I work with every day: broad shouldered and a big heart.

I’ve never seen a state of the union address in my lifetime where the President cast a more optimistic tone for the future.

      Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich

The best speech of his career. I was blown away.

He was in command.

He had a brilliant opening.

American syndicated columnist, Charles Krauthammer

This is without a doubt the best speech he’s ever given. In fact, this should have been his Inaugural address.

A very statesman-like-speech

               Texas Senator, Ted Cruz

A bold, positive speech that laid out a vision for America that millions of Americans have been hungry for.

Prayer

Pray that this speech will soften the hearts of many that have opposed Trump. And Pray that it…

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Russia Talk Is Fake News

Pray for the News institutions to be truthful.

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President Trump tweeted Feb. 26, 2017,

Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!

I agree. The Dems just won’t admit that they lost the election and they are doing everything they can to harm this Presidency and make it look bad—even if it is done through lies and misdirection. And what they are doing is not helping this country.

The big news today is whether we need a special prosecutor to investigate Trump and the Russia link (Fake News! There is no Russia link.). This is so outrageous and obviously a Dem. tactic to try to de-legitimatize our President.

We all need to admit that the election was won fairly without the help of Russia. And our news focus now needs to be on what is being done to…

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