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Powered by 4 - May 4, 2011

  • 2011 May 04

Wednesday, May 4

One Can Be Plenty

today's reading.
Philippians 1:19-211 Peter 1:22-23    For I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance...

think about it.
What does Paul believe prayer will help accomplish (Philippians 1:19)? What is his expectation and hope (1:20-21)? How do you have an "eager expectation" when you pray? According to 1 Peter 1:22, how are we love one another? How do you see that translate into your prayer life?

the blog.
Only one verse specifically mentions prayer in our reading today, Philippians 1:19. So what can we learn about prayer from one little verse? More than you might think. Now I ended up reading Philippians 1:19 a number of times being deliberate to focus on prayer. After each read I paused and considered not only what Paul said, but things like why he said what he did and the attitude he had regarding prayer and where that came from. I was pleasantly surprised how much I ended up seeing and taking away from this verse. 

So what about you? What did you see in Phil. 1:19 about the power of prayer, how it functions (in both our own lives and the lives of others), the benefits of prayer, how we can use prayer? Tami W.

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