26th November 2011, hej
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1) Inspiring Prayers
There are not many prayers recorded in the scriptures in their entirety. The fathers of Israel often talked to their God, Yahweh Elohim, directly rather than offering prayers.
The prayers that are recorded are powerful as many are answered directly, with miracles. The miracles recorded must have occurred, as in some cases they change the fate of a nation, and always they carry the stamp of truth.
It is a sobering thought that in prayer we approach a Being that can instantly change the way things are, and who has power over our life and death. How should such a Being be addressed?
We have been given the answer: the Bible, a book with approved exemplar prayers written for our benefit. If we desire to serve the Creator of life, whose Hebrew name is Yahweh meaning 'He will be', these are a good pattern to follow.
The Hebrew and Greek words for 'pray' and 'prayer' mean to intercede, beseech, and make supplication. These words imply an earnest seeking for good from another.
We are not told when the first prayer was offered, but they began to call, or to ask things, in the name of God when Seth's son, the promised 'seed' of Eve is born.
To Seth..also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of Yahweh. (Genesis 4:26)
Abraham made a habit and called on Yahweh at a special place, Bethel
Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of Yahweh. (Genesis 13:4)
We have been given the precise wording of a few prayers. Many are very short.
It was the team matriarch's 75th Birthday and I thought what can I give? What would be the Greatest Gift to someone we love?
Many Christians might prefer to call the great and mighty God of Israel “Father”, without fully understanding what it means.
This article was born as it was found that the Greek word from which we have philanthropy, philanthropos, only occurs once in the Bible, with the noun form philanthrōpia occurring only twice. Even more intriguing we found that much is said about 'philadelphia' the Greek word for brotherly love.
It was written that,
For I will lay the land most desolate.. and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through. (Ezekiel 33:28)
This article is written in thanks to Yahweh for help given in modern medicine, and for a measure of healing. The writer, unknown to herself, had heart failure. It seemed like pneumonia, as one of the symptoms is retention of water in the lungs and elsewhere, and then the feet began weeping the fluid through open sores. We trusted and prayed for help. Medical help was given from of all things, results from a test not done correctly. She has been helped much. We thank Yahweh. Also it is soon Thanksgiving in the USA.