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A Rabbi passed away and found himself standing before the gates of heaven.

The official at the front desk searched through his ledger and, finding the Rabbi's name asked him to take a seat since there were some technical matters that had to be resolved concerning his admission.

The Rabbi's curiosity and frustration grew when a completely unimpressive looking individual arrived, and was granted immediate entrance. Unable to contain himself the Rabbi rose to his feet, stormed to the desk and demanded, "Who is he?"

"He" the official politely replied, "is a bus driver". "And why does a bus driver go in right away while a Rabbi has to wait?" "Well Rabbi" said the official, "When you preached the people slept. But when he drove, ----oh how they prayed".
 
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Prayer is important for a Christian. Prayer meetings are generally the least attended in our weekly Church programme. But prayer should not be a burden but a privilege. We could go on and think about Jesus and His prayer life "early in the morning, while it was yet dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a quiet place to pray" (Mark1:35) NIV
A generation back entering a christian bookshop, you could have bought a plaque, bearing such words as 'Prayer Changes Things' Our fore-fathers in the Faith lived in such communion.
The story about the Rabbi may bring a smile. But the underlining truth, is that many only pray when threatened.

A prayer meeting was held today on "talkJesus" I made a note in my diary. What a tremendous event this must have been. Nothing can withstand Christian people,"the Church" when they are looking to God, and crying unto Him for help.

Someone once said, "the church advances on its knees" how true. If no-one has articulated this, I just have......the bible backs it up.

"Lord teach us to pray"
 
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stephen said:
Prayer is important for a Christian. Prayer meetings are generally the least attended in our weekly Church programme. But prayer should not be a burden but a privilege. We could go on and think about Jesus and His prayer life "early in the morning, while it was yet dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a quiet place to pray" (Mark1:35) NIV
A generation back entering a christian bookshop, you could have bought a plaque, bearing such words as 'Prayer Changes Things' Our fore-fathers in the Faith lived in such communion.
The story about the Rabbi may bring a smile. But the underlining truth, is that many only pray when threatened.
A prayer meeting was held today on "talkJesus" I made a note in my diary. What a tremendous event this must have been. Nothing can withstand Christian people,"the Church" when they are looking to God, and crying unto Him for help.
Someone once said, "the church advances on its knees" how true. If no-one has articulated this, I just have......the bible backs it up.
"Lord teach us to pray"
It is not noly Church, but each family advances on its knees
 
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i love praying by writing them down cos it keeps me focused and its nice to go back and read all my prayers ive written down.i wonder if thats considered praying?
 
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bigwhale said:
i love praying by writing them down cos it keeps me focused and its nice to go back and read all my prayers ive written down.i wonder if thats considered praying?
Hi bigwhale, thanks for posting. What you are doing seems like a good idea, particularly when you can re-pray your prayers, as you read through them again. Reading through your prayers again will also help you to check out just how the Lord is answering your prayers.

When you do this you are praying. You are telling the Lord how wonderful you believe He is, and just how much you look to Him each day, and how much you enjoy talking to Him in your prayer.
 

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