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Dear friends in the Lord, and my dear brother David Crowter
I believe you are OK. Our God is faithful. In the last year we have gone through difficulties, my wife and I we were sick, but we have seen His favour and grace and now we are healed . To God be the glory. I never hear from you, but I believe you are OK. We bring your names before God daily for His grace and believe (trust?) for the care of you all. We are still praying for you to come and visit our churches and hold a conference. The doors are open for you to come. Also our children need your prayers, as the schools re-opened last week.
Please give my sincere greetings to all friends. We love you all.
Your brother Pastor Ondara Yeye
Christian Watch UPDATE PRAYER ALERT FOR ISRAEL
The situation in Gaza and Southern Israel –
Update: On Monday 19th November 2012 800 missiles were fired from Gaza – The Iron Dome have been continuously intercepting missiles since Wednesday 14 November……..
Reading: Nehemiah 1 and 2 verses 1-4
Bethel Prayer Meeting Address
by Mr. B. A. Ramsbotton (Bethel Chapel, Luton)
No doubt you must have noticed that in the latter part of the Old Testament the Lord is often spoken of as the God of heaven. And what a title! He is there in heaven, on the throne, almighty, in control. So what an encouragement to these Old Testament saints to pray to “the God of heaven,” the One who with heaven and earth at His command waits to answer prayer.” And, ‘much more believers now, in this more favoured day.’ Not just the God of heaven, but the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Not just seeing Him almighty, but seeing the throne of grace, being enabled to come as sinners pleading the name of Jesus on mercy’s ground, pleading the blood of Jesus……Continue Reading
None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience.
It is a great matter, when in extreme need, to take hold on prayer. I know, whenever I have earnestly prayed, I have been amply heard, and have obtained more than I prayed for; God indeed sometimes delayed, but at last He came.
Ecclesiastes says, “The prayer of a good and godly Christian availeth more to health than the physician’s prescription.”
O, how great a thing, how marvellous, a godly Christian’s prayer is! How powerful with God; that a poor human creature should speak with God’s high Majesty in heaven, and not be afraid but, on the contrary, know that God smiles upon him for Christ’s sake, His dearly beloved Son. The heart and conscience, in this act of praying, must not fly and recoil backwards because of his sins and unworthiness, or stand in doubt, or be frightened away…….Continue Reading
The Christian should join prayer to all other means because of the great prevalency that prayer hath with God. He will do no great matter for a saint without prayer, and nothing is too great for Him to do at his request.
Prayer, like Jonathan’s bow, when duly qualified as to the person and act, never returns empty. Never was faithful prayer lost at sea. No merchant trades with such certainty as the praying saint. Some prayers indeed have a longer voyage than other; but then they come with the richer lading at last into the port. In trading, he gets most by his commodity that can forebear his money longest. So does the Christian that can with most patience stay for a return of his prayer. Such a soul shall never be ashamed of his waiting.Continue Reading
By Ronald Reagan – Late President of the United States Of America
Prayer is deeply woven into the fabric of our history from its very beginnings. The same Continental Congress that declared our independence also proclaimed a National Day of Prayer. And from that time forward, it would be hard to exaggerate the role that prayer has played in the lives of individual Americans and in the life of the Nation as a whole.
Our greatest leaders have always turned to prayer at times of crisis. We recall the moving story of George Washington kneeling in the snow at Valley Forge to ask for divine assistance when the fate of our fledgling Nation hung in the balance. And Abraham Lincoln tells us that on the eve of the Battle of Gettysburg, “I went into my room and got down on my knees in prayer.” Never before, he added, had he prayed “with as much earnestness.”Continue Reading