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"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)

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    A Prayer List

    As Christians we now live in a very fast-paced world that is filled with images and distractions. Some may use this as an excuse for their lack of prayer, but instead this is a good argument why we should spend more time in daily prayer in the presence of our Lord. The more responsibility thrust upon us and the more complicated a life we have, the more time we should spend in God's presence. The state of entire daily renunciation of self-will for God's will can only occur when we are disciplined to take a good chunk of time out of our time to confess, give thanks, praise, intercede and come before God in earnest supplication. As we come before Him in this humble posture, then, in conforming to His will, we are enabled, through grace, to die to our self-exertion, opinions, preferences, tastes and will; die to the world, its approval and censure, die to the approval and blame of brethren and friends and instead be content to be approved unto God alone. We come to God for grace to change ourselves and the world we touch. In other words, the grace of God sovereignly dispensed through prayer gives us great help in our growth in holiness (deliverance from the self-centered life). Then, as we go into the joys and disappointments of each day we know the presence of God even in the most trifling of duties and can more easily recollect ourselves in His presence. We then become God-centered people, which gives us the power to be others-centered. This type of spirituality is desperately needed as we daily enter into a secularized world that has practically and effectively removed God from the public square. The light of God's glory will reflect from the face of a saint who is long on his knees and the world will take notice.

    In order to to be of assistance in getting your prayer life moving I am here including a list of suggested things to pray for.

    Posted by John on February 25, 2009 01:12 PM

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    I am constantly challenging myself on my prayerlessness. You see, the thing about being prayerless is that it is not just the sin of not praying. It is a heart issue of where God is in our lives. A prayerless lifestyle is a godless lifestyle because complete reliance on the Saviour prompts and motivates prayerful living

    So... I better go pray! Thanks for this!

    Jason Ramsey
    Presenter (Law Grace Radio)
    www.lawgrace.co.uk

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