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Re: Praying Amiss by kodewrita(m): 6:11pm On Apr 01, 2005
I believe whatever it may be that you pray for as a christian, you should pray to God the Father in the name of his Son Jesus Christ. I believe that answers your question. From what I understand from the scriptures, he was sent to earth to bring us back to God. Therefore he is the intermediary.

Read more and pray more.
Re: Praying Amiss by Ra(f): 12:01pm On Apr 10, 2005
The Bible is indeed confusing to a lay man or even to young converts. As with everything else, the more you read the Bible and meditate on it, the clearer the Holy Spirit makes what you read. Now with regards to praying amiss. I very strongly believe that what the Bible refers to here 'You get not because you pray amiss' is the fact that some people ask God for things that are so not biblical, hence, unacceptable and un-grantable. Whatever it is you want from God, the Bible emphatically says for you to pray to Him through His son Jesus Christ. He Himself said 'and whatever it is you want from God, ask it in my name and it shall be yours'. We can not compartmentalize our prayers, some to God and some to His Son Jesus Christ. An example of asking amiss is an unmarried or single woman praying for a child, God does not support that and such request may never be granted. A junior employee who is not ready to be corrected or adapt to company policy fervently praying for a promotion, a housewife coveting another's husband and praying for him to notice her in return.... all these are asking or praying amiss and those requests are never granted, at least not by God, of that I'm sure. But whatever request is biblical, whatever prayer seeks to promote and promulgate the goodnews of God, whatever our desires are that tally with God's wishes for our lives and those around us... these requests are best made to God through His Son and with a little patience where necessary and applicable, we are bound to get the full physical manifestation.
Re: Praying Amiss by Hndholder(m): 3:19pm On Jun 16, 2005
Who is layman, a dogmatic man that take false things as real in the name of believe "Both sorrow and joy are constantly rapping at the door
to encourage and arouse man to awaken spiritually.
He is then very often freed for a few seconds from the
trivialities of everyday life, and in happiness or grief
vaguely senses his affinity with the spirit pulsating
through all that lives."

Bible emphatically says for you to pray to Him through His son Jesus Christ. pure dogman, believe and settle with yr 10% abi pastor must chop.
Re: Praying Amiss by Greatpeter(m): 11:15pm On Jun 23, 2005
For you not to pray amiss you must know the will of God, His Promises. You must study the word of God as to know his intensions and will for your life. Pray and use His word reminding him of what He has promised.
You can pray amiss for example you are single and you're praying for a child where will the child come from? Out of wedlock?
Or you are a student praying Jeep or mercedes car. You wan thief?
Re: Praying Amiss by shahan(f): 10:59pm On Mar 14, 2007
@topic,

Prayer is a wonderful resource of the Christian believer. People of many faiths 'pray'; but what really is prayer for the Christian, and how can we strengthen our prayer lives?

It is such a blessing to know that when we come to pray, we can come in the confidence of trusting God as our FATHER. Jesus said, "When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven" (Luke 11:2). This immediately brings us to a relationship and takes away the religiosity which so many people are accustomed.

Another blessing of this relationship is that we are loved by the Father in exactly the same way that He loved the divine Son Jesus Christ. "As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love" (John 15:9). What is it that the Father would deny the Son? Absolutely nothing! Think of it for a moment. "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" (Rom. 8:32).

At the basic level, when we come before God in prayer knowing that we are His children with whom He is pleased to give whatever we ask, our faith will be refreshed and strengthened. However, prayer is offered in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and with trusting confidence that we ask according to God's will.

To Him be glory for ever.

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