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If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:06pm On Dec 28, 2020
If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying

You're only just warming up just like it is before a football match. But when you can't stop is when you've actually started praying or playing the real match in a footballing sense, which is the essence of warming up.

That's something I learnt about prayer early on, when I started taking prayer seriously. After I had repented and started to draw closer to God, I found it very difficult to pray for long. I don't think I could pray for more than five minutes.

But as I continued, I noticed that the duration of my prayer gradually began to increase. And at a point I could pray up to thirty minutes. But something happened one day as I kept on praying on a daily basis. I noticed that while I was praying, that I had prayed for over an hour, but despite that I had surpassed the time I wanted to pray, I just couldn't stop, i didn't feel like stopping but wanted to still continue for as long as possible.

That's what happens when the spirit has taken over someone's prayer because the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

And prayer is a spiritual exercise so when you still feel weak and feel like stopping during prayer, it means your flesh was still in control, not your spirit. Therefore you've not really started praying because prayer was meant to give your spirit which was willing more control over your actions. So if you're still feeling weak while praying, it then means the purpose you're praying had not been achieved, so you don't stop until you can't stop.

The disciples of Christ had prayed a while in the garden of Gethsemane after Jesus had told them to watch and pray with Him, but when Jesus came and found them sleeping He yet said:

"What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
{Matthew 26:40-41}

So despite that they had prayed for a while, to Jesus, they had not even started praying, as their prayer had not gotten the point where their spirit which was willing had assumed control over their prayer, so that they couldn't stop praying.

Hence Jesus yet told them to watch and pray that they enter not into temptation because what they they had done was just warm up not pray, and warming up was not able make them not enter into temptation, only prayer could.

Therefore ensure that you don't just stop at warming up, but actually start praying because that's the whole essence of the warmup.

God bless.

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Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by andrewmeddy8(m): 8:24pm On Dec 28, 2020
your own view tho
I connect to inner spirit without prayers
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by doggedfighter(f): 8:36pm On Dec 28, 2020
Lies

You prayed for hours because of lack of job

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Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:42pm On Dec 28, 2020
doggedfighter:
Lies

You prayed for hours because of lack of job
Are fishermen jobless? Luke 5:4-11
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by doggedfighter(f): 8:46pm On Dec 28, 2020
jesusjnr2020:
Are fishermen jobless?

They aren't but you in particular
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:51pm On Dec 28, 2020
doggedfighter:


They aren't but you in particular
How do you know I'm not a fisherman like them?

They also prayed for hours.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 7:04am On Dec 29, 2020
andrewmeddy8:
your own view tho

I connect to inner spirit without prayers
Not my own view. The view of Jesus. Except you don't believe in Him.

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Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by andrewmeddy8(m): 8:49am On Dec 29, 2020
jesusjnr2020:
Not my own view. The view of Jesus. Except you don't believe in Him.
I believe in Jesus
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 3:27pm On Dec 29, 2020
andrewmeddy8:

I believe in Jesus
I don't understand how you could believe in Him without prayers though because He instructed us to pray.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by andrewmeddy8(m): 10:19pm On Dec 29, 2020
jesusjnr2020:
I don't understand how you could believe in Him without prayers though because He instructed us to pray.
its from the heart and mind
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 2:14pm On Dec 30, 2020
andrewmeddy8:

its from the heart and mind
Oh it think I get where you're coming from.

You pray but do not realize that what you do was actually praying?

Prayer comes from the heart not the mouth. The mouth only expresses what was said by the heart in prayer.

So even if the prayer from your heart isn't expressed by your mouth, it doesn't mean you're not praying, because God listens to the words of the heart not mouth and lips.

Hence try and pray how you do more often. That's what I'd advice.

God bless.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by andrewmeddy8(m): 2:29pm On Dec 30, 2020
jesusjnr2020:
Oh it think I get where you're coming from.

You pray but do not realize that what you do was actually praying?

Prayer comes from the heart not the mouth. The mouth only expresses what was said by the heart in prayer.

So even if the prayer from your heart isn't expressed by your mouth, it doesn't mean you're not praying, because God listens to the words of the heart not mouth and lips.

Hence try and pray how you do more often. That's what I'd advice.

God bless.
thank you, God bless you too

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Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:31am On Dec 31, 2020
Hmm...
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 11:13am On Jan 01
Keep praying...
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 9:19am On Jan 02
Don't stop.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by Ochyes: 6:32pm On Jan 02
doggedfighter:
Lies

You prayed for hours because of lack of job
"who no go no know". Hmm, person may get job make he pray.
"Men ought always to pray and not to faint" "Pray without ceasing". If Jesus, Abraham,Moses, Elijah and apostles of the early church prayed, then who are we not to pray. Prayer affords us the opportunity and privilege to have fellowship with our heavenly Father.
What I and Op wrote are for people who have given their lives to Christ thereby coming into relationship with the Father.

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Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 7:58am On Jan 03
Ochyes:
"who no go no know". Hmm, person may get job make he pray.
"Men ought always to pray and not to faint" "Pray without ceasing". If Jesus, Abraham,Moses, Elijah and apostles of the early church prayed, then who are we not to pray. Prayer affords us the opportunity and privilege to have fellowship with our heavenly Father.
What I and Op wrote are for people who have given their lives to Christ thereby coming into relationship with the Father.
Lol!

No mind am. Na atheism Satan use blind hin eyes from seeing the Truth.

Thanks and God bless.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:12am On Jan 04
Have you gotten to that point in your prayer?

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Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 10:15am On Jan 05
The flesh is weak but the spirit is willing.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:25am On Jan 06
Let the spirit take control.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 9:21am On Jan 07
Keep going until you get there.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by sunshineV: 11:22am On Jan 07
the whites took away our religion and gave us the useless... we now pay them to see our religion in a showglass
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by Fvckyouall: 8:38pm On Jan 07
jesusjnr2020:
If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying

You're only just warming up just like it is before a football match. But when you can't stop is when you've actually started praying or playing the real match in a footballing sense, which is the essence of warming up.

That's something I learnt about prayer early on, when I started taking prayer seriously. After I had repented and started to draw closer to God, I found it very difficult to pray for long. I don't think I could pray for more than five minutes.

But as I continued, I noticed that the duration of my prayer gradually began to increase. And at a point I could pray up to thirty minutes. But something happened one day as I kept on praying on a daily basis. I noticed that while I was praying, that I had prayed for over an hour, but despite that I had surpassed the time I wanted to pray, I just couldn't stop, i didn't feel like stopping but wanted to still continue for as long as possible.

That's what happens when the spirit has taken over someone's prayer because the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

And prayer is a spiritual exercise so when you still feel weak and feel like stopping during prayer, it means your flesh was still in control, not your spirit. Therefore you've not really started praying because prayer was meant to give your spirit which was willing more control over your actions. So if you're still feeling weak while praying, it then means the purpose you're praying had not been achieved, so you don't stop until you can't stop.

The disciples of Christ had prayed a while in the garden of Gethsemane after Jesus had told them to watch and pray with Him, but when Jesus came and found them sleeping He yet said:

"What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
{Matthew 26:40-41}

So despite that they had prayed for a while, to Jesus, they had not even started praying, as their prayer had not gotten the point where their spirit which was willing had assumed control over their prayer, so that they couldn't stop praying.

Hence Jesus yet told them to watch and pray that they enter not into temptation because what they they had done was just warm up not pray, and warming up was not able make them not enter into temptation, only prayer could.

Therefore ensure that you don't just stop at warming up, but actually start praying because that's the whole essence of the warmup.

God bless.

So, as you have prayed like this did all your problems go away, are you rich now? Are all your problems gone?
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:35am On Jan 08
Fvckyouall:


So, as you have prayed like this did all your problems go away, are you rich now? Are all your problems gone?
Prayer has achieved for me much more than all you listed above but I know you wouldn't be able to comprehend that.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:19am On Jan 09
Don't give up!
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 7:51am On Jan 10
Put your heart into it.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by AntiChristian: 8:21am On Jan 10
One holy spirit but diverging thoughts!

It seems there are many father, son and holy spirit for different Christians.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:25am On Jan 10
AntiChristian:
One holy spirit but diverging thoughts!

It seems there are many father, son and holy spirit for different Christians.
One God and one prophet but may sects.

Shires, Sunnis etc.

Perhaps you didn't look at the mirror before coming here.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by tobechi74: 8:33am On Jan 10
Aad
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by AntiChristian: 8:38am On Jan 10
jesusjnr2020:
One God and one prophet but may sects.

Shires, Sunnis etc.

Perhaps you didn't look at the mirror before coming here.

No, i did. The Sunnis are traceable to the start of Islam. Where did the shiites come from?

And what I'm even insinuating isn't about sect.

Even among people of the same congregation claiming the holy spirit, we see opposing thoughts from many.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by jesusjnr2020(m): 9:45am On Jan 11
AntiChristian:


No, i did. The Sunnis are traceable to the start of Islam. Where did the shiites come from?

And what I'm even insinuating isn't about sect.

Even among people of the same congregation claiming the holy spirit, we see opposing thoughts from many.
Bla bla bla...

If you really did, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.

Acts 4:32 (KJV)

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Hope you now see how foolish it was of you to still come here to accuse Christianity of what your own faith was also guilty of.

God bless.
Re: If You've Not Prayed To The Point You Can't Stop, You've Not Started Praying by AntiChristian: 8:09pm On Jan 11
jesusjnr2020:
Bla bla bla...

If you really did, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.

Acts 4:32 (KJV)

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Hope you now see how foolish it was of you to still come here to accuse Christianity of what your own faith was also guilty of.

God bless.

So which church denomination was Jesus or Paul part of ?

The Sunnis are traceable to the prophet and his companions!

The Shites lay claim to Aleey a companion and relative of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam.

It's not related as no Christian denomination is traceable to Jesus or any of his disciples and Paul.

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