Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
After thinking about yesterday's Bible passage, Psalm 67, I realized there wasn't an explaination about my prayers with Jesus. The Words of God in the Bible are really a miracle. The Bible is written for you, telling you of God's Living Will. Father God's vast attributes. His subtle discernment in various circumstances drawing us to the Good of God.
I began to pray for the people I pray for daily, starting with the Lord's Prayer and then Numbers 6, and then sometimes just internally singing the Highest Name Jesus over my prayers for these loved ones. I pray for about 50 people every day. Just about the same 50 people. And being me, that's a flowchart list. And since I've been doing this for a while, I can say the Lord's Prayer over them pretty quickly or take my time.
And to be honest, and geeky, I sometimes also include the prayer for Anglican Baptism too. Why, because it's a sacrament and I feel like prayers are serious, heard, and I want my prayer life to count in holiness. After all, if you are going to pray, why not expect some answers.
Have I seen answers. Yes. Especially when I receive a new Word on how to pray. For example, pray especially with Love, expect the answer tomorrow. Pray with Love - is the best prayer advice I've ever heard. Picture love as a light in the soul mid-body and put your Loving Prayer there. The Light of Christ in all of mankind. John 1. What makes this person - who they are.
Daily? Can you just drum up love. Sometimes. And sometimes you pray as you experience love.
Saturday morning I woke up, usually I say my prayers as I wake up, and I felt like singing internally. So that happened. And then I felt pretty euphoric. So I asked Jesus to pray with me, like the Chapters in John's Gospel say to abide in the Word of God - Jesus - and Jesus was asked to pray with me. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, so I prayed visualizing - this.
It was like this, but looking UP
- This IS what I believe I saw a glimpse of the night my Aunt Clarice died. The Kingdom of Heaven is MUCH more VAST and is Way Up High on a Huge Hill. I believe I saw the Border of Heaven.
The Border of Heaven is the 12 Gates of Heaven. Laid out to look like we catch a glimpse of Heaven when we see the Jerusalem of God. This I saw - when I was about 32 years old - and had no idea until later that The Book of Revelation saying this Jerusalem is from on high.
So I visualized strolling through this. God says we have the Kingdom of Heaven, not far away, but at hand.
And I went through the gates with Jesus, in my prayer life - casually in my estimation.. We are welcome here. This was a stroll.
This is Abba. Our Father.
So I pictured going with Jesus into the Gates of His Heaven and I looked for the path of Shining Water.
And taking the path beside the Still Waters.
Being with Jesus and going up to the Throne of God, Abba, Jesus tells us to approach with confidence. We are Loved.
To draw close to Abba. To place myself upon the floor at His Feet, kneel upon His Knees. And be drawn closer. By My Father.
And to place my prayers with My Father who Loves me.
To me, Father God is in charge of all things and circumstance. And the Bible is a miracle in our hands. To be used with Love, mercy, discernment, and Joy.
Later I came to the Bible, flung this Bible open and read this with increasing joy and astonishment.
I read all of Hebrews 9 and will repeat the last portion, but all of the Chapter brought me Joy.
23 Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world.
But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
When we pray with Jesus, dwelling in us as the Light of God, we will not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And in abiding with Jesus, and in His words abide in us, ask whatever we wish, and it will be done for us. We want the Will of God. This is Good. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And we are mortals before God, telling Him our will. Believing that we will received this, His Good Will, and it will be ours.
Pray without ceasing. In Conversation to You.
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. And Father God, You, tell us, ask, and it will be given to us; seek, and we will find; knock, and it will be opened to me.
You are our one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
Therefore, confess our sins to You, Father God, and praying for one another, that You, Father God, may give healing The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working in the Name of Jesus.
We pray for our loved ones, our concerns, putting them in Your Loving Hands, Path, and Plan. Giving mercy for the voyage with Jesus Christ. For our communities, Churches, this Nation and the world calling upon Jesus. We join them. Through this all - Jesus the Lord. Amen.
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