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Prayer for the Lost Souls

My prayer is for the healing of the nations -- love, peace and joy. Without Jesus, there will not be love for which He taught; no peace unless He is accepted as your Lord and Savior; no joy when YHWH His Father and Him is not in your heart. I pray and plea with the secular -- lost persons -- to have love, peace, joy and your soul saved for eternity in heaven, and your name written in the Lamb's Book will give you those promises. Pray this prayer in believing that YHWH will save your soul through His only begotten Son Jesus through sincere faith and repentance of your sins. Then the Holy Spirit of YHWH will immediately indwell in you, and you can then communicate with YHWH through His Son Jesus in prayer. Prayer God, I believe through sincere repentance of my sins that Jesus died and is sitting at Your right hand for my sins; through Jesus my sins that I profess through sincere repentance and me wanting Jesus to forgive me of my sins forever no more to be remembered. I accept Jesu…

Fresh Start Devotionals

Christmas Decorations As I’m getting older, I find that I like some of the icons of the Christmas season that I once rejected. In the past, decorations and traditions seemed a bit sacrilegious to me. I thought that if I had a picture of Santa Claus in my home or if we went overboard decorating, we’d be missing the real meaning of Christmas. And I suppose that if those things were the final destination I’d have been right. Today when I see a Christmas tree, I am reminded that the first Adam took the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil from his wife and sinned against a holy God (Gen 3:6), but that the second Adam, took the fruit of that sin and bleed and died on another tree to pay the price of that sin. When I smell the scent of the evergreen, I’m reminded that the new life I enjoy because of what Jesus did on the cross gives me everlasting life (John 3:16). The ornaments hanging on the tree also remind me of what Jesus has done for me. When I see the red ones, I th…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

January 7 TEACH ME TO PRAY Words and Music by Albert S. Reitz, 1879–1966 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16) One of the most important emphases during this season of Epiphany is that of prayer, both for our own daily guidance and as the undergirding power needed for the spiritual journey of our local church. What is prayer? To many, prayer is regarded as a foolish repetition of words, a refuge for weaklings, or a childish petition for material needs. How sadly this reservoir of spiritual power is undervalued when perceived in these terms, just as we would underestimate electricity if we talked of it only in terms of a 40-watt bulb. For the child of God, prayer is far more than the mere gratification of our human whims. It is the practice of the presence of Almighty God in every activity of our daily lives. Prayer is so simple. It is like quietly opening a door and sli…