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Spirit-filled, the Seventh Portrait of Prayer

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I am now on the seventh week of seven prayer portraits. Each week at my  joining hearts devotionals blog we have looked at seven Old Testament events, gleaned from them portrayals of prayer, and accompanied with them on how they were reflected in the life of Jesus.

     I hope you have been inspired to be a better prayer warrior, and as we look into the final segment, being Spirit-filled in prayer and walk, I hope you are ready to engage in spiritual battle. Ezekiel breathes life into a valley of dry bones, revitalizing them to do battle. God did that with the nation of Israel. And He wants to do that with you.

     But revitalization only come first by prayers of faith and hearing by the word of the Lord.

I am praying for God's people to get a God-sized vision of what He wants to do in our lives, in our church, in our "Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and uttermost parts of the earth." I am praying for and asking you to pray that we seek God to do what only He can do. 

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Week Six, Resolve to Pray

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In week six on "Seven Portraits in Prayer", we see the portrait of Daniel's resolve to pray, not matter what. (Use the overview guide below to follow the series on how we should pray, based on seven examples from the Old Testament).

Look with me as we gain insight and encouragement to pray without fainting or losing heart in our prayers to God (see Gal. 6:9). Jesus encouraged us to pray without fail (Luke 18). 


11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thess. 1 (ESV)

I am praying for God's people to get a God-sized vision of what He wants to do in our lives, in our church, in our "Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and uttermost parts of the earth." I am praying for and asking you to pray that we seek God to do…

Expect An Answer: Join us at Joiningheartsdevotionals.blogspot.com

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We are now in week number five in our series on "Seven Portraits in Prayer." If you are just now getting involved in this series, please go to the beginning of this series and then follow daily, using the links below.

This week, we are discussing Expectant Prayer, based on Joshua 3, when the Israelites went to the flooded Jordan River, fully expecting God to part a path in the waters.

Sometimes we pray without expectation. Other times, we pray without an anticipation that He will answer us. Watch this clip. 

I am praying for God's people to get a God-sized vision of what He wants to do in our lives, in our church, in our "Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and uttermost parts of the earth." I am praying for and asking you to pray that we seek God to do what only He can do. 
Would you join your hearts together with mine in prayer for a vision for His people. 
     I believe that vision can only be seen when we pray, and not until we have prayed. It will linger long after we f…

This week at Joining Hearts: Yearning

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     Do you long for God’s presence? How greatly do you yearn for Him? The Bible draws a picture of a deer thirsting after water. In addition to times of great drought and thirst, a deer seeks water when in need of shelter from danger, when fighting an opponent in combat, and when sick with fever and in need of its refreshing coolness. Similarly, it is in times of spiritual isolation, battle, and affliction that we truly thirst for God’s presence in prayer.

1 As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” 4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast. 5Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquiete…