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Quality Over Quantity

  • But you, when you pray, enter into your inner chamber, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. In praying, don't use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. Matthew 6:6 WEB

    As the speaker walked up to the pulpit, I could feel the hair on the back of my neck rising. I just knew that he was going to call on me to pray in front of the whole church again. They always asked someone to open the service with prayer, and some people had long beautiful prayers. Not me' I avoided PDP as much as possible, public displays of prayer.

    As I came to know the Lord better I realized that fearing public prayer was not right, but making a performance out of it was not right either. God does not care if I have a stutter when I pray. Moses had a speech impediment and was still the chosen one. Jesus said, 'When you give, When you pray, When you fast' but you never do any of those things to impress others. If you do then you have your reward already, the praise of men.

    It is not the quantity of prayer, but the quality. Leave the long beautiful public speeches to the politicians and when you really want to connect with God, get somewhere quiet, pray, and listen. Talk to Him as you would a friend. After all, He knows you better than anyone else and nothing that you do or say is in secret to begin with. He sees the way that you talk around your friends. He also reads your texts.

    Also never, ever, ever, be ashamed of Jesus. When you get backed into a corner on your faith, that is when you need to take a stand and say: 'Yes, I love Jesus!' and not like Peter who did 'not know the Man.' Jesus said, 'For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed, when He comes in his glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the Holy Angels' (Luke 9:26).

    James wrote, 'The effective, earnest prayer of a righteous man is powerfully effective. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it didn't rain on the earth for three years and six months. He prayed again, and the sky gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit' (James 5:16'18).

    Prayer is very powerful. We often have not, because we never asked for it. Make your needs known to God. Don't be afraid of praying, anywhere. God loves you and He wants to hear from you today.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for today. I want You to know that I welcome You to be a part of my life. Guide me, teach me, mold me, I yield my will to You. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! The RHM Live weekend service is happening today at 10am EST - we will be continuing our online Bible Study with Chapter Ten of the Book of Acts. To find out more or join us this morning, go to this page: RHM Live


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Hallelujah!! Hallelujah!! Amen!!❤️
May 27
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me be a good example and have faith in your provision. Amen. 

May 27
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for today. I want You to know that I welcome You to be a part of my life. Guide me, teach me, mold me, I yield my will to You. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Thank you God for another day with my mother. Thank for her release from hospital to return home. Every day with her is a blessing and I am grateful. I love you.

May 27
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,thank you God for answering our prayers.

May 27
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

May 27
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

 Our king is great  happy Sunday to all  praise God  AMEN 

May 27
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!!

May 27
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen, Amen, Amen

May 27
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

 

May 27
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

 Certainly the truth Pastor Dion! Oh how Satan tries to deceive us into thinking we are not worthy to ask of our Father for our needs. I testify to all of you that just recently and in the past of many times that Father Yahweh has heard me and answered! God has more than proven of Himself how real that HE IS! i am MORE THAN CONFIDENT that HE is able to do ALL THINGS! NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD! And, if I haven't said it before amongst this body of believers here at RHM I'll say it now; Yeshua Christ is KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS and my SAVIOR! Their is NO doubt in me whatsoever to these things that I testify to. My trust is fully in Father Yahweh,Adoni Yeshua and Holy Spirit. So be it............

May 27
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! You can not hide anything from God. Not a need, not a lie or anything else. If He knows how many hairs are on your head, does it not make sence that He might know more about you than you think? 

May 27
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Father for this day, inspire me to do those things You want me to do and to be close to You all the days of my life. In Jesus Holy Name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this beautiful message. 

May 27
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen, the more I draw closer to God, the more my prayers become simply conversations with my Abba Father. I have learned to speak to Him in my own words no matter how simple they may be. I am ,"real" with Him and He is my closest companion. So many times I talk to Him in the course of one day, about important as well as unimportant things. He is right here beside me and I am His child. He is with me as I tend my garden and as I wash my dishes. He is with we when I lie down and when I rise. There is no where I can go that He does not go with me. In this I have comfort like no other and peace that only He can bring.

May 27
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 27
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Praise You Lord for hearing and answering my prayers. Please heal me of this illness I'm going through, please heal me without having to go to hospital and have surgery. Please heal me completely soon. In Christ Jesus' Name, Amen. 

May 27
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

You are so right Pastor Dion. Prayer is so important and I'm hearing this from many different sources. A Christian movie which was so inspirational for me about prayer was the "War Room". I highly recommend people to watch this movie.You'll get so much out of it. Keep praying and keep that relationship growing with the Lord. Blessings to you all.

May 27
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE LEFT BEHIND 2 MOVIE :)

 

May 27
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 28
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for today. I want You to know that I welcome You to be a part of my life. Guide me, teach me, mold me, I yield my will to You. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

May 28
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

He is my friend and knows me better than anyone

May 29