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  • But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, 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 6:6-7 WEB.

    My friend had no idea that the answer to his prayer was waiting for him just inside the church door. I went to seminary with a brother who was praying for a wife. He told me one night that he had poured out his heart to God about his loneliness. He prayed:

    "Lord, I'm lonely. I just want someone to hug me, kiss me, and tell me they love me."

    When he went to church that Sunday morning, the burly, hairy pastor met him at the front door, hugged him, kissed him on the cheek, and told him that he loved him. My friend said that as this was happening, he thought, "I need to be more specific in my prayers."

    The Lord had given him exactly what he had prayed for, but it wasn't delivered in the package he had envisioned. He learned to adjust his prayers to include a wife, and a lovely young woman soon joined that church. They hit it right off, and today they are married. God answered both of His prayers.

    When you pray, tell the Lord exactly what you mean and be specific. It is a personal relationship that we have with Him. Don't assume that because He already knows it will happen. God knows everything, but everything doesn't happen. You have a part in this, and you actually need to pray the words. That's why it is called praying. James said we do not have because we do not ask (James 4:2).

    I have often prayed something specific and saw God go even beyond the details in my prayer. Your prayers don't scare Him, for He is not just creative, but the Creator. Yes, He knows our needs before we even ask Him, but I still saw the brother in this story being kissed by the pastor. Be specific in your prayers.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for hearing my prayers, and I will try to be more specific. Please build my faith and teach me what I need to know today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I thank You for hearing my prayers, and I will try to be more specific. Please build my faith and teach me what I need to know today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
November 20, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord, amen. 

November 20, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

November 20, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen❣️

November 20, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

November 20, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, I pray for strength in my legs.  Pray for all living things to live in peace.  Amen

November 20, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

November 20, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

November 20, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone Have A Blessed Sunday 

November 20, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thanks for the encouragement to ask specifically, Pastor Dion! Lord, build my faith and teach me what I need to know today. Thank you. Amen

November 20, 2022
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Pastor for helping us understand about prayer.  

November 20, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father, help me to be more specific in my prayers. Most of all, may Your will be done! Amen.

November 20, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord, Amen and Amen 

November 20, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 20, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Yes and Amen, I agree. I have been in distress before in my life and God has come through in little and big ways. 

November 20, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Thank you Father for hearing the cries of my heart. May Your will e done in my marriage. In Jesus Christ Name.

November 20, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

November 20, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen, Thank you Father for hearing my prayers your will be done

November 20, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Yes God Amen 

November 20, 2022
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

I think God know he didn't need the wife just yet!

November 21, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

November 21, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendezedited: November 24, 2022

Amen ! Im not feeling good , I believe is the flu .

  Some prayers will be awesome .Thanks 

   God bless everyone.!!!

November 22, 2022