The Power of Praise and Prayer

It is usually in our darkest moments that we experience the awesome power of prayer.

In the Book of Acts we read that Paul and Silas were arrested, beaten and thrown into prison for preaching the gospel.

At midnight, Paul and Silas started praying and singing songs of praise to our Father God.

Suddenly, there was a great earthquake and the foundation of the prison was shaken.

The chains holding Paul and Silas were broken and the prison gates were thrown open.

That is what the power of praise can do. It can pull down anything that is burdening you in your life.

So, remember, whatever challenges you may be facing don’t stop praising and worshipping God. For it is in your darkest moments that you will truly experience the awesome power of Prayer.

God Bless

Geoffrey

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Thanking God in Prayer

I am very conscious that I spend much of my prayer time in asking our Father God for everything that I need.

I always seem to have a prayerful ‘shopping list’, that I lay at the foot of God, of things that I need to improve not only the quality of my own life but so that I am able to help more and more people enter a deeper relationship with our Heavenly Father.

However, I always try to remember to thank Him for everything that He has graciously, and generously, bestowed upon me.

He is a God of many miracles, and I would not be writing this message today, if it were not for His grace in saving me from my ‘death’ bed.

So, in my morning prayers, I do take a minute, perhaps longer, to thank Him for everything I have and for all His love and compassion that He gives to me every day, and in so many wondrous ways.

Praise be the Lord. Hallelujah

With many prayerful blessings

Geoffrey

Praying for the Manchester Explosion Victims

Please pray for the 22 people killed and the 59 injured after an explosion at Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by Ariana Grande.

The police are treating the explosion as a terrorist attack.

Pray too for the many families and friends of those either killed or injured at the concert and for those who were present at the concert and, although physically unhurt, who are suffering from the traumas of the bomb blast.

Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian Prime Minister said:-

“This incident, this attack, is especially vile especially criminal, especially horrific because it appears to have been deliberately directed at teenagers. This is an attack on innocence. Surely there is no crime more reprehensible than the murder of children. This is a direct and brutal attack on young people everywhere, on freedom everywhere.”

Please join me in praying for all the victims of this horrendous explosion.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Suffer Little Children

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

(Luke 18: 16)

Children need to be taught about Jesus. Churches are in serious decline because the parents are abdicating their responsibilities to ensure that their children go to Sunday School and learn about our Heavenly Father.

As a child, my mother used to read Bible Stories to me when I was in bed and before I went to sleep. How many parents do that nowadays?

Thirty years or so ago many churches had thriving Sunday Schools but somehow they must have failed abysmally to capture the interest and imagination of the children who went to Sunday School because these children neglected to tell their own children about the miracles of Jesus.

And if you go back in time to the 1800s, you will read in the newspaper archives that most churches were so full every Sunday that they could hardly accommodate everyone who wanted to attend!

Children are – or, at least, should be – the lifeblood of all churches but it is with great regret that I have to say that very few churches – here in the UK, anyway – have responsible adult members who encourage their children to go to Sunday School every week.

Jesus loved children – do you love your children and grandchildren enough to make sure that they read their Bible and go to Church every Sunday?

Praise be the Lord. Hallelujah

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Struggles for Survival Without Clean Water!

Not too long ago, there was a village characterized by a desperate struggle for survival. People lived in poverty and at risk of disease. But there was an even more pressing problem: In the hot, dry desert, there were not enough water sources to go around. The villagers depended on dirty ponds and rivers. Sometimes, it was difficult to find water at all.

Pastor Dalapathi ministered in this village and was deeply concerned about the people’s situation. While he worked hard to share Christ’s love with the people, it was difficult to break through, and he could see they desperately needed clean water.

By God’s grace, Pastor Dalapathi and the believers did not lose hope. Instead, they prayed and something changed: God provided a Jesus Well for their village. It was an amazing answer to prayer. Suddenly, the villagers had clean, safe water ready and accessible. But this gift had a far greater impact.

“The non-believers of the village were astonished by the good work that has been done by the church,” said one field report.

And this tangible act of love and prayer warmed all their hearts to learning more.

Never ever under-estimate the immense Power of Prayer. There is no limit to the abundance which our Father God will bestow upon you and those of whom you are praying.

Praise be the Lord. Hallelujah.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Twin Consciousness

Once upon a time, twin boys were conceived.

Weeks passed and the twins developed. As their awareness grew, they laughed for joy: “Isn’t it great that we were conceived? Isn’t it great to be alive?”

Together the twins explored their worlds. When they found their mother’s cord that gave them life, they sang for joy!  “How great our mother’s love is, that she shares her own life with us!”

As weeks stretched into months, the twins noticed how much each was changing.

“What does it mean?” one asked.

“It means our stay in this world is drawing to an end,” said the other.

“But I don’t want to go,” said one. “I want to stay here always.”

“We have no choice,” said the other.  “But maybe there is life after birth.”

“But how can there be” responded one. “We will shed our life cord and how can life be possible without it?  Besides, we have seen evidence that others were here before us, and none of them has returned to tell us that there is life after birth.  No, this is the end.  Maybe there is no mother after all.”

“But there must be,” protested the other. “How else did we get here? How do we remain alive?”

“Have you ever seen our mother?” said one.

“Maybe she lives only in our minds.  Maybe we made her up because the idea made us feel good.”

So, the last days in the womb were filled with deep questioning and fear.

Finally, the moment of birth arrived. When the twins had passed from their world, they opened their eyes and cried for joy–FOR WHAT THEY SAW EXCEEDED THEIR FONDEST DREAMS.

That is birth…and that is death…

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Strongholds

Strongholds is a powerful book on Spiritual Warfare written by my sister-in-law, Angelene Jacob.

Strongholds is a must read book for Christians and Non-Christians alike.

People cry out for help because the world is now full of things that brings people into bondage.

If you look around you, you will see that there is drug addiction on a massive scale. Drugs are taking control of the lives of innocent young people causing havoc in their lives and destroying family life.

Strongholds is about liberating yourself from Satan’s clutches and learning to place all your trust in God.

To order your copy of ‘Strongholds’ and to read this life-changing paperback book, please go to:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1520648944

 

Praise be the Lord. Hallelujah.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey