When God Says No

Author: Daniel Lanahan
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781930051904
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In many situations and throughout the ages, when people have petitioned God for the relief of their suffering, or the suffering of others, God has said "No." In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed that the "cup be taken from him," if it be God s will. God answered no. Three times St. Paul begged God to remove the "thorn from his side." Three times God said no. When, says Father Lanahan, my family prayed desperately for my brother Neil to be cured of melanoma, God said no. When we prayed for a twenty-five-year-old niece to survive a car accident, God said no. When the victims of war in the former Yugoslavia, or in any of the hundred places war is being waged at any given time prayed; when people afflicted with cancer, alcoholism, or AIDS prayed for deliverance; when the victims of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse prayed to be spared, the answer was "No." This book is not another theological or philosophical attempt to provide a rational solution to the divine puzzle of why God allows innocent people to suffer or why our prayers in Jesus name are not effective. This book attempts to provide simple, practical, pastoral insights for the ordinary person who comes to listen to the Word of God when we assemble as Church. When God Says No ends in Heaven. Face to face with God, says Father Lanahan, we will not be given the answer to the question that no theology, no book, not even the Bible, no dogma, no authority, not even that of the Church, has ever answered: Why the suffering of the innocent? Instead, we will be blessed with the fullness of salvation and healing and made whole at last. We will be with the Answer in love forever."

Dynamic Power Through Prayer

Author: Dr.Pierre Noel Dutes Sr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453569948
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DYNAMIC POWER THROUGH PRAYER A Solution- focused Prayer Manual Should I use a tallit, prayer beads, statues or oil etc. when Im praying? What causes God to reject certain prayers? If married, what does my relationship with my wife have to do with prayer? Should I have a good relationship with others for God to answer my prayer? Not all prayer is effective! Dynamic power through prayer taps into more than just the act of praying. It attempts to answer some of the most controversial issues that deal with prayer. Filled with scriptural prayers for diverse situations, it may be used for personal devotions, instruction, meditation, and family prayer. Most of the topical prayers contain a power verse, a power definition with the etymology of the word in Hebrew or Greek, as well as detailed explanations with supporting Biblical verses. Therefore, some leaders or lay persons will find it useful in directing services, in preparing sermons and even giving on the spot sermons. It contains such topics as: Prayer For Time Management Prayer For a Wife, Prayer for Sexual Potency, Prayer In time of opposition Prayer To Be Released From Prison Prayer For Someone Who Committed a Murder The solution to any situation may be found in prayer! Pray Away!

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Moses God and the Dynamics of Intercessory Prayer

Author: Michael Widmer
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161484230
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Michael Widmer reconsiders the significance of the canonical portrayal of Moses as intercessor. At the heart of this study is a close reading of Exodus 32-34 and Numbers 13-14 with particular focus on Moses' prayers. By examining intertextual associations between these two accounts and other texts, the author argues for not only the paradigmatic nature of these prayers but also the intrinsic connection between prayer and biblical theology.

Risking Truth

Author: Scott A. Ellington
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878278
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Ours is a world characterized by change. Often the most fundamental changes in our lives result from experiences of profound suffering and loss as we are wrenched from our familiar world and driven into one that is alien. In the midst of such loss, we are compelled to choose between trying to cling to the remnants of a reality that is passing away and trying to make a home in a strange new world. Biblical prayers of lament wait for us at this crossroad of loss and newness. Prayers of lament are marked both by loss and by the inexplicable silence of God. Everything we believe about God's justice and goodness is placed in doubt by his hiddenness. The cry of lament is an act of tremendous risk. To lament is to abandon the sinking ship of religious certainty and strike out in a small dingy, amidst stormy seas, in search of a hidden God. Faced with God's silence, the biblical writers are willing to place at risk their most fundamental beliefs and to lament. The Psalm writers risk the loss of the Exodus story by crying out to a God who has failed to save, demanding that he once more part the chaotic waters and make a way in the desert. Job risks the loss of a moral God by confronting God with his injustice. Jeremiah risks the loss of the covenant by calling out for God to return yet again to a faithless partner and a failed marriage. Matthew and John the Revelator recognize that the coming of Messiah is impelled by the cries of innocent sufferers. Throughout the Bible, lament risks the possible loss of relationship with God and presses for a new, though uncertain, experience of God's presence.

Der Weg Des Gehorsams

Author: Zacharias Tanee Fomum
Publisher: ZTF Books Online
ISBN: 1311994742
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Die in diesem Buch enthaltenen Wahrheiten haben eine tiefgehende Wirkung in meinem Leben hinterlassen. Seitdem ich den Herrn als meinen Retter und meinen Herrn empfangen habe, habe ich mich immer mehr verpflichtet gefühlt, der ganzen Welt die Erlösung zu verkünden. Als der Heilige Geist 1970 über mich kam, vertraute mir der Herr einen Dienst für Seine Kirche an. Ich wäre niemals weiter gekommen ohne diese unerlässliche Salbung, die ich, als ich allein in meinem Zimmer war, an einem Samstagnachmittag um 17 Uhr empfing. Als ich 1978 Zeugnis von meinem Bündnis mit dem Herrn Jesus gab, das in den Wassern der Taufe besiegelt wurde, war infolgedessen ein großer Teil der Hölle empört, während sich der Himmel freute. Mit Gottes Gnade kann ich in diesem Buch diese drei Grundwahrheiten vorstellen, die Wassertaufe, die Taufe des Heiligen Geistes und das Zeugnis-Geben, so wie sie in dem Wort Gottes dargestellt werden. Ich veröffentliche dieses Buch und flehe Gott an, es möge alle diejenigen, die wiedergeboren sind, dazu bringen, diesen Grundfundamenten zu gehorchen. Möge Gott der Heilige Geist, jeden Leser zu einem unmittelbaren und beständigen Gehorsam führen! Gott segne euch während ihr lest und Seinen Befehlen gehorcht!