Malankara World Journal Issue 106 - Theme: Prayer - (Nov 1, 2012)
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*Table of Contents - Volume 2 - Issue No: 106 - Theme: Prayer*
1. Editor's Note
2. Bible Readings for This Sunday (Nov 4)
Koodhosh Eetho (Sanctification) Sunday
3. Sermons for This Sunday (Nov 4)
Sermons for the Koodhosh Eetho Sunday
4. Inspiration for Today: Ask God Directly
Once king Akbar was sitting in prayers at a sacred place. A person was
waiting for kind King Akbar. In the middle of prayers the emperor Akbar
noticed that the person, waiting for him, stood up to leave. Akbar
signaled him, to stay. ...
5. What the Bible Says About Storms
Big storms are ominous. They arrest our attention. They remind us how
small and powerless we are. In the Bible the storm is a symbol of many
different things. ...
6. Featured: Daniel's Prayer: Longing for Rescue
Daniel understood that prayer is an expression of faith in the promises
of God. It also helps us align our hearts to God's will and purpose in
the world. ...
7. Remember Past Blessings In Your Prayer
God wants to see prayers that are filled with genuine praise and
thanksgiving for what He has done in the past. He wants our hearts to be
filled with awe and gratitude for His blessings. He wants us to set up
memorials in our hearts testifying to the provisions He has given us. ...
8. When God says 'No' to Our Prayers
Scripture does give some answers as to God's delay and to his "No." And
while these explanations may not always satisfy us emotionally, they do
provide a teaching which can ultimately assist us in not allowing our
sorrow, anger or disappointment to interact with our pride and lead us
away from faith. Let's look at a few of these explanations as to God's
"No" and his delay. ...
9. Prayer of Daniel
Daniel 9:3-19: We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have
done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts
and from thy judgments. ...
10. Pray Without Ceasing - The Sin of Prayerlessness
We must never forget that prayer is not only for petition, but also for
protection and for preparation. Prayer not only gives us what we want;
it prepares us for and protects us from what we don't want. ...
11. Intercessional Prayers to Saints
There seems to be a great deal of confusion among non-Catholics/Orthodox
concerning the Church's teaching on praying to the saints in heaven. It
is alleged that by praying to them we equate them with God. This is
false. But why pray to them, when we can pray to God? ...
12. Family Devotions and Prayer
The Scripture is pretty clear on the fact that we have a responsibility
to be training our children in the truth. Christian fathers in
particular have a responsibility to be leading and training their
families in the Revelation of God. ...
13. Health: Health and Politics
Left untreated, MRSA can eat into flesh, and once it enters the
bloodstream it is deadly. Rampant in hospitals, superbugs such as MRSA
presently account for 100,000 deaths annually in the United States
alone. Superbugs may be passed on at the pool, beach, gym, or yoga
14. Dare to Do the Daniel Diet
The problem with the moralizing interpretations familiar to us is not
only that they focus the story on us rather than on God and his work in
history, centering on Christ; it's that precisely in making it about us,
we trivialize the greatest story ever told. No wonder so many people
assume that the Bible is simply a collection of tips for life. ...
15. A Tranquil Moment (Poem)
A poem written while visiting a bird sanctuary in Mysore.
16. Humor: Mommy Test
17. About Malankara World
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In HIS Service
Dr. Jacob Mathew
Malankara World Journal
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