Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Prayer Ministry

 

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Messiah Yeshua for you."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

The Word of God is clear that prayer is a characteristic of a disciple. In the gospels we see Yeshua doing a lot of praying. If we want to follow Him and live as He did, then a lifestyle of prayer should be on our 'To-Do Lists."

Praying at all times is something that God wants us to do. We can therefore be aligned with the will of God by communicating with Him; perhaps at set prayer times, or throughout the day, or just whenever God speaks to us. We must be open to the Spirit of God.

At Ben David we strongly encourage people to engage in prayer with God at all levels: personal, family and corporate. We have a 1 hour prayer gathering just prior to our Shabbat services; this ministry is know as "Beit Tefilah" or House of Prayer (Luke 19:46-47 Isaiah 56:7). We also have an electronic prayer list that is sent weekly (or whenever needed) to the Congregation. If you would like to be included in this prayer list, please send your prayer request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Finally, we want to remember that prayer is not a "To-Do List" we give to God, though we certainly do ask our Lord for help. We also take time in these gatherings to give rightful praise to Our Creator who answers prayer. It is not the "power of prayer" that we seek, but rather the power of God.

 

Weekly Scripture Reading

 

For
Shabbat

April 22 / Aviv 26, 5777

Parashah: Shemini - "Eighth Day"

— Torah:
(Vayikra) Leviticus 9:1 — 11:47

— Haftarah:
II Samuel 6:1 — 7:17

In the evening count Omer 12


This week's Parashah speaks about obedience to God. Regardless how well intentioned are our actions, or our deeds, in serving God, they pale in comparison with obedience to Him. God, first and foremost, wants us to listen to Him and to do what He asks us to do. All our good intentions are just dirty rags – “all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment” says the prophet Yeshayahu 64:6. “The road to perdition is paved with good intentions,” goes the saying...

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