I’ve just linked to 7 Things I have tried to boost my prayer
and you can find the full post here: Equipping Catholic Families.
The 7 Things include: Prayer Stamps, Prayer Jar, Prayer Board, Prayer Bank Craft Kit, PrayerLoom or Pinterest Prayer Book, Praying Out Loud and this Prompt Me To Pray Prayer:
Jesus, I trust in You. You want me to draw closer to You, praying more, engaging more, asking for help instead of struggling on my own. Please remind me to call out to You and look to Mother Mary as my model. Please prompt me, remind me and guide me. Jesus, be my strength, I trust in You. Amen.
Here are MY 7 Things: what are yours?
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IS ACTS 2:38 SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATION? by steve finnell
Should Scriptures be interpreted or should they be read and understood? When men claim that Scriptures are subject to interpretation, what they normally mean is subject to explanation according to their denominational view point. Case in point Acts 2:38.
God's Point of View: Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let everyone one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall received the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NKJV)
Man's Interpretation: Peter said to them your sins were forgiven and you received the gift of the Holy Spirit the minute you believed. Repentance and water baptism follow forgiveness from sins and reception of the gift of the Holy Spirit.
God's point of View: Acts 2:38 Peter, "All of you must turn away from your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then your sins will be forgiven. You will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(New International Reader's Version NIRV)
Man's Interpretation: Water baptism is simply an act of obedience and is not essential to the forgiveness of sins. Receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit precedes repentance and water baptism.
God's Point of View: Acts 2:38 Reconsider your lives; change your direction. Participate in the ceremonial washing of baptism in the name of Jesus God's Anointed, the Liberating King. Then your sins will be forgiven, and the gift of the Holy Spirit will be yours. (The Voice VOICE)
Man's Interpretation: Bible commentaries and church catechisms are more accurate than the Bible.
God's Point of View: Acts 2:38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible NIV )
Man's Interpretation: God is not smart enough to guide men into an accurate translation of the Bible. It has to be explained by Priests, Preachers, and denominational leaders.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO TRUST, THE BIBLE, WHICH IS GOD"S VIEW OR MAN'S INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLE?
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There was one statement in the bible that changed my prayer life. When the disciples said to Jesus – teach us to pray. What was interesting is, they didn’t ask Him to teach them to heal the sick, teach them to raise the dead, teach them to walk or water, but to teach them to pray. When I studied that out, I was threw thats all I wanted to do was pray. Thanks for sharing this I enjoyed the read.