Prayers as a way to serve those in difficulties

When we look back at the infant church in Jerusalem, their reputation was not only for breaking bread, and the Apostles’ doctrine, but for prayer. They were a community that prayed often.
They prayed individually. They prayed in meetings together. They prayed in the Temple. They saw prayer as a way to serve others, like Epaphras later did in Colossi.

Throughout time, many people have resorted to prayer to get out of certain situations or to pray for others to end their suffering.

During wars, prayers were addressed to God in both camps. Today, this may be different, as there is not exactly thought of God among the Russians concerning this invasion of Ukraine.

Those who belong to a church community naturally think of their fellow believers in the areas concerned. So, too, these days we think of our brothers and sisters. We sympathise with them and hope that they can be strong enough to resist temptations that would lead them to do wrong things.

So, what can we do?

Start with specific, earnest prayer to our Heavenly Father.
While the rest of the world is scratching their heads and running their best analysis, we are petitioning the God who

“measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out the heaven with a span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance.” (Isa 40:12).

That sounds to us like a pretty good place to start

Please continue reading:

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Preceding

Sings of the times – Difficult moments at the borders of Europe

Russia invades Ukraine: A dark day for Europe

Northern Hemisphere time of Spring & War in Ukraine

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Additional reading

  1. Russian take-over of Crimea
  2. Swallowing up Crimea, who is next
  3. Christadelphian brothers and sisters in Ukraine
  4. Entering a new period of ‘Cold War’
  5. Looking at a “Man from the North” endangering the world
  6. The biggest ground offensive in Europe since World War II
  7. Putin’s Moves Toward War in Ukraine Show How Dangerous He Has Become
  8. Russia-Ukraine war: Putin lays waste to cities
  9. Some out of date from our Ukrainian brethren
  10. Our Ukrainian brothers and sisters who got over the border
  11. Surrounded by war crimes performing Russians
  12. Signs of the Times – “Distress of nations …”
  13. Today’s thought “Fear-of-God, also in times of war, is a school in skilled living” (April 05)
  14. Signs of the Times – Tensions between Russia and Israel
  15. Moscow lists demands for defusing Ukraine tensions
  16. How the war in Ukraine will lead to the fulfilment of many Bible prophecies
  17. Ukraine war is veering fast towards a big power conflict
  18. Restrictions in Russia because of sanctions from the West for peace mission in Ukraine.
  19. Russia seeks to capture all of southern Ukraine in major expansion of war goals
  20. Our Ukrainian brothers and sisters
  21. Food crisis looms as landmines litter Ukraine farmer’s fields
  22. Ukraine update 21 April 2022
  23. Ukraine 2022 update end of April
  24. Thank you to those of you that have provided items for the children of Ukraine and other sufferers
  25. Praying For The Victims Of Ukraine
  26. Overcoming The Terror Of War
  27. Is Putin the Antichrist?

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