A group teaching members how to pray the scriptures and provide an area for members to pray the scriptures in a safe, secure area.
Ephesians 2:13 says this:
"But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were so far away, through (by, in) the blood of Christ have been BROUGHT NEAR."
I have kept several journals over the years. One of my journals is just filled with scripture. Some of my other journals are filled with significant quotes from other authors I was reading. So, I'm sitting on these journals and thinking it might be a good thing to enter some of these prayers, scriptures, and quotes for your edification and considerations. I think you'll enjoy these. And if you would also like to contribute such quotes yourself, by all means, join in.
"In reading this (Ephesian letter), you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ. Ephesians 3:4
The Secret of the LORD have they who fear and worship HIm and HE will show them HIS covenant and reveal to them its deep, inner meaning." Psalms 25:14
Our sister patlove will be conducting this thread on "praying the psalms." I do have a recommendation for this thread that I think may greatly enhance this devotional practice and it is this: Look for Christ in the Psalms and turn the Psalms into prayer to and about HIM. Here is a quote by T.A. Sparks from "The Centrality and Supremacy of Jesus Christ" that I think you will find helpful:
THE CENTRALITY AND SUPREMACY OF THE LORD JESUS IS THE PIVOT AND THE KEY TO ALL THE
AN INTRODUCTION TO PAUL’S LETTER TO THE EPHESIANS
This was a circuit letter that was sent to all the churches in Asia Minor. These churches had been in existence for about eight years and were made up mostly of Gentile believers.
"The Church of Christ and the spiritual life of thousands of its members suffer form root disease--the neglect of secret communion with God. It is the lack of secret prayer, the neglect of the maintenance of a hidden life "rooted and grounded in love" (Eph. 3:17), that explains the inability of the Christen life to resist the world and its failure to produce fruit abundantly. Nothing can change this except the restoration of the inner chamber in the life of the believer.
In Ronald Klug’s book, “How To Keep a Spiritual Journal,” he writes:
“I consider the time spent writing in my journal as Sabbath time—a time of rest and solitude, a time to come apart to be with God and to reflect on his Word, to search for his will, and to record the insights I receive. My journal has been the channel of many blessings.”
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