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    Power in Prayer – August 2020
    **Devotional from Oswald Chambers – Utmost for his Highest**
    “The Cross in Prayer
    Scripture: John 16:26 “At that day ye shall ask in My name,..”
    We are too much given to thinking of the Cross as something we have to get through; we get through it only in order to get into it. The Cross stands for one thing only for us – a complete and entire and absolute identification with the Lord Jesus Christ, and there is nothing in which this identification is realized more than in prayer.
    “Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask Him.” Then why ask? The idea of prayer is not in order to get answers from God; prayer is perfect and complete oneness with God. If we pray because we want answers, we will get huffed with God. The answers come every time, but not always in the way we expect, and our spiritual huff shows a refusal to identify ourselves with our Lord in prayer; we are here to be living monuments of God’s grace.
    “I say not that I will pray for the Father for you; for the Father Himself loveth you.” Have you reached such an intimacy with God that the Lord Jesus Christ’s life of prayer is the only explanation of your life of Prayer? Has our Lord’s vicarious life become your vital life? “At that day” you will be so identified with Jesus that there will be no distinction.
    When prayer seems to be unanswered, beware of trying to fix the blame on someone else. That is always a snare of Satan. you will find there is a reason which is a deep instruction to you, not to anyone else.”
    PRAYER UPDATES:
    Please visit our Prayer Wall for all the prayer needs have been posted, also if you have a Prayer need please include it on the Wall.
    A prayer from Jim Reimer, please pray for Lynda Bedard she was Pastoring our church in Grand Forks she is being transported to Kelowna because of problems with her heart. She has also stepped down as Pastor so please keep the Grand Forks Chrisitan Center in your Prayers as they Prayerfully seek a new Pastor. Wisdom as well for Jim as he is the Executive Elder of this Church.
    As you are Praying for the Government and Nation of Canada please visit our PRAYER MANUAL which will assist you in Praying for Government.
    We have also set up WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12, 2020 for our FCA MONTHLY PRAYER GATHERING ON ZOOM. The time is scheduled for noon MT your zoom invite is ID # 518-958-4902 Password 4031. There is Power in Prayer and this season of change requires us to Pray fervently for our Nation, Families, and churches. We will be sending out a reminder for this Gathering on Monday, August 10th, 2020.
    If you have any Prayer needs please send them to pastorron@thedwelling.ca and we will send them out.
    In closing may each of us and our Churches and Ministries become a LIGHTHOUSE OF PRAYER “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
    Be blessed
    Ron Short
    National Prayer Coordinator.

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