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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2023, 04:32:47 PM »

I've been quite sick for the last couple months, including three days in the hospital, but have been delighted to see you back here and sharing.  I feel a good deal better now, but still struggle with general weakness, as well as difficulty in concentration and recall.  I hope to improve my contributions.  I'm curious that it seems you're posting considerably more of your own convictions than previously, or perhaps just less indication of your sources, and I wonder why.
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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2023, 03:45:06 PM »

My foregoing post was intended for Ben, this is addressed to all.  I've prayed almost daily for Ukrainians since the second Russian invasion, often twice a day, but cannot recall having prayed often about the first invasion during OBama's presidency.  During both periods I've struggled with the concept of praying for peace, because it is so often taught that God has controlled and allowed everything that happens.  Sometimes my prayer is that He stop the fighting, presuming not that He was wrong but only that now circumstances have changed.  When I'm tempted to pray for reparation for Ukraine, I find myself doubting that reparation is possible, and wind up thinking about the book of Job.
Now I'm trying to pray for Israel, and it seems even more difficult to find appropriate words. 
Can anyone please help?
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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2023, 10:47:53 PM »

eschator83, Why is it difficult to find appropriate words?
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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2023, 07:59:35 AM »

It is hard to pray for something and at the same time pray with the intention of whatever God's will is, is embraced?

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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2023, 04:26:39 PM »

Because I always try to pray for things that God might Will, I struggle often to find words that seem appropriate, especially when praying for change in situations that God has willed, like healing the sick or avoiding death, as Jesus prayed that His Cup be taken away, if it was God's Will.  I have wondered if difficulty like mine has kept others from praying for Israel and Ukraine, and I hoped I might stimulate some prayers.  I often write a draft prayer when I expect it to be difficult to find words, and I have been tempted to post in this thread some of those drafts, as well as later versions of the prayer with an explanation of changes.
Showing the drafts is difficult, however, because it isn't a very good presentation.  I hope to post now in the prayer request forum the best prayers I've been able to write or find.
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