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I can think of at least one good reason why Daniel faced towards Jerusalem while praying. Solomon made this prayer as part of the dedication of the temple - "And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant and of thy people Israel, when they pray toward this place; yea, hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place; and when thou hearest, forgive" - ...


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After further study, I'd like to add to LoveTheFaith's well-quoted verse. In the same prayer, Solomon also appear to have prophesied that the Jewish nation would be carried captive by their enemies due to their disobedience. Solomon foretold that the people would after repent and pray toward Jerusalem in their desire for deliverance and to return home, and ...


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When you say "truth" I'm going to assume you mean eternal truths, such as the existence and nature of God, the legitimacy of scripture, and the gospel of our Saviour. James gave this counsel on asking questions: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ...


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Prayer is central to receiving spiritual truths from God since by prayer we humble ourselves to a state where the Holy Spirit works effectively in us. However, are we able to discern if the answer we receive is from God's Spirit or an evil spirit? God in His wisdom has warned us: "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are ...


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Disclaimer: I am unsure whether this answer fits your intended meaning of "mandatory" or "obligatory". LDS members are taught they should have daily scripture study and prayer. In fact, in the handbook for missionaries, "Preach my gospel", scripture study and prayer are listed in the chapter about commandments, to be taught to potential converts before ...


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I would say l that both WP and what you present are both attempts to describe the same thing. I would not equate them, as Wesley's was well developed, not would I immediately say yours points to his directly, because both are man's interpretation trying to describe what the Bible says (which is also what this is). Of course the Wesleyan model includes ...


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The problem with the question is the underlying assumption that God's will is done without prayer or that any given adverse situation is His will. They arent. How can we know? Matthew 18:14 says it is not His will that any should perish, and Matthew 7:21-23 says that many will. However, God's will will be done when we pray. How do we know that? This ...



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