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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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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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Some evangelicals do practise biblical meditation (Selwyn Hughes, for instance, was very keen on the practice).


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I empathize with you in your questioning, as I have often thought along the same lines as you. There is something mysterious about prayer, and it is difficult for our pea brains to reconcile things about prayer that cannot really be--nor were they meant to be-- reconciled, at least not according to our limited understanding of things. These things can be ...


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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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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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Of course there is forgiveness if we sin, including in vows, although that does not mean we should sin willfully. Additionally, I like to consider the following thought so far as it concerns my own "foolishness". 10“If a woman living with her husband makes a vow or obligates herself by a pledge under oath 11and her husband hears about it but says ...


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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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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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