12 thoughts on “Prayer of a righteous one is Love

  1. “…The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

    The little girl in the beautiful statue seems to reflect this scripture that Sara wrote. She appears to be reaching up to the angel as hard as she can to offer her bouquet of prayers. And there is such an aura of light, purity and holiness.

    Righteousness appears to be a qualification for God hearing our prayers.

    “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” Hebrew 12:14

    “Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden pan for incense. He was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all God’s holy people. The angel put this offering on the golden altar before the throne. 4 The smoke from the incense went up from the angel’s hand to God with the prayers of God’s people.” Revelation 8:3-4 CEV

    “We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.” John 9:31 NIV

    “Prayer of a righteous one is Love.” seems to say that the one who lives righteously in God will pray prayers of love because, “God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” I John 4:16

    1. Debi, I John 4:16 is a love song to God’s children. We sing 🎶 love in prayer to Him when we love one another.

      I have on my prayer list some beautiful friends and family that need and request prayer. I so often feel great need for prayer for myself and family and friends. I feel to pray for saints everywhere. To pray for leaders of nations. Yet, mind freeze is my theme. Thaw the mind with the warmth of scriptures and visuals of heavenly things makes my prayers a bit more spirited. “… The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous” Fervent…Dic. “having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent: a fervent admirer; a fervent plea.”

      I love walking and working through a good dictionary. In doing so this week I started with righteous and walked into angelic and from angelic to angel to love! WOW And, I was dusting and thinking on my statue as posted here.

      I begin to feel fervent in prayer. Today, I’m still thinking on God and His faithfulness to His people as we fervently pray about this scary unknown coronavirus. Many are suffering.

      I’m thankful we have many ways to step up our efforts in prayer. “Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit.”
      ‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:1-3‬ ‭🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻♥️♥️♥️

      1. I thought I might share some footnotes from the above verse Sara shared in Luke. Luke 18:1(NLT footnote) “ To persist in prayer and not give up does not mean endless repetition or painfully long prayer sessions. Constant prayer means keeping our requests continually before God as we live for him day by day, believing he will answer. When we live by faith, we are not to give up. God may delay in answering, but his delays always have good reasons. As we persist in prayer we grow in character, faith, and hope.“

    2. Debi….the verse you shared above sure puts prayers to God into perspective, doesn’t it? “We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.” John 9:31 NIV

      1. Debi and Tammy, if I understand the two of you on having a success strategy on prayer I must understand a twin engine, right? Or/and vine/branch? Maybe a tree that offers shade as found in Psalm 91? “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalms‬ ‭91:1-2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

        Maybe make our twin at times a triple?
        Matthew 18:19-20 (19. “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. ²⁰)For where two or three gather in name, there am I with them.”

        Team, it’s time, START Your ENGINES…

        Question, what happens when one starts and bang they are disqualified by team rules?

    1. The verse shared above by Sara, from Psalm 91, is an encouragement. Here are the footnotes for verses 1-6, from the NLT. “God is a shelter, a refuge when we are afraid. The writer’s faith in God as protector would carry him through all the dangers and fears of life. This should be a picture of our trust-trading all our fears for faith in him, no matter how intense our fears. To do this we must “live ”and ”rest”with him. By trusting ourselves to his protection and pledging our daily devotion to him, we will be kept safe.”

      1. Tammy, the footnotes you reference takes me into singing your hymn given on “Perfect Thought” blog. I need Thee every hour… Your notes, “This should be a picture of our trust-trading all our fears for faith in him, no matter how intense our fears. To do this we must “live ”and ”rest”with him. By trusting ourselves to his protection and pledging our daily devotion to him, we will be kept safe.”

        It’s clear whether I’m reading the daily news, scanning my prayer list of needs of others, or trying to listen to the heart when their story seems like a doomed end.I need thee Oh I need thee every hour I need thee. Look an answer came…

        “Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.”—Philippians 4:9 (NRSV)

    1. “…if I understand the two of you on having a success strategy on prayer I must understand a twin engine, right?”…
      “Question, what happens when one starts and bang they are disqualified by team rules?”

      Boy, Sara, that “twin-engine” got me thinking. You sure need both to fly. If you start off in flight for a race to the finish and one engine fails and you go off course, etc., you not only get disqualified, you will probably crash.

      “I’m in a group for this week in prayer agreement join us. If you do would love to hear your next week story.
      “Holy One,
      I am listening.“

      I would like to join this week and agree in prayer
      I think the ““Holy One, I am listening’ probably has to come first.

    2. The title, “Holy One”, seems to command a special hush or awe when we come into His presence acknowledging this title. I looked up a few scriptures where this title is used.

      “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.” I John 2:20

      “I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator and King.” Isaiah 43:15

      “And now we believe and know that you are the Holy One who has come from God.” John 6:69

      One commentary defined “Holy One’: “Strong’s Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.”

    3. Tammy’s Psalm 91 footnotes (“To do this we must “live ”and ”rest”with him.”) and Sara’s ‘answer’ scripture from Philippians 4:9 (“Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.”) say to me that God is ‘our shelter, ‘our refuge’, our ‘peace’ when we stay engaged, attentive, and in-step with Him. Trust-trading and peace are not passive or received by osmosis.

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