It has become apparent that love between us has grown as we practice praying for others especially those in our immediate group. Why is it important to increase love within our group by praying for each other?...

Praying for Others- Maintain Healing- Prayer Lists

In the scripture group, my husband and I attend, we pray for one another. It has become apparent that love or light between us has grown as we practice praying for others especially those in our immediate group. Why is it important to become closer to one another by praying for each other?

How to Maintain Healing – The Witness of Many Healings

I have witnessed many healings from negative dark entitles. However, because of the darkened state of the world, more dark entities replace the entities that left when the healing occurred.

I asked God why people (including those I love) cannot maintain healing. I learned it is because there is a dark fog of lies surrounding us. Many hearts are full of fear-based emotions. Until you and I do a better job of caring for and loving others, we will continue to battle the scourge of fear, lies, and the negative entities that accompany this type of energy. You can’t change me and I can’t change you but we can change ourselves.

If you want inner light and a bubble of light to continually surround and protect you, it is essential to learn to love others. I have come to understand this can be accomplished by praying for or sending positive thoughts to each other.

You can replace fear with love by praying for or thinking good thoughts about others. It is impossible to maintain healing if we don’t practice loving others rather than focusing on ourselves even if our self-desires are good. This definitely includes me. I am currently training myself to follow this protocol.

Prayer lists and Praying for others

Our scripture group has a prayer list so I hadn’t considered making my own prayer list. However, recently after I watched Mr. Rogers praying for others by employing a prayer list he made in the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, I had the thought I could bless more people if I began my own prayer list too. I acted on this thought and now pray daily for those on my prayer list. So far nothing earth-shattering has occurred but I love the warmth I feel when praying for those on my list. Btw, I highly recommend the movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood“. Tom Hanks did an excellent job depicting Mr. Rogers and the movie is full of uplifting content.

Recently after I watched Mr. Rogers praying for others by employing a prayer list he made in the movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", I had the thought I could bless more people if I began my own prayer list.

I was accustomed to and believed blessings were received by adding names to a temple prayer roll when I attended a Mormon temple. After I left the Mormon church, I am no longer allowed to attend their temples; however, until recently, I still added names to the temple prayer roll by calling a “temple prayer roll” phone number but this number is no longer available.

Not long ago, I had the thought to Google “prayer lists” and discovered World Network of Prayer List so I started adding names to this list on a weekly basis.

World Network of Prayer has never solicited me which I appreciate. “World Network” does require names to be updated on a weekly basis. Since effort has to be made to update names every week, it ensures “a name” will not be forgotten until sought after blessings are received.

Today, because I am writing this blog post, I decided to add a couple of names to a second prayer list I found online. If they don’t solicit me, I will continue to add names to this list also. If you would like to share a favorite prayer list in the notes below, please do, and thank you.

Calvary Prayer List

Love generated from praying for others hastens healing

I believe in the power of prayer and I am being reminded there is increased power of love/light generated as we pray for each other and when we pray together in a group. Since love is the power that heals, when love is increased, healing can be hastened.

I believe in the power of prayer and I am being reminded there is an increased power of love generated when praying for each other and when we pray together when gathered in a group.
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Different answers and receive more than asked for

Have you ever prayed for someone but received a different answer than what you prayed for? When my daughter, Ashirya, discovered the Mormon church was not telling the truth about their history along with other untruths, I sincerely believed Ashirya had been led astray by propaganda. I prayed diligently she would return to Mormonism. To my surprise, instead of my daughter returning to Mormonism, I was led to knowledge which ultimately resulted in me leaving Mormonism too. Although it has been difficult losing former close family and friend relationships, I am grateful cataracts coating my eyes were lifted enabling me to recognize truth.

Praying for Others - Although it has been difficult losing former family and friend relationships, I am grateful cataracts coating my eyes were lifted so I could recognize truth.
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Sometimes we also receive more than we prayed for. This reminds me of a scripture story about a man referred to as the brother of Jared. He was praying how to get light in the boats God commanded him to build:

And cried again unto the Lord, saying, O Lord, thou hast said that we must be encompassed about by the floods. Now behold, O Lord, and do not be angry with thy servant because of his weakness before thee…O Lord, look upon me in pity, and turn away thine anger from this thy people, and suffer not that they shall go forth across this raging deep in darkness, but behold these things which I have molten out of the rock. And I know, O Lord, that thou hast all power and can do whatsoever thou wilt for the benefit of man. Therefore, touch these stones, O Lord, with thy finger, and prepare them that they may shine forth in darkness, and they shall shine forth unto us in the vessels which we have prepared, that we may have light while we shall cross the sea.Eth. 1:11

The Lord stretched forth his hand and touched the stones one by one with his finger. And the veil was taken from off the eyes of the brother of Jared, and he saw the finger of the Lord; and it was as the finger of a man, like unto flesh and blood.
Eth. 1:12

God not only solved the brother of Jared’s lighting problem, even greater, He gave him increased knowledge about the nature of God.

Conclusion

Because love is the power that heals, increasing love is an important component for desired healing to occur and to be maintained. And if we want to maintain healing, we must get involved in helping others because helping and praying for others gets rid of fear which is darkness by replacing it with love which is light.

I wrote this blog post as a reminder that the power of love is heightened when we sincerely pray for each other. If you desire, as you pray for others, I invite you to also pray for the healing of my son who lives with severe Bipolar II disorder. Thank you.

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The brother of Jared was very concerned about God confounding the language of his people so he began crying unto the Lord about the matter...

Crying Unto the Lord -How Is Crying Different than Praying

There was a man referred to as the “brother of Jared” who lived at the time of the tower of Babel. He was very concerned about God confounding the language of his people so he began crying unto the Lord about the matter…

And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord, and the Lord had compassion upon Jared. Therefore, he did not confound the language of Jared, and Jared and his brother were not confounded. Then Jared said unto his brother, Cry again unto the Lord, and it may be that he will turn away his anger from them who are our friends, that he confound not their language. And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord, and the Lord had compassion upon their friends and their families also, that they were not confounded.

Eth. 1:3
Crying unto the Lord - Notice he was granted the blessing of leaving the area of the tower of Babel so his people's language would not be confounded because he cried out for a long time.

Crying Unto the Lord

When reading this passage, ask yourself why is the word “crying” used instead of praying. What is the difference between “crying unto the Lord” and praying to the Lord? Let’s explore further with this question in mind.

After inquiring where his people should go, the Lord instructs the brother of Jared as follows:

Go at the head of them down into the valley which is northward, and there will I meet thee, and I will go before thee into a land which is choice above all the land of the earth. And there will I bless thee and thy seed, and raise up unto me — of thy seed, and the seed of thy brother, and they who shall go with thee — a great nation. And there shall be none greater than the nation which I will raise up unto me of thy seed upon all the face of the earth. And this I will do unto thee because this long time which ye have cried unto me.

Eth. 1:4

Notice he was granted the blessing of leaving the area of the tower of Babel so his people’s language would not be confounded because he cried out for a long time.

Building barges to cross the sea
The Lord tells the brother of Jared to go to work to build barges to cross the sea to a new land.  Jared obeys and builds eight barges.  He then again cries to the Lord to tell him there is no light in the barges.
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The Lord tells the brother of Jared to go to work to build barges to cross the sea to a new land. Jared obeys and builds eight barges. He then again cries to the Lord to tell him about another problem he needed help to solve.

And he cried again unto the Lord, saying, behold, there is no light in them. Behold, O Lord, wilt thou suffer that we shall cross this great water in darkness?

Eth. 1:10

Molten stones

The Lord asked the brother of Jared what he wanted him to do so that his people could have light as they crossed the sea. So the brother of Jared prepared 16 stones molten out of rock, and then he cried again to the Lord presenting the 16 stones to ask the Lord about his idea for the rocks to provide light to the barges.

And cried again unto the Lord, saying, O Lord, thou hast said that we must be encompassed about by the floods. Now behold, O Lord, and do not be angry with thy servant because of his weakness before thee…O Lord, look upon me in pity, and turn away thine anger from this thy people, and suffer not that they shall go forth across this raging deep in darkness, but behold these things which I have molten out of the rock. And I know, O Lord, that thou hast all power and can do whatsoever thou wilt for the benefit of man. Therefore, touch these stones, O Lord, with thy finger, and prepare them that they may shine forth in darkness, and they shall shine forth unto us in the vessels which we have prepared, that we may have light while we shall cross the sea.

Eth. 1:11

The brother of Jared humbly cries to the Lord not be angry because of his weakness. I believe he is also praying with energy and determination when crying to the Lord. And he prays without pride for his people so they don’t have to cross the sea in darkness while fully desiring to do the Lord’s will.

When the brother of Jared cried these words, he received much more than he had asked for…

The Lord stretched forth his hand and touched the stones one by one with his finger. And the veil was taken from off the eyes of the brother of Jared, and he saw the finger of the Lord; and it was as the finger of a man, like unto flesh and blood.

Eth. 1:12

And then he received even more knowledge because of his great faith

Because of thy faith, thou hast seen that I shall take upon me flesh and blood. And none of those now living have come before me with such exceeding faith as thou hast, for were it not so, ye could not have seen my finger. Sawest thou more than this? And he answered, Nay, Lord. Shew thyself unto me. And the Lord said unto him, Believest thou the words which I shall speak? And he answered, Yea, Lord. I know that thou speakest the truth, for thou art a God of truth and canst not lie.

And when he had said these words, behold, the Lord shewed himself unto him and said, Because thou knowest these things, ye are redeemed from the Fall. Therefore, ye are brought back into my presence; therefore I shew myself unto you.

Eth. 1: 12-13

Conclusion – Crying unto the Lord

Crying unto the Lord is different than praying...
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After studying and pondering these passages, I concluded
“crying unto the Lord” is all of the following…

  • Praying with humility
  • Praying with faith
  • Praying with energy
  • Praying with the intention to obey God
  • Praying with the intention to help others
  • Praying without pride
  • And if needed, praying persistently

In return, the Lord blessed the brother of Jared by not only helping his people but also blessed him by giving him priceless knowledge about the nature of the Lord’s divine being.

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