"Prayer for Rapture Watchers"
important. It is part of the job we started when we became Christians
and followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. He taught us the importance of
prayer in the Gospels, especially at the raising of Lazarus, and at
Cana and principally in the Garden of Gethsemane. Please seek out
opportunities to pray for others, both Christian and non-Christians and
let the Father know that you, like him, love all of his creatures.
personal background: In June, I was in the emergency section of
hospital with a mini-stroke caused they think by untreated
hypertension. While being treated with modern drugs, in my suffering, I
cried for help like many readers facing problems in their lives are now
doing. In my desperation, I even reached out to an aide who was rolling
me about the hospital for tests, and asked for her prayers. Her name
was Margaret and she said she would keep me in her prayers. It meant a
lot to me to hear those words, so I know how others feel when others,
even strangers, offer up their prayers.
Thankfully to God,
I am recovered now, but the cardiologist says I do not know how lucky I
was to recover with no lasting effects. Of course it is my belief that
it was not luck at all, but God's mercy that helped me to
victory--perhaps, I like to believe,among other reasons to be here
today and in the time since then writing these messages and prayers.
it is necessary to experience suffering and the sadness that disease
can bring to truly empathize with others. If you have always been very
healthy, it may be more difficult to express compassion, but it is not
impossible. We need to see things from the viewpoint of others who are
in pain and discomfort and who are struggling to stay positive and
hopeful. Life is not easy sometimes and we can all benefit from the
temporary support and help from others.
It is true that
most of us, I suspect, do not know each other here on the Five Doves.
However, we should not let that stop us from reaching out, even if it
only in words on the screen, it will be helpful to the receiver and to
others as well. The spiritual prayers and expressed intercession to God
can be useful in spite of the physical limitations. I am trying harder
to pray for others and hope you will all do so too.
rapture has been delayed I suppose from the very probable dates posted
on this site by so many dedicated Christian believers who are longing
for the return of Jesus. I am disappointed to be still here as are many
others, I am sure. But let us resolve to continue pressing forward,
knowing that God has his reasons that we do not know for his delays.
Some day we will understand and rejoice in his ways. Until then, let us
resolve to keep watching and waiting for we truly are, I believe, in
the very last days before the rapture.
heavenly Father, please remember to console and encourage all who have
been expecting the return of your dear son, Jesus, in the rapture and
have been disappointed during the month of October and all other times
in the past. Give us the strength to maintain our vigilant watch as we
wait for the blessed hope to occur and fulfill our spiritual destiny.
In time, I believe, our frustration in being mistaken about the
probable timing of Jesus return will be overcome as we gaze directly
into his face and feel his love.
Let those among us who
are the most dedicated and hard-working students of you Holy Word be
encouraged to keep up their useful work for the benefit of those who
cannot attain their level of expertise. The knowledge that they instill
as they explain their insights can and does make us all more mindful of
your prophetic words and aims for the creation and our part in it.
by words, computations or numbers, these insights are often directly
inspired by the Holy Spirit for the provision of all your children
waiting here in time and space for Jesus' return. As we wait, let us
always remember to pray for those who need our help and encouragement.
Let us remind each other whenever possible of your love and mercy and
your ever-present comfort and peace.
Help us to slow
down and provide quiet time in our busy lives to listen for your voice
in the sacred silence. Your still, small voice is often not heard
except when we have been disabled in some way from our daily pursuits.
But it need not be that way. We can proactively seek your presence,
without always feeling a need to implore help or telling you what to do.
pray this message will resonate in the hearts of some Doves and lead
them to seek ways to make your presence known and valued in these last
days. Please come quickly and soon, Jesus. We need you more than ever
in this darkening world.
In Christ Jesus, our Lord and Saviour,