Malankara World Journal - Christian Spirituality from a Jacobite and Orthodox Perspective
Malankara World Journal Abstracts
Theme: Prayer
Volume 7 No. 432 August 25, 2017

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Praying in the morning
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
they are a marvelous display of his craftsmanship.
2 Day and night they keep on telling about God.
3-4 Without a sound or word, silent in the skies,
their message reaches out to all the world.
Psalm 19:1-3 (TLB)

Editor's Note:

Ettu Nomb (8-day Lent) leading to the Birth of St. Mary, The Theotokos, on September 8 begins on Friday, September 1. Although this is not a canonically required lent, it is one of the most popular lent in our church. Many devotees who observe the lent every year vouch for the power of intercession of St. Mary.

Morth Mariam Yoldath Aloho (Mother Of God) Pray For Us.

I. This Sunday in Church: 2nd Sunday After Shunoyo

1. Bible Readings for This Sunday (August 28) Lectionary/Lec_2nd_sunday-after-shunoyo.htm

2. Sermons for This Sunday (August 28) Sermon-of-the-week_2nd-sunday-after-Shunoyo.htm

3. Malankara World Journals with Focus: 2nd Sunday After Shunoyo

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Volume 4 No 233: August 22, 2014

Volume 3 No 159: August 22, 2013

II. Lectionary Reflections: Today's Gospel

4. Gospel Reading: Luke 11:9-20 (NKJV)

5. Gospel Reading: Luke 18:9-17 (NKJV)

6. Gospel Reading: Luke 17:22-24, 18:1-8 (NKJV)

7. General Comments About Prayer in Luke

Luke has a greater emphasis on prayer than the other gospels...Why this emphasis on prayer in Luke? Especially the number of times Jesus is pictured praying (and the apostles/disciples in Acts)? ...

8. The Lost Sheep - Devotional

See the tender Fatherly love Jesus shews forth in our text, "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" LUK 11:13.

9. Undeserving Rewards

Often our sins of pride, which work a self-righteous spirit of independence and self-sufficiency, come between us and our God. The Lord withdraws Himself when He sees these sins. ...

III. Featured: Prayer

10. Prayer as Daily Dialogue with God - The Best Way to Change a Day

Many believers say they pray best when prayer is a continual dialogue with God during the course of the day. As one person put it: "I do not often pray for 15 minutes straight, but hardly ever does 15 minutes pass without me praying." ...

11. Praying with Fervency

Daniel saw prayer as an opportunity to express the passion and fervency of his heart to the God he loved and served....

12. Prayer Is Surrender

Nothing lies outside the reach of prayer except that which lies outside of the will of God. God will only answer the request He inspires. ...

13. The Practices of Prayer

Problems aren't the only reason we pray, but they are one important motivator. It shouldn't be necessary for us to have problems before we pray, ...

14. How to Teach Your Children to Pray

We certainly spend a lot of time teaching children how to put their clothes away, the toothpaste cap back on, and saying please and thank you. Scripture supports this idea of learning to pray. The disciples said in Luke 1:11b, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." ...

15. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Prayer

IV. General Weekly Features

16. One True Way to Find Rest in God

Have you trusted daddy to uphold you in his arms?

17. Family Special: Five Crucial Steps for Effective Change in Destructive Marriages

Below are five biblical steps we can help someone take to show that their "sorry" is more than mere words. ...

18. Family Special: Five Ways to Pray for Your Daughters

As a dad, I pray for each of my kids just about every day, and I take it as both a joy and responsibility to bring them before the Lord. ...

19. Are Your Eyes and Heart Open to See It?

Today, strive to see the beauty that is all around you. It is there, but you must have your eyes and heart open enough to see it. ...

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