Are These the Two Greatest Prayers?

I believe that the two greatest prayers you could pray would be for another person’s salvation, and for the hearts of others to be filled with the love of God in Jesus Christ–both of these are the will of God.

I wish you grace, salvation, assurance of salvation, assurance of eternal security, growth in grace and knowledge, discernment in your spirit from God’s Spirit, God’s presence and comfort, His guidance, His peace, love, joy, wisdom, revelation, spiritual fellowship with God, spiritual fellowship with other believers, strength, health, healing, stability, security, provision, protection, honesty, purity, sincerity, success, bravery, righteous anger, blessing–and maturity, and heavenly rewards, in Christ. I wish you His love.

I send these emails to you because I love you and I care about your current and afterlife well-being. Here are some of my favorite Bible verses that clearly teach salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus, eternal security, and sanctification by grace through faith in Jesus.

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he [or she] who believes in Me HAS everlasting life.” -Jesus, in the Bible book of John, chapter 6, verse 47.

“He who believes in the Son HAS everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” -John 3:36

“FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD that He gave His only begotten Son, that who whoever believes in Him should not perish but HAVE everlasting life.” -Jesus, in John 3:16

“this [Jesus] is He who BAPTIZES WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.” -John 1:33

“Moreover, brethren, I declare to you THE GOSPEL which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved…For I delivered to you FIRST OF ALL that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures..”
-Paul the apostle in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4.

“In Him… HAVING BELIEVED, you were SEALED with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the GUARANTEE of our inheritance…”
-Ephesians 1:13, 14.

“For THE LAW was given through Moses, but GRACE AND TRUTH came through Jesus Christ…” -John 1:17

“Everyone who…believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I [Jesus] will raise [resurrect] him [or her] up at the last day.” John 6:40

“He who testifies to these things [Jesus] says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” Revelation 22:20,21 (the last two sentences in the Bible)

All these verses are quoted from the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible. The NKJV is the Bible translation I have found most accurate to the original Greek. It is a near-perfect English representation of the original.

..”what must I do to be saved?”
..”believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. -Acts 16:31

“…whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” -Acts 2:21

If you are not saved, or are not sure if you are saved from God’s Hell-punishment of you for your sins, just call out to Jesus right now with a sincere heart, “Jesus save me!” and you will be saved immediately and permanently. You can call out to Him and be saved by His grace through faith in Jesus. You will be immediately saved, you will be immediately forgiven of all sins: past, present, and future, you will immediately be declared righteous, you will immediately be indwelled by God’s Spirit–forever, and you will be guaranteed to go to Heaven the very moment you die.

“Therefore, HAVING BEEN justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” -Romans 5:1

“Through Him we have received grace… for obedience to the faith…” -Romans 1:5

“There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to those who are in Christ Jesus..” -Romans 8:1

“For sin shall NOT have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”
-Romans 6:14

You are a new creation in Christ.

Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

“…forgive…” -Matthew 18:35

“Let brotherly love continue….”
-Hebrews 13:1

“Love others as yourself.”

“Fight the good fight!”

“…God is love…” -1st John 4:8

“He who does not love does not -know-* God, for GOD IS LOVE.” -1st John 4:8

*This verse refers to -knowing- God in -spiritual fellowship-. This is -not- a salvation verse.

–Curtis Smale

Which Two Things Does God Want Us to Be Secretive About?

Prayer and Giving.

Our Heavenly Father wants us to individually pray to Him in secret, and not to make a public show of praying in public.

Also, God wants us to give to the poor and needy in secret, not letting one hand know what the other is doing.

Yet, these are two things that people often want to do most publicly.

But God says to do these two things in secret.

–Curtis Smale

A Prayer for Many Things

Our Father Who is in Heaven,

May Your Name be revered and made holy among us.

May your kingdom come and be spread on the earth and in the hearts of people.

May your will be done–may we will Your will, as Your will is done in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily food.

Forgive us our sins and we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Bring all those we have been praying for to saving faith in Jesus.

Lead all those who believe to a deeper spiritual faith and fellowship with You.

Protect and comfort all the hurting people.

Cause our generosity to feed the hungry.

Comfort all the people in physical or emotional pain.

Heal all those who cry out to You.

Reveal Your will, and Your Word, and Your wisdom, and Your love, and Your salvation, Your blessings, and Your guidance to those who seek these things.

Bless our health and heal us in every way.

Renew our youth as the eagle’s.

Bless our finances and our generosity.

Bless our relationships with harmony and love.

Bless our souls with peace by Your Spirit, and hold us in comforting communion with You.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

–Curtis Smale