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Why is it hard to pray?

Very often when you start praying all thoughts fly away somewhere and it’s hard to concentrate on what you pray for. Why does it happen? We were thinking about this problem at the last prayer seminar, which was held in Zalesye in the end of March. The representatives of five churches of our union (Association of Bible Missionary Churches of Ukraine) came there. We were so glad to see each other. Zdolbunov, Sarny, Ivano-Frankivsk and Kiev came together to meditate on prayer. Pastor Igor Plyva prepared a wonderful material that made us start thinking.

But the question remains. Why is it hard to pray? The answer is very simple, we often approach this spiritual practice without thinking. In the first epistle to Corinthians, chapter 14 says that we must pray with our mind, that is, think about what we pray for. Then it will be easier to concentrate. Maybe this is not the answer you expected, but this is what the Scripture tells us. It's like in a conversation with a person, you need to think about what you are talking about. Only if you fulfill this condition a dialogue is possible. When we come to prayer thoughtfully it also helps us to grow spiritually, because we understand God's promises and His will better. This fills our hearts with the desire to pray for the church, missionaries, friends, for ourselves and relatives, for the country and the government.

This seminar also differed from the previous ones because it was on the eve of the elections. We prayed that God would send us the ruler that we deserve and that we could then accept him as from God.

It was a pity that these days flew by so quickly. The seminar is always filled with joy, love and care. It is very interesting that brothers and sisters of different ages take part in the seminar, but the Holy Spirit unites all of us into His one big family, where everyone has a place and everyone is comfortable. We share joys and worries with each other. Thanks to the seminars we learn how to pray correctly and deliberately.

Every time we pray for those churches from our union that could not come and feel, even for a while, the unity that will be in eternity.

Plyva Ira

 

Pray for Ukraine

  • About Ukraine, and rather of its leaders and about ourselves – Ukrainians, to fear God and serve Him;
  • About the summer season Christian camps 2016 – the special time of sowing and reaping. At the campground of Zalesie every week will be held camps for friendly churches within our region;
  • About the presentation of the Gospel in Central Asia, in the Crimea, and among the Crimean Tatars in Ukraine;
  • About the ministry to orphans and graduates of orphanages in the Rivne region. For many years (more than ten) by the dedicated servants (Ruslan Kovalchuk, Bondarchuk family and many volunteers among them) are fulfilling such ministry in orphanages of the Rivne region. Family of Alexander and Valentina Bondarchuk from the church “Source of Life” in Zdolbuniv for many years helping to graduates of boarding schools to get adapted in this difficult world;
  • About the Gospel sharing with teachers through Christian magazine “Word to the teacher.” Currently, there is a constant leader of publication in the team – brother Arkady Sloza, a member of the church “Reconciliation” Rivne. Please feel free to contact him!
  • About 50 students of the fourth set of School of Bible preaching, for their 3-year training and ministry in their local churches. Pray for the teachers: Alexander Kalinskiy, Andrey Rezunenko, Taras Prystupa, Benjamin Portansky, Vitaly Rozko and others;
  • About soccer club “Nadea,” of its head coach Alexander Gonchar and his assistants, so that the Gospel could have reached the hearts of boys who attend training.

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