Friends of Jesus;
“So He said to them, ‘This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.’ Mark 9:29
It’s not strange that our “atheist” friend (actually I have a hunch he is Gnostic) finds prayer abhorrent. Of course he would because it is one of the most powerful weapons that we have in our arsenal.
“Please don’t pray for me…”?
That statement alone has just proven to us how powerful prayer is!
The Word of God, Prayer and Fasting.
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Heb 4:12)
“But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.” (Mark 2:20)
“So we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer.” (Ezera 8:23)
The “atheist” prayer…
“Lost Hope” by Amanda Harris
I’m so tired of being lost in a world,
Where no one can find me.
I want to break free of the cage,
That has been enclosing me for too long.
I know that I am alone and no one will save me,
So I am to escape for myself.
I wander down a path,
That will go on for eternity.
I shall never reach the end,
I am trapped no matter where I go.
Though I finally manage to reach the end,
I must fight the monster inside of me to pass.
It is filled with so much anger, hate, and despair,
The only antidote is love, courage, and hope.
The three things I do not have,
And never will.
It is there that I give up,
I have nothing left but myself.
So I lay down forever,
Never going to get up again…as I fade away from all existence.
Prayer – It is a sacrifice of our Time, Thoughts, and our “Self”… Intercession is our Best Expression of Love to this “atheist”
Offended by our prayers? As well they should – He isn’t Offended; rather…
….He is Afraided
PS – The last time I got into a debate with an Atheist was over the phone…
“Prove to me that “YOU” exist!” He challenged. (existentialism at it’s best!)
I thought about this for a moment and then remarked,
“On one condition – You need to acknowledge the fact that I ‘could’ exist.”
“Oh No!”.. His voice full of contempt. “You need to prove it to me!”
“Then I can’t…”
and hung up…
…I had better things to do.