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Our Troubles: Prayer in Churches


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"For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble …you also helping together in prayer for us" (2 Cor 1:8, 11)

Matthew Henry:

"Paul desired the Corinthians to help together by prayer for them (v. 11), by group prayer, agreeing and joining together in prayer on their behalf… We should pray for ourselves and for one another. Paul had a great interest in the throne of grace, yet he desires the help of others’ prayers. If we thus help one another by our prayers, we may hope for occasions for many to give thanks for answers to prayer."


In the scripture above, Paul was writing to the Corinthian church while experiencing grave troubles. As you can tell from Matthew Henry's Commentary, Paul was addressing a CHURCH, asking it to PRAY for his well-being and the advancement of his mission.

The same principle has been true since Paul penned it. While private and personal prayer is certainly significant, the Lord convinced Paul to seek prayerful help from his brethren who were meeting together in church, on the Sabbath and probably other occasions.

Jesus calls this a "House of Prayer". In my opinion, one of the prime reasons for the troubles we are experiencing today is a lack of PRAYER in our churches, not just for ourselves and our particular church needs. Paul's letter tells us we are to CARE about and PRAY about people and matters outside of our four walls.

So, the Topics, Videos and Articles below bring to your attention a variety of very significant issues which CRY OUT FOR PRAYER.

Topics for Prayer:

· The Elections - 2012: Replacements for Obama & Co. and all Liberals

· We must support ISRAEL; they are coming after Her!

· Other topics drawn from the Videos and Articles below.

· Your Personal Concerns


Texas Passes Sonogram Abortion Requirement CBN News

EGYPT: Muslims Kill and Harass Christians, Burn Church LA Times

New Hamas/Palestinian Government Threatens Israel CBN

Anti-American Hatred Intensifying in Pakistan Fox News

Cheney Calls Probe of CIA Interrogators an ‘Outrage’ The Blaze

AZ Going with Online Donations and Prison Labor to Build Border Fence The Blaze


Obama Stifles Freedom of Speech in New Ways Investors

Obama's 'Gangster Politics' WSJ, Strassel

Israel’s Increasing Vulnerability Washington Times, Bolton

Obama Still Prosecuting (Persecuting?) CIA Men Who Found Bin Laden New York Post, Chavez

Boehner: Is He Caving Again? Congress.org

Christians are an “easy target” for Reprisal after Bin Laden’s Death, says Mgr Saldanha AsiaNews

Canada Makes a Right Turn WSJ, Gratzer

As mentioned, there is a variety of Articles and Videos. Please select those which particularly interest you. Regarding the Articles, you can probably read the first couple paragraphs to get the authors main points.



In Jesus' Name,

Harry Valentine, Capitol Hill Prayer Alert (CHPA), Founder/Publisher