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Pray the Word to the WORD

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Lord God,  You are the WORD,  the Logos, the creator and sustainer of life. You spoke the world into existence. You speak comfort over me when I'm afraid. You command the winds and waves, and they obey you. You silence your enemies and correct your critics. Your WORDS are life to me. You are Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End. You are Everything that matters, You are my All in All. When I don't know what to say or what to pray , I will speak your WORDS back to you because your WORDS are living and powerful. I worship you. In Jesus' name,   Amen and Amen. "In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God and the WORD was God. He was in the beginning with God. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and the life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." ( John 1:1-5 ) "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the

In Jesus' name, Amen

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John 14:14 might be one of our favorite verses in the Bible: “You may ask anything in my name, and I will do it.” Hence, someone developed the practice of praying with the important tag on the end, "In Jesus' name, Amen."  Because adding Jesus' name to a request is like saying "please" when you're a little kid. It's the magic word. Shame on us for trying to rub the lamp for the Jesus genie. Asking for something in Jesus' name bears far heavier implications than saying "please" when you want a chocolate chip cookie. Jesus' name invokes power, authority, and sacrifice. When I align myself with Jesus, I bear the responsibility of Romans 12:1-2 and Philippians 2--I must humble myself like Jesus did and become a living sacrifice. I must say "Not my will, but Thine be done." That's what Jesus' name means. Jesus stands in the gap for us before the Father and intercedes for our requests. He reminds th