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5 Reasons to Pray With Your Kids, Whatever Your Beliefs


Prayer. It’s a word that can be divisive, but it doesn’t need to be. Most of us, regardless of our approach to religion, have bowed our heads, closed our eyes, and said thanks or petitioned for help at one point or another in our lives.
As a child, my mom would pray for my brother and me on our way to school. She’d ask us to bow our heads and close our eyes in the car as she would say a prayer for protection for our day. Before going to bed, she would say another prayer for us as we went to sleep. My brother and I went to a private, Christian school, but we rarely attended church. I’m not sure why my mom prayed for us. Her father is agnostic, and her parents did not practice any organized religion. But I always found prayers comforting — both hers and, later, my own. I liked knowing that I could go to someone other than my mom for answers and the help that she wasn’t able to provide.
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Setting aside the question of whether or not prayer “works,” I’ve found that prayer can change my own experience of the world. As a father, I want my kids to have that experience of calling out to someone, or something, beyond the realm of human influence when they feel challenged, or grateful, or afraid. Here’s why prayer matters to me and what I hope my children receive from it:

Prayer Makes Us Humble

I’ve often felt that people’s relatability is tied to their level of humility. An act of humility can open up doors that are closed, squash arguments, heal families, and help leaders lead. There’s nothing more disheartening that seeing a person who is full of themselves.
For me, prayer is an act of humility. Helping my children learn that there is nothing wrong with acknowledging that something is greater than themselves is tantamount to teaching them that they are not the center of the universe, even if they think they are.

Prayer Teaches Respect

There’s a great commercial where a little girl is opening the fridge to get a yogurt when her dad tries to stop her. She tells him that mom said she could get a midnight snack, to which her father says that it’s late and that she needs to go to bed.
“Why?” she asks.
In his authority, he says, “Because I’m the boss.”
To which the little girl responds, in utter incredulousness, “You’re not the boss. Mom’s the boss.”
We pan to the father’s face as he’s trying to think of a response. “Technically, we’re both bosses.”
But the little girl knows the truth and says, “Technically, mom’s the boss.”
The commercial ends with both of them eating a midnight snack.
Each of us answers to a higher authority in different situations. For me, it’s my boss at work and my wife at home. For my kids it’s their teacher at school and their parents at home. Acknowledging that there is someone with more authority than ourselves is part of the human experience.
In every facet of my life and in theirs, there are authority figures that we need to respect. Through the act of prayer, I want my children to learn that, just like in the physical realm where there are authority figures, so there is in the spiritual world — whether you believe that’s God or another Higher Power — and ultimately, we’re accountable to someone other than ourselves.

Prayer Helps Us Develop Gratitude

Most mornings, my wife calls me at work so I can pray for our kids on their way to school. I encourage them to be thankful for the gifts they’ve been given, such as the house they live in, the clothes they wear, the food they eat, their able bodies, and all the other things we tend to take for granted.
What I noticed is that even if they’ve been fighting with one another or have been in a bad mood, stopping to pray and give “thanks” causes them to have a sense of gratitude, which is a key component to life. As a father, I want my children to express gratitude for what they’ve received and, more importantly, to have the feeling that their life is full.

Prayer Strengthens Trust

Faith is simply trust or confidence in someone or something. Every day, each of us practices faith in one form or another. We have faith that the person driving in the next lane over will not swerve into our lane. We have faith that our spouse will honor their commitment to us. I want my children’s faith to serve as an anchor when the world rocks their lives. Through prayer, the development of their faith can occur and grow.

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Do you see and still believe in Miracles today?



On this post Christian age more and more, people  are convinced that miracles are done and had passed away since the death of the last apostle and miracles were buried with them.

But in the time of Christ miracles took place left and right everywhere were Christ is; the lame are walking, the blind see, the deaf can hear, lepers are cleansed and to the poor the Gospel is preached. 

Never in the history of Christianity, a generation experienced such glorious event in seeing this with their naked eyes. Today churches are though more on prosperity, discipleship, salvation and church growth the bigger the church  the greater the anointing is with it. We measure success by our own standard and forget the ways and the standard of God. Please don't get me wrong with these  teachings. 

Without  the power of miracle there would be no resurrection, victory over the power of dankness and healing. Churches are handicapped of the power to overcome and to subdue evil and darkness. Most common word within Christian world is the word Mega church, instant fixed solution for every problems and convenience. Most refuses to hear teachings on how to overcome hardships, sufferings and sacrifices. (If you are a clergy or a Pastor teaching this kind of confrontational approach, I tell you you'll get the least numbers in your congregation or even not see them next Sunday and accused you that your message are offending. If you are doing wrong and practicing evil, correction will really be offending, but it will be good for you if you listen!) This was the state of mind of those people during the time of Noah before the flood, their refusal to hear and listen, they are selective of only what they want to hear and do.

If miracles are gone then God is dead and gone. Everything will come to an end since God Is the author of life. But how come that we seldom see these today. The removal of Godly and sounds teaching weakens Churches and most are driven on relying on the strength of the flesh instead of depending on the power of the Holy Spirit. The Evil one who successfully  working through the years in making believed that Man is GOD. You will be like God knowing good and evil. But man can’t handle it alone because he is not GOD  and he needed God, then why? He was not design to take evil within himself because man was created for good after the image and likeness of God alone! 

The missing link to see a miracle is the miracle itself, it’s God!

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Restoration of prayers in Schools





The removal of prayers, the Ten Commandments and the bible from schools.

These resulted to increase in numbers of teenage pregnancies, crime rates escalates, suicides, drugs related problems, shootings and killings within the parameters of the schools, parents are neglectful of their responsibilities, busy with other things, no time to teach and guide their children, the education of their children are damped on the teachers and schools.

The institution intended  to be a place for learning, especially for young minds has become a place that breeds rebellion, disobedience and death.

It's high time for the church to address this concern. As a church let us not be passive about it. Let us together rebuild the walls that was broken.

Please hand me another brick!

We all know what prayers can do!
Lord, hear our prayers!

Amen!


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A call to prayer for all Nations.


Let us fill and occupy our empty fews and churches with people willing to pray and intercede before the altars of our churches on behalf of our own particular nation.

We have forgotten God and moved Him out of our churches, schools, cities, lands, nations and in our own personal lives. We have created other gods in exchange of Him and worship the CREATION instead of the CREATOR. And now we are reaping the result of our negligence, rejection, arrogance, greed and rebellion. Calamities, wars, terrorism, slaughters, abortion, murders, sexual perversions, grievous immoral acts and all other unexplainable, uncontrollable and unacceptable evil acts are now seen around us and viciously swallowing us alive to end our existence and stripping us of morality.

These are shadows and warning of the coming wrath and judgement of God that is about to come. Once SIN reaches it's maturity (full blown)  and went beyond the brim and overflow, a danger sign that is blinking and that is about to explode, a gauge that shows that it reaches it's maximum level, once ignored then an invitation for destruction is unresistable.

Yes, God is love, merciful, gracious, SLOW to ANGER, righteous and just, but when His love and kindness are abused and provoked to it's maximum tolerance then an invitation of His wrath and judgement are surely coming to have it's full swing on the abusers, exploiters, immorals and murderers. 

Noah warned and called the attention of his generation to turn from their wicked ways and repent  and waited for 120 years, but instead he was ignored, rejected, ridiculed, persecuted, intimidated and laughed at, until that great flood were only eight people was preserved together with selected animals inside the ark. 

Don't be surprised, it's happening Now!
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Escritura: Os he llamado amigos. By Rev.Paul Hablisnki
Español: Reina Valera (1909)
Juan 15:15  Ya no os llamaré siervos, porque el siervo no sabe lo que hace su señor: más os he llamado amigos, porque todas las cosas que oí de mi Padre, os he hecho notorias.
Perdi’ un hermano, hace un tiempo ahora. Le extraño mucho a él. Hubo un amigo, tal como hermano. Pues, a veces peleábamos como el gato y el perro (¡No! el perro y el gato ¡ me entiendes?) Claro, pues, veíamos el mundo diferente.  Pero, comoquiera siempre éramos hermanos y amigos. Era un muy buen “kuya”. Además, era un buen amigo.¡ Qué bueno es tener un amigo! Un amigo de veras. Todos necesitamos amigos.
Que maravilloso es saber que el mejor amigo que uno puede tener es Jesucristo, el hijo unigénito de Dios. Él ofrece su amistad a todos que vienen a Él . Nos dijo en Juan 6, “él que viene a mí, no le echo fuera.” 
Recordamos que él es el único camino a Diyos Padre, como dijo él en Juan 14:06, “Yo soy el camino, y la verdad, y la vida: nadie viene al padre sino por mí.”  Además, nunca podemos olvidar lo que el apóstalo Pedro dijo a toda la gente cuando predicaba en el libro de los hechos de los apóstoles, que, “Y en ningún otro hay salvación; porque no hay otro nombre bajo el cielo, dado a los hombres, en que podamos ser salvos.” Hechos 4:12
 Recuérdanos siempre este, también: “nadie tiene mejor amor que este, que uno ponga su vida por sus amigos.”  Juan 15:13
Bueno, Él si’ puso su vida, y derramó su sangre preciosa para cubrir nuestros pecados, y salvar nuestras almas, cuando murió en la cruz tan cruel del Calvario. El Padre aceptó su sacrificio y nos lo ensenó a todos  por levantarle a él de entre los muertos. Ya él vive para siempre – para los siglos de los siglos – y ya invita él a todos: “Venid a mí todos los que estáis trabajados y cargados, y yo os hare descansar. Mateo 11:28 Durante más que dos mil años él ha estado aceptando cada uno que le pide sinceramente, perdón de pecados y una vida nueva – una vida nueva en Él!. 
Los teológicos han tenido sus discusiones (así ‘cómo mi hermano y yo, a veces) de muchos puntos y asuntos tocante a cosas religiosas.  Pero, casi  todos han sido muy de acuerdo en esto: el pobre pecador necesita un salvador, por la razón de qué no podemos salvarnos a nuestras propias almas. Las Noticias Buenas hay que sí, hay un Salvador. Un Salvador que te invita ser uno de los suyos. No lo merecemos por nada que podamos hacer (Tito 3:Pero cuando se manifestó la bondad de Dios nuestro Salvador, y su amor para con los hombres,
nos salvó, no por obras de justicia que nosotros hubiéramos hecho, sino por su misericordia, por el lavamiento de la regeneración y por la renovación en el Espíritu Santo,
el cual derramó en nosotros abundantemente por Jesucristo nuestro Salvador,
para que justificados por su gracia, viniésemos a ser herederos conforme a la esperanza de la vida eterna.) .
  Es por su gracia nos salva y acepta a su grey.  ¡Ay! ¡Que misericordia tan abundante! ¡Y que gracia inefable!
Efesos 2: 8 Porque por gracia sois salvos por medio de la fe; y esto no de vosotros, pues es don de Dios; no por obras, para que nadie se gloríe.
 “Por la gracia sois salvos, por media de la fe”, Hermanos míos; no por nuestras obras. ¡Pues, por la pura gracia!
¡Que amigo es él! Simplemente no hay mejor amigo. Los líderes religiosos le acusaran a Jesucristo ser amigo de pecadores.
Pues, tan bueno para nosotros que así es Él.
Si no le conoces a él, como señor y salvador, vete a él sin tardar un momento más. Confiese a Él sus pecados (no a un hombre), Pide a Él perdón, y reavivamiento de su vida.
Si podamos ayudarte en esto, contáctanos sin tardar.
  For ACPT concerns and the Bishop:
Office and Mailing Address:
St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Parish
Training Center and Mission House
No. 234, Purok 3, Brgy.Masoc,
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
3700 PHILIPPINES
Telephone number (078) 326-5881
Él ha dado su promesa de perdonarte de sus pecados, y ayudarte, ahora, y por la eternidad. Luego vas a entender… como dice el himno antiguo, tan precioso,   
          

                 "¡O Qué Amigo ¡Nos es Cristo!”

What a Friend, (English) by Rev.Paul Hablinski
Scripture
John 15:15
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
English:
I lost a brother some time ago. I miss him so much. He was a friend, as much as a brother. Now, sometimes we fought like cats and dogs (No! That would be dogs and cats! I trust you understand.) Yes, we saw the world quite differently. Nonetheless, we were always brothers and friends. He was a good “kuya”, and a good friend. It is so good to have a friend - a really good friend. Everyone really needs friends.
How wonderful it is to know that the best friend that anyone can have is Our Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. How great it is to know that He offers His friendship to all who come to Him. He told us in John chapter 6, “He that comes to me I will not cast out.”  Let us always remember, Brethren, that He is the only way to God the Father, as he told us in John 14:06, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” 
Moreover, let us never forget what the Apostle Peter told all the people gathered to hear him in Acts Chapter 4
12  ” Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Also, let us never forget that as Our Lord told us: “ Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”. John 15:13
Well, He DID lay down his life for His friends, and shed His precious blood on the cruel cross of Calvary, to cover our sins and save our wretched souls.
The Heavenly Father accepted his sacrifice, and showed us all that wonderful news by raising him from the dead! Now He is alive forevermore, and offers this invitation to all:
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
For over two thousand years, He has been accepting every single one who asks Him sincerely for forgiveness of sins and a new life - life anew in Him.
Theologians have had many arguments about many points concerning religious matters, but almost all have been in full accord concerning this: the poor wretched sinner needs a savior … because we cannot save ourselves from the just penalty for our own sins.
The Good News is that, yes, there IS a Savior who invites you to be one of His. We don’t deserve it, for anything that we can do, or might have done. (But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
(5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done,  but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior;
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7)
Yes, Brethren, it is by His Grace that He saves us and accepts us into His flock. Oh! What abundant mercy, and what unspeakable Grace!
 Ephesians 2: 8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
By grace, we are saved, by means of faith, my Brethren. By the pure, unmerited grace of God, in Christ. What a friend is He! There is simply no better friend. The religious leaders of His day accused Our Lord Jesus of being a friend of sinners. Well, how great for us that He is!
If you don’t know Him, as personal Lord and Savior, go to Him now, while you still have time – don’t wait a single moment longer. Confess to Him (not to any man) your sins, ask for forgiveness, and the new life He offers. If we can be of help to you in these things, by all means, contact us today.
  For ACPT concerns and the Bishop:
Office and Mailing Address:
St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Parish
Training Center and Mission House
No. 234, Purok 3, Brgy.Masoc,
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
3700 PHILIPPINES
Telephone number (078) 326-5881
He has given His promise to forgive your sins, give you a new life in Him, and to help and guide you now and for all eternity. You will come to understand, as the precious old hymn tells us,
              “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”!

Vacation Bible school at St. Augustine Anglican Church in Brgy. Masoc, Philippines












 Teaching them how to pray.
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