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Come Lord Jesus

This is the prayer at the end of the Bible. It is the last prayer in the whole Bible. It is the second to the last verse of the Bible. It is the last prayer and almost the last verse in the book of Revelation. It is the finale, the last prayer made by God in the Bible. The final prayer “Come Lord Jesus”. What a conclusion to invite the Lord Lesus into everything in our life. Not just for Him to come again, as He will one day in His second coming, but to actually let Him be Lord in our lives. So let Him come in and bring our lives back to what He wants to do in us and through us.

Spokane River near Downtown in Spring

Spokane River near Downtown in Spring

God is real, a living person, the creator of the universe, the designer of the atom and DNA. He designed every solar system and every living thing on the earth. So He has plans for our life and what we do. So just pray this final prayer in the Bible from Revelation 22:2o  “Come Lord Jesus”

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

To get a few more points on this topic, see the blog article on Jonah – When God speaks, He eventually gets His way.

What is Prayer

Prayer is joining forces with God. Prayer is fellowship with God in carrying our His will on the earth. Remember what Jesus taught us to pray “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. There is no issue with God’s will in heaven, just on the earth.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Prayer is one of the highest work a man or women can do on the earth.

Cannon Beach, Oregon from Ecola Park

Cannon Beach, Oregon from Ecola Park

Prayer, Vine and Branches

Prayer, Vine and Branches – Jesus’ Instructions on Prayer in John 15

Grape Vines in Washington State

Grape Vines in Washington State

Look at vines, branches and prayer in in John 15, chapters 14, 15, 16, and 17.  In those four chapters, Jesus was trying to comfort His disciples.  Right in the middle of that, in chapter 15, Jesus was talking about abiding. He was talking about how we need to be like branches on a vine. He was the true vine. Some people say this describes kind of an organic, living and real relationship between Jesus and us, or between us and the Father.  Without getting into the rest of the context, there, John 15:7 says, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” That seems kind of like a blank check where you can expect God to do anything you ask of Him. Some people look at that verse and they wonder why God doesn’t answer when they pray for something. There is a condition in this verse, though. It says, “If you abide in Me and My words aide in you”.  The “asking”is prayer.

Grape Vines in Eastern Washington

Grape Vines in Eastern Washington

The first condition, there, is, “If you abide in Me… “ Without getting into the context,there, one way to abide is to stay in the Lord, to rest in the Lord, or to remain in the Lord.  I would even say it means to do the things God wants you to do, to obey the Lord.  He says, “If you abide in Me”.  Then He says, “And if My words abide in you”.  This passage in the book of John says, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you”, you can ask whatever you will and I will do it. What words is He talking about when Jesus says, “And My words abide in you”? I believe He is specifically talking about the word He is speaking. I believe it also has to include the words of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

Grape Vines in Eastern Washington

Grape Vines in Eastern Washington

The video this text is taken from is on  Drew’s YouTube channel.  This portion is at YouTube.

Prayer is Talking and Connecting with God – God is Real

God is real. God exists and listens, we just need to talk to Him.    Prayer does not need to be formal or done in some special place.

Christina Lake, B.C., Canada

Christina Lake, B.C., Canada

Prayer is just talking and connecting to God in reality. Prayer is not phony, and we don’t need to make things up. When praying to God, just start saying what is on your heart as you think about God.  Prayer is a dialog between us and God.  We can pray alone or with others.  We can pray when we love God, and when we hate God. If we are hurting because of something that happened, we need to be open and honest and tell God the truth.

Christina Lake at Sunset, B.C., Canada

Christina Lake at Sunset, B.C., Canada

Prayer can be an expression of what we feel when we are very encouraged, or an expression of how we feel when we are very depressed and low.  We can pray when we think we are a perfect saint (but only God is perfect), or we can pray when we recognize we are sinners (and we all are sinners).  We can pray when we are happy and we can pray when we are sad. After praying, we may feel high, or we may feel low, but God is faithful to hear our prayer, and never changes.

Sailboat on Christina Lake, B.C., Canada

Sailboat on Christina Lake, B.C., Canada

Jesus said in John 15:7, If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall come to pass to you.

The Spirit makes it easy to pray, because He knows how and what to pray.   Without the Spirit, prayer is hard. With the Spirit, prayer is easy.  Romans 8:26, And in like manner the Spirit joins also its help to our weakness; for we do not know what we should pray for as is fitting, but the Spirit itself makes intercession with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Dock on Christina Lake, B.C., Canada

Dock on Christina Lake, B.C., Canada

Look at the prayers of David in the Psalms. David just talked to God and told Him what he thought and how he felt.  When David was low, he said, “God, I am depressed”, but eventually he learned to praise God even in the dark places. When David was feeling great, He praised God.  Psalms 8:2, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou established praise because of Thine adversaries, to still the enemy and the avenger.

Christina Lake, B.C., Canada

Christina Lake, B.C., Canada

Also consider some of the points in the article on “What is Prayer”

Thy Kingdom Come – from John Calvin

The Lord's Prayer - Thy Kingdom Come

Beautiful scenery – The Lord’s Prayer – Thy Kingdom Come

This is a great prayer quote from John Calvin on the phrase  “Thy Kingdom Come” in the Lord’s Prayer.  Prayer is required to bring in the Kingdom of God.  The Kingdom is God’s rule over an area or situation. Don’t forget God owns the earth and the universe. God created the earth  to declare His glory.

There is still another way in which God reigns; and that is, when he overthrows his enemies, and compels them, with Satan their head, to yield a reluctant subjection to his authority, “till they all be made his footstools” ( Hebrews  10:13 .) The substance of this prayer is, that God would enlighten the world by the light of his Word, — would form the hearts of men, by the influences of his Spirit, to obey his justice, and would restore to order, by the gracious exercise of his power, all the disorder that exists in the world. Now, he commences his reign by subduing the desires of our flesh. Again, as the kingdom of God is continually growing and advancing to the end of the world, we must pray every day that it may come: for to whatever extent iniquity abounds in the world, to such an extent the kingdom of God, which brings along with it perfect righteousness, is not yet come.  – from the John Calvin Commentary.

Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving

Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving - Seagull, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving – Seagull, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Prayer starts with thanksgiving, thanking God for all He has done.  Sometimes this is hard to do, but thanksgiving helps our prayer.   But this verse starts by telling us to be careful for nothing, that is, don’t worry about anything, just pray.  Then it says to just let God know what’s going on, just talk to God.  Then after all these items, there is the peace of God that goes beyond what we think and feel.  This peace guards our hearts by filling us with the peace of God.

Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful about nothing; but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses every understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts by Christ Jesus.

Prayer is Talking to God

Prayer is simple. Prayer is just talking to God. Nothing formal is necessary.

Olive Trees In Jerusalem Israel - Prayer is Talking to God

Olive Trees In Jerusalem Israel – Prayer is Talking to God

God exists and listens, we just need to talk to Him.    Prayer does not need to be formal or in some special place. Prayer is just talking to God in reality. So we don’t need make-up something, just start saying what is on your heart as you talk to God.  Prayer is just a dialog between us and God.  Prayer can be alone for with others.    Prayer can be when we love God and when we hate God. Sometimes we are hurting because of something that happened, so tell that to God.   Prayer can be what we feel when we are very encouraged and when we are very depressed and low.   Prayer can be when we think we are perfect (only God is perfect), and when we are a sinner (and we all are sinners) and when we feel we are a saint.  Prayer can be when we are happy and when we are sad. Sometimes after we pray we feel high and sometimes low.

The Spirit makes it easy, because He knows how and what to pray.   Without the Spirit, prayer is hard. With the Spirit prayer us easy.  Romans 8:26 And in like manner the Spirit joins also its help to our weakness; for we do not know what we should pray for as is fitting, but the Spirit itself makes intercession with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Look at the prayers of David in the Psalms where David just talks to God. David tells God just what he thinks and how he feels.  When David is low, he says “God, I am depressed”.

When David was feeling great, He praises God. Sometimes when he is low is also praises God.  Psalms 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established praise because of thine adversaries, to still the enemy and the avenger.

Also consider some of the points in the article on “What is Prayer”