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Scripture… As We Live It #81

Posted by on Nov 22, 2009 in as we live it, scripture | 4 comments

This is the 81st passage in “Scripture… As We Live It“:

So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, but instead to pray that my suffering would end, so that when God answers your prayer I will be well again, which is your glory. (Ephesians 3:13 re-mix)

(Please read the first post for an explanation of this series.)


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  1. 11-22-2009

    I don’t get it. Paul is saying not to become discouraged at his sufferings, but you add the concept of praying for relief. So are you saying it is not right for us to pray for Christians who are suffering?

  2. 11-22-2009

    Joe (JR),

    No, not at all. But, there are many Christians who view healing as glory and suffering as something to be avoided.


  3. 11-22-2009

    oh, okay. I see what you mean then. I have seen my share of that before. Thanks for clarifying brother.

  4. 11-23-2009

    The End of Philippians and 1 Thessalonians 1 are huge in this one Alan and Joe. It is hard for me because when I don’t get my way I get upset, let along suffering.