Internet Daily Chapel, Week Of February 10, 2013, Featuring "How Should We Choose The People We Pray For?" - plus much more.

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Internet Daily Chapel
Week Of February 10, 2013
Online Christian Worship Service and Personal Guide
Featuring How Should We Choose The People We Pray For? - plus much more.

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Worship Service, Featuring How Should We Choose The People We Pray For?


Dear Lord, please let the viewers of this page
Unite with You this moment, at one time.
And let our worship please You, here and now.
In Jesus' holy name we pray, Amen.

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Christ our Lord.

Opening Song
"How Great Thou Art"

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I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath
wrought toward me.
How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an
everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.

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O Lord, we come together in Your name,
And as You promised, we know You are here.

We now invite You to reveal Yourself,
And share with us Your presence, openly,


In Jesus' holy name we pray, Amen.

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The Lord's Prayer
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The Lord, Himself, taught us to pray like this . . .

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The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Source: Book Of Common Prayer, based on
Matthew 6:9-13

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Declaration Of Faith
The Apostles' Creed
This historic affirmation of faith comes to us from the early centuries of
the Christian church.
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I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit;
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven
And sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit;
The holy catholic church; *
The communion of saints;
The forgiveness of sins;
The resurrection of the body;
And the life everlasting.


* Note: "catholic church" here means the entire body of
believers in Christ, not just one particular church.

Featured Segment . . .
How Should We Choose The People We Pray For?
And why do we need to pray for anything?

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How should we choose the people we pray for? We know that thousands,
perhaps millions, of people become sick or injured every day. We cannot
pray for all of them individually. So how do we choose? Why should we
sometimes pray for famous people in the news, and not for the vast
multitude of unknowns who also need our prayers? What should we do?

The reality is, there is an infinite need for prayer, just as there is an
infinite need for other kinds of assistance to people. But our resources
are finite and limited. Whatever time or other resources we give to one
recipient, we cannot give to others, perhaps more worthy or more deserving
of our help.

Here is the way I decide, and I am suggesting this way for you.

First, whenever you have a generous or loving impulse to help someone --
by prayer or otherwise -- follow that impulse unless you have a very,
very, good reason not to follow it. Loving impulses to help come straight
from God, and we should always follow them unless we have a really good
reason not to follow them.

When a particular individual comes to your attention -- either from direct
personal contact or from an indirect contact, such as a news report -- you
can always take a moment to offer a brief prayer for that particlar person
and for those who are close to him. For example, "Lord, please help Joe
Jones who was injured today, and all of his loved ones." And if you feel
the impulse to expand on this prayer, go ahead and do it.

Likewise, when groups of people come to your attention, you can always
offer a brief prayer for them. For example, "Lord, please help those
tornado victims I saw on TV, and all of their loved ones." And if you feel
the impulse to expand on this prayer, go ahead and do it.

We recognize that millions of people are constantly in need, even though
they have not specifically come to our attention. It is always a good idea
to say a general prayer for them, too, perhaps something like this: "Dear
Lord, please help and bless all those who are suffering and in need.
Please bring to them Your aid and Your relief."

Caution: Do not start criticizing God for allowing bad things to happen to
good people. God does things for His own reasons, which none of us are
entitled to understand at this time. For more on this subject, please see
my message, "Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?," located at

Q: If God already knows everything, why do we need to pray for anything?
Doesn't He already know what we want?

A: Yes, He already knows everything, but He doesn't necessarily pay
attention to everything. He desires us to express ourselves directly to
Him when we want something. As the Bible says, "Be anxious for nothing;
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known unto God." - Philippians 4:6 (KJCNT) Complete text

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"All The Way My Saviour Leads Me," - by Fanny J. Crosby
ALL THE WAY MY SAVIOUR LEADS ME - by Fanny J. Crosby, 1875
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All the way my Saviour leads me;
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His faithful mercies,
Who through life has been my guide?
Heav'nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him do dwell;
For I know whate'er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.

All the way my Saviour leads me,
Cheers each winding path I tread;
Gives me strength for every trial,
Feeds me with the living bread.
Though my weary steps may falter,
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo, a spring of joy I see.

All the way my Saviour leads me,
O the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised,
In my Father's house above;
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day,
This my song through endless ages:
"Jesus led me all the way."

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Prayer For You
"Go Ahead And Give Yourself To Christ"

NOTE: When you read this prayer, try to imagine hearing my voice as I
speak it to you. In this way, the prayer is reactivated, and it
the same as if I were actually praying for you at that moment.
(Just like television prayers are reactivated when you watch
them, although the videotape may have been shot years before.)

Perhaps you are a Christian even now,
You go to church and try to do your best,
You try to put His teachings in your life,
But still you do not feel that He is yours.
You do not feel the closeness that you crave.
If this is you, then say this prayer with me:
* * *
O Lord, I want you closer in my life,
I want you more to be a part of me.
I want the best relationship with you,
That anyone on earth could ever have.
I know that, "as we give, we shall receive,"
And so I now do give myself to you,
In full completeness, holding nothing back.
I'm yours, so you may use me as you will,
And take whatever things you want from me.
And now that I did give myself to you,
I pray that you will give yourself to me,
As bridegroom gives himself to his new bride.
In Jesus' holy name I pray, Amen.

by William McGinnis
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Closing Song
"Breathe On Me, Breath Of God"

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I pray the Lord that He will lead your path
Away from the temptations all around.
I pray that when temptation lingers near,
The Lord will lead you not into its reach.
But if temptation grabs you as you pass,
I pray the Lord that you will struggle free.
In Jesus' holy name I pray, Amen.

Blessings to you in Jesus Christ our Lord.
This chapel service is now complete.

Rev. Bill McGinnis

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