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Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (10/28/13)[prayer]
The Holy Scriptures | 10/28/13 | left that other site

Posted on 10/28/2013 4:41:49 AM PDT by left that other site

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Children and Families In The Bible



2 Samuel 13

New International Version (NIV)
Amnon and Tamar



13 In the course of time, Amnon son of David fell in love with Tamar, the beautiful sister of Absalom son of David.

2 Amnon became so obsessed with his sister Tamar that he made himself ill. She was a virgin, and it seemed impossible for him to do anything to her.

3 Now Amnon had an adviser named Jonadab son of Shimeah, David’s brother. Jonadab was a very shrewd man. 4 He asked Amnon, “Why do you, the king’s son, look so haggard morning after morning? Won’t you tell me?”

Amnon said to him, “I’m in love with Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.”

5 “Go to bed and pretend to be ill,” Jonadab said. “When your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘I would like my sister Tamar to come and give me something to eat. Let her prepare the food in my sight so I may watch her and then eat it from her hand.’”

6 So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill. When the king came to see him, Amnon said to him, “I would like my sister Tamar to come and make some special bread in my sight, so I may eat from her hand.”

7 David sent word to Tamar at the palace: “Go to the house of your brother Amnon and prepare some food for him.” 8 So Tamar went to the house of her brother Amnon, who was lying down. She took some dough, kneaded it, made the bread in his sight and baked it. 9 Then she took the pan and served him the bread, but he refused to eat.

“Send everyone out of here,” Amnon said. So everyone left him. 10 Then Amnon said to Tamar, “Bring the food here into my bedroom so I may eat from your hand.” And Tamar took the bread she had prepared and brought it to her brother Amnon in his bedroom. 11 But when she took it to him to eat, he grabbed her and said, “Come to bed with me, my sister.”

12 “No, my brother!” she said to him. “Don’t force me! Such a thing should not be done in Israel! Don’t do this wicked thing. 13 What about me? Where could I get rid of my disgrace? And what about you? You would be like one of the wicked fools in Israel. Please speak to the king; he will not keep me from being married to you.” 14 But he refused to listen to her, and since he was stronger than she, he raped her.

15 Then Amnon hated her with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he had loved her. Amnon said to her, “Get up and get out!”

16 “No!” she said to him. “Sending me away would be a greater wrong than what you have already done to me.”

But he refused to listen to her. 17 He called his personal servant and said, “Get this woman out of my sight and bolt the door after her.” 18 So his servant put her out and bolted the door after her. She was wearing an ornate[a] robe, for this was the kind of garment the virgin daughters of the king wore. 19 Tamar put ashes on her head and tore the ornate robe she was wearing. She put her hands on her head and went away, weeping aloud as she went.

20 Her brother Absalom said to her, “Has that Amnon, your brother, been with you? Be quiet for now, my sister; he is your brother. Don’t take this thing to heart.” And Tamar lived in her brother Absalom’s house, a desolate woman.

21 When King David heard all this, he was furious. 22 And Absalom never said a word to Amnon, either good or bad; he hated Amnon because he had disgraced his sister Tamar.





TOPICS: Prayer
KEYWORDS: israel; prayer; prayforjerusalem

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Our Father in Heaven
We praise and Bless Your Most Holy Name!
We Worship You and Love You. For You Alone Are Worthy
Everlasting and Almighty God!

Abba, Father,
The Layers of Sin That led to this Tragic Story
Seem so obvious in retrospect.
David's Polygamy, Adultery, Irresponsibility in Not Disciplining his Children,
and other personal Sins Caught Up With Him.
When Confronted with the Heinous Behavior of his sons,
he has no way of dealing with it except by crying!
Dear Lord, let us not be afraid to correct our children with loving discipline.
And Let Them not get enticed by evil companions, who like Jonadab,
would advise them to destroy the very ones they love..

We pray for the Repentance, Restoration, and Renewal of Our Beloved Nation.
We Pray For Families,
that They will prosper and Grow in You
We Pray For Children,
That They will Be Raised to Love You

We Pray For The Swift and Sure Coming of Messiah,
Blessed Be He,
To Establish His Kingdom,
and Make All Things Right.




Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


1 posted on 10/28/2013 4:41:49 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site; tajgirvan; DollyCali; seoul62; etabeta; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Lera; ...

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






This shameful story of Anmon, Absalom, and Tamar shows us a number of things. David had made some bad decisions earlier in his life, and had fathered many children from a number of different women. From this story, we can see that there was division among them, probably caused by favoritism and unequal treatment based on who their mother had been. Also, there is an indication that David was either so totally preoccupied with his duties, or even religious activity, that he did not raise his own children in the discipline and admonition of the Lord. Confronted with this horrible situation, he became furious, but did nothing about it!

Only Tamar seems to know or care anything about the Law of God.

So even the Great Psalmist, David, The King of Israel, was a SINNER in need of the grace of God. This tragic story will continue for a few days, as it takes a while to tell it completely. It is probably one that you did NOT hear in Sunday School, but very important in our study of Family Life in the Bible.
Everything in the Scriptures can teach us something!

Come and pray For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Families and FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


2 posted on 10/28/2013 4:59:44 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site

I join in prayer for Israel, Jerusalem and all God’s beloved.


3 posted on 10/28/2013 8:50:36 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, Alamo-Girl, For Your Prayers For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Families and FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


4 posted on 10/28/2013 9:02:44 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site

Joining in prayer for all God’s people - especially parents to be tuned into the Word of God and into the dangers that threaten their children.


5 posted on 10/28/2013 9:37:53 AM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: NEWwoman

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, NEWwoman, For Your Prayers For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Families and FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


6 posted on 10/28/2013 9:45:59 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site

Praying with you for the Peace of Jerusalem, our FRiends in need and our beloved Nation.

Blessings, etabeta


7 posted on 10/28/2013 10:55:07 AM PDT by etabeta
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To: etabeta

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, Etabeta, For Your Prayers For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Families and FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


8 posted on 10/28/2013 12:27:28 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site

prayers up


9 posted on 10/28/2013 3:18:09 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: left that other site

Amen


10 posted on 10/28/2013 4:27:55 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis, For Your Prayers For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Families and FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


11 posted on 10/28/2013 5:05:39 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Lera

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, lera, For Your Prayers For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Families and FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


12 posted on 10/28/2013 5:10:33 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site; yorkie; jaycee; MestaMachine; UriĀ’el-2012; Jim Robinson


PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH FOR
THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!
And for the Preservation of the Valiant Israeli Nation!


"And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do anything to her.

But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king's son, lean from day to day? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.



And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.

So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick: and when the king was come to see him, Amnon said unto the king, I pray thee, let Tamar my sister come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat at her hand.

Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon's house, and dress him meat.



"The Rape of Tamar"
Eustache Le Sueur
(1617-1665)

So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house; and he was laid down. And she took flour, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.

And she took a pan, and poured them out before him; but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, Have out all men from me. And they went out every man from him.
And Amnon said unto Tamar, Bring the meat into the chamber, that I may eat of thine hand. And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother.

And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.

And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.
Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.

Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.

And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.

Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her.

And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.

And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying.

And Absalom her brother said unto her, Hath Amnon thy brother been with thee? but hold now thy peace, my sister: he is thy brother; regard not this thing. So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom's house.

But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth.

And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

2 Samuel 13:1-22 (KJV)


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Lamh Foistenach Abu!
13 posted on 10/28/2013 6:56:53 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, ConorMacNessa, For Your Prayers and awesome Graphics For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Families and FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


14 posted on 10/28/2013 7:01:40 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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So true is this today ML. GOD’s word is a light not only to the path of Righteousness, but to the shadows of hidden sins and sorrows that need Redemption’s forgiveness and/or healing. I know so many women personally who fell victim to incest...there is one right now in particular close to my heart. But one thing I know, the LORD’s GREAT MERCY can turn any shame one may feel into a GODLY SORROW that only HE CAN transform into something beautiful. He sees the downcast, he knows the heart, he heals completely...Amen. I pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, for our friends and families who deal with situations as such and need the HAND of GOD to help, I pray for our persecuted women who face any abuse at the hand of their perpetrators, I pray for our nation. Amen.


15 posted on 10/29/2013 2:40:46 AM PDT by Jeanbl
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To: Jeanbl

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, Jeanbl, For Your Prayers For The Peace of Jerusalem, For Families and FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and for Our Beloved Nation.

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS


16 posted on 10/29/2013 4:28:20 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Jeanbl; left that other site

AMEN


17 posted on 10/29/2013 2:40:30 PM PDT by Hiskid (Jesus is Lord)
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