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Posted on 10/06/2017 7:00:26 AM PDT by left that other site

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem





Meditating Upon The Names and Attributes of God



(Old Testament)

Genesis 16



Hagar and Ishmael

16 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; 2 so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.”

Abram agreed to what Sarai said. 3 So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. 4 He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.

When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress. 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.”

6 “Your slave is in your hands,” Abram said. “Do with her whatever you think best.” Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her.

7 The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”

“I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.

9 Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”

11 The angel of the Lord also said to her:

“You are now pregnant
    and you will give birth to a son.
You shall name him Ishmael,[a]
    for the Lord has heard of your misery.
12 He will be a wild donkey of a man;
    his hand will be against everyone
    and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
    toward[b] all his brothers.”

13 She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen[c] the One who sees me.” 14 That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi[d]; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.

15 So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne. 16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.

Footnotes:

1. Genesis 16:11 Ishmael means God hears.
2. Genesis 16:12 Or live to the east / of
3. Genesis 16:13 Or seen the back of
4. Genesis 16:14 Beer Lahai Roi means well of the Living One who sees me.


(End of Scripture Passage)

Sometimes the amount of loss we suffer during a period of time seems too much to bear. Hagar finds herself in such a situation! The name she gives to the God of Abraham is very telling. She calls Him "The God Who Sees Me". This intensely personal connection with the Almighty was practically non-existent in the Ancient World, and "the gods" were unfeeling entities that had no compassion for humans.

Psalm 139 is a good cross reference for El Roi, as it sings of God's watching over us in every aspect of our lives. This "Seeing" is NOT "Surveillance", but rather, "Empathy and Compassion". Hagar was hungry, thirsty, pregnant by a man who did not love her, outcast, and homeless. Yet she named the place where she was rescued "The Place Where God Sees Me".

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Dear Father in Heaven,
Sanctified and Magnified is Your Most Wonderful and Holy Name!
You Alone Are Worthy of Praise and Worship,
For You Alone Are The One True God.
You are the God Who Sees Me in My Distress.
We humbly come before You,
as a body of believers,
on behalf of Your People Israel.
We know in our hearts that nobody is perfect except You.
We know in our hearts that the People Of Israel
are no different than anyone else in this regard,
and are in as much need of Your Mercy as anyone else.
Even when We are unfaithful, though,
YOU are ALWAYS Faithful to Your promises!

May the Leaders of Our Own Beloved USA
Receive Wisdom from You
to do the Right Thing.

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 10/06/2017 7:00:26 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Alamo-Girl; 4Godsoloved..Hegave; albie; alicewonders; alnick; alpha-8-25-02; AmericanMade1776; ...

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






I don't think you want to hear all the details, but some of you know that I was widowed 7 years ago when my husband of 39 years took his own life. (I don't know how to put more delicately than that). A lot of weird things have happened to me in the intervening 7 years, some of which I have related in this thread as stories that teach a Biblical Principle. Today is no different.

Hagar felt abandoned, lost, and without hope. Yet, The LORD spoke to her, and gave her assurance for the Future.

The "Future" is not always what we expect it to be, but we can always be certain that the Creator of the Universe is ElRoi, the God Who Sees Me, and that He works all things together for Good for those who love Him.

Come and Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

2 posted on 10/06/2017 7:10:11 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.)
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Amen and God Bless.


3 posted on 10/06/2017 7:34:58 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If the world were flat, cats would have knocked everything off the edge already.)
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Thank You, Silentgypsy, For Your Prayers For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

4 posted on 10/06/2017 7:40:43 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.)
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I’m so sorry, left that other site. Thank you for today’s prayer!


5 posted on 10/06/2017 9:04:39 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: left that other site

Amen. The LORD sees us through.


6 posted on 10/06/2017 10:17:48 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: left that other site

My prayers always. God bless.


7 posted on 10/06/2017 10:22:09 AM PDT by etabeta
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To: left that other site

Redeem Israel, O God,
Out of all their troubles!


8 posted on 10/06/2017 11:25:09 AM PDT by Hiskid (Jesus is Lord)
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To: trisham

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Thank You, trisham, For Your Prayers and Kind Words For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

9 posted on 10/06/2017 12:36:51 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, stars & stripes forever, For Your Prayers For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

10 posted on 10/06/2017 12:38:10 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.)
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To: etabeta

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






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

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

11 posted on 10/06/2017 12:39:10 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.)
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To: Hiskid

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, Hiskid, For Your Prayers For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

12 posted on 10/06/2017 12:40:13 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.)
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To: left that other site; yorkie; UriĀ’el-2012


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



"Hagar, Ishmael and the Angel"
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)


_ OW Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid,
an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me
from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto
my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

___________________________________________________Genesis 16 (KJV)



PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For ML In This Time Of Tribulation.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For the Repose of the Soul of ML's Mom.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our Own Yorkie.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For A Rapid Recovery For Our FRiend Uri'el2012.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Safety Of Our Gallant Troops And For The Success Of Their Vital Mission.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Repose Of The Souls Of Our Embassy Staff In Libya Who Were Assassinated 11 September 2012.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For The Deliverance Of Our Beloved Nation From The Lion’s Mouth.

PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH For Our Brethren Of All Faiths Throughout The World Suffering Persecution.
We pray in particular on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Libya and throughout the Mideast. The members of the oldest of our Christian Communities, some of which date from the days of the Apostles, suffer under cruel, merciless and unrelenting persecution. They are Orthodox and Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical, Coptic, Pentecostal, and Baptist. To the persecutors, we are all "Nazarenes."

13 posted on 10/06/2017 1:57:07 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (FMF Corpsman - Lima 3/5 RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Thank You, ConorMacNessa, For Your Prayers and Beautiful Fine Art Graphics For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

14 posted on 10/06/2017 2:42:15 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.)
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To: left that other site
The "Future" is not always what we expect it to be, but we can always be certain that the Creator of the Universe is ElRoi, the God Who Sees Me, and that He works all things together for Good for those who love Him.

Always timely messages LTOS. Thanks and many blessings to you.

Ishmael's descendants sure have caused a whole heap of hurt. It's hard to image how it will end up all making sense for the good, but somehow it will.

15 posted on 10/06/2017 3:55:48 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn(ed!) the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: left that other site

Agreeing in prayer.


16 posted on 10/06/2017 3:56:10 PM PDT by Maudeen (This world is not my home.)
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Beautiful painting.


17 posted on 10/06/2017 4:58:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Ezekiel

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, Ezekiel, For Your Prayers For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

18 posted on 10/06/2017 5:26:47 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.)
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To: Maudeen

Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






Thank You, Maudeen, For Your Prayers For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

God Bless America!

Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

Hallelujah and Amen

ML/LTOS

19 posted on 10/06/2017 5:32:25 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.)
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To: trisham

Thanks! The story is so poignant that it inspires artists in many eras.


20 posted on 10/06/2017 5:33:29 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.)
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