1 House of Prayer - LAUS DEO

Friday November 2, 2012 Prayer and Discussion

November 2, 2012

What is Anger?

In Judaism, anger is a negative trait. In the Book of Genesis, Jacob condemned the anger that had arisen in his sons Simon and Levi: "Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel."[80]

Restraining oneself from anger is seen as noble and desirable, as Ethics of the Fathers states:

"Ben Zoma said: Who is strong? He who subdues his evil inclination, as it is stated, "He who is slow to anger is better than a strong man, and he who masters his passions is better than one who conquers a city" (Proverbs 16:32)."[81]

Maimonides rules that one who becomes angry is as though that person had worshipped idols.[82] Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi explains that the parallel between anger and idol worship is that by becoming angry, one shows a disregard of Divine Providence - whatever had caused the anger was ultimately ordained from Above - and that through coming to anger one thereby denies the hand of G-d in one's life.[83]

In its section dealing with ethical traits a person should adopt, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch states:
"Anger is also a very evil trait and it should be avoided at all costs. You should train yourself not to become angry even if you have a good reason to be angry."[84]

I chose this topic for discussion tonight because we all have fallen into anger sometime in our lives. If we pay attention to our bodies we will find that it is very harmful not just with our action but also it causes many of of vital organs to react and it is always negative. Bloodpressure goes up, heart rate goes up and we can lose all of our norma and Godly thinking. It will easily cause a reaction that we may feel very sorry for later. I can name many times it has happened to me but prefer not to remember.

I am doing calls for Romney and I can hear the anger in the voices of the other side. I have to ask myself why when my call is only expressing an opinion. I have been threatened, and the vulgarity is fluid. I just say ok and God Bless. That is what made me think of this topic for tonight. I only ring their phone and the words fly. God has gifted me by not allowing myself to be angered by their comments.

Look back over your life and think of those things that causes you to respond with anger. Think about them and find a way you can tell yourself it is just anothers opinion not Gods. God is the Almighty Creator and He created us for His purpose not others. What a boring world this would be if we all thought the same and looked the same. He made us as individuals to perform for Him. There is no one better or worse or richer or poorer. Our riches come from Him and it is not money. Some may have more money but God expects them to use it for Him. He allows for some to be in the governing power as leaders of our great country. He expects them to recognize He is untimate power and all things MUSt go through Him.

Let each of us pray for the gifts He will give to each. They may not all be the same because we cannot do everything. Pray that we will each of be a team player focussed only on Him. Pray for guidance in everything that we do. Watch your life change because He is in control.

Father, I am asking you for guidance when each person goes to vote on Tuesday. Help them to vote for the person that best fits your values. Our nation is terribly lost and many are angry. Help them to find you and find the peace that only you can give. Help them to understand that YOU are our only true leader. The elected ones are there to follow YOU and do your will just as our founders did over 200 years ago. You allowed a hedge of protection over America for all this time and I can see the hedge being removed and rightly so because the people are not proving you are our leader. They have openly denied you and think they can contol everything. Father we know that is not the case. You Created everything to give a perfect life and many feel you are not there. Father, I know you are with each of us tonight and will always be with us as long we ask, Thank you for the gifts you have given and show us the way you want us to perform for you. You are the only way to everlasting life. In your wonderful name and the name of your son Jesus Christ I pray. Amen and Amen

1 year 11 months ago

Thank you Maggie for this post for I am in need!, this is an emotional roller coaster ride for me in Ohio, I know the Lord is in control but when you hear so many lies and deciet come from one person day after day it wears you down. Lives have been taken that could have been prevented and our Country as we know it is hanging on the edge of distruction. I pray the Lord will give us a chance to repent and to get our Country back to the way it is intended to be, One Nation under God.

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1 year 11 months ago

Beautiful post Maggie. I will not be with you tonight but am in prayer for all here and for our country. Love you all.

1 year 11 months ago

Thank you Dianne I am also talking with people in Ohio. Mine are 60 plus and I have most to be very nice if they answer the call. I have done 15 hours of calls and I feel if the fraud is kept at a minimum I feel the state will go bright red. I have met a lot of really nice people and a few just the opposite. They are ones I wrote this post about. I say God Bless to each that stays on the phone long enough to hear it. That is what is keeping me going.

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1 year 11 months ago

Deborah I will miss you tonight but have a great night and keep us all in your prayers. Love and God Bless Maggie

1 year 11 months ago

What a wonderful post Maggie. And it is so true. I am in need of prayer for this very reason. As Dianne says, when you hear the lies and know for fact that they are lies, the feelings I have at times border on hate, and I do not want to feel that way. I have 2 liberal friends and several cousins who are liberals, and Dianne you are right they are angry, and it is hard not to respond to their anger with my own. I have tried to get them all to see the truth about Obama and his agenda.

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1 year 11 months ago

Ann so great to hear from you again. I will definitely be praying for you. I found out if I allow another to make me angry then I have given them my power and control. It is not easy to do but once you can do it a few times it will come naturally. Just remember never give your control to anyone, God gave it to you for His use and if you give it away then you cannot use. it. When confronted with someone like they are, I try not to respond but say I will pray for you. and God Bless.

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1 year 11 months ago

I am here to pray

1 year 11 months ago

Please join me in prayer 10:00 CT -10:15. Where two or three are gather in my name I am in their midst. Love and God Bless Maggie

1 year 11 months ago

Maggie, thank you for leading us tonight. This is a great subject and a good way to shine a light in a dark place. I need a reminder that anger is not of God, it is from the evil foe. Thanks for reminding me. I am sorry that you have experienced verbal abuse making your phone calls. Some people still have their eyes closed! Time to pray!

1 year 11 months ago

Welcome Barbara. Glad you are here with us. Love and God Bless Maggie

1 year 11 months ago

Maggie,
You have expressed exactly what we are all experiencing. You said some time ago that the Holy Spirit is speaking through you and I agree with that. Ann Rice, famous author and Catholic convert, says that she is now writing for God, and so is Maggie, another famous convert.

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1 year 11 months ago

Maggie, Bless you for all your time and effort for Oh., Lord knows we need. I am fighting the battle and it is a hard one. I know like you we will continue till the end and God willing we will prevail!

1 year 11 months ago

Debbie welcome, unfortunately we cannot open their eyes for them, it is something they must do for themselves. It is pairful to watch when we know but it is something they must find for themselves.

Carol thank you. That is quite a compliment.but I do feel that the Holy Spirit is speaking through me because I do not know how to write the way I do. It is His words and I just follow what I am told. Glad you are with us tonight Love and God Bless maggie

1 year 11 months ago

I have come back. I had to take a break to give The Nanny Cat her pill. My problem with anger is I never show it. I turn it inward. and it becomes fear and self-hatred. I do not discuss politics much with people whose mind is made up. Some of my liberal friends have lost friends over politics I feel very sorry for them

1 year 11 months ago

I know Dianne. I just keep saying Gods will be done but inside I am screaming I want it this way. I know He is with us and I feel His will be done but I honestly can say I cannot wait until it is over and we all know the outcome. I try not to be scared but must say fear does come over me and I have to just pray. I want the day to come but still have some fear. I prayed so hard for Obamacare to be defeated and when it was not I questioned God.

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1 year 11 months ago

As for Ohio, I am hearing good reports. Tonight Karl Rove said he believes that the vote will go to Romney. Part of his calculations are based on the fact that the numbers are down on Democrat voters from 2008 and up on Republican voters. Many thanks to those of FC who are working overtime.
Maggie, hopefully, your inner voice whispering Romney was from the One who knows all.

1 year 11 months ago

Debbie how is Nilgun (I hope I spelled that correctly)

1 year 11 months ago

Barbara, thank you for asking. Yes, you spelled it right! She is having a lot of pain with her right hip, leg and groin. she has had many physical problems in the last 6 months or so and she is weary from all the surgery and therapy. She is still in need of your prayers for physical and emotional healing. Thank you.

1 year 11 months ago

Maggie, I understand your feelings on this election. I am with you. There is a lot of emotion tied to it. I pray for Romney to win but I also pray God's will be done. I lean on His wisdom and trust that He will work all things for the good of those who love Him.

1 year 11 months ago

Barbara I know what you mean by turning it in. I used to do the same thing but it only hurt me so it was the same as giving my power to that person because I was the one in pain. Doing that also lead to an explosion of some kind later or it can make you very sick. I am trying to recognize what is happening and turn to God to help me find a resolution that I can live with. If the thoughts keep returning it is only satan tormenting you.

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1 year 11 months ago

Carol I had an inner voice the other morning and out of the blue it said President Romney. I immediately said thank you because I believe it was a reassurance from the Holy Spirit.

All can say Thank You because Mike received his power wheelchair yesterday. God does hear our prayers and responds. Praise be to God , Love and God Bless Maggie

1 year 11 months ago

President Romney...may it be so! Amen Maggie.

1 year 11 months ago

Well dear friends, I will say good night. May God bless and keep you all. Much love to each of you.

1 year 11 months ago

I do not know if you heard this but Alabama sent a group of electricians to New Jersy to help them get their power turned back on and they were rejected because they were not union. How sad is that when voluteers want to help and refused because they do not belong to a union. That is a perfect example how far America has fallen. Maybe God is showing His power and they are refusing it. What do you think? Love and God Bless Maggie

1 year 11 months ago

It is the top[ of the hour and I am going to call it a night. Thanks for all who joined me tonight See you tomorrow Love andGod Bless Maggie

1 year 11 months ago

"This is the time for fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." Mark 1:15

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1 year 11 months ago

I too will say goodnight. I am finishing my herbal tea and it is making me sleepy

1 year 11 months ago

Maggie, thank you for the response, it hit home with me by saying the Lord is activating us!, to me that was well put and I pray Americans will answer to his call. Good Morning to you all!

1 year 11 months ago

Thank you Carol. Dianne I agree that i feel that God is leading each of us. Sometimes it may be a bit confusing and we are not sure but pray and ask and I promise He will lead. You will know it is right by the peace you feel. God needs each of us to step up boldly for Him because evil is rapid and angry. Do not be afraid to speak of God to anyone you meet. If it offends them then it is their problem. we will have done His works here.

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1 year 11 months ago

Maggie, Yopur statement " If it offends them then it is their problem." is so true.

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1 year 11 months ago

Carol we do not have to preach or try to convert. Make it you that others will know that it is just your way of expression. Do not fear mentionioning Gods name and letting others know that you are a true believer. It is their choice to choose for themself. A song says it best, They Will Know We Are Christian By our Love. It is our actions that protray Gods love for us and them. My fear of saying God Bless has totally disappeared and it just comes out without any thought.

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1 year 11 months ago

Anger is a temporary form of madness, which left unchecked becomes a progressive form of madness, which intern also left unchecked progresses to insanity. No one calling themselves a follower of Yeshua should allow anger to control them, or knowingly and willfully engage in it. Shalom!

1 year 11 months ago

YF, I agree that we cannot let anger control us. Just don't forget, Jesus [Yeshua] expressed anger. We may not all show it the same, but I believe everyone has a little anger from time to time. We need to learn how to control it, so it does not over take us. God knows the heart. God Bless Always.....

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