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Topeka church planning to pray for 42 hours straight

November 8, 2011

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— Leaders of a Topeka church plan to pray without ceasing for 42 hours this weekend.

The Topeka House of Prayer will host the event, which begins at 5 p.m. Friday and ends at noon Sunday at the Faith Family Life Centre.

Organizers say the event will pray for Topeka and the U.S.

The Rev. Mike Shinkle, pastor of Open Way Church and an organizer, said people of all denominations are welcome.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 101 interns from the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Mo., will lead worship and prayer.

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seriouscat 2 years, 5 months ago

An entire thread bashing people who just want to get together and pray. What the heck is wrong with all of you jerks?

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felixiscariot 2 years, 5 months ago

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 5 months ago

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puddleglum 2 years, 5 months ago

If I go pray, do I have to pay my taxes? or can i just do what the church does, run a business and not be taxed.

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TheOriginalCA 2 years, 5 months ago

Yet another opportunistic thread where Liberals show their bigotry.

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Paul R Getto 2 years, 5 months ago

another_right_wing_nut (anonymous) replies… Actually, you're wrong. Jesus was the known as the Son of God, but was actually God in the flesh. Have you heard of the Holy Trinity? Father, Son and the Holy Spirit? = ARWN: Good point, but the early christians thrashed each other about, sometimes violently, over this issue for 300+ years until they settled it (sort of.) Early debates: Was he 1/2 man and 1/2 god? Did he have one drop of human blood and the rest is divine? Did he have one drop of divine blood and the rest was human? etc., etc. Gods breeding with humans is an ancient hope of many cultures; we want to touch the power of the divine, however it is defined. I would recommend a good read: Jesus: One Hundred Years Before Christ, Alvar Ellegard. The great ESSENE teacher would probably have been amused. BTW: I think it's fine this church wants to hold a long prayer meeting and wish them well.

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gl0ck0wn3r 2 years, 5 months ago

"Organizers say the event will pray for Topeka and the U.S."

Oh, well that will fix things.

Everyone knows 11/11/11 is National Metal Day. I'll be listening to Slayer with the devil.

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bearded_gnome 2 years, 5 months ago

http://slaughteringthesheep.wordpress.com/tag/mike-bickle/

a good collection of various posts displays the nuttiness of Bickle and his ilk.

google: "mike bickle" false prophet

and you'll get lots more.

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Alfred_W 2 years, 5 months ago

Why not? After all, 42 is the answer to the Ultimate Question about Life, the Universe, and Everything!

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yoornotmee 2 years, 5 months ago

This would be news-worthy if they were going to actually do something. 42 hours of non-stop volunteering or 42 hours of non-stop sewing blankets for charity or 42 hours of non-stop fundraising with 100% going to an organization that actually helps people. But no. Instead they're going to spend 42 hours talking to themselves and they'll end it with a satisfied pat on their backs.

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garyr 2 years, 5 months ago

Gnome wrote: " 8 So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him."
So, if He already knows what you need, why do you have to ask Him for it? Is He being selfish, and not giving it to you? Or is he just like "Whatever....Guess I'll wait 'til they ask me. I'm not going to waste my time handing all this stuff out if they're not going to ask for it! I'm lazy, and there's a football game on".

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MarcoPogo 2 years, 5 months ago

Is somebody going to pray for better education in math skills? Friday 5 pm - Sunday Noon is not 42 hours. (Or am I missing something here?)

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bearded_gnome 2 years, 5 months ago

for those of us who are believers in Christ, we should remember that Mike Bikle is a dangerous false prophet with a long history of false prophesy, he led the so-called "kansas city prophets" and IHOP is in fact a cult.

http://www.equip.org/articles/forerunner-eschatology

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bearded_gnome 2 years, 5 months ago

Matthew 6 1-8

1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

2 “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

5 “When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

7 “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. 8 So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

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yourworstnightmare 2 years, 5 months ago

While their at it, maybe they could hold their breath for 42 hours straight.

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Roland Gunslinger 2 years, 5 months ago

Next week in LJWorld:

Man plans on eating dessert after dinner.

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Stuart Evans 2 years, 5 months ago

I've never understood prayer. You take the infallible word and actions of god(s), and then make special requests to him/her/it, in hopes that you can change it's mind. If you're successful, then the original divine plan wasn't infallible.

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garyr 2 years, 5 months ago

Does the last person to still be praying win a Chevy Volt? Is this like one of those "whoever keeps their hand on the car the longest wins" contest?

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rockchalker52 2 years, 5 months ago

Holy Cow, that's a lot of praying! which reminds me, are hindu people welcome? It sez it's open to all comers.

Howzzit work exactly? Is it tag team replacement for naps & bathroom breaks? Or you gotta hang in there for the full 42, take your hand off the altar & you're out?

To "pray without ceasing for 42 hours" requires some fore-thought, don't you think? What are the ground rules? What qualifies as a successful 42 hour non-stop group prayer session?

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the_realest_mccoy 2 years, 5 months ago

Yes, I believe Muslims are welcome. As long as they come to accept the jesus as their savior.

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tolawdjk 2 years, 5 months ago

Wasn't there a Disney movie about 101 Interns? Something about Clinton De'Ville and wanting to use thier spotted blue dresses to make a Snuggie?

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Antonym 2 years, 5 months ago

Count me in if they are gonna make smores. Oh, they have to have bathrooms too. Don't like stepping in dodo. There will be enough of that being spewed about. Will there be any chicks there?

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Liberty275 2 years, 5 months ago

Believers in something that doesn't exist sit around and beg their fiction for 42 straight hours. I don't see a problem with that. If our friends on the left can rage against the wrong people for their economic trouble, I suppose others can pray to an imaginary god. No harm no foul.

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the_realest_mccoy 2 years, 5 months ago

T.H.O.P. should open a drive thru so people can get their jesuses to go. With a side of bacon.

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somedude20 2 years, 5 months ago

Let me know when you hear "god's" voice because we will get you some meds then!

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Getaroom 2 years, 5 months ago

This goes to show you that for this nest of the Christian prayerful Topeka is not really part of the USA, otherwise just praying for the USA ought to suffice. I always wonder why the conservative Christians always pray for a team to win over another one, praise the Lord for winning but not for losing, and never just pray for the Universe, known or unknown, since a "true" Christian would be all inclusive? Oh, and isn't it dangerous to pray for the USA anyway because there are gays in the military and birds might fall dead from the sky and fish by the hundreds might drown?

So I am assuming this is not a great enough photo op/national news cycle for Rev Gov Brownbackward to show up in his preachers coiffure.
"Driver, move that anti state taxation bus"! Please no more Extreme Makeover for Kansas, a la, Brownbackward!!

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 5 months ago

Okay, now this is just completely insane. Unless they're gonna speak in tongues and play with snakes. That would be cool.

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mloburgio 2 years, 5 months ago

.Churches should stay out of politics, or be taxed.

Jesus was a liberal

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Bob Forer 2 years, 5 months ago

I have been waiting for years to see whether prayer will regrow an amputated limb. Perhaps the time is now.

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TopJayhawk 2 years, 5 months ago

This would be the T.H.O.P? the "Theatrical House of Pancakes? I wonder if they will have theatrical sausage too?

Just another publicity stunt. If it is not, then just do it and be quiet about it.

Doubt if Phred will be there. I think he only likes real pancakes.

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Centurion 2 years, 5 months ago

Is the group from KC serving pancakes?

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Wadde 2 years, 5 months ago

 Kentucky fried Chicken- barrel cornbread Mash-potato's and gravy-

and that Iron skillet...

Kansas low quality preaching of the word of God-- "God dont like no ugly" such accusation

is not found in the word of God..they overlook Isaiah 53..

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 5 months ago

I wonder if our dear friend the Reverend Fred Phelps will come and pray too.

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Wadde 2 years, 5 months ago

 "Jesus Said  Not everyone that saith lord lord will enter in the kingdom of heaven 
  only those who doeth my will..

   prayer is not the Key in this situation but returning to the first works that were ordained 
   since the foundations of the world began...

   childern of God are in rebellion and disobeyed the first works; this in tact makes mercy 
  come more slower then expected.
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