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3 years ago  ::  Mar 14, 2011 - 2:34PM #1
JB4040
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"As events unfold in Libya, a controversial prayer has been released by a religious leader in the United States. On the night Libya's rebels fought for the city of Zawiya, Marshall Vian Summers broadcasted a prayer, one to be heard by his followers around the world and the Libyan people themselves. Yet this was hardly just a minister praying for peace in the Middle East. This was something far more unorthodox. And that's because of who Summers is and what he claims to possess."

www.prweb.com/releases/2011/03/prweb5105...

Listen to the prayer at the above link. To me, it is pretty rare to hear a prayer like this. I find it very moving. It makes me value the freedom I have and care for those who are struggling for freedom in their country.

What do you think?

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 14, 2011 - 2:40PM #2
mountain_man
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Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.  ~Author Unknown


Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a religion,  and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish.  ~Author Unknown


I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.  ~Frederick Douglass, escaped slave

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 14, 2011 - 2:49PM #3
shirleyj227
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I think what good does it do besides make them feel better which seems to be all they care about.


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3 years ago  ::  Mar 14, 2011 - 4:28PM #4
IreneAdler
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How about some words of encouragement for those in Japan?


Didn't hear any in this prayer.


 


 


 


Irene.

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 14, 2011 - 5:31PM #5
DotNotInOz
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JB4040 is clearly quite enamored of Summers, for I can see nothing at all stunning or even particularly inspiring about this prayer.


I'm still waiting to hear or see anything that sounds like it came from God and not merely from an obviously articulate and intelligent man...Summers.

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 14, 2011 - 7:47PM #6
Bluedog1a
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Mar 14, 2011 -- 2:34PM, JB4040 wrote:


"As events unfold in Libya, a controversial prayer has been released by a religious leader in the United States. On the night Libya's rebels fought for the city of Zawiya, Marshall Vian Summers broadcasted a prayer, one to be heard by his followers around the world and the Libyan people themselves. Yet this was hardly just a minister praying for peace in the Middle East. This was something far more unorthodox. And that's because of who Summers is and what he claims to possess."

www.prweb.com/releases/2011/03/prweb5105...

Listen to the prayer at the above link. To me, it is pretty rare to hear a prayer like this. I find it very moving. It makes me value the freedom I have and care for those who are struggling for freedom in their country.

What do you think?





Who is Marshall Summers?

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 14, 2011 - 7:48PM #7
mountain_man
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Mar 14, 2011 -- 5:31PM, DotNotInOz wrote:

JB4040 is clearly quite enamored of Summers, for I can see nothing at all stunning or even particularly inspiring about this prayer.


Since when did Summers become a "religious leader"? Anyone with one or more followers can be a "leader" but this guy is being presented as some kind of religious leader of the American people. He's no more a "leader" than a preacher in a store front church.


I'm still waiting to hear or see anything that sounds like it came from God and not merely from an obviously articulate and intelligent man...Summers.


Con artists never go out of character during a scam.

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 14, 2011 - 7:51PM #8
mountain_man
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Mar 14, 2011 -- 7:47PM, Bluedog1a wrote:

Who is Marshall Summers?


Here's the wikipedia entry for him.
 He no different than any other preacher with a radio show. They're a dime a dozen.

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 16, 2011 - 1:20AM #9
JB4040
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Mar 14, 2011 -- 4:28PM, IreneAdler wrote:


How about some words of encouragement for those in Japan?


Didn't hear any in this prayer.


 


 


 


Irene.





I believe the prayer for Libya was made prior to the Japan catastrophe. Marshall has made a prayer for Japan which can be read here: http://www.newmessage.org/av/prayerforjapan.php


 

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 16, 2011 - 1:28AM #10
JB4040
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Mar 14, 2011 -- 5:31PM, DotNotInOz wrote:


I'm still waiting to hear or see anything that sounds like it came from God and not merely from an obviously articulate and intelligent man...Summers.





These prayers from Marshall are not coming from God. They are coming from an articulate and intelligent man, a man who happens to be the messenger. 

Nor does Marshall claim to receive the voice of God. He claims to receive the voice of the Angels, who are translating into human language God's New Message. So we have two things: the Messenger's Prayers (not from God) and the Revelations (from God, in the voice of the angels). An instance of the angels speaking through Marshall can be found here:
www.newmessage.org/theblessing

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