“To war and pray for others outside the Church through arts”
Why God wants us to pray for others
God gives us instructions to pray for others in several places in the Bible.
The Apostle James tells us to "Pray for one another that you may be healed".
Paul exhorts us that "supplication, prayers, intercessios and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence." (1 timothy 2:1-2, emphasis added throughout).
Intercessory prayer reflects God's own character of outgoing love and mercy. God wants us to think like He does, and praying for others helps us to think beyond ourselves and to grow n compassion for others.
God compares prayer with sweet-smelling incense that pleases Him (Revelation 5:8)
God compares prayer with sweet-smelling incense that pleases Him
Reasons why we praise Jesus
The Bible commands it. As the Psalmist says, "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord" (Psalm 150:6)
Praise facilitates access to God. Obviously it's the blood of Jesus that paves the way for our forgiveness from sin and relationship with God (Hebrews 10:19). That being said, our perpetual praise provides a clear and unhindered passage. Therefore "Enter his gates with Thanksgiving and his courts with praise" (Psalm 100:4)
Praise is where God lives. Wait a minute isn't God omnipresent - everywhere all the time? Absolutely! Yet his presence is especially intense in an atmosphere of praise. The Bible says God is enthroned upon the praises of Israel (Psalm 22:3).
Why not? Whatever your feeling on the matter, I like Jack Taylor's commentary in his book The Hallelujah Factor, "When we, productivity is maximized, fulfillment is realised and frustration is neutralized (p. 31).
Praise chases away despair. There is no better way to beat the blues done to change our focus from self to God. Such a shift produces "the oil of gladness instead of mourning" (Isaiah 61:3).
Praise is an effective weapon against the devil. I firmly believe Satan, once the good angel Lucifer and God's praise leader was kicked out of heaven and doomed to destruction sure to God desire to be like God. He has hated praise ever since because of its reminder of what he gave up and can't regain.
God is worthy of it. "The Lord is great and worthy of our praise" (NCV). While it's obviously good to praise and encourage those around us God alone deserves our heartfelt worship and supreme allegiance.