peternelson.com A Christian’s prayer: How to pray while dying peterelson.org A Christian can be a man of faith while being a man who dies, according to the New Testament’s apostle Peter Nelson.
He spoke at the New Life Church in San Diego on Sunday.
It was Nelson’s first visit to a church in Southern California since leaving the U.S. Senate for the first time in March to take on the role of the first-ever United Nations envoy for the death penalty in Africa.
The death penalty is not the only thing Nelson is talking about as he visits San Diego, which is home to the largest concentration of death row inmates in the U: The U.N. Human Rights Council is expected to vote Monday on whether to add the death sentence to the agenda of a global conference next month on gender and sexuality.
In the past, Nelson said, he has prayed while he was dying, but his prayers for the lives of others have been different.
“The way I’ve prayed has been, ‘God, I’m dying.
You’re going to bring me to life.
I don’t want to be dead,’ ” Nelson said.
“You’ve got to have a sense of urgency.
You’ve got people who have to make this happen, so you’re praying, and then you have to keep praying.
The prayer, said Nelson, was “the same way we pray to get the baby to walk or get a doctor to open the door to save our lives.” “
It’s hard to do, but it’s necessary.”
The prayer, said Nelson, was “the same way we pray to get the baby to walk or get a doctor to open the door to save our lives.”
But it wasn’t always so simple.
Nelson said he has often thought of prayer while he’s been dead before.
“But I always think of praying to God that I’m alive and well and going to come back,” Nelson said as he began to read from the Book of James.
“I don’t think about praying for God, I think about prayer for myself.
“Sometimes people can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. “
They get depressed, they get frustrated. “
Sometimes people can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
They get depressed, they get frustrated.
They feel like they’re not living up to their expectations.
But prayer helps us come to terms with those feelings,” he said.
At the church, Nelson had his own version of this: “When Jesus comes, we will come with him.
We will be like his disciples, who were led by faith, not by force.”
Nelson said it was important to remember that Jesus did not die for everyone.
“In fact, he died for those who would not follow him.
Those who were willing to follow him died for him.
That’s the difference,” he continued.
“He did not leave them hanging by the throat.
He was crucified for them.
He has forgiven us all, and we can forgive him,” Nelson concluded. “
If we die with Jesus, we can be forgiven.
He has forgiven us all, and we can forgive him,” Nelson concluded.
“When God’s chosen people die for us, it means they have been chosen, and God has made sure they’re forgiven.”