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Wow’s Testimony

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wow Wows TestimonyI was born into a Buddhist family and grew up in a Buddhist environment. I always thought that getting to heaven would be very difficult for me. According to Buddha’s teaching, a man who will go to heaven is one who has no sin at all. I knew that was impossible for me because I knew I was a sinner.

A Buddhist can still eventually hope to reach heaven by earning “merit”, which comes from following sets of moral rules. As far as I could tell, Buddhist monks were the ones keeping those rules. Most young adult males in my country are encouraged to join a monastery for a period of time, especially since if you become a monk, your parents may also go to heaven though your merit. So I decided to spend some time at a monastery, where I studied Buddhist scriptures and found that there are more than 2,000 rules for monks to strictly obey in order to get to heaven. Read more »

Tai’s Testimony

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tai Tais TestimonyI grew up in a Thai-Chinese family, which is also Buddhist. I was naturally Buddhist as well, and became very devoted to Buddha’s teachings. Because I believed in reincarnation, I wanted to follow Buddha’s way of getting out of that cycle.

My friend from university, who also is now my sister-in-law, went to live in Australia where she became a Christian. It raised many questions in my mind, because I wondered why she’d made that decision, or perhaps if she’d been influenced by others.

When the time was right, I came to Australia to study, and have been living with her and her relatives, who are all Christian. The more we discussed Christianity, the more questions I had and the more I thought I couldn’t accept it was true. I knew that if I accepted everything about Jesus, it meant that everything I’d invested to earn merit in Buddhism, was worth nothing. Read more »

Prayer of Praise

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I praise you forever, O LORD! You are great and powerful, glorious, splendid, and majestic. Everything in heaven and earth is yours, and you are king, supreme ruler over all.  

In your hand is power and might; and it is in your hand to make great, and to give strength to all.  

1 Chronicles 29:10-13

Prayer for Peace

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“Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. And God’s peace, which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7 

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for giving me your peace. I give all my anxieties and concerns to you (be specific) because I know that you will care for me. 

Thank you for blessing me today as I choose to think on things that are positive and pure.

Prayer for Healing

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“Christ carried the burden of our sins. He was nailed to the cross, so that we would stop sinning and start living right. By his cuts and bruises you are healed.”

1 Peter 2:24 

“God’s promise came true, just as the prophet Isaiah had said, “He healed our diseases and made us well.”

Matthew 8:17 

Thank you Jesus that you died not only for my sins but also for my sicknesses. 

In your wonderful Name I stand against the powers of darkness and command this infirmity to leave. 

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for healing me of (be specific as to what you want healed).