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This question led me to recfelt on the old ways vs. our new ways. We began our walk with God in a Southern Baptist church. We learned so much and we were well loved. But we always felt something was missing. Still, we grew more and more in love with Jesus and Father (Holy Spirit was to be introduced and loved later on.)In the old ways, prayer request time often made me feel uncomfortable. It seems some used it more to gossip (sorry, Lord) and we often laid out for God how He should fix the problem. There was a lot of I'll add it to the prayer chain and not much Let's pray now! There was almost always If it's Your will, Lord or the warning that God may be using the sickness to teach us something. Sadly, it is what we first learned. Not much power in those days, but yes, there was much love and good intentions. I know God loved us and heard our prayers, and remained excited for us, knowing we would one day soon discover the love of the Holy Spirit and the power that resided in us.I love our new ways! I am eager to rest more in the Lord and obey His commands to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils, and freely give all that I have been given (Matt 10).It's the confidence in knowing His Word and knowing that Jesus has given us the authority to do these things. I think that matters most.