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Ther ealr easoni sbecauseIl ovehi m.Ienj oy t al ki ngt ohi mf ort hej oyofi t–mor et hananyt hi ngel se.Ther ef or e,t hepur poseofmycal l s i st ocul t i vat e,sust ai nandst r engt henmybond Longanswer :Jesusi st heonl yper sonofal l wi t hhi m.Idoseekmyf at her ’ swi sdom,gui dpeopl ewhocancl ai mt of ul l yunder st andt he ance,and when Iwas a st udent ,money , hear tofGod,andhaveHi shear tknownby dur i ng my t i mes of need. But ul t i mat el y God.Hei sevenper f ect l yuni t edwi t hGod’ s Ienj oyhi spr esencei nmyl i f eand t hel ove wi l l .Jesusbol dl ycl ai medt obeonewi t ht he If r eel y embr ace ever yt i me he answer s my Fat heri nJohn17:21,whi chi si r oni cal l ya cal l . cl ai m HemadewhenHewaspr ayi ng.Why di d Jesuspr ayt ot heFat herwhenHewas Pr ayeri smor er el at i onalt hani ti sf unct i onal . onewi t hHi m?Jesusknew t heFat her( Rel a- Wet al kt opeopl ewel ovebecausewel ove t i onshi p) ,knewt heFat her ’ spur posei nsend- t hem.Notj ustt ol ett hem know whowear e, i ng Hi m ( Mi ssi on) ,and knew t he Fat her ’ s whatwewant ,whatneedst obedoneorsome gl or y( Wor shi p)cl ear ert hanwedo.YetHe ot herpr agmat i cpur poses.Mostoft heconver st i l lpr ayed.And He pr ayed of t en.Thi s sat i onsIhavewi t hmyf r i endsseem nonsensi suggest st wot hi ngs. cal .Yett heyar eal sot hemostl i f egi vi ngones

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Fi r st l y ,pr ayeri smor et han si mpl ybear i ng yourhear tt oGodandhavi ngHi mr evealHi s hear tt oyou.Mostofoursoci ali nt er act i ons i nvol vemor et hanj ustgat her i ngi nf or mat i on abouteachot herandgi vi ngorr ecei vi ngi nst r uct i on.Ical l myf at herever yweekt oknow how he’ sdoi ng,t oaskhi mf oradvi ceort o congr at ul at e hi m f or hi sr ecentachi evement s.Butt hose ar e nott he r ealr easons Ical lhi m.Those ar e my‘ excuses’t ot al k t ohi m.

I nconcl usi on,wepr aybecauseJesus pr ayed.Wepr aybecausewel oveGodand l oveconver si ngwi t hHi m.Ther ewar dof pr ayeri snoti nhavi ngi tanswer ed;t he r ewar dofpr ayeri st hepr ayeri t sel f .Ihope youfindt hepl easur ei npr ayi ng–havi ng yourhear tmovedi nawet hr oughador at i on, yourgui l tr emovedt hr oughconf essi on,your becauset heyar eshar edwi t ht hepeopl et hatI di scont ent mentshat t er edt hr ought hanksgi vl ove. i ng,andyouranxi et i esvani shedt hr ough suppl i cat i on. Ibel i evet hati swhyJesuspr ayed:because Wear est r ongeronourkneest hanwear eon Hel oved t heFat her .Jesusknew whatt odo ourf eet . andhowt odoi t .Heal sohadt hepowert odo i t .YetJesuscont i nuedt opr aybecauseHeenj oyedbei ngwi t ht heFat her .Andt hr oughHi s Gr aceandPeace, deat h,wet ooar eabl et oenj oysuchpr i vi l ege: Chr i st i anPakpahan t of r eel y embr ace God’ sl ove ever yt i me we pr ay .

1 . Wh ad o e2 Po c k eF a i r t r a ds t a nf o r ?

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I n t e r v i e wwi Gr e g gMo d l i n Thenex tt i mey out ak eas t r ol l i nt heci t y ,y oumi ghtwantt ov i s i t Mel bour ne’ snewes tcof f ees hop,2Pock etFai r t r ade.Si ncei t sof fi ci al openi ngon14Augus t ,2Pock ethasbeenamus t v i s i tpl ace f oragr owi ngnumberofMel bur ni ans .Gr eggModl i n,t heownerof 2Pock etFai r t r ade,s har est hes t or ywi t hJ our nal I SM.

Secondl y ,weneedpr ayermuchmor et han wet hi nk.I fJesus,whoi sst r ong,hol yand wi se,pr ayedof t en,howmuchmor edowe needi t ?Byt aki ngourneedf orpr ayerl i ght l y , wear ei ndangerofi mpl yi ngt hatwear e st r onger ,hol i erandwi sert hanJesus.‘ Ask andyoushal lr ecei ve’shoul dgi veyoumor e t hanenoughmot i vat i ont oconst ant l yseek Hi sgr ace.

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Fai r t r adei sanor gani s eds oci al mov ementandmar k et bas edappr oacht hatai mst o hel ppr oducer si ndev el opi ngcount r i est oachi ev ebet t ert r adi ngcondi t i onsand pr omot es us t ai nabi l i t y .That ’ swhy2Pock eti snotmer el yacaf é.AsChr i s t i ans ,wear e t r y i ngt ohel ppeopl eoutofpov er t ybys el l i ngt hei rpr oduct s ,whi l emai nt ai ni nga bal ancedeconomi ccy cl e.

2 . Ho wd o e2 Po c k ed i s t i n g u i si t s e l f f r oo t h e rc a f éiMe l b o u r n, wh e rt hc o ff ec u l t u riss t r o n? Wes t r ongl yhopet hat2Pock etcancont r i but et os oci al j us t i ce.Wewantt obui l d cus t omer s ' awar enes sandhel pt hem under s t andt hes t or ybehi ndeachpr oduct . I ti snots i mpl yabouts el l i ngcof f ee;ourf oundat i oni smuchmor epr of ound.Andwe al s ohav et hi suni que,r us t i cat mos pher e.

3. Wh aa rt hb e sr e c o mme n d a t i o nf r o2 Po c k e’me n?

Wepr ov i dear angeofex cel l entcof f ee,s er v edwi t hnat ur al l y pr oducedmi l k .Our s el ect i onsofor gani ct eaandhotchocol at ear eal s ohi ghl yr ecommended.I ’ m abi t bi as ed,ofcour s e,butIencour agepeopl et ocomeof t enandt r yev er y t hi ng* l augh* .

4 . Wh ad r e l a t i o n s h i pa nc o mmu n i tme a t2 Po c k e?

Wes eeagr eatoppor t uni t yi n2Pock ett ohel p,educat eandr eachoutt opeopl ef r om v ar i ousback gr ounds ,es peci al l ynonChr i s t i ans .I tt ak est i met obui l dr el at i ons hi ps , butev ent ual l ywewoul dl ov et oes t abl i s hacommuni t ywher epeopl ecanbondand f eel t hepr es enceofJ es us .Ev enJ es ushi ms el fl i k edt ohangoutwi t hpeopl e.That ’ s t her eas onwechos econnect edt abl es ,i ns t eadofs epar at eboot hs .

5 . Ho wd y os uu p2 Po c k ei f e ws e n t e n c e?

Weof f ergr eatpr oduct s–cof f ee,chocol at e,pas t r i es ,t onameaf ew–i nauni que at mos pher ecompl et ewi t hf r eeWi fi .Weus eonl ypr emi um i ngr edi ent sandnev er cutcor ner s .Li k eev er ycus t omer ,eachof2Pock et ’ spr oduct shasi t sowns t or y ,s o pl eas ecomeandt r yy our s el f .

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