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Stop Praying
 
God actually tells Jeremiah to stop praying for the people three times (7:16; 11;14; 14:11). In an oracle shortly thereafter God says his judgment would not be withheld even if Moses and Samuel, two known for their persuasive praying, stood before him.
 
Examine the prayer life of Moses and Samuel. What makes their prayers particularly effective?
 
Read Jeremiah 14:17-15:4 and see 7:16; 11;14; 14:11. What is remarkable about Jeremiah’s message in 15:1-4? Why do you think Jeremiah is told not to pray? What are the implications of these teaching for Christian readers today?

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