Posts tagged ‘pray’

June 6, 2017

Scripture at Sunrise 6.6.2017

“The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.” -Psalm 6:9

The experience here recorded is mine. I can set to my seal that God is true. In very wonderful ways He has answered the prayers of His servant many and many a time. Yes, and He is hearing my present supplication, and He is not turning away His ear from me. Blessed be His holy name!

What then? Why, for certain the promise which lies sleeping in the psalmist’s believing confidence is also mine. Let me grasp it by the hand of faith: “The Lord will receive my prayer.” He will accept it, think of it, and grant it in the way and time which His loving wisdom judges to be best. I bring my poor prayer in my hand to the great King, and He gives me audience and graciously receives my petition. My enemies will not listen to me, but my Lord will. They ridicule my tearful prayers, but my Lord does not; He receives my prayer into His ear and His heart.

What a reception this is for a poor sinner! We receive Jesus, and then the Lord receives us and our prayers for His Son’s sake. Blessed be that dear name which franks our prayers so that they freely pass even within the golden gates. Lord, teach me to pray, since Thou hearest my prayers.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

February 25, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 2.25.2016

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” -Psalm 37:4

“Without immersion in God’s words, our prayers may not be merely limited and shallow but also untethered from reality.” -Tim Keller via Twitter

January 14, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 1.14.2016

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” -Hebrews 4:16

We are so quick to Tweet, Facebook, and Instagram, but we treat prayer with a sense of delay. -Tim Keller via Twitter

January 4, 2016

Scripture at Sunrise 1.4.2016

Sunday Morning| Pastor Steve Wainright | Prayer & Provision | 1 Kings 18:41-46
“Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.” -James 5:17-18

By faith, Elijah knew rain was coming. He knew God had promised it and he banked on that promise as he prayed. His faith was based upon God’s Word and God’s timing.

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Prayer & Provision | 1 Kings 18:41-46
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio:  Down…But Not Out | 1 Kings 19
Wednesday Evening Sermon Audio: Judgment on Moab | Jeremiah 48

November 23, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 11.23.2015

Sunday Morning| Pastor Steve Wainright | Peace in Perilous Times | Philippians 4:1-9
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-7

We as God’s children should not worry, but give everything to God in prayer. Pray giving thanks, knowing that God is working out His purpose and His plan no matter what is happening in your life. When you pray thankfully, it’s like a spiritual tranquilizer bringing the peace of God that passes all understanding. 

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Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Peace in Perilous Times | Philippians 4:1-9
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: The Word & His Witness | John 1:6-9
Wednesday Evening Sermon Audio: Obey His Will | Jeremiah 41:16-43:13

October 13, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 10.13.2015

If My people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. -2 Chronicles 7:14

Called by the name of the Lord, we are nevertheless erring men and women. What a mercy it is that our God is ready to forgive! Whenever we sin let us hasten to the mercy seat of our God, seeking pardon.

We are to humble ourselves. Should we not be humbled by the fact that after receiving so much love we yet transgress? O Lord, we bow before Thee in the dust and own our grievous ingratitude. Oh, the infamy of sin! Oh, the sevenfold infamy of it in persons so favored as we have been!

Next, we are to pray for mercy, for cleansing, for deliverance from the power of sin. O Lord, hear us even now, and shut not out our cry.

In this prayer we are to seek the Lord’s face. He has left us because of our faults, and we must entreat Him to return. O Lord, look on us in Thy Son Jesus, and smile upon Thy servants.

With this must go our own turning from evil; God cannot turn to us unless we turn from sin.

Then comes the triple promise of hearing, pardon, and healing. Our Father, grant us these at once, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

July 23, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 7.23.2015

“Further Instructions Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.” -Colossians 4:2-4

“If we really want to be a part of seeing disciples made and churches multiplied…we would be wise to begin on our knees.” – via @TCG_IO

July 8, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 7.8.2015

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” -Matthew 7:7

“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.” – Samuel Zwemer

July 2, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 7.2.2015

“Pray without ceasing,” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Sometimes you don’t get the strength out of prayer that you want. But you won’t get any strength at all without prayer. -Tim Keller on Twitter

June 10, 2015

Scripture at Sunrise 6.10.2015

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” -Colossians 4:2

Failure to pray is not merely breaking some religious rule. It is really a failure to treat God as God. -Tim Keller

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