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Scripture at Sunrise 11.14.2017

“If ye shall ask anything in My Name, I will do it.” -John 14:14

What a wide promise! Anything! Whether large or small, all my needs are covered by that word anything. Come, my soul, be free at the mercy seat, and hear thy Lord saying to thee, “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.”

What a wise promise! We are always to ask in the name of Jesus. While this encourages us, it also honors Him. This is a constant plea. Occasionally every other plea is darkened, especially such as we could draw from our own relation to God or our experience of His grace; but at such times the name of Jesus is as mighty at the throne as ever, and we may plead it with full assurance.

What an instructive prayer! I may not ask for anything to which I cannot put Christ’s hand and seal. I dare not use my Lord’s name to a selfish or willful petition. I may only use my Lord’s name to prayers which He would Himself pray if He were in my case. It is a high privilege to be authorized to ask in the name of Jesus as if Jesus Himself asked; but our love to Him will never allow us to set that name where He would not have set it.

Am I asking for that which Jesus approves? Dare I put His seal to my prayer? Then I have that which I seek of the Father.

 

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

Scripture at Sunrise 10.5.2017

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“Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint. Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I, for You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.” -Psalm 61:1-3
“God is with you in your waiting. He has heard every prayer, listened to every cry, kept track of every sorrow.” -Desiring God via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 7.26.2017

“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

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]

Scripture at Sunrise 5.4.2017

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“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:7

Let your cares drive you to God. I shall not mind if you have many of them if each one leads you to prayer. -Charles Spurgeon via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 4.19.2017

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” -Philippians 1:9-11
What does your prayer life look like? Does it look like Paul’s or does it look a little self-centered? Realign your priorities and look to what is eternally significant.

-excerpt from Anthony Vance’s Wednesday Evening Sermon on Philippians 1:3-11


This Week’s Sermon Audio:

Wednesday Evening – Praying with an Eternal Focus | Philippians 1:3-11 (Anthony Vance)
Sunday Morning –  An Inseparable UnionRomans 6:5-11 (Steve Wainright)
Sunday Evening – Philip’s Test | John 6:5-9 (Anthony Vance)