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Scripture at Sunrise 11.4.2019

“And now, O Lord, let the word that You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning His house be established forever, and do as You have spoken…” -1 Chronicles 17:23

Prayer is most effective when you claim from God what He has already promised.

excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon: “Praying God’s Promises


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Scripture at Sunrise 8.22.2019

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“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,” -Ephesians 6:18-19

Since Satan can’t destroy the gospel, he’ll do whatever he can to destroy those who proclaim it. Pray for yourself, your pastor, and fellow church members. -Garrett Kell via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.13.2019

It shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” -Isaiah 65:24

Quick work this! The Lord hears us before we call and often answers us in the same speedy manner. Foreseeing our needs and our prayers, He so arranges providence that before the need actually arises He has supplied it, before the trial assails us He has armed us against it. This is the promptitude of omniscience, and we have often seen it exercised. Before we dreamed of the affliction which was coming, the strong consolation which was to sustain us under it had arrived. What a prayer-answering God we have!

The second clause suggests the telephone. Though God be in heaven and we upon earth, yet He makes our word, like His own word, to travel very swiftly. When we pray aright we speak into the ear of God. Our gracious Mediator presents our petitions at once, and the great Father hears them and smiles upon them. Grand praying this! Who would not be much in prayer when he knows that he has the ear of the King of kings? This day I will pray in faith, not only believing that I shall be heard, but that I am heard; not only that I shall be answered, but that I have the answer already. Holy Spirit, help me in this!

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

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 1.16.2017

Sunday Evening Sermon: The Lamb of God who Heals the Lame | John 5:1-9 | Anthony Vance
One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. -John 5:5-9

This miracle was 38 years in the making. Don’t give up on praying for your loved ones. God is able–in a moment, in an instant–to save a lost man’s soul.

-excerpts from Anthony Vance’s Evening Sermon

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

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