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Scripture at Sunrise 11.17.2021

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” -James 5:16

“Don’t think it’s your prayer that accomplishes great things. God’s power accomplishes great things! Prayer shows our dependence on Him.” -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from “The Righteous Man’s Prayer” – Listen)

Scripture at Sunrise 11.11.2020

“Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.” -Psalm 86:3

We need to be in a constant state of prayer, constantly talking to the Lord, bringing requests before the Lord, and praising Him all day long. -Steve Dawson

(excerpt from Sunday Evening sermon from Psalm 86)

Scripture at Sunrise 11.05.2020

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

“The purpose of prayer is emphatically not to bend God’s will to ours, but rather to align our will to His.” -John Stott

Scripture at Sunrise 9.9.2020

“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.” -Habakkuk 2:1

When you pray, are you anticipating God to answer? Are you looking for the slightest way that God might be moving in how you are praying? -Pastor Steve Wainright [from Wednesday Evening Sermon, 9/2/2020 – Habakkuk 2:1-3, Anticipating Answers to Prayer]

Scripture at Sunrise 7.8.2020

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” -James 5:16

It’s easy to think that the great movers and shakers of history are the presidents or the politicians or maybe even the preachers, but who’s to say that it isn’t an army of unseen men and women on their knees day and night praying and pleading before the throne? -Kevin DeYoung

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