Psalm 65:2,5 O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come….. By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas; Charles Spurgeon commented on this passage: Prevalence with God in wrestling prayer is sure to … More Spurgeon on Psalm 65: The benefits of wresting in prayer
Is is right that we plead for prayer for an upcoming mission trip to the Philippines? Doesn’t God know our needs before we ask? Isn’t He sovereign? Yes, yes and yes. And He TELLS us to pray for more helpers to bring in the harvest! John Piper, in a sermon “Prayer at Harvest Time: Now!” … More Farm Hands Beg For Help
As I read through the Bible this year, I am focusing on finding missions-related texts. While Psalm 3 is really all about David fleeing from his enemy, his son Absalom, it is a beautiful prayer to remember while on a missions trip. Especially when you are in hostile territory. Let me explain. In March of 2005, my … More Missions Promises from Psalm 3?
In Acts 1 we have an unusual situation. The apostles have met and are deciding who should replace Judas, the betrayer of Jesus. Clearly, Jesus was the One who had chosen the 12. How should they choose a successor? They do two things: they pray and they cast lots. Hmm. In Proverbs 16:11 we read, … More Dice, prayer and missions