Jesus Prays in Gethsemane And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.”And going … More See the contrast between the choices of Jesus and the disciples?
But you, O God my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name’s sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me! Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love! Let them know that this is your hand; YOU, O Lord, have done it! In Psalm 109:21, 26-27, we see that David is pleading for … More Asking God for God’s sake
In Him we have set our firm hope, that he will deliver us, as you join in working for us by prayer, so that the blessing that comes to us from the prayers of many persons might result in thanksgiving to God by many as they see our deliverance. —2 Corinthians 1 Pastor Coty Pinckney asks: … More What is prayer? Is prayer effective?
Pastor Sam Storms of Enjoying God Ministries writes: So why do you pray? What motivates you to whisper in your Father’s ear? Is it even worthwhile to do so? Let’s explore this for a moment by asking five questions and seeking the answers in Psalm 86. First, why did David, the psalmist, pray so fervently … More What motivates you to pray?
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name’s sake! Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” —Psalm 79:9-10 ESV This is a God-centered way to pray. Help me God, for YOUR sake and the glory of Your … More A God-centered way to pray
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 Psalm 65: O You who hear prayer…
In Psalm 31, we read a phrase that sounds very much like one in Psalm 23: For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead and guide me (Psalm 31:3) He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake (Psalm 23:3) Charles H Spurgeon comments in the … More Appealing to God’s Name
John Piper, in the introduction to a sermon “Ask Your Father in Heaven” on Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. When you pause to consider that God is infinitely strong and can do all that he pleases, and that … More Pause to consider the incredible privilege of prayer
Save, O LORD, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man. (ESV) Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. (KJV) C. H. Spurgeon, in the Treasury of David, makes this comment on David’s prayer in Psalm … More David’s Prayer: Help!
When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, who through the … More Five Reasons This Prayer Is Relevant for Us