Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life! In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble! John Piper, in a sermon, “How to Argue … More When you come to God, fill your mouth with arguments
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2 John Piper relates this story in a sermon, “Devote Yourselves to Prayer” There is a story about D. L. Moody making a visit to Scotland in the 1800’s and opening one of his talks at a local grade school with the rhetorical question, … More Piper: The God who loves to be asked for things
Some of you reading this have been reading your Bible daily this year, and are getting to know more of God in the process. Some of you have just started, and I welcome you to this journey. Some started with great intentions in January, and are having a hard time keeping up and may be … More The criteria for coming to Jesus is messiness.
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