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
Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch. C. H. Spurgeon on prayer from The Treasury of … More Spurgeon: Two sorts of prayer
And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the … More John Piper: “no believing prayer is in vain. Ever.”
In our Bible reading passage for today, Jesus commands us to pray and tells us a great purpose of prayer, our joy! “Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you … More Is prayer a duty or a joy?