Prayer

The Student’s Prayer

Oct 29

THE STUDENT’S PRAYER.   “Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.”— Psalm cxix. 27.   WHEN we seek any good thing from God, we ought also to consider how we may use it for his glory. It is meet that desires for good things should flow from good motives. …

Psalms:119:27

10 Ways Prayer Will Change Your Life

Nov 03

D. L. Moody once said to hear Spurgeon preach was a blessing, but to hear Spurgeon pray was even more impressive (Autobiography 4:71). Praying like Spurgeon nourishes the soul, encourages the depressed, motivates the lazy, and ushers the humble before the throne of God. Spurgeon prevailed with God in prayer. “As I am sure that a certain amount of leverage …

9 Ways To Pray Like Charles Spurgeon

Oct 27

In July 17, 1887 Augustus Strong and John D. Rockefeller visited Charles Spurgeon at his home in London. After two hours, the leading Baptist theologian and the wealthy U.S. tycoon uncovered the secret of Spurgeon’s ministry: “He seemed to be a man of prayer” (Crerar Douglas, Autobiography of Augustus Hopkins Strong, 300). Spurgeon’s prayers made you feel “the …

Praying and Pleading

Jan 01

PRAYING AND PLEADING.   “O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name’s sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that …

Jeremiah:14:7-9

The Child Samuel’s Prayer

Jan 01

The Child Samuel's Prayer   “Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth.”—1 Samuel 3:9.   IN the days of Eli the word of the Lord was precious, and there was no open vision. It was well when the word did come, that one chosen individual had the hearing ear to receive it, and the obedient heart to perform it. Eli …

1 Samuel:3:9

The Poor Man’s Prayer

Jan 01

The Poor Man's Prayer    “Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; that I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.”— Psalm cvi. 4, 5.   BELOVED, we always reckon …

Psalms:106:4-5

Prayer Perfumed with Praise

Jan 01

Prayer Perfumed with Praise   "In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."—Philippians 4:6.   According to the text, we are both by prayer and supplication to make known our requests unto God. If any distinction be intended here, I suppose that by prayer is meant the general act of …

Philippians:4:6

A Troubled Prayer

Jan 01

A Troubled Prayer   “Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.” — Psalm 25:18.   IF this Psalm were indeed written by David at the time when his son Absalom had raised the rebellion against him, we can readily understand the distinction which he draws between his 44 affliction” and his “pain.” It is …

Psalms:25:18

A Prayer for the Church Militant

Jan 01

A Prayer for the Church Militant   “Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.” — Psalm 27:9.   LET me direct your attention to the verse before the text, and then let us read the text in connection with it, “The Lord is their strength, and he is the saving …

Psalms:28:9

A Hasty Expression Penitently Retracted

Jan 01

A Hasty Expression Penitently Retracted   “I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.” — Psalm xxxi. 22.   THAT is a bit of genuine experience, honestly told, in the most natural manner. How glad we ought to be that David …

Psalms:31:22