Sermons in Prayer

The Student’s Prayer

October 29, 2017

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

The Poor Man’s Prayer

January 1, 1970

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

January 1, 1970

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 Hasty Expression Penitently Retracted

January 1, 1970

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

Praying and Pleading

January 1, 1970

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 Two Guards, Praying and Watching

July 24, 1890

 The Two Guards, Praying and Watching   “Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.” — Nehemiah iv. 9.   NEHEMIAH, and the Jews with him, were rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Sanballat and others were angry with them, and tried to stop the work. They determined …

Nehemiah:4:9

Achsah’s Asking, a Pattern of Prayer

June 2, 1889

Achsah’s Asking, a Pattern of Prayer   “And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath -sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. And it came to pass, when she came to …

Judges:1:12-15

Concerning Prayer

August 23, 1888

Concerning Prayer   “Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.”— Psalm lxxxvi. 6, 7.   WHEN I was reading this eighty-sixth Psalm, I reminded you that the title of it is “A prayer of David.” …

Psalms:86:6-7

The Secret of Power in Prayer

January 8, 1888

The Secret of Power in Prayer   “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” — John xv. 7.   THE gifts of grace are not enjoyed all at once by believers. Coining unto Christ, we are saved by a true union with …

John:15:7

Pleading Prayer

June 23, 1887

Pleading Prayer   “Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.”— Psalm cxix. 49.   THE one hundred and nineteenth psalm is a very wonderful composition. Its expressions are many as the waves, but its testimony is one as the sea. It deals all along with the same subject; and it consists, as …

Psalms:119:49