The simplicity of our faith!
Prayer needs no introduction.
We come before You in awe and wonder.
For we can see that Your power is limitless,
Your wisdom far beyond our reach,
Your righteousness is faultless,
and Your love boundless.
We come before You in humility
and with broken and contrite hearts.
For in seeing You as You are,
we have seen ourselves for who we are,
and we cannot deny or escape the reality of our sin,
the depths that it goes,
or the guilt that it deserves.
We come before You in the faith and hope of Jesus Christ, Your Son.
In Him we have redemption.
In Him we are forgiven.
In Him we are washed and made clean.
In Him we are made whole,
and lifted up.
We come before You in joy
because our guilt is gone,
our burdens lifted,
our shame removed,
and our future made certain.
We who are in…
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Choice words about answers to prayer!
For this child I prayed. -1 Samuel 1:27
Devout souls delight to look upon those mercies which they have obtained in answer to supplication, for they can see God’s especial love in them. When we can name our blessings Samuel, that is, “asked of God,” they will be as dear to us as her child was to Hannah. Peninnah had many children, but they came as common blessings unsought in prayer: Hannah’s one heaven-given child was dearer far, because he was the fruit of earnest pleadings. How sweet was that water to Samson which he found at “the well of him that prayed!” Quassia cups turn all waters bitter, but the cup of prayer puts a sweetness into the draughts it brings. Did we pray for the conversion of our children? How doubly sweet, when they are saved, to see in them our own petitions fulfilled! Better to rejoice over…
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