I almost used this prayer for Believing Prayer today, but finally opted to do something original. It expresses beautifully the full dependence on God.

Grant us grace, O God, to take your Son for our Redeemer, his life for our example, his word for our rule, his Spirit for our guide, his wounds for our healing and his cross for our salvation, that he may take possession of our hearts, now and for ever. Amen.

—Jeremy Taylor (1613-1657)

Prayer of the Day

My prayer for youFrom yesterday’s Bible reading, I borrow Paul’s prayer for the Thessalonians, in order to make my own request to God for you. After all, no word, no prayer, is better than one from Scripture:

To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 1.11-12 ESV Continue reading

bible-distribution-evangelismPeople are already traveling for holidays and vacation here. Numbers were low this morning, especially. But we had a great day with both churches. Numbers may get lower yet in the next couple of weeks.

• This morning I taught on the church’s mission in the series on the New Testament church. This afternoon, on Scripture, in our series on “What Is Christianity?” Continue reading

Maybe it was one of those quick, lightning prayers. Or perhaps he was sharing, in a last-ditch effort to motivate to obedience, what he had already prayed. In either case, the content of his prayer was clear:

Paul replied, “I pray to God that whether in a short or a long time  not only you but also all those who are listening to me today could become such as I am, except for these chains.”
Acts 26.29 NET Continue reading

Below, some of my virtual activity over the past few hours.

Seems like there was something else, but I can’t keep track of myself. Remember that at the site links above you can sign up to any of the services to get content by email or RSS.

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