Resources on Prayer

Thy Will Be Done

By Charlie Wingard · August 18, 2017 · 0 Comments
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On Christ’s Gethsemane prayer: “Though we may pray to God to prevent and remove an affliction, yet our chief errand and that which we should most insist upon, must be, that he will give us grace to bear it well. It should be more our care to get our troubles sanctified, and our hearts satisfied under them, than to get them taken way.  [Jesus] prayed, saying, Thy will be done.” –  Matthew Henry on Matthew 26:36-46

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Enough for Us All

By Charlie Wingard · October 16, 2015 · 0 Comments
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“All the saints [that is, believers] come to the throne of grace on the same errand, and in this they are one, they all desire God’s favor as their chief good. We should beg it for others as well as for ourselves, for in God’ s favor there is enough for us all and we shall have never the less for sharing in what we have.” – Matthew Henry on Psalm 4:6

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Don’t Forget to Thank Him!

By Charlie Wingard · March 2, 2015 · 0 Comments
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  “If you see the grace of God working in your life, and if you recognize material blessings that have come your way as a consequence, do not forget to thank Him. It is sad when there is nothing for which we feel grateful to God, but it is serious when there is something and we fail to show gratitude, and it is tragic when we are so busy asking for more that we forget to thank Him for what we have received.” – William Still, Letters of William Still (Banner of Truth, 1984), pp. 34-35

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A Prayer for the Lord’s Day, December 14

By Charlie Wingard · December 13, 2014 · 0 Comments
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“O LORD Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.” – 1928 Book of Common Prayer

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John Bunyan (1628-1688): Sincerity in Prayer

By Charlie Wingard · November 28, 2014 · 0 Comments
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John Bunyan was born November 28, 1628. About sincerity in prayer, he wrote: “And why must sincerity be one of the essentials of prayer which is accepted of God, but because sincerity carries the soul in all simplicity to open its heart to God, and to tell Him the case plainly, without equivocation; to condemn itself plainly, without dissembling; to cry to God heartily, without complimenting. . . . Sincerity is the same in a corner alone, as it is before the face of all the world. It knows not how to wear two masks, one for an appearance before men, and another for a short snatch in a corner; but it must have God, and be with Him in…

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