A blessing It was a blessing to hear and be reminded that the paramount purpose of our lives and the focus of our prayers ought to be the glory of God. Help me, Father, to have Your glory as my central focus when there is so much of my self, sin and the world that clamours for centre stage. Forgive me, Abba Father, for making it about me and my needs so often.
I found it helpful to see the "Lord's Prayer" in the context of Jesus Sermon on Mount teaching of seeking first the Kingdom of God, but first the hindrances to that: ostentation, using riches for self, and anxiety.
Great Sermon! Praise God for faithful preachers, men just like all of us. I love passion from the pulpit that reminds me of the serious battle we have against the enemy of our souls. Faithful pastors are such a gift to us from the Lord.Thank you!
Another Must Hear Message By Dr. Joel Beeke! One of the best sermons we've heard about prayer. "By nature we pray sporadically because we trust ourselves so much. By grace, the closer we walk with the Lord the closer our prayer life will be with Him." - Dr. Joel Beeke. "Those prayers God likes best come seething hot from the heart." - Thomas Watson (http://ow.ly/WvgK5). "If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me." - Robert Murray McCheyne. "God can pick sense out of a confused prayer." - RICHARD SIBBES. "He who prays as he ought, will endeavor to live as he prays." - John Owen.
"Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer." - John Bunyan
"To pray without labouring is to mock God." - Robert Haldane
"Cold prayers always freeze before they reach heaven." - Thomas Brooks
a 5pound scottish note @Charlmers Hall Dear David.
I was crying in my personal prayer @Charlmers Hall, FCC, Ediburgh in1995. You asked me, "r u ok?" I found a 5pound note after finishing prayer. It was unforgettable memory of warm friendship. I am thinking of you time to time David.
Great Sermon! Lots of pertinent scriptures with great examples of the dangers of not listening to God's words, to his still small voice when using our conscience and then the blessings of restoration of relationships when one obeys.