Tag Archives: Prayer

Jonathan Edwards on Prayer

Marc has a nice post this morning you should read.  Here’s the first part- Why is God so ready to hear the prayers of men? — To this I answer, First, because he is a God of infinite grace and … Continue reading

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What to Pray at the Beginning of the Worship Service

If you had lived in Zurich in 1528, this is the sort of prayer you would have been guided to pray at the beginning of worship- Lassend unns gott ernstlich bittenn, das er sin heylig ewig wort uns armen menschen … Continue reading

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What is Prayer?

In the simplest terms, prayer is Binding our heart to God.  — Huldrych Zwingli Precisely.

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Oh That God Would Grant This Prayer

Psalm 12 1   Help, O LORD, for there is no longer anyone who is godly; the faithful have disappeared from humankind. 2   They utter lies to each other; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. 3   May the LORD cut off … Continue reading

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A Prayer By Heinrich Bullinger

Bullinger was asked by the Council of Zurich to compose a prayer, in 1571, to be prayed by all the citizens of the city.  Here it is: click to enlarge The prayer, as you can see, begins after the break. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“To clasp hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder in the world” – Karl Barth

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Gov. Perry’s Prayer Call: Is it Scriptural?

2 Chr 7:14-16 would indicate that it is.  That’s one Scripture that I’m sure will be heard at the rally. But I do understand the sentiments of those who have misgivings about the mixing of State with Church.  And I … Continue reading

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Answering Your Letters

Dear Jim, Most Christians have a devotional routine.  What’s yours? Darren Darren, That’s an interesting question which I’m happy to answer.  I started the practice long ago of following – as best I can – a daily devotional ‘cycle’ based … Continue reading

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