Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sunday Blessings-Prayers of Charles Spurgeon

In   the  first  week  of  October  we   had  2  days  of  special meetings.
This  is  our  small  group

(me  on   the  extreme left)
I   have  been  through  hard  trials since  the 
beginning   of  this  month.
Fear, anxiety and  despair
knocked  at  the   door  of  my heart.
I  have  shut   them  out 
and  regained  spiritual  strength.
People  who  are  working
for  the  kingdom  of God
are  often  under  such  attacks.
Pray  that   God  may  keep 
me  strong  obedient  to  His  call.
I  may   not  give  in  to  any
kind  of   fear.

I  echo  these  prayers of  Spurgeon.

From Every Sin

"He shall save His people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21).

LORD, save me from my sins. By the name of Jesus I am encouraged thus to pray. Save me from my past sins, that the habit of them may not hold me captive. Save me from my constitutional sins, that I may not be the slave of my own weaknesses. Save me from the sins which are continually under my eye that I may not lose my horror of them. Save me from secret sins; sins unperceived by me from my want of light. Save me from sudden and surprising sins: let me not be carried off my feet by a rush of temptation. Save me, LORD, from every sin. Let not any iniquity have dominion over me. hou alone canst do this. I cannot snap my own chains or slay my own enemies. Thou knowest temptation, for Thou wast tempted. Thou knowest sin, for Thou didst bear the weight of it. Thou knowest how to succor me in my hour of conflict; Thou canst save me from sinning and save me when I have sinned. It is promised in Thy very name that Thou wilt do this, and I pray Thee let me this day verify the prophecy. Let me not give way to temper, or pride, or despondency, or any form of evil; but do Thou save me unto holiness of life, that the name of Jesus may be glorified in me abundantly.

We do not pray because we doubt but because we believe. To pray unbelievingly is unbecoming in the LORD's children.

No, LORD, we cannot doubt Thee: we are persuaded that every word of Thine is a sure foundation for the boldest expectation. We come to Thee and say, "Do as Thou hast said." Bless Thy servant's house. Heal our sick; save our hesitating ones; restore those who wander; confirm those who live in Thy fear. LORD, give us food and raiment according to Thy Word. Prosper our undertakings; especially succeed our endeavors to make known Thy gospel in our neighborhood. Make our servants Thy servants, our children Thy children. Let the blessing flow on to future generations, and as long as any of our race remains on earth may they remain true to Thee. O LORD God, "let the house of thy servant be blessed."

6 Fertilize my soul:

Zim said...

Yes, God's children are always persecuted. We live in bad world, among people who are like wolfes - so prayers are very needed.

Amrita said...

TYhank you Zim, these are very powerfu; prayers

Pat said...

Praying for you Amrita, Gods children often fight this battle, but the battle IS the Lords and He is stronger then any enemy!

Shelley said...

May your house be blessed dear Amrita...I am praying for you.

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
It many time makes me reluctant to do anything at all; knowing that if I am on the right path,I'm certain to be attacked by the evil's burning arrows.
Well, a least I then know I'm know I'm on the right track, and there I am never left alone.
Sometimes I literally hold my imagined shield in front of me, The shield of faith, whereby all the evil's burning arrows shall be put out.
Not by me, but by God the Almighty.
Yours Felisol

John Cowart said...

Hi Amrita,

Thanks for reminding me. Spurgeon's words always carry great impact.

John Cowart