But thou hast not called upon Me

Isaiah 43:22 But thou hast not called upon Me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of Me, O Israel. Nothing is a surer gauge of our spiritual state than our prayers. There may be a weariness of the brain which is the reaction of overstrain, and against which it is not wise to struggle. When mind and heart are so overpowered by the fatigues of the body that an inevitable drowsiness closes the eye and restrains the flow of thought, it is Continue Reading

Clean hands and a pure heart

Psalm 24:4-5 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart He shall receive the blessing from the Lord. “When thou dost talk with God – by prayer, I mean – Life up pure hands; lay down all lust’s desires; Fix thoughts on heaven; present a conscience clear: Since holy blame to mercy’s throne aspires, Confess fault’s gift, crave pardon for thy sin, Tread holy paths, call grace to guide therein. Even as Elias, mounting to the sky, Did Continue Reading

…as if thy own arm would bring salvation

Nehemiah 4:9 Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night because of them. There be many who appear to be mighty in prayer, wondrous in supplications; but then they require God to do what they can do themselves, and therefore, God does nothing at all for them. “I shall leave my camel untied,” said an Arab once to Mahomet, “and trust to Providence.” “Tie it up tight,” said Mahomet; “and then Continue Reading

How different is that day…

Exodus 16:21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating. There is no time like the early morning hour for feeding on the flesh of Christ by communion with Him, and pondering His words. Once lose that, the charm is broken by the intrusion of many things, though it may be they are useful and necessary. You cannot remake the broken reflections of a lake swept by wind. How different is that day from all others, Continue Reading

Pray for us

2 Thessalonians 3:1 Brethren, pray for us. James 5:16 And pray one for another. If we suppose that the great object of prayer is to soothe or excite the soul by its reflex influence, we shall see no use in praying for other people, unless they are present to hear us pray; and then we shall think more of the immediate effect on their hearts of what we say to God than of the blessings which God will give them in answer to our Continue Reading

Worship and Spiritual Warfare

From KHouse.Org WORSHIP AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE "Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee." - Song of Songs 1:4 If we are going to be true worshipers of God, more than ever before we need to be knowledgeable in the art of spiritual warfare. We need to know the enemy - his tactics and his ways. If we Continue Reading

The Heavy Artillery of our Spiritual Warfare

From KHouse.Org THE HEAVY ARTILLERY OF OUR SPIRITUAL WARFARE "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;" - Ephesians 6:18 The Priority of Prayer Referred to over 500 times in the Scriptures, everyone can exercise this fantastic resource. It's a ministry all of us are called to. In fact, it is the most important activity a Christian can Continue Reading

Fragmentary Prayer

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing. Psalm 4:3 The Lord will hear when I call unto Him. We miss very much devotional joy, by the neglect of fragmentary prayer. In the intervals which separate periodical seasons of devotion, we need a habit of offering up brief ejaculatory expressions of devout feeling. The morning and the evening sacrifice depend very much upon these interspersed offerings, as these in return are dependent on Continue Reading

The wish accomplished would prove our ruin

Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread. To wish and pray for the advantages of life is not forbidden. Our Saviour hath so far countenanced it, as to command us to pray that God would give us our daily bread; that is, as His words have already been understood, that He would bestow what is necessary for the sustenance and comfort of life. Yet the very sound of the words retrenches every superfluous and extravagant wish. Not for Continue Reading

The answer is so much nearer

Luke 18:1 And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint. Prayer which takes the fact that past prayers have not yet been answered, as a reason for languor, has already ceased to be the prayer of faith. To the latter, the fact that prayers remain unanswered is only evidence that the moment of the answer is so much nearer. From first to last, the lessons and example of our Lord all tell us Continue Reading