Friday Morning Prayer:)… April 25, 2019

April 26, 2019 - 6 minutes read

Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Loving-kindness as the flood,
When the Prince of Life, our Ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten,
Throughout heav’n’s eternal days.  

On the mount of crucifixion,
Fountains opened deep and wide;
Through the floodgates of God’s mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide.
Grace and love, like mighty rivers,
Poured incessant from above,
And heav’n’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love.[1]  

“I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone.”[2]

Prayer.  We pray to God believing he hears and responds according to our best interest.    With supernatural confidence, we talk to God and listen.   With the Psalmist, “For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD…”  “Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go;”[3] In Christ, the regenerate heart is empowered to pray with God-given certainty.  When hurting we long to feel his comfort, even wait in expectation for whatever our sovereign God does.  Many times, my prayers are full of lament over perceived weakness, or suffering, evil in our world, communities, and even within our families.  We cry out for loved ones.  Have mercy Lord, use me to bring this great salvation to those unable to see the light of Christ. 

 At Calvary, we sing “Mercy there was great, and grace was free; Pardon there was multiplied to me; There my burdened soul found liberty…”[4]  The unregenerate heart does not care about Calvary.  Vanity and pride were once commonplace before Jesus had mercy and now your heart and mine have been dissolved in thankfulness and our eyes melt with tears of joy.  Humble, “My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure.”[5]  

Because of God’s love and mercy we remember this great salvation and can’t help but to sing his praise!  “I will sing praise to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.  My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you…”[6]  Many times this life is tough.  The  joy of Christ is not evident,  maybe interpersonal relationships are conflicted, circumstances are not as expected or desired, physical and emotional health issues, finances, loss, grief, etc., The Psalmist, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”[7]  Be encouraged, God is our portion forever!  “…it is good to be near God; I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.”[8]

For the God on the mountain, is still God in the valley,
When things go wrong, he’ll make them right
And the God of the good times, is still God in the bad times
The God of the day, is still God in the night
The God of the day, is still God in the night[9]

Let me, all Thy love accepting,
Love Thee, ever all my days;
Let me seek Thy kingdom only,
And my life be to Thy praise;
Thou alone shalt be my glory,
Nothing in the world I see;
Thou hast cleansed and sanctified me,
Thou Thyself hast set me free.  

In Thy truth Thou dost direct me
By Thy Spirit through Thy Word;
And Thy grace my need is meeting,
As I trust in Thee, my Lord.
Of Thy fullness Thou art pouring
Thy great love and pow’r on me,
Without measure, full and boundless,
Drawing out my heart to Thee. 

Sisters in Christ are meeting to pray. First Baptist, 1912 Arnold Way, Alpine 0900.

You are invited to join diverse gals representing various local churches for a sweet hour of prayer.  Thank you gals!  Your faithfulness in prayer is a blessing. 

Brothers are meeting too!  First Baptist.  Alpine, 0730.

Join brothers in Jesus for a time of encouragement and intentional prayer.  We gather by God’s grace and love one another because of God’s transforming love in us.  No special requirements required other than a supernatural love for God and a desire to join in prayer before the throne of grace.   A joy for sure as we rely on the Holy Spirit to lead our time together.


[1]https://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Here_Is_Love/

[2] Psalm 71:16

[3] Psalm 71:5a, 3a

[4]https://library.timelesstruths.org/music/At_Calvary/

[5] Psalm 71:15

[6] Psalm 72:22b-23a

[7] Psalm 73:26

[8] Psalm 73:28

[9]https://www.paroles-musique.com/eng/Bill_and_Gloria_Gaither-God_On_the_Mountain-lyrics,p037342807