Friday Morning Prayer:)… June 3, 2021

June 4, 2021 - 6 minutes read

Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole;
I want Thee forever to live in my soul.
Break down every idol, cast out every foe;
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow,
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Lord Jesus, look down from Thy throne in the skies,
And help me to make a complete sacrifice;
I give up myself, and whatever I know,
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

Lord Jesus, for this I most humbly entreat,
I wait, blessed Lord, at Thy crucified feet;
By faith, for my cleansing I see Thy blood flow,
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.[1]

“Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.  Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.  Hide your face from my sins and blot out my iniquity.”[2]

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What do you long for in this life?  What do I care most about?  What is most important?  Lord Jesus, help me get it right.  This hymn speaks to the longings of the truly regenerate heart, even a broken and contrite heart that longs to be perfectly whole.  To the unregenerate heart, ‘Come now, and within me a new heart create.’  The most important is genuine longing and humble cry, initiated because of God’s mercy unto salvation.   In light of God: holy, holy, God almighty, Creator, transcendent, all power, all glory, merciful wonderful Savior, Redeemer, Friend, just, and Judge, the depraved sinful heart of mankind needs a new heart.

The new regenerate heart longs for the things of God; You care, I care, about what pleases God and how my life, your life, reflects him living in and through us.  From my new heart, I care about what words are spoken, you do too.  Help me, Lord, to care more.  With the Psalmist we pray, “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.  Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.”[3]  Truly, “Let me hear joy and gladness’ our constant pursuit!  The recurring plea as we live in this world, yet not of it, is ‘break down every idol, cast out every foe.’  With great power from on high, we proclaim with supernatural confidence, “By faith, for my cleansing, I see Thy blood flow…”

Our brother Jon Lutz was taken home to glory today.  He now gets to experience the living hope and the inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade—kept in heaven for him.  He truly was shielded by God’s power!  A kind faithful brother, generous, humble, and zealous for the gospel.  The coming of salvation was revealed to him this day.  In this, I greatly rejoice.  I know we will unite again.  His suffering and grief in all kinds of trials are over—he proved genuine.  He stands completely perfectly whole.  Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow.

Lord Jesus, Thou seeest I patiently wait,
Come now, and within me a new heart create;
To those who have sought Thee, Thou never saidst “No,”
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

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Sisters are meeting to pray together!  Yey!  First Baptist, 1912 Arnold Way, Alpine 0900

If your schedule allows and you are desiring to ask, seek, and knock in fellowship with sisters in Christ, please feel welcome to attend.  Local gals representing different churches uniting at the cross and enjoying a sweet hour of prayer together.  As the Spirit leads to God’s glory.  Thank you, sisters.

Brothers are meeting too!  First Baptist, Alpine is our primary location unless posted otherwise.  0730.  Thank you, Shepherd, Pastor, brother, friend, Robert Davis!

It is a joy when brothers gather to encourage one another, catch up for a minute, and allow the Spirit of the living God to direct us in fervent prayer.  Many times, we pray in silence, sing a hymn, share various requests and praises.  Our God is always faithful to meet with us and help us.  Hope to see you!

Zoom is available for those unable to make it.  


[1] https://hymnary.org/text/lord_jesus_i_long_to_be_perfectly_whole

Old Hymns of the Church – Hymns Beautiful , Relaxing
Old Hymns of the Church – Hymns Beautiful , Relaxing

[2] Psalm 51:7-9

[3] Psalm 51:1-2