Friday Morning Prayer:)… March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 - 6 minutes read

Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness
New every morn’
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

What love could remember
No wrongs we have done
Omniscient all-knowing
He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea
Without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

What patience would wait
As we constantly roam
What Father so tender
Is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest
The vilest the poor
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more[1]

“To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever.  Amen.”[2]

Our magnificent mighty merciful omniscient God!  God fully knows you and me and though our sins are many his mercy is more.  In my vile state and hard-hearted rebellion God had mercy calling me to the cross.   God is love and from the triunity of God loving-compassion overflows initiating, hence calling the weak, vile, and poor unto salvation; an amazing God! By grace through faith alone we are saved from sin and eternal death.  In Christ, the regenerate heart has a born from above status and a progressive joyful fellowship with our Father through the Son in the power of the Holy Spirit.

A sister in Sunday fellowship shared her appreciation by recognizing the recurring gift of encouragement manifest in the church body.  More specifically I heard her highlight the Sunday after Sunday call to love one another and help one another stay the narrow course as we grow and mature in our shared living, active, dynamic, exciting faith!  Fight! Fight! Fight!  Never give up!  Lean on me and I will lean on you as we all lean on the Everlasting Arms!   “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”[3]  

Beloved, cherish and thrive on God’s word!  Be ye encouraged to pursue and fight for the joy bestowed by our gracious God, especially as we contend for it!  The following just highlights a little bit from the apostle Paul’s inspired encouraging words of joy throughout the letter to the church at Philippi.  Read the entire book and may the Spirit overflow joy through you:

I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel… being confident that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion!  All of you share in God’s grace with me… filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus to the glory and praise of God…   I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith so that your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow…[4]

Whatever happens conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ….  …stand firm in one spirit contending as one man for the faith of the gospel…  …make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose…  …continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who works in you…  …become blameless and pure children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation… shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life.[5]

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your request to God.”[6]

What riches of kindness
He lavished on us
His blood was the payment
His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt
We could never afford
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness
New every morn’
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

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Sisters are meeting to pray!  A joy!  First Baptist, 1912 Arnold Way, Alpine, 0900

You are welcome to join for a time of prayer.  Join diverse kind and full of grace Christian gals gathering to love and encourage one another.  A sweet hour of prayer and Spirit-led fellowship.  Thank you!  Our family in Jesus!

Brothers are meeting too!  Mt. View Bible, 2710 Alpine Blvd. Alpine, 0730

A call to brothers!  Join us for prayer as we pursue God and love one another.  It is always, always a joy to get with brothers who seriously hunger and thirst for righteousness!   As the Spirit leads, come overflow together.


[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBZk0bVjCAA

[2] Philippians 4:20

[3] Hebrews 10:23-24

[4] Philippians 1:4-25

[5] Ibid  1:27 – 2:16

[6] Ibid 4:4-6