Friday Morning Prayer:)… May 5, 2022

May 6, 2022 - 5 minutes read

Who can cheer the heart like Jesus,
By His presence all divine?  
True and tender, pure and precious,
O how blest to call Him mine!  

All that thrills my soul is Jesus;  
He is more than life to me;  
And the fairest of ten thousand,  
In my blessed Lord I see.  

Love of Christ so freely given.  
Grace of God beyond degree,  
Mercy higher than the heaven,  
Deeper then the deepest sea….[1]  

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Beloved,

Be encouraged by the following “Grace gem.”  And, be continually encouraged by Jesus.  He knows you… and your life process in him.  I got home late today, tired and realizing I needed to spend time pursuing our “True and tender, pure and precious, God.  I am thankful, in humble reverence and awe, that Jesus knows.  Amazing grace!  I pray you too experience the joy, peace, and ever-increasing reverent awe because of his presence in the midst of it all.  Help, Lord.  May your heart be cheered, as you sing ‘By His presence all divine.’

 Jesus knows!

(Maria Sandberg, “Glimpses of Heaven!” 1880)


“I know your works, your labor, your patient endurance. You have persevered and have endured hardships, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary!” Revelation 2:2-3

It is a great consolation to the Christian to know that his Savior is omniscient–that He knows . .  .
  his every thought,
  his every desire,
  his every motive,
  everything concerning him.

For, although he is conscious of much imperfection and sin–he is conscious also of the sincerity of his desire after holiness and for the glory of God. And his Savior knows this too. He can appeal to that Omniscient One, whose eyes are as a flame of fire, and can say, “Lord, You know all things! You know that I love You!” And he hears the sweet response, “I know your works, your labor, your patient endurance. You have persevered and have endured hardships, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary!”

Jesus knows what others do not. He knows the difficulties you have to encounter, both from within and from without. He knows all the temptations you have to suffer. He knows the amount of labor and patient endurance those things cost. Oh! let this encourage you on your way to the kingdom of glory–Jesus knows all your trials along the way!

Great stress is here laid upon the patient endurance of the saints. Christ especially notices their patient labor, their continuance in well-doing, their going on from year to year in their labor of love, for His name’s sake. He knows, too, that it is not their own glory which they are seeking, but His. He says, “I know that you have labored for My name’s sake!

Jesus knows
 that you have not become weary, that you have persevered, that you are persevering, and that you will persevere unto the end. From His throne in glory, where He has provided a place for you to sit with Him, He says, “I know your works, your labor, your patient endurance. You have persevered and have endured hardships, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary!”[2]

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Friday Morning Prayer:)…  First Baptist Church 1912 Arnold Way, Alpine.

Gals meet at 0900.

Brothers meet at 0730.

You are invited as your schedule allows.  A time of encouragement and intentional prayer before the throne of grace.

Men’s breakfast this Saturday.  Mt. View Bible 2710 Alpine Blvd.  Alpine, 0800.

Brothers in Jesus, welcome!   


[1] https://www.hymnlyrics.org/newlyrics_w/who_can_cheer_the_heart_like_jesus.php

[2] https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/AMAP9OIU8oIGYnSBOwKvgGsCvFQ