A Prayer to Align Our Hearts with God’s

Lord of the nations, You are pursuing with omnipotent passion the worldwide purpose of gathering joyful worshippers for Yourself from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. As we prepare to worship You today, grant us to share in Your inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of Your name among the nations. Bring our affections … Continue reading A Prayer to Align Our Hearts with God’s

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Let not your hearts be troubled for Jesus promises… Light after darkness, gain after loss; Strength after weakness, crown after cross; Sweet after bitter, hope after fears; Home after wandering, praise after tears; Sheaves after sowing, sun after rain; Sight after mystery, peace after pain; Joy after sorrow, calm after blast; Rest after weariness, sweet … Continue reading Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

When Discouragement and Despair Knock at Your Door

“All progress in the Christian life depends upon a recapitulation (an act or instance of summarizing and restating the main points of something)  of the original terms of one’s acceptance with God” (John Stott, The Cross of Christ, p. 27). This delightful quote points us to an enduring remedy for all our ills, even that … Continue reading When Discouragement and Despair Knock at Your Door

Praying for A Big-hearted Pastor with Thick Skin

What are the three things that every pastor needs? A mind of a scholar, a heart of a pastor, and a hide of a rhinoceros. Here's a wonderful prayer written by Scotty Smith that you can pray and meditate on for yourself as well as using it to intercede for your pastor. http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/scottysmith/2013/05/01/a-prayer-for-thick-skin-and-a-big-heart/