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Pray Without Ceasing

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September 6, 2022 12:26 pm

Pray Without Ceasing

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Many of you are familiar with Charles Spurgeon, Spurgeon was a Baptist pastor in London in the late 1800s and he's been called the prince of preachers and Spurgeon is still very very highly influential as a pastor as a theologian, even though he died over hundred and 30 years ago, but only give you an idea of Spurgeon's schedule. Listen to this. He pastored the largest proper Protestant church in the world and he knew all 6000 people by name every week. He preached 4 to 10 times the editor edited a monthly magazine. He typically read five books each week. He revised his sermons for publication. He directed a theological college he ran an orphanage.

He oversaw 66 Christian charities he received an average of 500 letters each week that he personally answer. Spurgeon was a husband and a father and every evening at 6 o'clock he gathered his whole life.

His wife and his twin boys together for a time of prayer and worship in his spare time he wrote 150 books and he made up his bed every morning to say that my daughter, that's is scheduled.

What would a man like that say about praying without ceasing limit when we reach, he would Spurgeon said about prayer.

He said it doesn't matter the place. The posture of the time the doors of the temple of divine love shall not be shut.

Nothing can set a barrier between a praying soul and its God.

Whenever we seek the Lord with true hearts.

He is found of us whenever we cry unto him, he hears us every place is hallowed ground to a hallowed heart and every day is a holy day to a holy man while your hands are busy with the world. Let your hearts still tall. God, we may speak a thousand words would seem to be prayer and yet never praying on the other hand, we may cry in the gods here most effectively and yet never say Charles Burge know we all struggle with prayer in our lives. Sometimes sometimes our prayers are dry and stale. Sometimes there we sometimes we don't know what to pray. Some people may not even know how to pray. Even the disciples asked Jesus teach us how to pray and some believe that God is going to do whatever he wants to do anyway regardless of prayer, so it just doesn't matter really what we need is more political and more social and more economic action, not prayer.

Others believe and I hope you're one of these, that if you say to this mountain, be moved into the sea will be done. You believe that. Don't underestimate the power of prayer, James five says James 516, the prayer of a righteous man has great power as it is working. God chooses to work through the prayers of his people. If you been a follower of Jesus Christ for any time if you been a Calvary church for any time, then you've seen prayer answered. Have you not. We've seen brothers and sisters in the hospital hanging between life and death and we gathered to pray for these and the Lord has restored them to life. We seem to people with no nickels to rub together that the Lord provides for them.

After prayer we've seen people who have been sick and we called them together as pastors and elders and anointed them in the Lord is healed and we called them together.

And the Lord has not Lord gives the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. But make no mistake, prayer is required of every follower of Jesus Christ. First Thessalonians 516 through eight team rejoice always, pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus praying is the will of God. What is prayer. It's basically talking to God is the recognition that our God is absolutely sovereign. We are his children and we depend on him for absolutely everything in every single one of us need to take the time every single day and schedule a time for prayer.

It's been said if you don't schedule time. You're not going to pray to all of us are to go into that spot in our homes and our places of work, wherever it may be in tall to the Lord Jesus is when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret you need to schedule a time to pray.

It's not important. Every single one of us should engage regular prayer to our Lord now is not possible. We know this for us to spend all of our time with words of prayer coming out of our mouths. We have jobs to go to. We have children to care for you have life to live. So what then is praying without ceasing.

What is praying without ceasing one on one hand, pray without ceasing means you should always persist in prayer member, the parable of the persistent widow before the unrighteous judge. She Going before this judge, so we are to pray and never lose heart and never get up give up. That's one that's one thing but the other on the other hand, it means that all of the Christian life. All of it should be a prayer wall living prayer wall everywhere we go. God is with us our entire life should be a life of prayer. Think of it this way. Prayer keeps God at the center of things. Unceasing prayer brings God and every aspect of our existence. He is with us praying without ceasing, then, is a way of life. It means we live in fellowship with our God. Leaning on him all the time.

The Lord is not just somebody we meet on Sunday at church. No, he's with us every step of the way. So if I'm to pray without ceasing.

That means that every single minute of every single day is suitable to call all my God you live in a constant atmosphere of prayer and devotion.

This is praying without ceasing to pray without ceasing means you live life knowing that you are always in the presence of a non-knit, omniscient, and sovereign God, not just when you come to church go to your Bible turn your Bibles to Psalm 139 verses one through 10, Psalm 139 one through 10. God is with us. Psalm 139, oh Lord you have searched me and known me, you know when I sit down when I rise up, you discern my thoughts from afar you search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before word is on my tongue, behold, oh Lord, you know it all together. You him the in behind them before and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful to me. It is high I cannot attain where shall I go from your spirit, where shall I flee from your presence.

If I ascend to heaven you were there. If I make my bed and she'll you were there. If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me your right hand your follower of Jesus Christ and you should have a profound awareness that God is always there always and as we move through life.

The presence of the Holy Spirit in you is the most real and the most powerful thing in your life to the good times the bad times, yes, even when we sin, he there. There is no way you can go to hide from God. He is with you even though I walk to the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil why you are with me your rod and your staff they comfort me. So even though one were not speaking consciously to God they're still in the deep dependence that is woven into our very soul. So to pray without ceasing means you know that he is there and you know that you are dependent on him for absolutely everything. Even then the very next breath that you take in your long is because he gives it to you. It means that you know you can do absolutely nothing without him 00, nothing. So God is with us yes and he is with you so prayer should be as natural for you and for me is breathing he is. He is with us.

He comforts us. He nurtures us he guides us. He is in control of everything. He is sovereign's get this very right. If we don't understand that is with us and we don't understand that he sovereign. Our prayers are going to be weak very very weak. One of the problems that we have is that people tend to compartmentalize their faith. They say this is my church thing I want to do that on Sunday. This is the spiritual thing and the rest of life is the physical world. So I separate these things six days a week and only I need to live in the real world. The physical world. My spiritual day is Sunday so got these two compartments. The physical and the spiritual. I attend church one day a week and I live life the rest. God is at church, but I may not take them to work.

I probably don't and I probably don't even take them to my house, not even in my home.

So I go to church. I get some of the principles that I need to live a pretty good life. I take my kids to Alana. They get some principles to but that's about it. And by the way, if God is in control.

Take a look at that world looks like he's taking his hands off the wheel so I need to just live my life. People live in two different kingdoms can I say that's hypocrisy. And that is completely dangerous hypocrites.

Jesus says and up in that place where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth that is not where you want to be.

God is not God. One day a week. He's got seven days a week is with you every single minute of every single day and we need to recognize that we don't want to be one of those who honors God with our lips but the heart is far from now is our God, and I want to be very crystal-clear about the sovereignty of God. God has spoken, but he has not stopped working. He is still working. He is still in control of all things he had not taken his hands off of the will is in control of everything. Even that little sparrow that falls to the ground will not fall apart from the father sets up kings. He brings them down. He determined the day you were born in the day, you're going to die and everything in between is in charge of everything in heaven and on earth all authority. Jesus says is been given to me in heaven and on earth.

He upholds the universe by the word of his power. He is incomplete control.

We have to get that we have to understand that we don't separate spiritual things and physical things necessary. God is in control of all is in control of all of the richest, most powerful, powerful, most brilliant person in the world.

In fact, all of the nations in the world are no more of a threat to God not fulfilling his purpose is that an aunt. He will do.

He is in control and even when we think things are crumbling around us.

We know he's in control. He is working all things together, and he's given us everything we need for life and godliness to get through the by the way, if you are in Christ you're in the father's hand sons hand your seal with the Holy Spirit. You're not going anywhere.

He saw over everything so this is why we pray without ceasing.

We pray without ceasing. Number one because he is sovereign and number two, he's with us every single moment of every single day in Christ himself has torn the veil between heaven and earth and the throne room of God is opening and we can go and say father Abba, father, you're my upper have mercy on me a Richardson, and we have confidence because we are his children and he is working all things for our good and for his glory. He sovereign he's with us and we have access to the throne room of God. Are you praying that's my question. Do you pray, do you pray without ceasing. Is your life. A life of prayer, think about this.

If God is sovereign and he said he would never leave us or forsake us, then why are so many professing believers so angry, so anxious, so worried, so joyless and afraid Jesus said in the world you will have trouble. But I'm giving you peace. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. You don't have to worry. You don't have to be afraid. You don't have to be anxious that all prayer and supplication that let your requests be made known to God. God is working all things for our good and for his glory. So why are people yes professing Christians fall apart. That's my question was think about it for second the Christian life is often called a pilgrimage.

You and I are on a journey.

Don't reduce your faith by the way down saying I'm going to heaven.

That's next up no, we have a pilgrimage to make. We have a journey to make. We have to get through this thing we call life. Yes, once saved always saved the Lord will get you through. We still have to make this journey and you need to understand that this journey were on this pilgrimage is preparing us for that place that place that we will one day see this place that is perfect. So the way that we wall reflects the faith that we have get somewhere with this talk about praying as we wall. Think of this journey is a testing ground and it begins when each one of us place our faith in Jesus Christ.

He frees each one of us individually. He's opened the prison doors, and we begin this journey out and were now sojourners and were traveling on a journey to a place, a place that is not that it's not like this place, a place that is not built with human hands. A perfect place. A place where there is no tears, no sin, no pain, no that's where were going, a place of everlasting joy in the presence of God himself. Before we get there we got a travel through this world and the way that we go is narrow and it's our and few find.

And there's not much on this journey that wants us to get to our destination. The world the flesh and the devil. They're all counting on us.

They don't want to see us get there. But here's the thing. The good shepherd our good Shepherd is leading the way he is leading us through this place.

By the way, if you got your hope and your money. A politician, your talents to see you through this world and your faith is really misplaced and I would say you're in great trouble, you need to keep your eyes on the Lord Jesus Christ. Look what man has done out there. You think a man can get you through this wilderness, absolutely not. Christ himself is the one who is leading us. He is the one who is overcome this world. He is the one who is disarmed the powers and principalities in the heavenly places, and he is the one who's given us a spirit, our comforter and our guide our helper and he's told us exactly what to do.

Follow me, follow me. He has gone before us. Scripture tells us how we are to walk as we go through this journey down the straight and narrow path. Go to first John two, five and six. First John 25 through six says. By this we know that we are in him in Christ say whoever says he abides in him all to wall the same way in which he wall are you walking like Christ. That's my question was go to one moralist with the first Peter two first Peter 221 through 23, first Peter 221. For this you been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example so that you might follow in his steps he committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth when he was reviled. He did not revile in return he suffered, he did not threaten that he continued entrusting himself to them. Judges justly and sure this is what we do we trust Christ, and we follow him. That's what we do as we go on this journey. It's that simple.

That's not easy, but the command is very very clear. We wall as Jesus Christ wall and since were to walk as he wall list.

Think about how the Lord walked when he was on this earth was think about how he was in constant communion with his father. He said Jesus said he who sent me is with me.

He has not left me alone.

Always do the things that are pleasing. He was always talking to his father.

No not always with words, but he was always in constant communion with his father was think about that relationship for second.

Think about Jesus taken those five loaves in those two fish and what is he do he looks up to heaven. Thanks his father for this think about them going to those desolate places to play pray. Think about and praying all night. Think about it in that garden, praying his sweat like drops of blood poured from think about him, praying for his disciples on the night he was betrayed. Think about and praying for you and for me father keep them one sanctify them. In truth, thy word is truth. Think about and hanging on that cross and saying to his father.

Father forgive them. They know not what they do. This is living a life of prayer and full submission to his father. Walking prayer life. That's what it is and like our Lord, who is our example as we journey down the straight and narrow way we're going to have trials and tribulations is not going to be easy. Jesus told us that it's not going to be easy, but we keep trusting him who judges justly and we pray that's what we do and along the way. Some of us are going to be persecuted. What did Jesus say to do.

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your father in heaven.

Think about this journey along the way were going to be tempted was G is what is Jesus say to watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, the flesh is weak. Lord keep me from evil. Lead us not into temptation along the way.

Some of us are going to hear that news we don't want to hear from that Dr. what we do is anyone among you suffering let him pray. Is anyone cheerful let them sing praises anyone sick. Let them call for the elders of the church and let them pray over him along the way the Lord is going to appoint presidents teams and governors to rule over the nations. Some will be just some will be unjust. Make no mistake about it, the Lord put every single one of them there.

Romans 13 he's told us exactly what to do. Pray first Timothy two first of all, then I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet, peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

Along the way on this journey were going to encounter all kinds of things in every step of the way were to pray without ceasing, rejoice always, pray without ceasing.

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ that will be due how you doing with how are you doing pray is your life a living prayer, a living wall with our Lord. You may say listen, I know I need to pray look how bad that world is out there. It's crazy. You just want me to pray when I read something this is from the history of Christianity in the United States and Canada is by Mark.

No read a snippet. One of the most significant reversals in the history of the Christian Faith Took Pl. in America during the 1780's, just as the new nation was being defined was defining its independent identity and script in its constitution. This is right after our end. Drunkenness was epidemic city streets were lawlessness lawless at night in the church appeared to be in terminal decline. In fact, Chief Justice of the United States John Marshall wrote to the Bishop of Virginia James Madison saying the church was too far gone to ever be redeemed, the great philosopher Voltaire concurred in the author Tom Paine argued that Christianity will be forgotten in 30 years. A poll taken at Harvard, I discovered that there was not one believer in the whole student body. They took a poll of Princeton a more evangelical place where they discovered that only two believers were in the student body. The students rioted, they held a mock communion at Williams College and they put on anti-Christian plays at Dartmouth. They burned down the Nassau Hall at Princeton forced the resignation of the president of Harvard. They took the Bible out of the local Presbyterian Church in New Jersey in the burnet and a public bonfire. Christians were so few on campus in the 1790s that they met in secret like a communist sale.

They kept their minutes in code so that no one would know it's hard to believe that America is a nation which adopted the slogan in God we trust was so godless. At the time of its inception, the Bibles were being burned and bishops were being made redundant. This is right after we won our independent.

That was the state of its only fast for now read something else to most of us are aware that not only Great Britain but also the United States and the entire world are battling for our very survival. Economically, morally, politically, religiously and otherwise we are battling against is a materialism and humanism that are meeting at our gates from without and infiltrating from within, we could be living in a day which the in which the entire world could be swept into destruction. We have departed from the idea of God. We have reared a whole generation by telling them we even doubted there was a God, our moral standard began to break down and we began to see the symptoms of this moral breakdown in our society. It broke out into juvenile delinquency, racial hatred, prejudice and bigotry so we produced an age of frustration. Everybody's frustrated there is nervous tension. This is an age of selfishness and age of fear. One professor said were now at the end of history and we know that from a sermon Billy Graham preached in 1955. Here's the thing. There's nothing new under the sun. The world has always been at enmity with God.

The world has always since the Garden of Eden been twisted and evil.

But I want you to understand that the world is not the problem. Christ is overcome the world. The world, the problem is with the people of God read your Bibles. Hosea my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Jeremiah my people have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters. They make cisterns for themselves that hold no water to the church in Laodicea. You say you're rich and I know you are lukewarm in your neither hot or cold.

So I spit you out of my mouth. You are rich, poor, blind, pitiable and nagging you church. Jesus says, second Chronicles. If my people, humble themselves and pray, then I will my people. I believe it is true that the world is getting darker. I don't think there's any question about it's always been the but it is getting darker, but you and I are supposed to be lights in the world were supposed to reflect our Lord Jesus Christ were supposed to walk as he walked in.

So here's my question.

If we're the lights in the world and the darkness will not overtake the light then wise, and increasingly get indoor yes it is true that the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church of Jesus Christ. But I want you to understand this, please hear me Christ himself to go to church. He would be tells the apostle John John Reich. This to the church in Ephesus. You have lost the love you had first remember from where you fall in repentance. Repentance, if not I will calm and remove your lampstand. I will take out your light, you're no more benefit to the kingdom of God. Christ himself will do that. The world is getting darker because the light is getting dimmer and thus the fact so as we go on this journey.

Many people instead of shining the light of Christ there saying, Lord, I know I'm supposed to live a life of prayer. I know I'm supposed to be a person of grace and mercy and love in full of the Holy Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience and kindness. But you know what that did work for me right now look at this world. I'm mad about gentle and lowly and humble, none and hope that this week. That's week is Christ week is walking like Christ week. This powerful power the people are casting all the way of Christ it's with the doom that may come to a church like Calvary and no good Bible preaching and teaching and agree with every word in this book, but there not been a walk.

Like Christ, we are to walk like Christ. This is with the Israelites did in the end in the wilderness, God himself was leading them a pillar of fire Philip smoke what did they do they complain gave them everything they needed to get to the promised land and they said, would you let us out the die and that's what Christians are doing some they don't say it with the mouse.

But that's what their hearts are saying, Lord, you let us look at this world be, let us out here to die. No, no, you and I are supposed to walk as our Lord Jesus walked were supposed to walk a living prayer will were supposed to show what this world what it looks like to be reconciled to a holy God were supposed to show this world what it looks like to be truly alive. Where to reflect the light of Jesus Christ. Every step of the way we trust him. He's leading us. We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a people of his own possessions. He has called us out of the darkness into his marvelous light. Were supposed to show the light of Christ. This dark and dying world. We are a nation of priests and would-be priest do they pray that's what they do. Your whole life.

My whole life is to be a living sacrifice, a living prayer. That's what we do want you to examine your faith want you to examine your walk with Jesus Christ. The way you live your life, your wall says a lot about your faith. Do you look like Jesus Christ. What is your life look like outside of these church walls.

I will tell you that I faithful Christian is a praying Christian sky. One more passage of Scripture.

This is Luke 18 verses one through eight, Luke 18 one through eight, Luke 18 and he told them a parable to the fact to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart, and he said in a certain city. There was a judge, neither feared God nor respected man and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying give me justice against my adversary for a while. He refused. But afterward he said to himself, though I neither feared God nor respect man yet because this widow keeps bothering me. I will give her justice so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming in little and the Lord said here with the unrighteous judge says, and will not, God give justice to his leg to cry to him night and day to day and night will he delay long over them.

I tell you, he will give them justice speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth not to go through this whole passage, but I just want you to notice a couple of things Jesus equates always praying and not losing heart faith. So much so that he says in effect when the Son of Man comes, will he find people right.

These are the faith that people these are the ones he is looking for the ones who were crying out without ceasing to their sovereign God and Jesus wonders when the Son of Man comes, will he find one, will he find faith on earth, will he find people of prayer not understand that prayer is not all there is to the Christian life.

We are to evangelize with the new works of mercy and compassion in the love one another and to serve one another but don't ever get to a point in your life where you ceased to pray, don't abandon God and say there's no use right go on prayer don't stop Ray lean on God all the time. Scripture says, trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your pad. Remember that straight and narrow path were on acknowledge him, trust him, trust God.

Remember were making our case to a righteous judge losing control of absolutely everything. Even that little sparrow that falls to the ground. So when we push for activism and justice without going to God in prayer.

That's a real problem. That's a failure to see God as the righteous judgment of God himself says I will deliver my people. I will bring justice. He is promised that if my people pray.

Then I will I will so you and I we plead to the highest possible authority. We pray with persistence and patience, and we know that he is working all things for our good, for his glory. We pray that's what we do. Jonathan Edwards writes the God's absolutes God's absolute sovereignty and justice is what my mind seems to be rest assured, this much is anything else I see with my in other words he was absolutely sure that God was sovereign and he's just no matter what he saw out there. God is soft and he is just as your mind sure that no matter what your see wars and rumors of wars, disease and pestilence. Are you sure of God's sovereignty need to be.

Are you sure of his faithfulness to his word and his people, and if so is it reflected in the way you live your life in the way you were soldiering to this place is reflect.

Let me show you what this this looks like. Let me show you this trust looks like. It looks like a large profit and he standing beside his servant is absolutely terrified because he sees all the Syrians around Elijah's is no Lord open the that's open the that he may say what is he see chariots of fire all around. Don't be afraid. It looks like David who says God you are my rock and my fortress in your name. You lead me for your namesake. You lead me and you guys it looks like righteous Daniel in Babylon who didn't say God destroyed the Babylonians look out evil AR. He says no God.

We have sent we had sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled against you, we have turned aside from your commandments.

It looks like Stephen when those stones were hit in his body. He looks up to heaven.

This is God, looks like Jesus. This is praying without sleep. Sleep is where we talk about praying without ceasing. It looks like it looks like Jesus asleep in the stern of the boat when his disciples were in tear because those waves were coming. That's, pray without ceasing. Why are you afraid God is in control you of little faith that's praying without ceasing to come back to Mark. No, when this country want our independence. I just read to you what what the country was like in terms of godlessness. When you read this to you now in England in the 1790s, a group of men started what the British call the union of prayer through this prayer group a great revival that swept across Great Britain called the ear of a man of prayer name Isaac back some Baptist pastor who, in 1794, when the conditions in America were at their worst dressed an urgent plea for prayer for revival to the pastors of every Christian denomination in the United States that was revival that was happening in in England very country we just want our independence from and now this revival is sweep to America in churches knew that their backs to the wall and all the churches adopted the plan. The prayer plan until America like Britain was interlaced with a network of prayer meetings which set aside the first Monday of each month to pray. It was not long before revival came out of that second great awakening came the whole modern missionary movement and its societies out of the king, the abolition of slavery, popular education Bible Society Sunday schools and many social benefits. Utter hopelessness had turned into a massive movement of spiritual and social transformation and the tipping point had been prayer, pray without ceasing. If my people, humble themselves and pray, then I will hear prayer God moves through the prayers of his people you want change you want that to change.

Pray for Calvary church.

Every single one of us is on a journey we hit we have a very we were blessed with a very diverse congregation were were here from all over the world. We got many different ages and cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities and it and in this congregation. There are many different stages.

People are at many different stages on their wall. Some would have walk with the Lord. For many many years.

Some are just beginning.

Some sums eyes are just now opening everything shiny and brand-new and there are some who were still babies in the faith when they should be mature by now. There are some who were beat down who need the prayers and support. Bear one another's burdens of their brothers and sisters, we need to do this in their song here who think they're saved and there they are not.

They think Christ is released them from bondage, but they still have a big chain on and they think well just because I come to the church and I have conservative values and I believe the Bible is true. Well unsay no, the cares of the world trials and tribulations. All that hasn't shackled down. There's no peace in their soul and you can look at the way they live life and see something that every single one of us is on a journey somewhere on the narrow way and some are on this Broadway no matter who you are. We all have this in common. We all need the Lord Jesus Christ. Every single one of us.

We all need to set our hearts and our minds. On the one who can safely take us home. His purpose should be our purpose. His thoughts should be our thoughts his way should be our way, the Lord should be such a magnet for our hearts and minds that whatever we think about. We eventually related back to him. Even that little sparrow that falls to the ground.

Remember, you and I as Christians, we don't think naturally we think spiritually, to set the mind of the things of the flesh is death to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

We have to see things as Christ seasons of crisis do you and he says to me this is what he says when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth, will he find those who have the confidence in our sovereign God and the triumph of his calls will he find people living a life of prayer I'm challenging you to live this life of prayer and recognize that you and I are always in the presence of our sovereign God. The doors of heaven are still open, we can still go and talk to our father who is in heaven.

We can still say father, hear my prayer, hear my prayer.

We can go to that place where angels must cover their heads, and I want you to find all your satisfaction like they are in him.

Take time to sit at the feet of Jesus Christ to learn from it from our master and be captivated by his glory and know that he supplies you with everything you need to get you home. Everything he's given everything we need for life and God. Praise pray to keep your eyes on him. I want to finish by reading Psalm 23 you know the Psalm feel turn their is want you to think about this this week.

Think about the Lord as your shepherd leading us down this journey. Psalm 23 you know it well.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his namesake even though I walk to the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for you are with your rod and your staff they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies you anoint my head with oil my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever Lord will see us home trusted every step of the way and take time to talk to your father's blessed father we come again to you the eternal God, and we give you praise.

Continue to work in our hearts. Father continue to mold us into that image of our glorious Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ blessed Calvary church unifies father we pray for this next generation that were building living stone that this church will shine a light for Christ and to the Lord returns for to be with us father in Christ name we pray. Amen

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