Prayer, Thanksgiving, Praise

30 Mar

Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

No care but all prayer. No anxiety but much joyful communion with God. Carry your desires to the Lord of your life, the guardian of your soul. Go to Him with two portions of prayer and one of fragrant praise. Do not pray doubtfully but thankfully. Consider that you have your petitions, and therefore thank God for His grace. He is giving you grace; give Him thanks, Hide nothing. Allow no want to lie rankling in your bosom; “make known your requests.” Run not to man. Go only to your God, the Father of Jesus, who loves you in Him.

This shall bring you God’s own peace. You shall not be able to understand the peace which you shall enjoy. It will enfold you in its infinite embrace. Heart and mind through Christ Jesus shall be steeped in a sea of rest. Come life or death, poverty, pain, slander, you shall dwell in Jesus above every rolling wind or darkening cloud. Will you not obey this dear command?

Yes, Lord, I do believe thee; but, I beseech thee, help mine unbelief.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook


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3 responses to “Prayer, Thanksgiving, Praise

  1. theywhoseek

    March 30, 2014 at 5:04 pm



  2. Anna Waldherr

    May 29, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    My “foster” daughter (really, a young woman I originally mentored) visited recently. She and her son live in what is politely call inner city Philadelphia. Good first and secondary schools are rare in the inner city. Waiting lists are impossibly long. There are a few parochial schools, but the tuition for those is prohibitive.

    We prayed together for her son, at a loss what else we could do. He is a wonderful boy with a kind heart — much like his mother. When the two got home, included in the mail was his acceptance to a good school. For us, it was nothing short of a miracle.

    But the vast majority of children in America’s inner cities are not so fortunate. God’s heart, I know, aches for them. My prayer is that those of us with means reach out to them.


  3. Levi Thetford

    May 29, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Hello Anna. What a wonderful praise to our Lord. I would call this a miracle too. Isn’t He Something?? I’ve felt as you many times, being blessed but bittersweet, because so many others needed the same. I’m so happy for you and yours.

    I hope you’re doing well in every way.



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