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Puritan Prayer Life - by Michael Phillips
The Puritan View of Life - Part 13 of 14
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Matthew 6:9-13
Aug 18, 2002 pm - Baxter on Prayer Tonight, with the Lord's blessing, we'll continue our study of the works of Richard Baxter. He was a Puritan pastor who wrote thousands of pages to help people live for Christ. Thus far, we've read him on Christian love, on backsliding, on the love of money, on public worship, and on reading the Bible. Now we'll see what he has to say about prayer. It's in his Christian Directory and takes up about two pages. My hope is that it will help you to pray more, to pray better, and to love that God Who hears prayer. IF YOU WANT TO PRAY BETTER, KNOW GOD BETTER. "Labor above all to know that God to Whom you pray...as all-sufficient for your relief, in the infiniteness of His power, wisdom, and goodness...and as your [Chief Happiness]". You all pay lip service to these things. But do you believe them? If you believed in His Almighty Power, you'd ask Him for big things. If you believed in His Infinite Love, you'd pray for them in faith. If you believed His Fellowship is your highest Happiness, you wouldn't think prayer is such a drag. In short, if you knew God better, you'd pray more and better and with a heart full of faith, hope, and love. The best way to "know God ... More >>>


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