Category: Prayer

Daily Service: Before you preach(minister); Pray

Daily Service: Before you preach(minister); Pray Biblical Examples of Prayer Before Preaching We are given many examples of how prayer and preaching go hand in hand. One of the greatest examples of how prayer impacts preaching is found in the book of Acts. During…

The Pastor in Prayer: Being a Choice Selection of C.H. Spurgeon’s Sunday Morning Prayers.

Appendix 2 Public prayer, final post Mr. Hinton, I have heard, once preached the sermon at the commencement of the service, so that those who came late might at any rate have an opportunity to pray. And why not? Irregularities would do good, monotony…

The Pastor in Prayer: Being a Choice Selection of C.H. Spurgeon’s Sunday Morning Prayers.

Appendix 2 Public prayers, continued I remember in my old college days, we used to have it in a much more offensive shape, ‘If thou wert strict to mark and rigorous to punish!’ Another favourite change is the following, ‘Thou art in heaven, and…

The Pastor in Prayer: Being a Choice Selection of C.H. Spurgeon’s Sunday Morning Prayers

Appendix 2 Our Public Prayer continued Another canon is do not use cant phrases. My brethren, have done with those vile things altogether; they have had their day, and let them die. These pieces of spiritual fustian cannot be too much reprobated. Some of…

The Pastor in Prayer: Being a Choice Selection of C.H. Spurgeon’s Sunday Morning Prayers.

Next to this, our prayers must be appropriate. I do not say go into every minute detail of the circumstances of the congregation. As I have said before, there is no need to make the public prayer a gazette of the week’s events, or…

The Pastor in Prayer: Being a Choice Selection of C.H. Spurgeon’s Sunday Morning Prayers.

As a rule, if called upon to preach, conduct the prayer yourself, and if you should be highly esteemed in the ministry, as I trust you may be, make a point, with great courtesy, but equal firmness, to resist the practice of choosing men…

The Pastor in Prayer: Being a Choice Selection of C.H. Spurgeon’s Sunday Morning Prayers.

Appendix 2 continued – General thoughts on Prayer Avoid all vulgarities in prayer. I must acknowledge to having heard some, but it would be unprofitable to recount them; the more especially as they become less frequent every day. We seldom now meet with the…