A Royal Way of Praying

And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9

When we come before God in the hour of trouble, remembering His great goodness to us in the past, and therefore thanking Him, we ought to have faith enough to believe that the present trouble, about which we are praying, is sent in love. You will win with God in prayer if you can look at your trials in this light:-“Lord, I have this thorn in the flesh. I beseech Thee, deliver me from it, but meanwhile I bless Thee for it; for though I do not understand the why or the wherefore of it, I am persuaded there is love within it; therefore, while I ask Thee to remove it, so far as it seemeth evil to me, yet wherein it may to Thy better knowledge work my good, I bless Thee for it, and I am content to endure it so long as Thou seest fit.” Is not that a sweet way of praying? “Lord, I am in want, be pleased to supply me; but, meanwhile, if Thou do not, I believe it is better for me to be in need, and so I praise Thee for my necessity while I ask Thee to supply it. I glory in mine infirmity, even while I ask Thee to overcome it. I triumph before Thee in my affliction, and bless Thee for it even while I ask Thee to help me in it and to rescue me out of it.” This is a royal way of praying: such an amalgam of prayer and thanksgiving is more precious than the gold of Ophir.~ C.H. Spurgeon

https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/spurgeon_charles/sermons/1469.cfm

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10 thoughts on “A Royal Way of Praying

  1. Amen! This is a prayer of faith knowing that God has everything in His control. It reminds me of Habakuk 3:17- 18, which states “Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor the fruit be on the vines… yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” Amen! Have a blessed weekend and thank you for visiting.

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