A Morning Prayer by John R.W. Stott

Good morning heavenly Father, good morning Lord Jesus, good morning Holy Spirit. Heavenly Father, I worship you as the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. Lord Jesus, I worship you, Savior and Lord of the world. Holy Spirit I worship you, Sanctifier of the people of God. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Heavenly Father, I pray that I may live this day in your presence and please you more and more. Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you. Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three Persons in one God, have mercy upon me. Amen.

People are starving for the greatness of God. But most of them would not give this diagnosis of their troubled lives. The majesty of God is an unknown cure. There are far more popular prescriptions on the market, but the benefit of any other remedy is brief and shallow. Preaching that does not have the aroma of God’s greatness may entertain for a season, but it not tough the hidden cry of the soul: “Show me thy glory!” – John Piper

The Supremacy of God in Preaching (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1900, 2004), Page 13

Life and death and eternity and worlds unknown may hang on the preaching and hearing of one sermon. – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Date: November 13, 2014—November 15, 2014
Event: The New Macedonia Baptist Church| Family Conference
Sponsor: Pastor Patrick Walker
Venue: The New Macedonia Baptist Church
202-583-5555
Location: 4115 Alabama Avenue, Southeast
Washington, D.C. 20019
USA
Public: Public

I spoke at a conference earlier this year where The Collingsworth Family led the music. What a blessing! Between two events, I heard them do a number of songs. But this one, “Fear Not Tomorrow,” stuck with me.

One reason I love this song is because they sing the chorus of “I Don’t Know About Tomorrow” in it, which is one of the first songs my mother taught me to sing. This¬†song is a rich encouragement to trust God no matter what tomorrow brings. God is already there! Enjoy!

I am scheduled to speak at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church tonight at 6:30 PM (PST), at it celebrates 92 years of ministry. Bishop Alexis Thomas has served this church since he was a teenager and is now the seasoned leader of this strong congregation. I have preached at Pilgrim Rest for the past several years. And it is always a great time of worship. Please pray for tonight’s service. And if you are in the Phoenix area, consider this your personal invitation to join us.

Date: May 16, 2014
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Event: Speaking @ Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church | Phoenix
Sponsor: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Venue: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
602-258-0831
Location: 1401 E. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Public: Public