Pray first quotes
Here are the quotes Bill used in his message on Sunday.
- "For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds." -- 2 Corinthians 10:3
- "The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made." -- Psalm 145:9
- “God places upon His people the responsibility to pray for the salvation of all people and He in some way (which remains a mystery to us) links the reality of their entrance into salvation with the obedience of His people in prayer. When we pray for the salvation of others we share in the purpose and passion of God.” -- John Kitchen, The Pastoral Epistles for Pastors
- “Prayer assumes the sovereignty of God. If God is not sovereign, we have no assurance that He is able to answer our prayers. Our prayers would become nothing more than wishes. But while God’s sovereignty, along with His wisdom and love, is the foundation of our trust in Him, prayers is the expression of that trust.” -- Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts