VOTD: Psalm 66.16-17 ‘No sooner had I called’

“Come all [you] worshippers of God, hear what he did for me: no sooner had I called to him that I was praising him for answering me.”

Psalm 66.16-17 J. Moffatt

What evidence does the psalmist give that God will answer prayer?

Is it right to praise God for answers yet to come?

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Something to pray about – young people and dating

Sometimes we look for something to pray about. Opportunities and needs abound if we could only identify them. A prayer with a purpose is a prayer with real direction. So here’s a topic that meets all three of these areas. Continue reading

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‘Considered your children:’ David Binkley prayer

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” (Galatians 4:4-6 ESV)

но когда пришла полнота времени, Бог послал Сына Своего Единородного, Который родился от жены, подчинился закону, чтобы искупить подзаконных, дабы нам получить усыновление. А как вы–сыны, то Бог послал в сердца ваши Духа Сына Своего, вопиющего: ‘Авва, Отче!’ (К Галатам 4:4-6 Russian)

O LORD – my God and King, we come into your mighty and loving presence today, asking that you hear our prayers of thanksgiving. Thank you, dear Father, for making it possible that everyone who trusts and obeys Jesus as Lord is to be considered as your children. As children, we confess that we lack the great superiority of your wisdom. Bless us by your word so that we will continue to grow into full-grown children who more fully understand the responsibilities and consequences of our freedom in Christ. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr., Gospel Minister
Cedar Key FL

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‘Able to know your loving nature’: David Binkley

And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” (Mark 15:37-39 ESV)

Иисус же, возгласив громко, испустил дух. И завеса в храме раздралась надвое, сверху донизу. Сотник, стоявший напротив Его, увидев, что Он, так возгласив, испустил дух, сказал: истинно Человек Сей был Сын Божий. (От Марка 15:37-39 Russian)

O LORD God – blessed is your name forever and ever! From your highest place that is invisible to any manmade sensory probes, we are able to know your loving nature. Thank you for showing us mercy when your Son came to this world to bring us freedom from the death penalty we face because of our sins. Forgive us dear Father as we forgive others and purposefully follow Christ each day. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr., Gospel Minister
Cedar Key Church of Christ

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David Binkley’s Prayer: 2 Cor 9.6-7

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7 ESV)

При сем скажу: кто сеет скупо, тот скупо и пожнет; а кто сеет щедро, тот щедро и пожнет. Каждый *уделяй* по расположению сердца, не с огорчением и не с принуждением; ибо доброхотно дающего любит Бог. (2-е Коринфянам 9:6-7 Russian)

O LORD, our immortal, invisible, powerful and only wise God! Hear the prayers dear Father, of your children today that surely brings news of hope for those who seek to know your will. As we consider that you treat us as kings and queens because we follow your Son, help us to cheerfully open our heart and hands to those in need of your gracious plan of salvation. Use us in some way to bring the saving light of your word to those drowning in the darkness of sin’s grip. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.
Gospel Minister, Cedar Key FL

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David Binkley prayer: 2 Corinthians 6.1-2

“Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says, ‘In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.’ Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:1-2 ESV)

А ми, як співробітники, благаємо, щоб ви Божої благодаті не брали надармо. Бо каже: Приємного часу почув Я тебе, і поміг Я тобі в день спасіння! Ось тепер час приємний, ось тепер день спасіння! (2 коринтян 6:1-2 Ukrainian)

O Sovereign LORD God, our dear heavenly Father ~ awaken the senses you have given us so that we will not miss any communication that comes to us from your inspired word. Give us the desire for things that are righteous. Because we know you favor those with pure hearts. Help our relatives, friends and neighbors near and far to realize the brief span of our earthly life. Grant leaders in all the churches that belong to Christ, the necessary wisdom and courage to boldly proclaim the message of your grace that is for all people. Arouse a sense of urgency in those who teach and those who learn, so that everyone may have an opportunity to be saved today. We ask these things according to your eternal purpose for all people. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.
Gospel Minister, Cedar Key FL

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David Binkley prayer: 2 Cor 5.18-19

All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

Все же от Бога, Иисусом Христом примирившего нас с Собою и давшего нам служение примирения, потому что Бог во Христе примирил с Собою мир, не вменяя людям преступлений их, и дал нам слово примирения. (2-е Коринфянам 5:18-19 Russian)

O LORD God, I call upon you, my strength, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer and dear Father in heaven in whom I trust for eternal life and for daily sustenance. Thank you Lord for making it possible for the gospel message to reach from Jerusalem to America where it found its way into my heart. Those people who faithfully did their work as ministers of reconciliation brought me hope of everything that is good in this life and the next to come. Be with everyone who works fervently and wholeheartedly to carry this message of truth. Help us to realize fruit from our labors, but if not, may the planted seed bear fruit that sprouts up into eternal life. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.
Gospel Minister, Cedar Key FL

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