Spreading The Gospel

On unsentimental prayer….


sermons and soda water

UtmostHe saw that there was no man,
and wondered that there was no one to intercede…
Isaiah 59:16 ESV

First published in 1927, ‘My Utmost for His Highest’ has been a staple of daily readings for Christians ever since. Sometimes challenging to cherished theological views it is always, at least in my experience, equally challenging to cherished sins and struggling disciples. 


This second of three posts to do with prayer is taken from March 30th’s reading there.

‘The reason many of us leave off praying and become hard towards God is because we have only a sentimental interest in prayer. It sounds right to say that we pray; we read books on prayer which tell us that prayer is beneficial, that our minds are quieted and our souls uplifted when we pray; but Isaiah implies that God is amazed at any such thoughts of prayer.
Worship and intercession must go together, the one…

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