Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Privilege of our Prayers

"O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.  Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, Thou shalt purge them away.  Blessed is the man whom Thou choosest, and causest to approach unto Thee" (Psalm 65:2-4).  " If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone?...  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?" (Luke 11:11,13). 

How kind is God who hears our prayers,
Though our iniquities prevail! 
He bids us cast on Him our cares,
For His compassions never fail. 

How graciously our Savior chose
To pay our ransom on His cross! 
For us He lived, He died, and rose
To purge away our sins as dross.  

In view of God's compassion shown,
How can we ever doubt His love? 
Before we pray, our needs are known
By Christ who intercedes above. 

This privilege of our prayers, O Lord,
Is greater than we comprehend
As we approach with hearts outpoured
To speak with You, our dearest Friend!   

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