Prayers of Righteous Man
Confession: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 45, QA 116
Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-8 (Read from ESV)
Preacher: Rev. Gary Findley
I. Its Several Methods
II. Its Solemn Manner
III. Its Subsequent Magnitude
The Heidelberg Catechism:
Lord’s Day 45
Q.116 Why do Christians need to pray?
A. Because prayer is the most important part of the thankfulness God requires of us. And also because God will give his grace and Holy Spirit only to those who continually and with heartfelt longing ask God for these gifts and thank him for them.
1 Timothy 2:1-8 (King James Version)
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. 8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
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