John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 6

*Ask, Seek, Knock. “Ask, and it will be given to you.” Luke 11:9 NASB All who desire the grace of God are to wait for it, first, in the way of prayer. This is the express direction of our Lord Himself. In His Sermon on the Mount, after explaining at length wherein religion consists and describingContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 6”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 5

*“Awake sleeper…and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5:14 NASB Discover yourself! If you are one of the poor self-deceivers, awake! Is your confidence a self-confidence that you have the witness in yourself that you are a child of God, and thus defy all your enemies? Alas! You are weighed in the balance and foundContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 5”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 4

*Finally, thine is the kingdom. “For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen” Matthew 6:13 (NASB) Two final petitions, “And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors”–give us, O Lord, redemption in Your blood, the forgiveness of sins. As You enable us freely and fully to forgive, soContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 4”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 3

*Praying for daily bread: food and grace “Give us today our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11, NIV The second portion of this prayer consists of six petitions, four of which we here consider. “Hallowed be Thy name”—may You, O father, be truly known by all intelligent beings and with affections suitable to that knowledge! May You beContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 3”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 2

The Way of Prayer* “Pray, then, in this way.” Matthew 6:9, New American Standard Bible He who best knew what we ought to pray for and how we ought to pray, what matter of desire, what matter of address would most please Himself and best become us, has here dictated to us a most perfect andContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 2”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 74

*A Final Challenge “That the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21 NASB O that all who bear the name of Christ would put away evil-speaking, talebearing, and whispering. Let none of them proceed out of your mouth! See that you speak evil of no one; of the absent, speak nothing but good.Continue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 74”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 73

*Heaviness of Soul Ye are in heaviness. 1 Peter 1:6 KJV There is a near relationship between the darkness of mind in the wilderness state and heaviness of soul, which is more common among believers. The resemblance is so great that they are frequently confounded together. But they are not equivalent terms; far, far fromContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 73”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 72

*The Life of God in the Soul “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen.” Luke 21:36 NIV The life of God in the soul of the believer immediately and necessarily implies a continual action of God upon the soul by the inspirationContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 72”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 71

*Called to God Do not be conceited, but fear. Romans 11:20 NASB God goes before us with the blessings of His goodness. He first loves us and manifests Himself unto us. While we are yet afar off, he calls us to Himself and shines upon our hearts. But if we do not then love HimContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 71”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 70

*Communion with God in New Birth Created in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:10 NASB Having been born again from above, one may now be properly said to live. God has quickened him by His Spirit, and he is alive to God through Jesus Christ. He lives a life the world knows not—a life which is “hidContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 70”