Praises & Prayer Requests
1. Pray: My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;
John 10:27 (NASB)
2. Pray: In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider - God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything that will be after him. Ecclesiastes 7:14 (NASB)
3. Praise: And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28 (NASB)
4. Praise: But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.
Psalm 73:28 (NIV)
5. Pray: That BTR will be able to respond to the growing number of requests for Bibles from prison inmates. If you would like to participate in this ministry, please send a gift with a note for Prison Ministry.
I feel it would be appropriate for us to sing a couple of verses from Fanny Crosby's great hymn, "Draw Me Nearer":
I am thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me; But I long to rise in the arms of faith,
And be closer drawn to Thee.
O, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend, When I kneel in prayer,
and with Thee, my God, I commune as friend with friend!
Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.