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The Ministry of Intercession A Plea for More Prayer   By: (1828-1917)

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THE MINISTRY OF INTERCESSION

A PLEA FOR MORE PRAYER

BY THE

REV. ANDREW MURRAY

WELLINGTON, S. AFRICA

AUTHOR OF "THE HOLIEST OF ALL" "ABIDE IN CHRIST" "WAITING ON GOD" "THE LORD'S TABLE" ETC. ETC.

"I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that are the Lord's remembrancers, keep not silence, and give Him no rest, till He establish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth." ISA. lxii. 6, 7.

THIRD EDITION

London JAMES NISBET & CO. LIMITED 21 BERNERS STREET, W. 1898

PRINTED BY MORRISON AND GIBB LIMITED EDINBURGH

TO MY BRETHREN IN THE MINISTRY AND OTHER FELLOW LABOURERS IN THE GOSPEL

WHOM IT WAS MY PRIVILEGE TO MEET IN THE CONVENTIONS AT LANGLAAGTE, JOHANNESBURG, AND HEILBRON DURBAN AND PIETERMARITZBURG KING WILLIAM'S TOWN, PORT ELIZABETH AND STELLENBOSCH

THIS VOLUME IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I. THE LACK OF PRAYER 9

II. THE MINISTRATION OF THE SPIRIT AND PRAYER 20

III. A MODEL OF INTERCESSION 31

IV. BECAUSE OF HIS IMPORTUNITY 43

V. THE LIFE THAT CAN PRAY 55

VI. RESTRAINING PRAYER IS IT SIN? 67

VII. WHO SHALL DELIVER? 78

VIII. WILT THOU BE MADE WHOLE? 91

IX. THE SECRET OF EFFECTUAL PRAYER 104

X. THE SPIRIT OF SUPPLICATION 116

XI. IN THE NAME OF CHRIST 129

XII. MY GOD WILL HEAR ME 143

XIII. PAUL A PATTERN OF PRAYER 155

XIV. GOD SEEKS INTERCESSORS 169

XV. THE COMING REVIVAL 180

NOTE A 193

NOTE B 194

NOTE C 195

NOTE D 196

NOTE E 198

NOTE F 199

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING: HELPS TO INTERCESSION 201

THE MINISTRY OF INTERCESSION

There is no holy service But hath its secret bliss: Yet, of all bless├Ęd ministries, Is one so dear as this? The ministry that cannot be A wondering seraph's dower, Enduing mortal weakness With more than angel power; The ministry of purest love Uncrossed by any fear, That bids us meet At the Master's feet And keeps us very near.

God's ministers are many, For this His gracious will, Remembrancers that day and night This holy office fill. While some are hushed in slumber, Some to fresh service wake, And thus the saintly number No change or chance can break. And thus the sacred courses Are evermore fulfilled, The tide of grace By time or place Is never stayed or stilled.

Oh, if our ears were opened To hear as angels do The Intercession chorus Arising full and true, We should hear it soft up welling In morning's pearly light; Through evening's shadows swelling In grandly gathering might; The sultry silence filling Of noontide's thunderous glow, And the solemn starlight thrilling With ever deepening flow... Continue reading book >>




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