Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

By Prayer


"Finally, dear brothers and sisters,we ask you to pray for us.

Pray that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes, just as when it came to you. 

Pray, too, that we will be rescued from wicked and evil people, for not everyone is a believer."

(2 Thessalonians 3.1-2, New Living Translation)

Andrew Murray:

Who can say what power a church could develop and exercise, if it gave itself to the work of prayer day and night for the coming of the kingdom, for God's power on His servants and His Word, for the glorifying of God in the salvation of souls?

Most churches think their members are gathered into one simply to take care of and build up each other. They know not that God rules the world by the prayers of his saints, that prayer is the power by which Satan is conquered, that by prayer the church on earth has disposal of the powers of the heavenly world.

They do not remember that Jesus has, by His promise (Matthew 18.19,20), consecrated every assembly in His name to be a gate of heaven, where His presence is to be felt, and His power experienced in the Father fulfilling their desires.  (Into His Presence, p. 323)

Please pray for your pastor and all ministers of the Gospel.

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