Prayer Treasures from the Past


Often when I work on a project, I go back to some of the very early writings and devotionals that followed the same theme I am pursuing. Rich language and imagery gives these prayers sticking power. A phrase or two will lodge in your memory and feed you for some time to come
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Oh Stand and Wonder!

(Thomas Brooks, "
The Crown and Glory of Christianity,
 
or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness", 1662)

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
 that
we should be called children of God!" 1 John 3:1

O sirs! what matter of admiration is this--that the
great and glorious God, who has many millions of
glorious angels attending Him--that He should . . .
 
look upon all holy people as His sons, and
 
love them as His sons, and
 
delight in them as His sons, and
 
clothe them as His sons, and
 
feed them as His sons, and
 
protect them as His sons!

What great love is this--that those who have . . .
  so highly provoked God,
  walked so cross and contrary to God,
  were so exceeding unlike God,
  preferred every lust, and every toy and vanity before God,
  fought many years under Satan's banner against God,
  refused all the kind offers of mercy from God;
that those who have deserved to be . . .
  reprobated by God,
  damned by God, and
  to be thrown to hell by God--
that these should be made the sons of God!

Oh stand and wonder! Oh stand and admire the
freeness of His grace, and the riches of His grace!

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
 that
we should be called children of God!" 1 John 3:1
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