Article by Michael Goforth II:
Welcome to The Friday Five! The weekly spot where I share five resources to help you in your walk with the Lord.
1. Resource: The Gospel Prayer
Use this prayer to help you grow deeper in the gospel everyday: “In Christ, there is nothing I can do that would make You love me more, and nothing I have done that makes You love me less. Your presence and approval are all I need for everlasting joy. As You have been to me, so I will be to others. As I pray, I’ll measure Your compassion by the cross and Your power by the resurrection.” The link above will let you download different visual versions of the prayer. Enjoy!
2. Book: The Valley of Vision
This is a collection of puritan prayers compiled by Arthur Bennett that can help guide you in your prayers. I bought this a few years ago and it has been such a blessing to my prayer life. As Mark Dever explains, "When used slowly, for meditation and prayer, these pages have often been used by God’s Spirit to kindle my dry heart."
3. Podcast: History and Hope
This is a new podcast with Mark West and Matthew Lyon where they look at history from a Baptist perspective. They only have two episodes so far, but I've really enjoyed both of them. Go check it out!
4. Playlist: Hymns Live
The Lord has used this playlist to really stir my affections for Him lately. Some of my favorites from the list are "Is He Worthy," "His Mercy is More," and "He Will Hold Me Fast." Enjoy!
5. Article: 18 Things to Pray for Your Church
This is a great article by Jonathan Leeman that reminds us of the importance of praying for our local church. He also gives you 18 sample prayers to get started.
That's a wrap, enjoy your weekend!
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