Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2020-04-06 ILC Chapel — Prayer Comes From the Heart

2020 Chapels -
Prayer Comes From the Heart

 

Date : 2020-04-06
Speaker : Seminarian Nick Naumann
Mark 11:20-26
Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”

22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. 26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

Hymn: TLH 457: What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Hymnary.org Organ Audio

1. What a Friend we have in Jesus, 
All our sins and griefs to bear! 
What a privilege to carry 
Ev’rything to God in prayer! 
Oh, what peace we often forfeit, 
Oh, what needless pain we bear, 
All because we do not carry 
Ev’rything to God in prayer! 

2. Have we trials and temptations? 
Is there trouble anywhere? 
We should never be discouraged, 
Take it to the Lord in prayer. 
Can we find a Friend so faithful 
Who will all our sorrows share? 
Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness– 
Take it to the Lord in prayer. 

3. Are we weak and heavy laden, 
Cumbered with a load of care? 
Precious Savior, still our Refuge– 
Take it to the Lord in prayer. 
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? 
Take it to the Lord in prayer; 
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee, 
Thou wilt find a solace there.