Wednesday, February 1, 2012

At the Throne of Grace

Dr. John MacArthur is host of the daily radio program, Grace to You, and has been the senior pastor of Grace Community Church in Southern California for nearly 50 years.  At the Throne of Grace is a collection of 54 prayers that have preceded some of his 3,000 plus sermons.

MacArthur's goal, rather than encourage repetitive prayer and religious formalism, is to motivate believers to become more prayerful, more expressive and more thoughtful in their prayer as they come to the Lord before his throne of grace.

Dr. MacArthur has found his own prayer life blessed by Puritan prayers and resources from Charles Spurgeon and other godly men of earlier generations who convyed truth and passion in vivid, heartfelt language.

"We need to pray more; we need to give more careful thoughts to the content of our prayers; and we need to spend more time preparing our hearts and our tongues for prayer," says MacArthur. "Remember that Jesus warned against vain repetition and showy, grandiose prayers (Matthew 6:5-8)."

To listen to my conversation with John MacArthur, click here or scroll down.

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