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Summary: The prayers of a righteous man availeth much.

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THE PRAYERS OF A PROPHET

1Sa 12:19-25

19 And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto the LORD thy God, that we die not: for we have added unto all our sins this evil, to ask us a king. 20 And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart; 21 And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain. 22 For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people. 23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way: 24 Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you. 25 But if ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king.

The Prophet is personally praying for them.

The Prophet is presently praying for them.

The Prophet will persistently pray for them.

I. WHAT THEY ASKED FOR.

“Pray for thy servants”

A. THEIR CONFESSION.

“We have sinned”

1. Willfully.

2. Wrongfully.

B. THEIR CONCERN.

“Dying”

1. Not ready for the grave.

2. Not ready to faced God.

C. THEIR CRY.

“Pray for us”

1. They were afraid to call upon the Lord

themselves.

2. They were ashamed to call upon the Lord

themselves.

II. WHAT THEY WERE ASSURED OF.

A. THE COMMITMENT.

1. I will pray for you.

A. I am already praying for you.

B. I will always for you.

1. Not to do so would be senseless.

2. Not to do so would be sinful.

2. I will prepare you.

“I will teach you the good and the right

way”

A. I will teach you the way that leads

to happiness.

B. I will teach you the way that leads

to heaven.

B. THE CAUTION

1. Fear the Lord.

A. Respect Him.

B. Reverence Him.

2. Follow the Lord.

A. If you don’t He will destroy your

kingdom.

B. If you don’t He will destroy your

king.


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