Thursday, April 26, 2012

What Was Whitefield's Prayer?

By Pastor Matthew Everhard

What exactly was George Whitefield's prayer? What did he ask for? Why was it so important that a blog should be named after it? The following is the great evangelist's prayer:

"Yeah that we shall see the great Head of the Church once more . . . raise up unto Himself certain young men whom He may use in this glorious employ. And what manner of men will they be? Men mighty in the Scriptures, their lives dominated by a sense of the greatness, the majesty and holiness of God, and their minds and hearts aglow with the great truths of the doctrines of grace. They will be men who have learned what it is to die to self, to human aims and personal ambitions; men who are willing to be 'fools for Christ's sake', who will bear reproach and falsehood, who will labor and suffer, and whose supreme desire will be, not to gain earth's accolades, but to win the Master's approbation when they appear before His awesome judgment seat. They will be men who will preach with broken hearts and tear-filled eyes, and upon whose ministries God will grant an extraordinary effusion of the Holy Spirit, and who will witness 'signs and wonders following' in the transformation of multitudes of human lives."
This blog is written by a team of young men who are seeking to fulfill Whitefield's prayer. Mostly unknowns. None of us has "made it" in the world's eyes. We are not so arrogant as to suggest that we are the answer to his prayer. However, with the strength that the Lord provides, we are seeking to be a generation of men who are proclaiming the same doctrines of grace that many men before us upheld in ages gone by.

In this page you will find writings on theology, Bible study, history, culture, and even humor. We hope you will join us as together we seek to "preach with broken hearts and tear-filled eyes," and yet with "minds and hearts aglow with the great truths of the doctrines of grace."  

Matthew Everhard is Senior Pastor of Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Brooksville Florida. Follow him on Twitter @matt_everhard

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