Roy Falls at Norris' gravesite

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunday Evening Prayer - Detroit, Michigan

"Oh holy and righteous Father, before the mountains were brought forth or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting, Thou art God. Thou art full of gracious and tender mercies. Thou knowest our frame and rememberest that we are dust.

Oh Lord, our Lord, somehow in a very particular sense we feel our need of Thee tonight, of Thy power as never before. Breathe upon this great audience tonight Thine own spirit; that the spirit of prayer and supplication like sweet incense from the altar before the tabernacle may go up to the throne of God.

Lord, thou knowest the hearts of all, the struggles, the conflicts, the trials, the defeats. We praise Thy name for Thy salvation. We thank Thee that many have turned to Thee through these months, now nearly a year, hundreds have found the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior in this tabernacle. And O Lord, Thine arm is not shortened that Thou canst not save. Thou art pleased for our coming.

O Lord, our Lord, revive Thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known, in wrath remember mercy.

We pray, O Lord, for conviction, and that the old time power may be felt in the hearts of unsaved men and women. We pray that the New Birth of the soul may be witnessed here and that angels may rejoice as news of sinners coming home to God is proclaimed before the throne on high.

We pray for many a prodigal tonight who is away from the Father's house, who realizes that he has wasted all, who is in rags, foot-sore, heart-sore, distressed, and discouraged. May he feel the drawing power of the uplifted Christ.

And now, O Lord, our Lord, may we so exalt Him tonight that people will not think of the preacher or even where we are, but we will go away from this place with a new love, a new devotion, a new worship of Him who is worthy of all praise.

We ask for Christ's sake. Amen."

J. Frank Norris

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