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We are reassured that God does hear the prayers of His believing children and will do what is right for them.

BibleGateway: Luke 18:1-8

ESV Text: Luke 18:1-8

KJV Text:

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     1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: 3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. 4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. 6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 456:
Approach, my Soul, the Mercy Seat

— Organ Audio

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1. Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat 
Where Jesus answers prayer; 
There humbly fall before His feet, 
For none can perish there. 

2. Thy promise is my only plea, 
With this I venture nigh; 
Thou callest burdened souls to Thee, 
And such, O Lord, am I. 

3. Bowed down beneath a load of sin, 
By Satan sorely pressed, 
By wars without and fears within, 
I come to Thee for rest. 

4. Be Thou my Shield and Hiding-place, 
That, sheltered near Thy side, 
I may my fierce Accuser face 
And tell him Thou hast died. 

5. O wondrous Love, to bleed and die, 
To bear the cross and shame, 
That guilty sinners such as I 
Might plead Thy gracious name!