Great power in prayer is within our reach

“And there was Anna, a prophetess… which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.” (Luke 2:36, 37.)

NO doubt by praying we learn to pray, and the more we pray the oftener we can pray, and the better we can pray. He who prays in fits and starts is never likely to attain to that effectual, fervent
prayer which availeth much.

Great power in prayer is within our reach, but we must go to work to obtain it. Let us never imagine that Abraham could have interceded so successfully for Sodom if he had not been all his lifetime in the practice of communion with God.

Jacob’s all-night at Peniel was not the first occasion upon which he had met his God. We may even look upon our Lord’s most choice and wonderful prayer with his disciples before His Passion as the flower and fruit of His many nights of devotion, and of His often rising up a great while before day to pray.

If a man dreams that he can become mighty in, prayer just as he pleases, he labors under a great mistake. The prayer of Elias which shut up heaven and afterwards opened its floodgates, was one of long series of mighty prevailings with God. Oh, that Christian men would remember this! Perseverance in prayer is necessary to prevalence in prayer.

Those great intercessors, who are not so often mentioned as they ought to be in connection with confessors and martyrs, were nevertheless the grandest benefactors of the Church; but it was only by abiding at the mercy-seat that they attained to be such channels of mercy to men. We must pray to pray, and continue in prayer that our prayers may continue.

—G. H. Spurgeon.

Streams in the Desert

Three Hour Medley of Christmas Songs

Published on Nov 20, 2012

A Three hour long collection of Christmas songs.

What is Christmas without Christmas music?

Merry Christmas

0:00 Here Comes Santa Claus — Bing Crosby
3:05 Feliz Navidad — Beth and Scott
5:32 The Christmas Waltz — Frank Sinatra
8:33 Winter Wonderland — Aretha Franklin
10:41 The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year — Andy Williams
13:09 Jingle Bells — I have no idea who the artist is
15:25 Sleigh Ride — Johnny Mathis
18:20 Carol of the Bells — Mormon Tabernacle Choir
20:45 Santa Claus is Coming to Town — The Andrews Sisters
23:25 Silver Bells — Bing Crosby
26:27 The Christmas Song — The Osmond Brothers
29:07 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus — Andy Williams
32:15 Wonderful Christmastime — Paul McCartney
35:59 Santa Claus — Harry Connick Jr
40:35 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer — Gene Autry
43:46 Rockin Around the Christmas Tree — Brenda Lee
45:49 Sleigh Ride — Jack Jones
48:31 Blue Christmas — Elvis Presley
50:36 White Christmas — Bing Crosby
53:32 Jingle Bell Rock — Bobby Helms
55:41 The Christmas Song — Nat King Cole
58:47 Jingle Bells — Frank Sinatra
1:00:45 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas — Frank Sinatra
1:04:09 Sleigh Ride — Ella Fitzgerald
1:07:04 Winter Wonderland — Tony Bennett
1:09:14 Let It Snow — Dean Martin
1:11:08 The Most Wonderful Time of the Year — Johnny Mathis
1:13:51 Home for the Holidays — Perry Como
1:16:40 Little St Nick — The Beach Boys
1:18:46 A Holly Jolly Christmas — Burl Ives
1:20:57 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer — Elmo and Patsy
1:24:23 Merry Christmas Darling — The Carpenters
1:27:26 Here Comes Santa Claus — Elvis Presley
1:29:20 Happy Christmas — John Lennon
1:32:47 Jingle Bells — Diana Krall
1:34:57 Deck the Halls — Ottmar Liebert
1:37:57 Mr. Heatmeiser — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
1:42:18 Winter Wonderland — Johnny Mathis
1:45:30 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) — Mariah Carey
1:48:00 Frosty the Snowman — The Beach Boys
1:49:51 Let It Snow — Harry Connick Jr
1:52:22 A Marshmallow World — Dean Martin
1:55:00 Christmas Canon — Trans Siberian Orchestra
1:59:16 Silent Night — Sarah McLaughlin
2:03:00 Sleigh Ride — Arthur Fielder
2:05:59 We Need a Little Christmas — Johnny Mathis
2:07:53 Santa Baby — Madonna
2:10:26 O Holy Night — Placido Domingo
2:14:21 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen — Bobby Vinton
2:17:26 It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas — Johnny Mathis
2:19:38 I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas — Gayle Peevey
2:22:14 Stille Nacht — The King’s Singers
2:25:25 Joy To The World — Mormon Tabernacle Choir
2:27:58 Ave Maria — Luciano Pavarotti
2:32:50 Waltz of the Flowers — Leopold Stokowski
2:37:15 White Christmas — Frank Sinatra
2:39:48 Frosty the Snowman/Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer — Henry Mancini
2:42:12 O Holy Night Luciano Pavarotti
2:46:16 Hallelujah Chorus — Mormon Tabernacle Choir
2:50:05 Mistletoe and Holly — Frank Sinatra
2:52:21 The Christmas Song — Mel Torme
2:54:25 The Chipmunk Song — The Chipmunks
2:56:44 Here Comes Santa Claus — Gene Autry
2:59:13 We Need A Little Christmas — Percy Faith
3:01:20 White Christmas — The Drifters
3:05:33 The Magic of Christmas Day — Celine Dion
3:08:11 Silver Bells — Johnny Mathis
3:11:41 Suite from The Polar Express — Alan Silvestri

NOTE:

The YouTube account owner does not own any of these songs, they are all owned by their various respective copyright holders.

GOD LISTENS

I cry out to the LORD; I pray to the LORD for mercy.
PSALM 142:1

You can talk to God because God listens. Your voice matters in heaven. He takes you very seriously. When you enter his presence, he turns to you to hear your voice. No need to fear that you will be ignored. Even if you stammer or stumble, even if what you have to say impresses no one, it impresses God, and he listens.

He listens to the painful plea of the elderly in the rest home.

He listens to the gruff confession of the death-row inmate.

When the alcoholic begs for mercy,

when the spouse seeks guidance,

when the businessman steps off the street into the chapel,

God listens. Intently. Carefully.

from THE GREAT HOUSE OF GOD