Pleading the promises is the sinew and muscle of prayer. As we bring promissory notes to those who have signed them, so should we bring the promises of Holy Scripture before the Lord, and entreat him to make good his word. Let us continually cry to him—”Do as thou hast said.”
Lord, for thy name’s sake! such the plea,
With force triumphant fraught,
By which thy saints prevail with thee,
By thine own Spirit taught.
Oh, for thy name’s sake, richly grant
The unction from above;
Fulfil thy holy covenant,
And glorify thy love.