by Steve Wagers

Eating at the King's Table
Steve N. Wagers
October 28, 2007
40 Days of Prayer Kick-Off

Sermon Outline
1. Seeking His Face!
A) A Humble People
B) A Hungry People
C) A Holy People
D) A Heard People
E) A Healthy People
1) Nationally
2) Personally
3) Spiritually
F) A Happy People
2. Finding His Favor!
A) What Does it Mean?
B) What Does it Matter
3. Experiencing His Fire!
A) What they Requested
B) What they Received
1) Unity
2) Authority

Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman once told of how he had been holding meetings in England, but the attendance had been disappointingly small. Then he received word that a man named John Hyde, referred to many as Praying Hyde, was going to pray down God's blessing upon him and his work. As a result of Hyde's powerful praying, the tide soon turned and the meeting hall became packed with people. At Chapman's first public invitation, fifty men received Christ as their Savior.

Relating the story, Chapman said: As we were leaving I said, "Mr. Hyde, I want you to pray for me." He came to my room, turned the key in the door, and dropped to his knees, and waited five minutes without a single syllable coming from him lips. I could hear my own heart thumping, and his beating. I felt hot tears running down my face. I knew I was with God. Then with upturned face, down which the tears were streaming, he said, "O God." Then for five minutes at least he was still again; and then, when he knew that he was talking with God, there came from the depths of his heart such petitions for me as I had never heard before. I rose from my knees to know what real prayer was."

I got up early one morning
and rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I didn't have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me,
and heavier came each task.
"Why doesn't God help me?" I wondered.
He answered, "You didn't ask."

I wanted to see joy and beauty,
but the day toiled on, gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn't show m ...

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