Major General Douglas Carver gave the message in Alumni Chapel from Psalm 28. You can listen to his message here. General Carver is the Chief of Chaplains and a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Sermon from Psalm 28 about Prayer
His message centered on the military life and the moral of the service men and women being rooted in their faith in God. Gen. Carver drove home the point that if God really matters to us we will seek God in prayer as David did at the beginning of Psalm 28. The more we pray, the more our faith in God is strengthened and the more passionate we become in our worship of God. Our passionate faith in God leads us to want to praise God. If God matters to you, then you can’t help but praise His name. Finally, our praises to God lead us back to prayer. However, there is a change of perspective. This prayer is not for our own needs. Rather, we begin to pray for the needs of others.
Gen. Carver closed with the statement, “Never forget to pray for others.” When was the last time you prayed solely for others and not yourself? When was the last time you prayed a prayer like David did in Psalm 28:9 where you asked God to shepherd and carry His people forever? Does God really matter to you?
You can read my fuller treatment of Gen. Carver’s message here.
Update On Dr. Mohler’s Health
It was nice to see Dr. Mohler in chapel today as the presiding minister of the service. I noticed that there were more than a few times that he appeared as if he was going to have to leave the platform. However, he remained through the entire service. At the end, after the cameras were turned off, Dr. Mohler shared with us the results from the pathology tests on the tumor they removed. They came back 100% clear on a tumor that always become malignant without fail. The only reason his had not done so was because they discovered it early enough that it did not have time to become malignant.
Please continue to pray for Dr. Mohler as he recovers from his surgery this past Thursday (20 March 2008). Also, join with him and many others in rejoicing as the tumor was discovered before it became a problem. Father, we do ask that you be with our president, Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., as he recovers from this surgery. Let this time in his life be used for your glory.