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Sermons on Prayer

Sermons on Prayer

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Worship Over Worry

We constantly find disappointment in the things of this world, and so we worry. We worry that things are not going to go the way we want We worry that we want be able to handle it. We worry that we don’t add up. When we worship instead of worry, we take our eyes and minds of ourselves and look to God, who is our creator, redeemer, and provider. He renews us through the good news of Jesus in Word…
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United in Prayer – Understand God’s Love

Because God has made us the unified children of God, we can now approach our Father with freedom and confidence. Prayer is a unique opportunity for us to grow closer to God and know that he listens to us. Through prayer, we ask God to help us all grasp the height, depth, length, and width of his love so that we can grow even closer to God and one another. Sermon Text: Ephesians 3
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The Pursuit of Wisdom

The Proverbs describe wisdom as an endless journey and a pursuit. We are to cry out for wisdom. James says we should be praying for wisdom and God will give it. Every new stage in life, every new challenge calls for us to pursue fresh wisdom from God. Using God’s wisdom to guide our decisions doesn’t guarantee smooth sailing for our lives, but it does give us peace as we rely on God’s will for our lives. Sermon Text: Proverbs 2:1-11
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I’ll Answer

Through trials and challenges, we struggle to pray. We don’t know that there will be an answer or that God hears our prayers. But we can rest in God’s promise that he hears our every prayer, whether spoken or unspoken. This promise gives us the confidence to pray boldly, knowing our Heavenly Father listens to our every word. Scriptures: Psalm 116 Sermon Text: John 16:22-24
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Avoiding God in Prayer

Avoiding God by not praying seems to be a good tactic. We trick ourselves into believing that we just don’t have the time to pray. God’s going to do His will anyway, so what does it matter? And, when we do pray, we have a hard time seeing the results, and they’re often not what we wanted. When we make prayer a priority, focusing on God’s will and building a relationship with Him, it’s a lot easier to see the…
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God Prays to God for Us

That prayer is powerful can be seen as Jesus chooses to pray to his Father for us. If we feel that our prayer life falls short, we have one who intercedes for us and who was perfect in his prayer life to the very end.

Answered Prayer Leads to Praise

After God blessed Hannah with the child she asked for, Hannah responded with a beautiful prayer giving thanks and praise to God. How often do we remember to thank and praise God for answered prayer? (Doxology) Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 1:9-20, 2:1-10

Out of the Depths – Memorize Scripture

We may wonder if it’s worth the time and effort to memorize Scripture, but when we’re all alone in the darkness, it’s right then that we need God’s Word most! (7th Petition) ; Sermon Text:   Jonah 2
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Listen to These Insults!

When the Assyrian army threatened Israel, King Hezekiah took their letter full of insults straight to God in prayer. (6th Petition)
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Create in Me a Clean Heart

After King David blew it bigtime, he learned that the only way to find peace again was to come completely clean before God. When he did, David discovered that God would not cast him away, but rather God longed to restore him through full and free forgiveness received by faith. Psalm 51
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Negotiating with God

Abraham intercedes for the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah that God would spare the righteous.               (3rd Petition) Sermon Text:   Genesis 18:20-33