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Sermons on Prayer

Sermons on Prayer

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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
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Big Problems? Bigger God?

Although it looks like the bad guys are in control and the church is small and beleaguered, nevertheless God still is in control and where is Word is spoken boldly, God’s Spirit is working great things. (2nd Petition) Acts 4:23-41

Stepping Into the Breach

After just spending time in the very presence of God, Moses comes down Mt. Sinai only to find the Israelites worshiping a golden calf and indulging in pagan revelry. Instead of letting God’s anger burn against the people, Moses steps into the breach and intercedes on their behalf (cf. Psalm 106:19-23) (1st Petition)