Does God hear me?
Sermon shared by Chris Summers
Summary: Does God hear my prayers.
Audience: General adults
He still answers prayers . Back in November I prayed to God and told him that my smoking was wrong and I needed help to quit . I couldnít do it myself . I had been smoking for ever since I was about 12. (Yes 12 ,back then they didnít care how old you were and they only cost $.35 a pack) .That night I had my last cigarette. The next day I think I only had a couple of cravings. But nothing real ,I mean they were only a thought , not nagging at me or anything. Since that November night I have not smoked a single cigarette .
God answered my prayers . All we have to do is ask . God wants us to be happy , but he also knows we must go threw bad times to get good times and to appreciate them. God wants us to ask him for things .He wants us to praise him for the gifts he sends us. When was the last time you praised Him for the good things that have happened to you . It can be as great as you getting the house you always wanted or as little as finding that $ .50 on the floorboard of the car for a much needed Pepsi (or Diet Pepsi for some of us ). He wants your praise ,He wants you to talk to him . How many of us have had a couple of friends . During the course of these friendships one of the friends stayed in close contact with you ,I mean called you regularly ,you would go shopping with them ,yíall would email each other, you know really stayed in touch. The other one moved away ,only called maybe on your birthday and sent a card on Christmas.
Now as some time goes by which one are you gonna grow with . Which one are you gonna want to do anything for . Which one are you gonna know more about .The one who you regularly talk with and communicate with . You would still do anything for the one who rarely talks to you but you are more apt to know what is going on in the daily life of the other.
God wants us to tell Him about us . He wants our good days ,He wants our bad days . He wants our joys and He wants our sorrows. He wants to know what is going on with you . Just as a parent and their child He wants an intimate relationship with us. He wants us to talk to him . He wants us to pray to Him ,He wants us to worship Him .
How can we expect God to answer our prayers and needs if we donít tell him . He knows our needs and whatís on our hearts ,but he wants to hear it from us . He wants to hear our voice, He wants our to hear our prayer . He wants praise for when our prayers are answered. In all things we do we are to glorify Him and Praise Him. Have you Praised Him today ? Have you prayed to Him today ? Have you talked to Him lately ? Letís pray now.
Dear Heavenly Father we come to you today in prayer to talk with you .We are so blessed to be here Father .Were there are still countries that Christians canít gather together without fear of being discovered and passably killed. Father we are truly blessed . Father we pray for this Church ,that we as the body will do your will for us. We pray for Brother Kent and Brother Steve that the sermons they have preached today may have touched the heart and soul of someone and will bring them to you. We pray Father for those here
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