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  • Why Pray?

    Contributed by Jon Daniels on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    This sermon examines Paul’s prayer in Eph. 3:14-21 and encourages the hearer to ask "Why Pray?"

    ¡§WHY PRAY?¡¨ Eph. 3:14-21 INTRO ¡V Play ¡§Let Us Pray¡¨ by Steven Curtis Chapman. ¡§I¡¦m praying for you¡¨ ¡V How many times do we say this to someone? As a church, right now we are praying for Brooks, Bonnie, Youth choir, bldg. program, VBS, Jeff & Carol Evans, Chechens, Richard & more

  • Why Pray Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on May 12, 2014

    Prayer is meant to be at the heart of a relationship to Jesus. Jesus assumes you are already praying. He doesn’t say IF you pray but WHEN you pray any relationship is built and strengthened through communication and with God, that’s prayer

    Why Pray? Matthew 6:1-13 Prayer is meant to be at the heart of a relationship to Jesus. In our Scripture today, Jesus assumes you are already praying. He doesn’t say IF you pray but WHEN you pray. Last week, we learned that Jesus is directing the Sermon on the Mount to hypocrites. The Greek more

  • Why Pray?

    Contributed by Gregory Lilly on Jan 10, 2013
    based on 2 ratings

    So many people do not use one of the greatest resource that the believer has, and that is prayer. Do you think of prayer as something to use only in an emergency? Do you believe you have a better hold on your life than God could? Do you want any thing out

    James 4:1-3 Intro: Prayer, which allows the believer to communicate with God each day and at any time, is one of the most neglected resources we have in God. The average believer oftentimes considers prayer the last resort, only used when life gets out of hand. In this more

  • Why Pray? Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 12, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    We need to understand the importance of prayer and the impact of prayer in our lives. The song you heard reflects the importance of prayer and really how natural it is to pray.

    Why Pray? Series:"Why?" Opening Illustration: Song and clip from "Jesus take the wheel." This little clip we just heard reveals how prayer is only a breath away. It’s really more natural to pray than not to pray. Thesis: We need to understand the importance of prayer and the impact of prayer more

  • Why Pray? Series

    Contributed by Charles Cockroft on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 95 ratings

    Everyone prays, Christians pray, sinners pray, heathen pray but not many results are seen. We want to learn to Pray and get Results.

    Why Pray? We have been in a study of Prayer. We were interrupted by Christmas and the New Year. I believe that we need to learn how to pray so that we can see results. Many Christians have prayed for years and cannot tell you for sure that “GOD ANSWERED MY PRAYERS”. Everyone prays, more

  • Why Pray? Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 8, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    James’ encouagement toward prayer is examined with emphasis on the meaning of the statement "The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."

    Why Pray? James 5:13-18 8-23-09 Intro Have you ever felt like your prayers were not accomplishing anything? There have been times while praying that this thought crossed my mind, “This is a waste of time; nothing is going to change; go do something else.” Is there anybody here that has more

  • Why Pray?

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on May 24, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Prayer is our primary means of seeing God work in others’ lives. Because it is our means of “plugging into” God’s power, it is our means of defeating Satan and his army that we are powerless to overcome by ourselves. Therefore, may God find us often befor

    Opening illustration: Three ministers were talking about prayer in general and the appropriate and effective positions for prayer. As they were talking, a telephone repairman was working on the phone system in the background. One minister shared that he felt the key was in the hands. He always more

  • Why Pray?

    Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Jan 4, 2005
    based on 37 ratings

    God commands us to pray (see also: Colossians 4:2). That is the only reason we need. But He did not stop with giving a command. He has given us more, literally dozens of more reasons to pray.

  • What Is Jesus Praying About For Our Church Series

    Contributed by Ralph Juthman on Apr 7, 2013

    This is the first in a series on prayer, answering hte question what are the priorities, purpose and promise of prayer found in John 17

    WHAT JESUS IS PRAYING FOR HPC John 17:1-26 INTRODUCTION One night a father heard his young daughter speaking, although she was alone in her room. The door was cracked just enough so that he could see that she was kneeling beside her bed in prayer. Interested to find out what subjects a child more

  • Why Pray In Jesus Name Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Jun 28, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    Continued series on questions from my congregation

    Sermon Series: “Questioning the Faith” Sermon #10 “Why Pray in Jesus’ Name?” Text: I Timothy 2:5 OPENING JOKE: Father’s Day Jokes – #1 “A second-grader was given the assignment of writing about her personal hero. Her father was flattered that his little girl had chosen him. He pushed his more

  • Why People Fail To Develop As Christians

    Contributed by Dr.w.samuel Legon on Apr 18, 2015

    We need to develop as Christians .

    WHY PEOPLE FAIL TO DEVELOP AS CHRISTIANS Jeremiah 7: 25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them: 26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor more

  • Why Pray When You Can Worry

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jun 19, 2017

    Consider your ways says the Lord in Haggai 1:7 and one appliaction for reflection for me was on the phrase in the Lord's Prayer : Give us our daily bread

    Sermon Neither the Old Testament reading nor the Gospel reading are in the Lectionary today, yet the reason I would like to talk on them is because this is where I am this week I was fascinated the other day watching “Ghost ships of the Arctic” on television. The programme was about the more

  • Prayer: Why?

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 13, 2008

    Why do anything- why pray, why don’t we pray?

    ‘Prayer: why?’ (James 5:13-20) Brunel Runnymede, 13/11/02 1. Why do anything? Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus “It happens that the stage sets collapse. Rising, streetcar, four hours in the office or the factory, meal, streetcar, four hours of work, meal, sleep, and Monday Tuesday Wednesday more

  • "If You Pray Don't Worry... If You Worry Why Pray”

    Contributed by Levi Wright on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 49 ratings

    The power of prayer will overcome all anxiety and worry if we only trust and believe the Lord’s promises.

    Banner of Praises Ministries Rev. Dr. Levi Howard Wright, Pastor & Founder “If You Pray Don’t Worry... If You Worry Why Pray” Matthew 6:25-34 25 "I tell you, do not worry. Don’t worry about your life and what you will eat or drink. And don’t worry about your body and what you will wear. more

  • Take Action Today!

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Mar 9, 2011

    In Mark 9 Jesus’ disciples could not cast a demon out of a young boy. What was Jesus explanation as to why? Pray!

    Take Action Today! When I read the Bible- like to personalize the Bible. What does God want me to take away from- verses. Often when I read- underline/circle action words. How do those words affect my life? Is there action I need to take in response? This morning-share-verses I read more