Sermons On Prayer

Written by Serena Berger
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Sermons on prayer touch on an aspect of faith with both a public and private dimension. Christians are likely to pray both publicly and alone, and while some people do not need or want any guidance on how to pray, others willingly seek guidance on prayer. Sermons on prayer may range from telling congregants that however they wish to speak to God is okay to reminding people of specific passages of relevant scripture and reminding them to be thankful when they pray, not just to ask for things.

Scripture for Sermons on Prayer

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 reads, "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." Verse 17 has often been translated to read "Pray without ceasing." Many Christians feel that over time they have developed an ability to do just that very thing: to maintain a constant dialogue with God, always remembering to be aware of the smallest things which make their life or the world beautiful, and being thankful for it. Is it just coincidence that these people often feel happier and suffer less depression than people who do not have this belief or try to follow the edict of 1 Thessalonians 5:17?

A scientist would say that is impossible to answer, and of course there may well just be a correlative, not causal, connection between happiness and prayer. Yet many scientists have studied the effects of prayer and the "coincidences" seem to increase, not diminish, under their scrutiny. There are even scientific studies which have observed physical results of nearly miraculous proportions when groups of people have prayed together: members of congregations have been healed of diseases when medical diagnosis seemed bleak but members of their church banded together to pray.

Sermons on prayer may also discuss the fact that your entire life can be seen as a prayer. If a prayer is simply communication with God, of any form or any sort, the way you live sends a more powerful message than the things you say. If you are looking for sermons on prayer to find inspiration for how to discuss this concept, the Internet offers many resources you may find helpful and convenient.


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