Sermon Praying is as easy

 Praying is as easy

Matthew 7:7-11 (NKJV) This is one of the many things that Jesus said about prayer.  He said ask and you will receive.

Do you know what the Bible says about prayer?

1 John 5:14 …if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.   

If we pray for the things that God wants us to have, He will hear us and answer our prayers.

Do you know what God wants us to have most of all?  He wants us to have Jesus as our Savior.

Would you like to pray for that right now? 

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1: Praying Together in Fellowship (Acts 1:13, 14)

In Acts 1:13-14, we witness the disciples gathered in the upper room, awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit, and they prayed together. This underscores the importance of communal prayer when believers come together. Just as the early disciples prayed in unity, we too should prioritize prayer when we gather with fellow believers, recognizing the power of corporate prayer to strengthen and unite the body of Christ.

2: Praying as We Go (Acts 2:42-47)

In Acts 2:42-47, we see the early believers devoted themselves to prayer as they went from house to house. This exemplifies the practice of continuous prayer, integrating prayer into every aspect of our lives. Whether we are at home, at work, or in the community, let us cultivate a habit of prayer that permeates our daily activities and interactions, allowing us to stay connected to God's presence and guidance.

3: Praying in Times of Crisis (Acts 12:5-19)

Acts 12:5-19 recounts the story of Peter's imprisonment and the fervent prayers of the church on his behalf. When faced with adversity, the early believers turned to prayer as their source of strength and hope. Similarly, in times of difficulty or persecution, let us emulate their example by seeking God in prayer, trusting in His deliverance and sovereignty over every situation.

4: Praying in the Midst of Trials (Acts 16:25)

In Acts 16:25, we find Paul and Silas praying and singing hymns to God in the depths of a prison cell. Despite their dire circumstances, they turned to prayer as a source of comfort and strength. Their example teaches us that prayer is not contingent on our circumstances but is a means of experiencing God's peace and presence even in the midst of trials and adversity.

5: Finding Solitude in Prayer (Matthew 6:6)

Jesus instructs His disciples on the importance of finding solitude in prayer in Matthew 6:6: "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." This highlights the value of personal, intimate communion with God, away from distractions and interruptions. Let us carve out time and space for solitary prayer, where we can pour out our hearts to God and experience His intimate presence.

6: Praying Continually (1 Timothy 2:8)

In 1 Timothy 2:8, Paul instructs believers to pray at all times. This admonition emphasizes the importance of maintaining a posture of prayer throughout our lives, not just in designated moments or occasions. Prayer should permeate every aspect of our existence, shaping our thoughts, actions, and decisions. Let us cultivate a lifestyle of prayer, where communion with God becomes as natural and essential as breathing.


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7. Pray for God's guidance.

Prayer is not just for people who believe in God. There are many different ways to pray. You can pray silently, aloud, or even out loud. You can pray alone or with others. You can pray at home or in church. You can pray before meals, after meals, or anytime throughout the day.

Jesus taught His disciples to pray.  

And Jesus set a wonderful example for us because He prayed all the time.

The Bible says that He sometimes spent all night in prayer.

And some days He got up before the sun came up and found a place where He could be alone and spent time in prayer with His Father in heaven.

If Jesus needed to pray, how much more do we need to pray?

Prayer is an easy and wonderful thing, and we should pray a lot more than we do.

8. Ask Him to bless your work.

Pray for yourself first. Then ask God to help you do what you need to do to succeed. If you feel like you are struggling, ask God to give you strength to overcome obstacles. If you are having trouble getting started, ask God to help you find something to start doing.

Prayer is really easy.  

  • You don’t have to get up out of your chair and walk across the room and turn a knob.
  • You don’t have to go to the top of a high mountain to get closer to God.
  • You don’t have to call the pastor and ask him to pray for you.

Prayer is as easy as talking to a friend.

And when I think about it, I should be watching TV less and praying to God more. 

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3. Thank Him for what He has done already.

Ask God to bless your work and your family. Ask him to protect you from harm. Ask him to guide you through difficult times. Ask him to keep you healthy and strong. Ask him to make sure you have everything you need to accomplish your goals.

Ask Him to help you with any problems you may have.

Pray for yourself first. Then ask God to help others who are struggling. Ask him to give you wisdom and strength. Ask him to help you find solutions to problems. Ask him to help people who are suffering. Ask him to help those who are hurting.

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  • Conclusion:

    As we reflect on the examples of prayer found in Scripture, let us be inspired to cultivate a vibrant prayer life that draws us closer to God and empowers us for His kingdom purposes. Whether we pray together with fellow believers, in solitude, in times of crisis, or in the midst of trials, let us remember that prayer is not merely a religious ritual but a profound expression of our relationship with our Heavenly Father. May we heed the call to pray without ceasing, finding solace, strength, and guidance in His presence. 

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