Sermons on Prayer

Sermons on Prayer

Put your Hope in God (Columbia Heights)

Psalm 42-43 1 As the deer pants for streams of water,    so my soul pants for you, my God.2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.    When can I go and meet with God?3 My tears have been my food    day and night,while people say to me all day long,    “Where is your God?”4 These things I remember    as I pour out my soul:how I used to go to the house of God    under the protection of the Mighty One[dwith shouts of joy and praise    among the festive throng.…

Shall we accept good and not trouble (Lowertown St. Paul)

Job 2:1-10 2 On another day the angel came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them to present himself before him. 2 And the Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.” 3 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though…

Highways and Byways (Lowertown St. Paul)

Nehemiah 13:1-14 13 On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people and there it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever be admitted into the assembly of God, 2 because they had not met the Israelites with food and water but had hired Balaam to call a curse down on them. (Our God, however, turned the curse into a blessing.) 3 When the people heard this law, they excluded from Israel all who were of foreign…

Prayer of Perseverance (Lowertown St. Paul)

Nehemiah 6:1-15 6 When word came to Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall and not a gap was left in it—though up to that time I had not set the doors in the gates— 2 Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message: “Come, let us meet together in one of the villages on the plain of Ono.” But they were scheming to harm me; 3 so I sent messengers to them with this reply: “I am carrying…

Prayer for the Poor (Lowertown St. Paul)

Nehemiah 5:1-3 5 Now the men and their wives raised a great outcry against their fellow Jews. 2 Some were saying, “We and our sons and daughters are numerous; in order for us to eat and stay alive, we must get grain.” 3 Others were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our homes to get grain during the famine.” Download Message Slides

Prayer In The Midst Of Conflict (Lowertown St. Paul)

Nehemiah 4:1-23 4 When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, 2 and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble—burned as they are? 3 Tobiah the Ammonite, who was at his side, said, “What they…

Pray Without Ceasing (Lowertown St. Paul)

Nehemiah 2:1-20 2 In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before, 2 so the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart.” I was very much afraid, 3 but I said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face…

Prayer of Remembrance (Lowertown St. Paul)

Nehemiah 1:1-11 1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, 2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem. 3 They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem…

Called to Remember (Downtown Minneapolis & Lowertown St. Paul)

Exodus 15:1-21 15 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea. 2 “The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. 3 The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name. 4 Pharaoh’s chariots…

The Rooted Life: In Prayer and In Action

Colossians244.2-6half.pdf Colossians 4:2-6 2ŒæDevote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3ŒæAnd pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4ŒæPray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.5ŒæBe wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6ŒæLet your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know…
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