Why Prayer Matters

Notes from a sermon presented by Dr. Greg Sloop at the Kannapolis Church of God on Sunday, May 6, 2018 in the 10:30 am services.  For video of services, go to the church website, http://www.kcog.org, and click on the livestream link for a replay of the services.  For audio of the services, go the the website and click on the media page.

2 Chronicles 7:13–14 (NKJV)

  • 13 When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
  • 13 When I shut up heaven and there is no rain (physically or spiritually), or command the locusts to devour the land (loss of blessings), or send pestilence among My people (sickness, disease),
  • 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Identification

  • 14 if My people who are called by My name…

Worship

  • …will humble themselves…

Communication

  • …and pray…

Communion

  • …and seek My face

Repentance

  • …and turn from their wicked ways…

Recognition

  • …then I will hear from heaven…

Forgiveness

  • …and will forgive their sin…

Healing

  • …and heal their land.

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