Our founding pastor, W. Graham Smith, continues his series on prayer. In this sermon, Graham provides practical advice when pray about your problems.  Here are some excerpts:

The Promises of God

“…Let me tell you something very important. You cannot automatically claim a promise that has been given to someone else in the Bible unless the Holy Spirit gives it to you. To understand what we’re talking about today, you must understand that God speaks to people in two different ways: (1) He speaks universally to everybody; and (2) He speaks personally to individual people, giving them a specific message for a specific situation at a specific time…”

Practical Steps To Pray About Your Problems

“…The principle I’m trying to share with you today is the key to miracles in life. It is the key to understanding God’s will. It is the key to having faith in a seemingly hopeless situation. How does God speak to us personally? Well, the Bible says…”

“…Now let me apply this this morning in a very practical way. Let me give you the steps on how to pray about a problem — how to pray about a difficult decision. What do you do when you’re in a situation, and you don’t know what to do?… How do you know the will of God?… And how do you get it? That’s what we’re going to look at. When you’re praying about a difficult decision:…”


Graham has a lot more to say about this topic. If you would like to learn more, please download and read the attached transcript of the sermon, as the above excerpts do not even scratch the surface. If you would like to do a word search on the transcript, download the file, and then open the file with your web browser after downloading and use your browser’s find feature.


January 27, 1991

Romans 10:17

Rev. W. Graham Smith

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