11 Sermon Illustrations on Prayer

Are you preaching on prayer? Check out these great illustration ideas that bring biblical truths to life through word pictures, stories, and everyday examples.

  • Can You Hear Me Now?
    Do you remember the Verizon guy who switched to Sprint , who was always asking the person on the other end of the phone, “Can you hear me now?”, our motives can create a bad connection with God and others.  Until we ‘switch carriers’—trading in our flesh for the Spirit—and repent of the way we […]
  • More Than A Grocery List
    Prayer is inviting God into our circumstances, into our hopes, into our fears, into our dreams, and into our pain. Prayer is not working our way through a grocery list of requests that we desire God to perform or answer the way we expect him to. Prayer allows us to live relationally with God. Living […]
  • Empowered By Prayer
    “The things in your house work because of electricity. Electricity is an invisible power that gives you visible privileges. It turns the lights on, turns the TV on, turns the toaster on, and turns the oven on; all that stuff is working in your house because you’ve got one invisible power shooting through there called […]
  • True Confidence
    The way we walk projects to the world the confidence we do—or don’t—have within. This video coaches’ men on how to exhibit a more confident posture.  While self-help tips can get us only so far, in Christ, we have a true reason for confidence— confidence when coming into the presence of the one true God. Hebrews […]
  • Prayer for Beginners
    Popular films have often done the best job of depicting the awkwardness of prayer for novices. One such classic prayer scene happens in Meet the Parents, as Greg Focker is asked to pray a blessing over a meal and stumbles through a meandering maze of words: “O dear God, thank you. You are such a good God […]
  • Walkie-Talkie Prayers
    Have you ever tried to communicate via walkie-talkie with someone who doesn’t really understand how they work? They might not hold down the button long enough before they start to talk, so you miss part of what they are saying. Or, worse yet, they might hold down their button the entire time, cutting off the […]
  • Good Habits
    We all have habits. Hopefully most of us brush our teeth every night, many of us go on a run or hit the gym every morning, and some of us acquire bad habits like chewing our nails or the end of a pen. “Habit formation is the process by which new behaviors become automatic. … […]
  • The Quiet Game
    Solitude is difficult to maintain because of our desire for attention, productivity, and entertainment. Here is a funny clip Scriptures for Sermon On Fear, Anxiety, & StressA collection of verses that bring hope and comfort in times of difficulty and uncertainty. GET IT NOW Provided by Ministry Pass.
  • Ask Again
    Pastor Matt Chandler’s thoughts on prayer give us a powerful image of God’s eagerness to hear from us, His children Scriptures for Sermon On Fear, Anxiety, & StressA collection of verses that bring hope and comfort in times of difficulty and uncertainty. GET IT NOW Provided by Ministry Pass.
  • Voice Recognition
    There are certain people in your life whose voice you could recognize anywhere. For most people, you could be in a crowded mall, but if your mom calls you by your full name Scriptures for Sermon On Fear, Anxiety, & StressA collection of verses that bring hope and comfort in times of difficulty and uncertainty. […]
  • The Center of His Will
    “There are no ‘if’s’ in God’s world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety—let us pray that we may always know it!” Scriptures for Sermon On Fear, Anxiety, & StressA collection of verses that bring hope and comfort in times of difficulty and uncertainty. […]