Manayunk Congregation

4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Sundays, 9:30 & 11:15am

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Center City Congregation

1336 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA

The Anatomy of Prayer

“Prayer in its most basic form is talking to God in response to His talking to us. Prayer is communion and communication. Prayer is the most basic act of faith. Yet many of us find rich, satisfying prayer to be quite difficult. Throughout the Anatomy of Prayer, we’ll explore the four major themes of prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication (ACTS). Each week we’ll look at a Psalm that provides unique wisdom about each of the letters of ACTS. We hope this series both inspires you to pray and provides you with the tools to know how!”

Manayunk Sermons

Since the whole world is our Father's world, we should praise God and ask whatever we want.

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Since the whole world is our Father’s world, we should praise God and ask whatever we want.

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Psalm 86

A Praying Life by Paul Miller

Prayer by Tim Keller

Kregel Exegetical Commentary, Psalms, by Alan P. Ross

The Psalms command us to offer thanksgiving to God because joyful gratitude to God glorifies God and completes our joy in Him.

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The Psalms command us to offer thanksgiving to God because joyful gratitude to God glorifies God and completes our joy in Him.

In Psalm 51, David instructs us to seek God's mercy through prayer by saying the same thing about our sin that God does and seeking renewed joy in God.

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In Psalm 51, David instructs us to seek God’s mercy through prayer by saying the same thing about our sin that God does and seeking renewed joy in God.

In Psalm 63 we learn that adoration is the first order of prayer and that adoration is fueled by meditating on God's steadfast love.

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In Psalm 63 we learn that adoration is the first order of prayer and that adoration is fueled by meditating on God’s steadfast love

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Center City Sermons

To be human is to be needy. Our physical life is dependent on forces ultimately outside of our control, and we are especially dependent on the help of another if we are ever to live the way we were created. Yet we hate admitting it. In this Psalm, we'll see the way to admit our need and get real help is to praise God and ask what we want.

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Living a truly thankful life is difficult, and when you're commanded to be thankful it often feels like it's even harder. Yet here we will see that God commands not only thanksgiving, but joyful thanksgiving. At the same time, He gives us all the support we need to make it possible.

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Living a truly thankful life is difficult, and when you’re commanded to be thankful it often feels like it’s even harder. Yet here we will see that God commands not only thanksgiving, but joyful thanksgiving. At the same time, He gives us all the support we need to make it possible.

In Psalm 51, David instructs us to seek God's mercy through prayer by saying the same thing about our sin that God does and seeking renewed joy in God.

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In Psalm 51, David instructs us to seek God’s mercy through prayer by saying the same thing about our sin that God does and seeking renewed joy in God.