The Role of Prayer in Preaching

The last part of the recording for this session was cut off.  Below are Keeney’s closing points.  The ones in BOLD are included on this recording….


Ideas for Permeating Preaching with Prayer
(You should pray yourself into the pulpit and out of the pulpit.)

• Prayerfully select the text.

• “Prayeraphrase” the text.

• Read and reread your text on your knees.

• Seek to spend as much time in prayer as in study.

• Pray over the finished sermon.

• Prayerfully prepare yourself as the messenger.

• Strategically intercede for your congregation.

• Write prayers on your sermon…

• Intercede following the sermon…