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Chester O’Brien: Prayer (Psalm 118:8)
Chester O’Brien, a pastor of churches in Texas and New Mexico, director of missions for the Amarillo Baptist Association and executive director of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, preached a three-point sermon on prayer, bringing his 93 years of life to the topic. When we pray, things happen “Godward, inward, upward,” O’Brien said.
Prayer is grounded in God’s character and promises. It affects our minds and even our bodies. Prayer also affects the world, bringing change in God’s name.
O’Brien died on Oct. 20, 2019 at age 94. To listen to the audio of this sermon, use the player below or click here to open in a new window.
This sermon was delivered on Jan. 10, 2018, during the evening worship service at First Baptist Church in Amarillo. The manuscript for this sermon is available here.