“Constantly, he is aware of his weakness before his Lord, the Almighty. He, therefore, seeks refuge in Him through prayers.”
The sermon cites a verse from the Quran where Allah says: “call upon Me; I will respond to you.”
Another verse says: “and when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me.”
All of the prophets used to constantly pray to Allah for forgiveness and support.
For instance, Prophet Nuh (Noah) was quoted in a verse praying to Allah: “indeed, I am overpowered, so help.”
“It was a distress call that he was overwhelmed by his own folk who turned rebellious,” the sermon says.
And indeed Allah responded, as the verse continues: “then We opened the gates of the heaven with rain pouring down and caused the earth to burst with springs, and the waters met for a matter already predestined. And We carried him on [a construction of] planks and nails.”
“Knowing this, raise your hands to your Creator and insist on your supplications to Him,” the sermon continues.
“Prostrate to Him humbly and tell Him about your grievance for He knows everything. He knows the secret – what is [even] more hidden, and He removes afflictions.”
A hadith by Prophet Mohammed says: “there is no Muslim who calls upon his Lord with a supplication in which there is no sin or severing of family ties but Allah will give him one of three things: either He will answer his prayer quickly, or He will keep equivalent reward for him (in the Hereafter), or He will divert an equivalent evil away from him.”
They said, “then we shall supplicate plenty”.
The Prophet Mohammed said, “Allah is more plentiful [in responding].”