It's sort of funny what you remember from random sermons a long time ago. I could not tell you any outlines or major points from all of the sermon's I heard at my college's thrice-a-week chapels. They just don't stick with you. But oddly enough, one of the things that continues to stick in my mind from one sermon is the line "now we've gone from saying prayers to truly praying."
(Note: I can't even remember the immediate context, nor the overall topic of this professor's sermon.)
I was reminded of this again recently when visiting a friend's office. We opened our time in prayer, but he didn't say the usual "Thanks for this time, help us seek you in it, etc." prayers. My friend truly prayed. He prayed for random things I knew nothing about, he prayed for me, he prayed for others.
And it was so refreshing.
I'm still working on it, but I'd like to be a person who doesn't just recite prayers. I'd like to be a person who truly prays.
How about you?