Prayer

Spiritual Growth, Outreach, & Heritage

Level: 1

Requirements

  • As a group or with a friend discuss:
    • What do you think prayer is?
    • Why do you believe prayer is important?
    • Do you think a person can be a Christian and not pray?
  • Individually or as a group, examine the two versions of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4) found in the gospels.
    • What are the differences?
    • When might one of the versions be more appropriate than the other in your spiritual life?
    • Why do you think the Lord’s Prayer is important to Christianity? To you?
  • Locate six (6) prayers in the Bible (at least two of Jesus’ and two in the Old Testament), then:
    • Read / listen to each prayer
    • Discover who prayed, what they prayed for, and why they prayed
    • Discover the result of each prayer
  • Learn the A C T S for prayer and list an example of a prayer of each type in the Bible.
    • A – Adoration (Praise)
    • C – Confession
    • T – Thanksgiving
    • S – Supplication (Requests)
  • As a group or with a friend, read / listen to and discuss the chapter on Prayer in the book, Steps to Christ.
  • As a group or with a friend, discuss how you have seen God answer personal prayer, whether your prayers or those of a friend or family member.
  • Develop a personal prayer life by praying daily for a month for:
    • A mission / missionary
    • Person(s) who are ill
    • A church or school leader
    • An issue(s) affecting the neighbors of your community. Share your experience with your group and/or instructor.
  • Pray with someone that has a physical, emotional, or spiritual need.


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