How did you get on with last week’s action point?
Share any recent stories about your personal witnessing for Christ?
What has been your experience of prayer?
Jesus was once asked for some teaching about how we should pray. His response was not so much a formula but some great advice about how to relate to God. We call this “The Lord’s Prayer”.
Read: Luke 11v1-13
How should God be addressed? What does this say about our relationship with him?
As a group, take each line of the prayer and discuss its meaning.
Do you think the order of the prayer is significant? Why?
Is there anything you need to pray about more in light of Jesus’ teaching?
What is the simple message of the parable (v5-8)?
What do we learn about God’s character?
What is the application of this parable (v9-13)? What is promised?
True or False:
God will answer every prayer regardless of what we ask for.
As a group use the “Lord’s Prayer” as a pattern for prayer.
|Hallowed be your name
(Note: Hallowed means “to be kept holy”)
|Pray that God will be praised and honoured in your life and at your University.|
|Your Kingdom come||Pray for God’s rule and reign to be established in the world (particularly in the hearts of people you know).|
|Give us this day our daily bread||Ask God to provide for any needs you have at the moment.|
|Forgive us our sins||Confess any known sins to God and continue to experience his love and forgiveness.|
|For we forgive everyone who sins against us||Ask God to remind you of anyone you need to forgive. Then trust God to help you do it!|
|And lead us not into temptation||Pray for Gods protection and help in overcoming the temptations you will face.|
Begin to keep a prayer diary, a record of things that you pray about on a daily or weekly basis. You will then notice how God answers prayer.
See how Jesus prays in John 17 and how Paul prays for others in Eph 3v14-21.