Day 8: Prayer
Spend 5 to 15 minutes in prayer about the following:
- Thank God that He is never further away than your prayer
- Ask Him to teach you to pray as He did the apostles
Read John 8
- What did you learn about yourself?
- What did you learn about God?
- What will do differently based upon what you read?
Read the following passage out loud. Repeat it five times. Make sure to say the verse address both before and after the passage
I ________ ________________ your ________ in ___ __________ that I __________ not ______ against you.
Prayer can be something as simple as, “Help God!” It can also be intimate, detailed, multi-layered. One thing is certain about prayer: It is not natural.
After watching another teacher and his students, those who were closest to Jesus came to Him and said, “Teach us to pray. (Luke 11).” These same men had watched and listened as Jesus prayed for years. They had His daily example to follow, yet they still felt like they needed to be instructed on the right way to pray. Even so, the best way to learn prayer is to be devoted to it. As you pray regularly, you will begin to get a sense for and respond to God’s voice and passion.
Self-reflection: What gets in the way of you being devoted to prayer?
Attitudes in prayer
When talking to God, the condition of our soul is more important than the content of our prayer. What are things that Jesus warns against in our prayer life?
- Luke 18:10-14
- Matthew 5:5-6
- Matthew 6:7
What are three actions of prayer that Jesus talks about in Matthew 7:7. What are the differences between these?
Jesus teaches prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. What are the different areas that we should be praying over every day?
- Matthew 6:9
- Matthew 6:10
- Matthew 6:11
- Matthew 6:12
- Matthew 6:13