Lesson #2: Prayer
When you pray to God, do you normally just give Him a list of needs and desires? Describe your normal time of prayer.
How would it change your prayer time if you began to invite God into a conversation about those needs and desires?
Misconception: "I only talk to God when I need something"
"And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. "Matthew 6:7-8
"Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few." Ecclesiastes 5:2
Truth: "Prayer is a conversation. It’s more than just talking. We listen to God’s responses in His Word."
"This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” Matthew 6:9-13
Pray continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6
What did you learn from this lesson?
What are you praying for these days?
How is prayer a part of your life and daily routine?
How can I pray for you?
Describe your next steps based on what you’ve learned. How can I help?