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Glimpses of God – Part 10 – The Promise of Prayer

HOPE SABBATH SCHOOL

Glimpses of God – Part 10

The Promise of Prayer

Welcome to Hope Sabbath School–an in-depth interactive study of the Word of God.  We are continuing a series of studies on Glimpses of God.  Our topic today:  The Promise of Prayer

New Scripture Song: “O God you are my God” Psalm 63:1-4

Prayer

1)     The Invitation to Pray

a)     Matthew 26:41

b)     Luke 18:1

c)      1 Timothy 2:8

d)     1 Thessalonians 5:17

e)     1 Peter 4:7

f)       Colossians 4:2

g)     Romans 12:12

h)     How of you grew up in praying families?

i)       What was your attitude toward prayer as a child?

j)        How has your approach to prayer changed as a result of a growing relationship with God?

2)     Jesus, the Praying Messiah

a)     Luke 3:21-22

b)     Luke 9:28-29

c)      Luke 6:12-13

d)     Hebrews 5:7

e)     Matthew 14:23

f)       Luke 22:31-32

g)     Matthew 26:34-44

h)     What can we learn about prayer from the example of Jesus?

i)       Can we learn how to pray?  Luke 11:1-4

j)       What does it mean to pray “in Jesus’ name”? (John 14:14; John 16:23)

3)     The prayer of faith

a)     Hebrews 11:6

b)     Matthew 9:20-22

c)      Matthew 9:27-29

4)     Failure to pray

a)     James 4:2

b)     Matthew 7:7-11

c)      What are some reasons why we fail to pray?

i)       Isaiah 59:2

ii)     1 John 1:9

iii)   We are distracted by business of life

iv)   What are some other hindrances to prayer?

d)     How does our prayerlessness affect us and God?

5)     Can our prayers change the mind of God?

a)     Genesis 18:22-33

b)     Numbers 14:11-20

c)      2 Chronicles 7:14

6)     Discussion questions

a)     If God knows the cry of our hearts, why pray?

b)     How does the Spirit help us to pray?

c)      What are some special prayers that you are bringing before God right now?

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