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Message Discussion Guide – 01/23/22 – 21 Days of Prayer

21 Days of Prayer

01/23/22

Icebreaker: What’s one skill you have that doesn’t necessarily help you in day-to-day life but you’re still proud of?

God

Key Passage: Luke 11:1-4

  • What did Jesus’ words in this passage mean to the disciples?
  • How does this passage fit into the bigger picture of Jesus’ ministry?
  • Why is this text important for us today? Is there something in it that speaks to your life?
  • What should be different in your life today as a result of this passage?

Group

  1. The purpose of prayer is intimacy with our Father. On a scale of 1-10, how would you describe your level of intimacy with God? What makes you give yourself that score?
  2. What’s your biggest challenge when it comes to prayer?
  3. Jesus’ disciples saw Jesus praying (Luke 11:1) and desired to experience that same community with God. In what ways do you identify with their yearning?
  4. Do you struggle knowing what to say to God? Why or why not?
  5. What do/can you do to eliminate distractions when you pray?
  6. How passionate are your prayers? What are some ways that you can bring passion to prayer?
  7. Jesus used three coaching points in the Lord’s prayer: time and place; expectations; and conversation points. Are there any of these that you feel you excel at in your prayer life? Are there any that you struggle with?
  8. Is there any part of the Lord’s prayer that particularly resonates with you? If so, which portion?
  9. In this passage, Jesus introduced the concept of calling God our Father, and He invited us to use that name for God, too (John 17:1-26). How does thinking of God as your Father affect your view of Him? Does it change how you approach/speak to Him?

Go

  • Identify a time you can set aside to pray each day this week and a place where you can be alone. If you feel comfortable, share with your group where and when you plan on convening with God.
  • How will you avoid distractions during this time?
  • How can you share what you’ve learned from the Lord’s prayer with others?

Close in Prayer