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Prayer - 35 Day Challenge - Week 4

September 26, 2021 | By Jim Burgen

For the 35 day challenge, we've been praying daily for three things daily: what are you thankful for, what you need from God, and what someone else needs from God. As we practice this, we dive into why we pray. What if prayer doesn't change God, but prayer changes us?

SETLIST

  1. “Livin' On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi
    Available on “Slippery When Wet” from UMG Recordings
  2. “Great Things” by Phil Wickham
    Available on “Living Hope” by Phil Wickham
  3. “Faith Rising Up” by Flatirons Music
  4. "Run to the Father" by Cody Carnes
    Available on album “Run to the Father”
  5. “God of Revival” by Bethel Music
    Available on “God of Revival” by Bethel Music

GROUP QUESTIONS

  1. As a child, did you grow up with prayer habits at mealtime or bed time? Have you continued
    these or adopted other/additional prayer habits?
  2. How is the practice of prayer central to the 35 Day Challenge, or any effort to experience spiritual connection or growth? Have you noticed anything about your praying recently?
  3. The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4) is among the most quoted prayers of the bible. Have someone in the group read it from a different translation (such as MSG or NLT). What stands out, or what do you notice?
    a. What truths does this passage express about God?
    b. What does this passage have to say about the needs of people generally?
    c. What does the passage have to say about your needs specifically?
    d. If you were to use this passage to guide your prayer time, list the contents or categories of things you would talk with God about.
  4. Another prayer of Jesus is recorded just before He is betrayed, arrested, and crucified. What kind of sentiment does Jesus express in the words of John 17:20-23?
  5. In earlier writings, some authors mention devotion to, or adoration of God? How might you incorporate this idea into the words of your prayer?
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