Sunday, Feb 8, at Grace Bible, we discussed the blessing, benefit and responsibility of prayer. Our Bible passage was Matthew 6:5-13, where Jesus teaches how to pray. If you can, take some time to read over Matthew 6:5-13 and answer the following questions during your personal time with the Lord. Also, enjoy the quotes that follow, as well as the link to the song,’Whom Shall I Fear’ , by Chris Tomlin. For me, the lyrics of this song serve as a great reminder of what we are reminded of in prayer. God is in control. He is powerful. He is good. Regardless of how dark things may look, He has a great plan and sees the big picture. Prayer doesn’t always change our circumstances, but it can always changes our perspective.
- As you read through Matthew 6:9-13, how would you summarize the different parts of this prayer in your own words?
- How might your day look different if you spent a heartfelt time praying a prayer like this each day?
- What’s preventing you from experiencing the blessing of an active prayer life?
- Our prayer times, especially in Bible study settings, seems to be limited to prayers for “daily bread”. Why do you think this is so?
- What would you say is a biblical definition of prayer?
- For further study on the subject of prayer, spend some time reading, meditating on, and praying through Philippians 4:4-7
“…True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length.” –Charles Spurgeon
“If you want that splendid power in prayer, you must remain in loving, living, lasting, conscious, practical, abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ.” -Charles Spurgeon
“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ” -John Bunyan