Journey through the Lord's Prayer with six short videos and a handy 'cheat sheet' for each session, all designed to fuel discussion and deepen the prayer life of your church.

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  • Adoration
    Our Father in heaven
    Adoration Adoration
  • Petition
    Give us this day
    Petition Petition
  • Intercession
    Your Kingdom come
    Intercession Intercession
  • Perseverance
    Your will be done
    Perseverance Perseverance
  • Listening
    Our daily bread
    Listening Listening
  • Warfare
    Deliver us from evil
    Warfare Warfare
 

Adoration

Adoration

God's not a slot machine!
This session explains how we can enjoy God's presence in prayer, and worship.

Video

Cheat Sheet

Petition

Petition

Petitionary power is asking God for help. In this session, we ask what it means to pray 'in the name of Jesus' and why the answers to some prayers are delayed.

Video

Cheat Sheet

Intercession

Intercession

Intercession is praying for the Kingdom of God to come in our world. In this session we explore how to pray for others powerfully. We also focus on Jesus - the ultimate intercessor.

Video

Cheat Sheet

Perseverance

Perseverance

In this session we explore unanswered prayer, the importance of honesty and lament, and how to deal with areas of deep disappointment.

Video

Cheat Sheet

Listening

Listening

In this session we learn how to discern the voice of God, and explore some exciting tools that can help us to engage with the Bible.

Video

Cheat Sheet

Warfare

Warfare

In this session we explore our authority in Christ.
We learn how to use our freewill to create a landing pad for God's will,
and how to resist 'Principalities and Powers' in prayer.

Video

Cheat Sheet

How to Run

Everything you need to run the course including ice-breakers, prayer tools and great practical advice.

Leaders' Video

Leaders' Guide

Promoting Your Prayer Course

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The Prayer Course

Six interactive sessions for small groups based on The Lord’s Prayer, covering topics such as intercession, dealing with disappointment, learning to listen and spiritual warfare.

Alpha International is a family of ministries, including Alpha, Worship Central, The William Wilberforce Trust and Relationship Central, all growing out of HTB, a church in central London.

24-7 Prayer is an interdenominational movement of prayer, mission and justice, which has been praying non-stop since 1999.

Pete Greig, founder of 24-7 Prayer, is also Director of Prayer for Alpha and HTB. On 31 December 2012, HTB’s first permanent 24-7 Prayer Room opened on-site in central London.

Pete Greig

Pete is the bewildered founder of 24-7 Prayer, pastor of Emmaus Rd in Guildford, UK, and Director of Prayer for Alpha International. His books include Red Moon Rising and God on Mute.

Jonny Hughes

Jonny Hughes is Student Pastor at HTB in London. He previously spent nearly four years at Rockharbor church in Southern California, where he trained people in prayer and ran Alpha. Jonny is passionate about seeing people encounter God through prayer.

FAQs

I WANT TO WATCH THE VIDEOS ON MY TV. IS THAT POSSIBLE?

Yes. You can buy cables that connect your laptop to the back of the TV, allowing it to play what you can see on your laptop screen. Each computer requires a different cable so the best thing is to go to your nearest electronics retailer and ask them.

I DON’T HAVE A COMPUTER AT HOME. CAN I STILL WATCH THE VIDEOS?

Find a friend that does have a computer and you can lead the course and they can host it. You can also watch the course on your smart phone.

IS THERE A DVD SET?

No. We have no imminent plans to produce the course on DVD.

I ONLY HAVE AN IPAD/TABLET – THE SCREEN IS TOO SMALL TO WATCH THE VIDEO

The videos are only 15 minutes long. If your group is comprised of less than four people, an iPad should be fine. Simply plug in some speakers.

I’M NOT SURE I’M READY TO LEAD A GROUP

Before you decide, take a look at the Leaders’ Guide and Cheat Sheets we’ve put together. There’s a huge amount of information for each session to guide you through as you lead. There’s also a short video from Pete Greig explaining how to run the course.

HOW BIG DOES MY GROUP NEED TO BE?

As big as you like. At least two people is preferable so you can discuss what you’ve heard.

WHAT IF I CAN’T GET THE DISCUSSION GOING?

The Leaders’ Guide and Cheat Sheets are filled with helpful hints and discussion starters.
If you’re still worried, why not ask a friend to come along and be a group helper? They can then get the conversation going if it’s a little quiet.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DO THE BIBLE STUDY ELEMENT?

You can either do it as homework each week or extend your course to twelve weeks and do it on alternate weeks, but this may not be practical for some. You should only consider doing the Bible study after the discussion if you have two hours or longer available (not including refreshment breaks and food). The key is to not cut the discussion short because you want to get onto the Bible study.

ARE THERE ANY NOTES FOR GROUP LEADERS?

Yes. Look up the Cheat Sheets on this site.

CAN I DO THIS BY MYSELF?

You can, but things are always more fun with friends!

DO YOU HAVE TO WATCH THE VIDEOS IN ORDER?

Yes, please. They are in that order for good reason.

CAN I DOWNLOAD THESE VIDEOS DIRECTLY ONTO MY PHONE/TABLET?

No, sadly not. The files are too big.

CAN ANYONE DO THIS COURSE?

Yes. This course is for anyone wanting to grow deeper in their prayer life and understand it all a little better. It’s perfect for post-Alpha guests too.

WHAT DO I DO IF SOMEONE IN MY GROUP DISAGREES WITH SOMETHING?

Everyone is entitled to an opinion. You don’t need to agree with your guest’s views but it’s good to allow them to share their thoughts.

DO WE HAVE TO DO THE WHOLE COURSE?

You don’t have to but you’d be missing out if you didn’t!