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“Your will be done”
In this session we’ll be tackling the challenges and realities when our prayers aren’t answered.
Mark 14:32-36, Daniel 3, Romans 5:3-5
Q. What did you find most helpful or most challenging in the video?
Q. How has the reality of unanswered prayer affected your relationship with God?
Q. Have you ever felt God’s silence/absence in seasons of your life and faith? How did you respond?
Pete says, “We are part of a faith that is all about wrestling”.
Q. How do you think we can get better, as communities, at dealing with the realities and challenges of unanswered prayer?
Q. How can we encourage one another in “faithfulness” as well as “faith”?
Pete says that, “Even when we don’t understand, we can still trust”. Take time to stop, pause and recommit to trusting God together as a group. You might like to play some worship music and spend time sitting and reflecting.
If this is a difficult step for members of your group, you might like to pray specifically into their situation, or you might like to read a Psalm of Lament together (see the Toolshed for instructions and directions on this).
These can be found at prayercourse.org/toolshed
The Prayer of Relinquishment
How to Lament