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“Lord, teach us to pray”
This first session of The Prayer Course, we’ll unpack the importance of prayer and the different topics covered across the course.
Luke 11:1-4, Matthew 6:6-8 (MSG), Romans 8:26-28
Q. What did you find most helpful or most challenging in the video?
Q. What do you find difficult about prayer? What do you find easy? Why do you think prayer can often feel hard?
Pete says the best piece of advice is to “Keep it simple, keep it real and keep it up.”
Keep it simple: “your prayer life is at its best at its simplest”
Q. What do you mostly talk to God about?
Keep it real: “Don’t role-play before God”
Q. Do you feel like you have to act a certain way before God when you pray? Why or why not?
Keep it up: “Don’t give up praying too soon”
Q. Do you find it challenging to persevere in prayer? How can we be encouraged to keep going?
Split into small groups, and share one way you’d like to grow in prayer and your relationship with God over the course.
You also might like to write down your goals, so that you can revisit them at the end of the course.
These can be found at prayercourse.org/toolshed