What stood out to you from Sunday’s message?
Read Matthew 6:5-15
Over and over again the Bible calls us to pray. We know it’s important, and yet many of us find prayer to be difficult. We don’t spend enough time praying, we don’t know what to say when we pray, we get distracted. Prayer is hard, but prayer is crucial. When we start to drift in our walk with Christ, one of the first things to go is our private prayer. Our spiritual vitality is intimately connected to the health of our prayer life.
Which do you find more difficult, praying alone or praying with others? Why do you think that is?
What is the significance of us praying to God as our father? How should that affect the way we pray?
Looking at the Lord’s prayer itself, what does Jesus include and prioritize that you often neglect in prayer? (ie. What is missing in our prayers?)
What advice would you give to others who want to start praying more regularly? What have you found helpful in your prayer life (ie. Journaling? Reading? Time of day?)?
How would you like to grow in prayer?