If you could ask Jesus one question, what would it be?
Twelve disciples walked closely with Jesus. They experienced His teaching and miracles, yet the question they specifically asked Jesus was that He’d teach them to pray. In all they observed in Jesus, it was His prayer life that seemed to be the “secret.” Thankfully, Jesus taught them how to pray through His Model Prayer, and as we examine Jesus’ prayer, we’ll see ways we can grow in our own prayer lives. As we pray, God changes us and works through us to impact others. Isn’t it time we joined the original disciples and asked Jesus to teach us to pray?
Session 1: The Object of Our Prayer
Scripture: Matthew 6:9a; Psalm 103:1-5,11-13,19-22
The Point: Our prayers must flow from a proper view of God.
Session 2: A Prayer of Praise
Scripture: Matthew 6:9b; Psalm 96:1-9
The Point: Our prayers are driven by the desire to honor God.
Session 3: A Prayer of Surrender
Scripture: Matthew 6:10-11a; James 4:6-10,13-17
The Point: Approach prayer with humble submission to the will of God.
Session 4: Praying for Ourselves
Scripture: Matthew 6:11b; Isaiah 38:1-6,15-17
The Point: Take your needs to God daily and trust Him to answer.
Session 5: Praying for Others
Scripture: Matthew 6:11b; John 17:11-23
The Point: Go to God on behalf of others.
Session 6: A Prayer of Confession
Scripture: Matthew 6:12-13; Psalm 51:1-7,10-12
The Point: God forgives when we come to Him in repentance.
Session 7: A Prayer of Thanksgiving
Scripture: Psalm 138:1-8
The Point: Express gratitude and trust in the One who hears our prayers.