- Luke 3:21
- Luke 5
- Mark 1:35-38
- John 17
- Galatians 4:6
- 1 Thess. 5:17
- Matthew 6:7-8
- Phillipians 4:6-7
- Luke 6:12-13
- Jeremiah 33:3
- We can learn to pray “up, in, and out”.
- Up - Prayers of communion with God. Which means to be talking with him and being in His presence.
- Jesus understood His relationship to the Father and pursued God through prayer because of it. Jesus knew he was a beloved son.
- Knowing God’s character and iIs heart toward us changes how we approach prayer.
- In - prayers of petition. This would be praying for our needs and asking for things.
- God is all knowing, He knows what His kids need but He still wants us to ask Him.
- Out - prayers of intercession or, otherwise known as praying for others.
- Some people aren’t sick or in need of intercession because of health, but they are spiritually needy.
- When we pray for others - we are reminded that we can’t save anyone, only God can.
- What has been the biggest challenge for you in communing with God? (praying regularly)
- Does prayer feel like a “have to” or a “get to”, why?
- How might our attitude toward prayer change when we understand our identity in relation to God?
- What would have to change for you to start listening more in prayer?