Study Passages Luke 11: 1-13 and Matthew 6:5-15
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1. What is prayer?
2. How is it possible for the Lord's Prayer to become babbling? How can we ensure that our prayers do not become babbling? Do you think it's useful to use books which contain other people's prayers?
3. How often should one pray, and where should one go to pray (think carefully before answering this question)?
4. Discuss the differences between needs and wants. If God knows my needs before I ask Him, what is the point of prayer? Discuss the statement, “One of the purposes of prayer is to inform yourself.” How do our prayers reveal our hearts? How are our prayers a true test of our desires?
5. Is there a difference between God hearing our prayers, and God answering our prayers? What would you say to someone who says: “God doesn't answer my prayers”?
6. Discuss what it means to call God “Our Father.”
7. Identify six petitions contained in the Lord's Prayer.
8. “Give us this day our daily bread.” Discuss the various things we are asking God for when we pray this petition.
9. “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Discuss the things we can do, that would help God to answer this prayer in our lives.