Praying Like The Master

B-Group Lesson Part 6 of 10

Big idea: We can learn a lot about prayer by observing the way Jesus prayed. While praying, he sought time without distraction. His prayers often started before others were even awake because he knew the importance of getting away to be alone with his Father. We can learn 4 valuable lessons on prayer from this text. 

Key scriptures: Luke 11:1-13 

Main Point: 4 lessons Jesus teaches how to pray.

LESSON 1:  Pray at a place. 

Notice in our key scripture it says Jesus went to a certain place to pray. It is important in our busy,  distracted lives that we have a place we can go to be with God alone consistently.

Question: Do you have a certain place you enjoy spending time alone with God? Share with the group. 

Lesson 2: Pray with a pattern.

It is easy to feel lost in prayer sometimes. When we pray, we can follow the example Jesus gave us in the Lord's Prayer. 

  1. Worship 
  2. Will
  3. Worries 
  4. Warfare 
  5. Back to worship

Question: Did you ever feel overwhelmed with what to say when you first began to pray? What did you do to build your prayer life and make it strong?

Lesson 3: Pray with persistence. 

Jesus doesn’t want us to give up! He wants us to keep pressing, but that takes intentional action on our part. Luke 11:9 tells us how to remain persistent in our prayers. 

  1. Ask 
  2. Seek
  3. Knock 

And keep on knocking. The bottom line is, if you have not received the answer… don't give up!

Question: We all have or have had a “don’t give up” situation in our lives. What is one scripture you used to encourage your heart during the waiting?

Lesson 4: Pray with Power. 

If you want to have a powerful prayer life, do it in partnership with the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:26 says that the Holy Spirit prays through us when we don't know what to say. The Holy Spirit is Jesus' gift to us here on Earth as he brings both peace to our lives and power to our prayer.

Question: How has your life changed since you received your prayer language? Share a testimony with the group.

Action steps:

  • Find a place.
  • Practice praying the scripture. 
  • Be persistent. 
  • Pray with Power!

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