Discussion Questions: Praying the Bible–Introduction

Discussion Questions: Praying the Bible–Introduction

Discussion Questions

Discussion

  1. Read Hebrews 4:14-16, Ephesians 1:3-6, and Ephesians 3:12.  How and why does the gospel open the way for us to approach God in prayer?
  2. Why should we pray?  List several Scriptures that tell us why.  Consider John 15:16 and Matthew 7:7-12 for a starting place.
  3. What keeps you from praying and from praying more?  What helps you to overcome those obstacles?
  4. Read Psalm 3, Psalm 5:1-3, and Psalm 25:1-7.  What did David understand about God and God’s attributes, and how did it affect his prayers?
  5. Read Jesus’ prayer in John 17.  What are at least two things that Jesus prayed for?   How can you imitate his prayer?

Application

  1. Spend time in prayer as a group, praying for one another based on Scriptures we discussed as well as other passages.  For example, review Scriptures we listed in Question 1, and pray that we know better the joy of our salvation  and so would be more compelled to pray.  Or as another example, pray to know God like David as revealed in the Psalms we read.
  2. In Acts 3:1 and 16:13-16 the apostles had a time and place they prayed together.  How can you imitate this to enhance your prayers with and for others?