Definition:  Communication to God in worship or supplication.


  1. Can we be taught to pray? (Luke 11:1-4) What does this model prayer teach us?


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  1. What are the differences in vain repetitions as in Matthew 6:7, and the repetitious prayers in Luke 11:1, 5-10, 18:1-7, and Matthew 26:39-44?



Consider Elijah’s repetitious prayer in 1 Kings 18:41-45.



What motivated him to keep praying? (1 Kings 18:1, 36)



Why do you think God didn’t send rain the first time? (I Kings 18:41-46)



  1. Why are prayers unanswered? (I Peter 3:12, John 9:31, Psalm 66:18, Psalm 18:41)



a) (James 1:6-8)



b) (James 4:3)



c) (Hebrews 6:12, James 1:3)



d) (Luke 18:9-14)



e) (John 15:7, I John 5:14-15, John 16:23-24)



  1. Are all prayers answered as we think they should be? Why? (II Corinthians 12:7-9, Deuteronomy 3:23-26)



  1. Where and with whom should we pray? (Matthew 6:6, 21:12-13, Acts 21:5, I Timothy 2:8)



  1. Can we all pray “with the spirit” as in I Corinthians 14:14-15?



What is needed in order to pray with the spirit? (1 Corinthians 12:10)



May we all pray “in the spirit”?  (Ephesians 6:18, Jude 20)



“With” denotes union or together.  “In” denotes fixed position in time, place, or state.


MEMORY WORK:  Philippians 4:6-7  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understandings, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.