Base 04: How to pray
MEGA ZOÉ (ABUNDANT LIFE) CHURCH
SCHOOL FOR DISCIPLESHIP AND LEADERSHIP
FIRST LEVEL – BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR AN ABUNDANT LIFE
Study Num. 4
HOW TO PRAY
Memorize: John 16:24 “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
Introduction: As Christians we need to talk to God, we have to give Him the best time, we must take out the best hour we could during the day. The best hour is probably early in the morning. But whenever the hour is, in the morning, at lunchtime, in the afternoon or at night; is a good time to pray. We must look forward to be alone to talk with Him so He can talk to us. Now we have been forgiven and He had given us the Holy Spirit, so we can talk with God through prayer. In the Bible, King David told God: “In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” (Psalm 5:3) Now you will see what else the Bible says about how you can pray and how to persist without ever dismay.
1. Did Jesus have the habit to talk to the Father alone in prayer?
(Mark 1:35) _____________________________________
2. How should I pray? (Luke 18:1) _____________________
3. What attitude should I have whenever I pray?
(1 Thessalonians 5:17-18) __________________________
4. What is one of the reasons that many people do not receive
answer to their prayers?
“If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;” (Psalm 66:18). __________________________
5. How should I know what to pray for? (1 John 5:14) ______
6. Mention: What lessons have you learned about prayer in St. John’s gospel?
a. What privilege do all Christians have? (John 16:24) ___________________________________
b. God’s purpose in answering the prayer, is ________________________ (John 14:13)
c. What does Jesus ask from us to answer our prayers? (John 15:7) _______________________________
7. What should I have when I pray to receive what I ask for?
(Matthew 21:22) _________________________________
8. These are a few things that I can pray for:
a. (Matthew 6:11) ____________________________
b. (Matthew 9:36, 38) __________________________
c. (Philippians 1:9) ____________________________
d. (1 Timothy 2:1-3) ___________________________
e. (James 1:5) ________________________________
9. What can help me not to fall in temptation? (Matthew
10. The best prayers are: (put an X in the correct answer):
______ a. Those that “sound” like prayers.
______ b. Those that someone else have written so I can
______ c. Those that use pious words and religious and
______ d. Those that come from my heart.
11. What definite plan can you make to form a habit to pray?
Probably you did not understand the privilege that we, Christians, have to be able to talk to the Almighty God in prayer. He puts the prayer at our reach so we can have communion with Him through His son, Jesus Christ and by exercising our faith. Through prayer, we get to know the Lord at a more intimate and spiritual level. Besides, there is a great benefit for those who pray; God rejoices and
He will be willing to “do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,”(Ephesians 3:20). Do not disregard this valuable and greatly beneficial time that you dedicate to prayer, for Jesus Himself lets us know that we should pray to God always and to not give up. (Luke 18:1)
A leader from our Mega Zoé Church will be glad to help you to establish a habit of prayer. For his/her experience he/she will advise you further about this powerful spiritual grace. In your next lesson you will study another great way of grace that the Lord has given you because you are Christ’s disciple. God has placed spiritual benefits at your reach so you continue to grow as a good disciple of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Go on in faith!
Corrected by the leader: __________________________________