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Discussion Questions for Powerful Prayers of the Bible

  • April 2021 Issue
Discussion Starters

We hope these questions will help you consider (or discuss with others) what God is teaching you through this month’s study of His Word.

  1. Why is prayer so important in the life of the believer?
  2. How does prayer glorify God? (see April 4)
  3. What are the different reasons we pray to God?
  4. Are we required to pray? Why or why not?
  5. Is it acceptable to repeatedly pray for the same thing?
  6. What did Jesus say about prayer and how should that influence my prayer life?
  7. What did the prophets, priests, and kings pray about?
  8. What should we do when we don’t know what to say to God? How does the Holy Spirit help in these situations?
  9. Does God answer all prayers?
  10. If God always knows what we need, why do we need to pray?
  11. A. Carson wrote, “We will not grow in prayer unless we plan to pray.” Do you have a prayer plan? What might that look like for you?
  12. Identify one person’s prayer in this month’s study. What did you learn from it?


BY Chris Rappazini

Chris Rappazini is the associate professor and program head of the BA and MA in Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary. He is the vice president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and previously served as the associate minister of preaching and teaching at Southside Christian Church in Spokane, Washington. Chris and his wife, Ashley, and their three children reside in Northwest Indiana.

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