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Discussion Starters | People of Prayer

  • January 2023 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.

Week One (Days 1-7)

  1. Would you say that prayer is easy or hard? Why?
  2. Try writing your own definition of prayer. What is it? What is it not?
  3. Why do you think that prayer was not mentioned in the Bible until sin is also recorded? (see Jan. 2)
  4. Is it okay to pray if you are struggling with doubt? Why or why not? (see Jan. 3)

Week Two (Days 8-14)

  1. As sinners, do we deserve to be heard by a holy God? (see Jan. 8)
  2. What place should confession of sin have in the Christian life? How should we go about it? (see Jan. 9)
  3. Is it ever okay to express our anger to God? (see Jan. 11)
  4. What does Jesus teach about the way we should and should not pray? (see Jan. 13)

Week Three (Days 15-22)

  1. When Jesus cursed the fig tree, what was He teaching the disciples about faith? (see Jan. 16)
  2. How does it change your heart to know that Jesus prayed for you? (see Jan. 18)
  3. Is it wrong to pray for yourself? Why or why not? Do you find it easy or hard to do so? Why?
  4. Like Jesus' disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane, we do not always pray well. What are some simple steps that may help us to pray better? (see Jan. 20 and 21)

Week Four (Days 23-31)

  1. If our prayers reveal what is closest to our hearts, what do your prayers say about you?
  2. Do some have more of a calling to pray than others? What does a ministry of prayer look like? Does everyone have a ministry of prayer? (see Jan. 24)
  3. Is “saying grace” a common practice for you? Why has this been an important practice for many believers? (see Jan. 28)
  4. How has this month's study changed your prayer life?