What we're talking about this week
So if prayer is a conversation with God, does God answer our prayers? Sometimes it feels like God isn't listening or that God is silent and isn't answering our prayers. Matthew 7:7-11 tells us that God does listen to our prayers and that God wants the best for us. Sometimes what we want and what is best for us though don't always line up. Even when God answers no to our prayers he is looking out for us and listening to us. Romans 8:28 tells us that God works for the good of those who love him, that God can bring good out of all situations, even when it hurts. Continue to go to God in prayer and know that he is listening to you and that he wants what is best for you.
Questions for Conversation
- What is the best gift you have ever received?
- When is a time that you felt like God wasn't listening to you or told you no?
- When is a time when you felt God answered one of your prayers?
- What do you need to be in prayer about this week as a family?