What we're talking about
Is it possible that our prayers go unanswered because we are praying out of a sense of obligation or maybe for the wrong things? Are our prayers supposed to be a list of things we want, or are they really intended to be an ongoing dialogue with God about the things He wants? Maybe if we align our prayers with God's mission, we would see God answer our prayers in supernatural ways that we could never imagine.
Questions for Conversation
- Have you ever seen God respond specifically to your prayer? If so, what was your prayer? How did God respond? What did it feel like?
- Do you think your church is devoted to prayer? Are you? Have you ever been?
- Why do you think the early church devoted itself to prayer?
- How would your prayer life change if you really believed that God wants to answer your prayers?