Want to get a little deeper into the study? Below are some questions and thoughts to consider based on the sermon message. Feel free to work through them on your own, as a family or in your small group. (Discussion questions for elementary-age kids can be found below.) If you have questions, please contact us.
Who does Jesus say not to pray like? Have you ever witnessed someone who has prayed this way? Why does Jesus tell us not to pray like this?
Read verse 8. What is your response to this verse? How should we approach prayer with this verse in mind?
Read verse 11. What does Jesus mean in this statement? Why do we sometimes pray for more than what is needed? Keeping verse 8 in mind, is it wrong to pray for more than what is needed for the day?
In the sermon, it was said, “Prayer is not communication with God, it’s communion with God.” Describe what this statement means and how does it affect your prayer life?
YOUR CALL TO ACTION:
Jesus concludes his teaching on the Lord’s Prayer by saying that we must forgive others. How does forgiveness or unforgiveness affect your prayer life? Is there someone in your life that you need to forgive?