The Gist

This week, we’ll learn how to pray Scripture back to God in prayer as we discover the value of praying with God’s own words.

The Point

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The Bible

Romans 11:33–36; 1 John 5:14

The Conversation

  • How familiar do you think you are with the Bible?

  • What keeps you from spending more time reading or studying the Bible?

  • When is the last time you found it difficult to pray? What happened?

  • What are some of the reasons you often find it difficult to pray?

  • In which of those three areas do you think you need the most help?
    • Understanding God
    • Remembering God’s promises
    • Resisting temptation
  • Can you name one of God's promises?
    • What's a scenario wherein you might want to be reminded of that promise?
  • Read 1 John 5:14. How do you think this relates to praying with God's own words?

  • How did you feel about—or what did you learn from—the experience of praying with God's own words?

  • By show of hands, do you think you'll try praying this way on your own?
    • Why or why not?
  • What questions do you still have about prayer? [Remember that this question is meant to promote solidarity rather than allow us to provide answers. Feel free to follow up with individual students after the discussion if necessary.]

  • This week, what's one goal you're going to set for yourself when it comes to prayer?