Study on Prayer

What is prayer? Why is prayer important?

Whom does God hear when they pray?

  • John 9:31

  • Psalm 66:18

  • Mark 11:25

  • Proverbs 15:8,29

Why would unconfessed sin hinder or halt your prayer life?

What do these verses teach about how to pray?

  • Psalm 145:18
  • Matthew 6:5-7
  • Matthew 21:22
  • Philippians 4:6

What vital elements of prayer are found in Acts 4:24-30?

What vital elements of prayer did Christ include in his prayer in John 17?

What part does prayer have in witnessing?

How would you explain the elements of the model prayer Christ gave his disciples in Matthew 6:9-13?

When should you pray? Is one time "better" than any other?

What are some of the promises Christ makes to you when you pray?

  • Matthew 6:6
  • Matthew 18:20
  • Luke 11:9-13
  • John 14:13, 14

What are the four parts of prayer in 1 Timothy 2:1? Explain briefly what each one means.

What important prerequisites to effective prayer do you find in these verses?

  • John 15:7
  • James 4:2, 3
  • John 14:14
  • Matthew 21:22
  • James 1:6

What part does the Holy Spirit play in prayer? (See Romans 8:26, 27)

What does it mean to be prepared to receive God's answers to your prayers?

What promise does James 5:16 give us?

A prayer journal is an effective way to record God's faithfulness in answering your prayers. Start a journal this week by recording your daily requests. Then enter God's answers as they come.