Teach us to Pray - Luke 11:1-13

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Sermon Summary: In Luke 11:1-13 Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray. He shows us that prayer is to be central for his followers. According to Jesus, prayer is simple yet powerful. Although prayer is simple, we often struggle to pray. Jesus, through his work in the gospel, not only teaches us to pray, but he sets us free from the enemies lies that keep us from a vibrant life of prayer.

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Memory Verse: And he said to them, "When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.”(Luke 11:2-4)

Discussion Questions:

  1. Read through Luke 11:1-13. We recommend using the questions from the DNA Meeting Guide to help guide your study and discussion of this text.
  2. Get to the Heart - What do you find interesting or inspiring about this prayer? Do you find it hard to bring your real needs to God each day? Why or why not? In the sermon Pastor Jordan talked about why we struggle to pray…which lie from the enemy keeps you from praying— lie of self-sufficiency or lie of shame/guilt?
  3. Live the Way of Jesus - What do you think would change about your day/week if you spent 15-20 minutes in prayer?