Regular Time: Prayerful

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Regular Time – Prayerful
Goal: To practice our value of faith as we bring things before God, trusting that He hears and answers our prayers.

Scripture from Sunday:
You can find Sunday’s sermon, including the week’s central Scripture, at the top of the Sermons page.

Welcome:
Open your time welcoming one another.

Connection and Unity Exercise (using Mutual Invitation):
Share with the group observations and experiences you have had in your prayer and devotional life with God in the past week. How has it been life-giving for you, and when has it been hard?

Practice:
Sit in silence for 5 minutes. Use 2 minutes of the time to be attentive to what’s going on inside of you. Then use the last 3 minutes to write a prayer about what came up and what you want to say to God. If there is time, have a few people share their prayers.

Discussion:
Read this Sunday’s Scripture aloud.

  1. Was there anything from this Sunday’s Scriptures and sermon that you found to be particularly profound, hopeful, or inviting for how you interact with God?
  2. What did you find difficult or challenging about this passage or sermon?
  3. Have everyone answer this final question using Mutual Invitation: Were there any invitations from Jesus to you during Sunday’s gathering that you’d like prayer for? (Would you like for the group to pray with you through it now?)


Closing:
End your time in freeform corporate prayer as a group. Pray for anything that people requested and express anything you have heard spoken or expressed during your group discussion.