Friday, April 29
Luke 11:1-13 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples"...
think about it.
In this model for prayer (11:2-4), what relates to God? What relates to us? To others? What does the parable of the unexpected guest tell us about prayer (11:5-8)? What can we expect when we ask of God (11:9-10)? What is the most important thing to ask for (11:13) and why? What needs to change in your prayers based on this model?
Jesus uses a story about one friend going to another friend's house in the middle of the night to ask for bread as a teaching tool about prayer. The owner of the house initially rejects his friend's requests and tells him to go away. But undeterred, the friend continues to boldly ask, and as a result, the owner of the house gets up and gives him the bread he's been asking for.
So what did you learn from Jesus' story in Luke 11:1-13 about prayer? Do you have any persistent prayer stories that might encourage us? Come on, tell us your story. Tami W.
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