Worship Center
Imagine Together - Part 2: "Pray It Forward"
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  • Worship Center
    2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
Prayer is simply communication with God: We speak. He listens. He speaks. We listen.
Luke 11:1-4 NLT

1 Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 2 Jesus said, “This is how you should pray: (Some manuscripts add additional phrases from the Lord’s Prayer as it reads in Matt 6:9-13) “Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. 3 Give us each day the food we need, (Or Give us each day our food for the day; or Give us each day our food for tomorrow) 4 and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation. (Or And keep us from being tested)”
2. The posture of prayer.

Approach God humbly. Communicate personally.
Father, you are God and you are good.
You provide what I need for the season I’m in. I need help to follow your way.
They need help to follow your way.
Heal us and forgive us.
Thank you Jesus for making this possible. Amen.
Isaiah 53:5 NLT

5 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
Celebrate and Care:

Have each person share a high and low from this last week.
Open Up:

What’s the most memorable prayer you have ever had answered?
Discuss:

Choose one or two questions for your group to discuss as time allows.


- Brainstorm three items your group could “pray forward” together throughout this season?

- Most people don’t respond well to hearing what they “should” do. How does God compel us?

- Pastor Matt said, “Prayer is simply communication with God: We speak. He listens. He speaks. We listen.” What does it sound like to hear from God?

- Do you think of God more as Lord or Father? And why?

- What does this statement mean in real life, “If you are in need of healing, either emotional or physical, cry out to Jesus. He will heal you either
instantly, gradually, or ultimately.”?
Engage:

Spend 1-2 minutes in silence with these questions then share your thoughts.

Ask God to show you which of the lines in the prayer you need to pray most in your life right now.

How will you commit to the 21 Days of Prayer? Mornings, evenings, or another time? Alone or with someone?

Close by praying the prayer in the notes together.