The aim of this uGroup is to teach the members about prayer. Why prayer is important, how should we pray and to encourage members to pray.
It is important that you do a fun and welcoming icebreaker and get people of their seats.
Introduce the message by
Asking the following relevant questions:
- What is prayer?
Talking to God
It is a direct address to God
Place were we admit our need
- Why is it important to pray?
Prayer connects us with God
Prayer develops our relationship with God
It demonstrates our trust and dependence upon God
With prayer we make requests to God.
To enjoy His presence
We declare our love to Him in prayer.
It keeps us from temptation (Mat 26:41)
Helps us make decisions (Luke 6:12-13) – Jesus prayed to pick His apostles
Prayerlessness is a sin and weakens our ability to hear Him (1 Sam 12:23)
- How should we pray?
We pray to the Father in the name of Jesus (John 16:23) by the power/leading of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:26).
Prayer must be offered in faith (James 1:6)
We should pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
We need to pray always and not loose heart (Luke 18)
We should pray fervently (James 5:16)
- What can keep/hinder us from praying?
Unconfessed sin and guilt
Motives hinders our prayers
Unforgiveness towards others
Unbelief and doubt
- What is prayer not?
Prayer is not seeking our own will, but seeking to align ourselves with the will of God.
Prayer does not have to be eloquent or long.
Payer is not vain repetitions.
Payer does not change God, it changes my walk.
Prayer is not always easy but it is always powerful.
If payer becomes your habit, miracles will become your lifestyle.
Any song can be used.
Ministering as led.