Snapshots of Jesus: Praying

“The primary purpose of prayer is not to get God to do what you think God ought to do, but to be properly formed.”-Brian Zahnd

“Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”-Luke 5:16

9 Times Jesus Prays in the Gospel of Luke: 3:21-22; 5:15-16; 6:12-13; 9:18; 9:28-29; 11:1-2; 22:31-32; 22:41-42; 23:34, 46

Discussion Questions
1. What are some significant moments in your life where prayer became important to you?

2. What do we learn about benefits of prayer reviewing these snapshots of Jesus praying in Luke?

3. What difference does understanding prayer as an invitation instead of as an obligation make for you?

4. What’s the biggest benefit of making prayer more a part of your life? What’s holding you back?

 

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