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Flourish, Week 9:Prayer
September 4, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Luke 18:1-8

Flourish, Week 9:Prayer

September 4, 2022 / Luke 18:1-8

Before the words of prayer come to the lips, the mind must believe in God’s willingness to draw near to us…”
– Abraham Joshua Heschel, Prayer

Main Idea: 

Our prayers are the grandest expression of our faith in Him who is on His way.

Luke 18:1-8 (NIV)

⇒ The story is less of a comparison between God and the unjust judge and more of a between them.

⇒ Prayer becomes less about a transaction and more about a .

⇒ The story is less about prayer and more about .

Main Idea:

Keep on praying and don’t give up, because our prayers are the grandest expression of our faith in Him who is on His way.

This Week’s Spiritual Practice:

Pray daily diligently and expectantly.

 


 

Theme: Prayer Matters

Reflect Together:

What impacted you the most from Sunday’s message?

Share Together:

When do you turn to prayer? What circumstances or instances compel you to pray? Talk about a recent instance when you were compelled to pray.

Read Together:

Luke 18:1-8

Discuss Together:
  • In what ways is the unjust judge contrasted or different from God, both in the story and in your experience?
  • Discuss the difference between prayer as a transaction between you and God, and prayer as a relationship between you and God.
  • How does Jesus connect prayer and faith in this passage?
  • What role does faith play in your prayer life?
  • What is something right now that you need to be praying about? How will your prayer life look/sound different from here?
Pray Together:

Share how God has been answering prayer and any needs to be prayed over.

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