Ice Breaker: What things do you pray most about?
Do you believe that praying makes a difference? Does your prayer life reflect your answer?
Real prayers come from deep within. They’re raw and genuine. They’re very normal and may sound unimpressive. They’re full of real, heartfelt words and eternal truths.’ Would this be a description of your payers?
‘Emotions can deceive. We all know how fragile our feelings are and how easily they can change. They can be affected by tiredness, alcohol, stress, hormones and even sunlight. And the stronger they become the more they obscure our vision. We can end up being so locked into a moment that we lose perspective.’ At what points do you find yourself most impacted by your emotions? How can prayer and fixing your eyes on Jesus realign your perspective?
Have you ever had a moment where it was hard to believe and say that God was good? How long did it take to get to that point and how did it feel when you eventually did?
Creative Moment: Write out a prayer to God.
Next Step: When you next experience pain, confusion or disappointment pray using the model of Psalm 13: ‘God, I feel like …; you seem like …, but I will worship you because I know you are . . .’