Matthew 6: 9-13
In His famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches us His way of living in the Kingdom.
- Have you ever tried to pray in the 1st person plural? (That is, praying for "we" and "us" as opposed to "me") How has it changed your perspective?
- What term do you usually use for God? "God"? "Father"? "Dear Lord"? Others? Why do you use those terms, do they serve you well in your prayer life, or could you stand to change them?
- What is the first thing you usually talk about in your prayers? Your thoughts and needs, or God's character? Have you felt your prayers become "run away" prayers?
- Do you feel comfortable being bold in your prayers? Does it seem out of place to do so?
- How comfortable are you with the idea that the Lord would lead you into a place of temptation? Do you see those times in your life as being formative and landmark?
- How have you thought about forgiveness up to this point? Have you though of it as a feeling, or a decision? Have you felt trapped by your feelings?
- How does the gospel release you to be able to forgive?