NextLevel Online: Prayer

Session 2: The Secret to Prayer

In order to understand the secret to prayer, you need to know the secret to basketball. The secret is in the Lord’s prayer but we need eyes to see it.



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Classroom Instructions

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Opening Thoughts

  • In order to understand the secret to prayer, you need to know the secret to basketball.

  • The secret is right there in the Lord’s prayer but we need eyes to see it.

The Secret to Prayer in Matthew 6

  • Tozer on what matters most…

  • The secret to prayer is having a right view of ____________________.

  • Our relationships are often defined by how we ____________________ one another.

Matthew 6:9 – Our Father in heaven...

  • Note what makes prayer prayer!

  • Prayer only makes sense, only works, if we ____________________ God.

  • Can God be trusted?

    • “Our Father” – We are talking to a God of deep ____________________.

    • “in the heavens” – We are talking to a God of immense _______________.

Challenge:

  • Set a timer for two minutes. Spend that time writing (or typing) truth about God.

  • Set a timer for three minutes. Talk to God in whatever way makes sense if all of that is true.

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • If asked before this lesson, what would you have said is the secret to prayer? How does this lesson help you think through a question like that?

  • How does your vision of God line up with the one implied in the first line of Jesus’ prayer? Why? Where have you gotten your ideas about God (true and untrue)?

  • What did you write about God during your two minutes? What did you pray? What impact might it have on you to meditate regularly on these things you believe are true?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.