NextLevel Online: Prayer

Session 3: The Basic Pattern of Prayer

What is the basic pattern of prayer?


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Opening Thoughts

  • Remembering what we’ve learned so far…
  • What is the basic pattern of prayer?

On Aligning with God

  • Quick takes on Matthew 6:9-10:

    • “Hallowed be your name”
    • “Your kingdom come”
    • “Your will be done”
  • More on the “kingdom” of God/heaven –

    • Genesis 1 – “kings and queens”

    • ________________ kingdom by ________________ power

  • As we pray, we must be ready to________________.

Challenge: pray for the alignment of different parts of your life with God’s honor/kingdom/will.

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • What other breakdowns of the elements of prayer have you heard in the past? How can all these help us? What are their limitations?

  • How might it help strengthen or regulate your prayer life to think in terms of address, align, ask?

  • What parts of your life are properly aligned with God’s honor/kingdom/will? What parts are not?

  • Why is prayer the first step in aligning our lives with God’s value and purposes?

  • Is there anything you currently sense God commanding you to do? Will you do it?

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.