NextLevel Online: Prayer

Session 5: The Liberating Power of Routine

Do you believe in the power of prayer?


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Opening Thoughts

  • Why (not) talk about routine?

  • Do you believe in the power of prayer?

The Power of Prayer

  • Prayer certainly seems powerful… But at the same time...

  • Prayer is only and always precisely as powerful as its ___________.

  • God shares his power with...

Once More, Routine

  • Redemptive power flows through regular prayer.

    • Reading Acts with one eye on the clock –

    • Mark 9:14-29 (with Mark 1:35 and Luke 5:16)

“Rules” for making a routine:

  • Routine must be our servant not our ___________.

  • Routines are typically ________ and seasonal.

Challenge: Work on a simple routine for the next two weeks

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • Do you love routine, hate it, or somewhere in between? Why?

  • When you think specifically about routine with respect to prayer, do you see it as a help or hindrance? (Or if both, how so?)

  • Are you convinced that routine is important for prayer?

  • If you’re with a group, share what kind of routine you plotted out.

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.