Previous Lessons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
There are so many wonderful prayers in Scripture that we could have examined during this study. I am listing several here (I’m sure there are many more) in case you would like to continue studying the prayers of the people of Scripture.
2 Kings 19: Hezekiah’s Prayer for Deliverance
2 Kings 20:1-11: Hezekiah’s Prayer for Healing
2 Chronicles 20:1-19: Jehoshaphat’s Prayer for Deliverance
Ezra 9: Ezra Confesses Israel’s Sin of Intermarriage
Nehemiah 1: Nehemiah’s Initial Prayer
Nehemiah 9: Israel’s Confession of Sin
Daniel 9:1-19: Daniel Intercedes for the People
Jonah 2: Jonah Cries Out to the Lord
John 17: Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer
Questions to Consider
1. To acclimate yourself to the book containing the prayer you’ve chosen to study, choose a Bible Book Background to review.
2. Who is offering this prayer? What do you know about him? What is his position in Israel, the temple, or the Kingdom? Why is he offering this prayer?
3. Is this an individual prayer or a corporate (group) prayer? Is the person praying interceding for a certain group of people? Who? Why is he interceding for them?
4. How does this prayer address God? What does it say about God, His character and His attributes? How can you extol these attributes of God in your own prayer time?
5. How does this prayer point us to Jesus or the gospel?
6. Carefully examine the context of the prayer. Is there anything in it that does not apply to Christians today? Which parts do apply to Christians today that could inform the way you and your church pray?
7. Consider some of the main components of prayer: praise, worship, petition for God’s provision, help, or action, confession of sin, thanksgiving, recitation of God’s promises or past actions, etc. Which of these components does this prayer have, and how can they serve as an example to you in your own prayers?
8. How does this prayer reflect the relationship this person has with God? How do your prayers reflect your relationship with God?
This week, study at least one of the prayers above and apply what you’ve learned to your own prayer time.
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