How do you engage in personal prayer?

Read: “Thanks for the Privilege of Prayer”—Quiet Spaces, page 63

Thinking About Prayer Habits

Reflection:

Thinking About Prayer Habits

Describe your prayer habits. How often do you find yourself praying outside of church, Sunday school, or a small-group meeting?

A Pattern for Prayer

Creative Expression:

A Pattern for Prayer

Write down the word ACTS at the top of a piece of paper. Use this word as an acronym for a personal prayer method: adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. Adoration: Write a prayer of adoration. Confession: Confess your wrongdoings to God. Thanksgiving: Make a list of what you’re thankful for. Supplication: List the people and situations you want to bring to God’s attention.

God as a Friend - Prayer Moment

Prayer Moment:

God As a Friend

Listening God, allow me to talk to you as a close friend. (Imagine a conversation between yourself and God over a cup of coffee or tea. What stories do you share? How does the conversation make you feel?)

Finding Your Way in Prayer

Discussion:

Finding Your Way in Prayer

What type of prayer practice works for you? Is it easier for some people to pray than it is for others? Why or why not?