What is the purpose of prayer?

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

Moving Toward God

Reflection:

Moving Toward God

What experiences or situations prompt you to pray to God? Why?

Opening the Door to Jesus

Creative Expression:

Opening the Door to Jesus

Revelation 3:20 presents you with an image of Jesus standing at a door and knocking. This powerful image reminds you that Jesus invites you to open the door to him. Reflect on this idea, imagining that you are on the other side of the door. Journal about why Jesus would knock on your door. What kind of response does he expect from you? How do you feel about this encounter?

Invitation

Prayer Moment:

Invitation

Loving God, here I am. Speak to me. Tell me what you want of me. (Pause and reflect.) Today I come to you for (tell God what you need in your life right now).

Reasons to Pray

Discussion:

Reasons to Pray

Why do you pray? Do you find yourself praying only when you want something? How can you make prayer a part of your everyday life?