How do you re-ignite praying that has died out?
1. Open the Prayer Book.
When you pray the Psalms, you are praying the prayers of Jesus!
2. Cry out to God for renewed passion.
3. Practice the presence of God.
Stop trying to improve your “prayer life” and start living a “praying life.”
4. Pray with other people.
The best way to learn to pray is to pray with others.
5. Remember what God has done.
a. Remember God’s faithfulness.
b. Remember answered prayers.
c. Remember the cross.
Remembering what Christ did for us often re-ignites grateful passion in us.
LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life
- Psalm 42 used the metaphor of a deer panting for streams of water. What metaphor would you use to best describe your situation/relationship with God these days?
- Do you find it easy or difficult to be real and raw when you are talking to God?
- When was the last time you remember when “my tears have been my food day and night”? What was happening?
- Do you practice keeping a Prayer Journal? If you do, share with your group about its impact on your life.
- Read Palm 42:4a. When was the last time you “poured out your soul” to God? What was that like?
- How would you rate the vibrancy of your prayer life? Ask God to re-ignite the fire of God within you.
Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Connected to God through the Word and Prayer/Loving God