The movie War Room is the backdrop for this week's sermon based on Matthew 6:6 (NIV):
…When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Monday: Read Matthew 6:6. Where do you pray most often? Why?
Tuesday: Read Matthew 6:6. Do you have a special place for prayer and spending time with God? What makes that place so special?
Wednesday: Read Matthew 6:7. How do you pray? What do you find yourself praying the most about these days? How does your prayer life compare to a year ago? Five years ago?
Thursday: Read Matthew 6:8. Though we can (and should) pray about anything, is there a specific prayer request you find yourself praying or needing to pray at this point in your life?
Friday: Read Matthew 6:6-8. Where have you placed the “Pray for Community” handout from this past weekend? Are you praying each day for the seven requests? In addition to the first five requests, what is your specific problem and possibility you are praying for in the weeks ahead?
Saturday: Read Matthew 6:9-13. How has this week’s GPS helped you to appreciate and apply the Lord’s Prayer? How does the Lord’s Prayer help you in praying other prayers to God?
You can GO DEEPER this week by reading the books:
- before amen by Max Lucado
- My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers
- A Diary Of Private Prayer by John Ballie
- Lectio Divina Journal