03 Mar

Teach Us to Pray

Passage: Luke 11:1-13

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” – A. W. Tozer


Jesus will teach us to:
1. pray our desires
2. pray his words
3. pray with trust


If you could ask an expert on anything to teach you in their area of expertise, who would you ask? Or describe the process of when someone has taught you something.

Read Luke 11:1-13. What surprises, encourages, or challenges you from this passage?

What challenges or hinders you from having shameless audacity in prayer? In verses 9-10, we are told to ask, seek, knock. How have you practiced this invitation? In what ways could you grow in this practice?

Jesus teaches his disciples and us how to pray. How does God’s Word here and elsewhere in Scripture inform, shape, and equip you in prayer?

When have you experienced your prayer not being answered as you wanted it to be? Consider Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane before going to the cross. He prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. But not my will, but your will be done.” This is praying for God’s kingdom and his will on earth as it is in heaven. How does this shape your desires in prayer?

Consider Romans 8:31-32 “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” What practices help you remember God is for you? How does remembering God is for you, equip you to trust God and ask him with audacity in prayer?


Share with your group how they can be praying for you: what is weighing on you from this past week? What are you praising God for from this past week?

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the powers of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)