Pray Like Jesus Leader Guide

Rediscovering the Lord's Prayer

Author: Don Underwood

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1501831089

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The Lord’s Prayer is the most famous prayer in the world and is remarkably simple and brief. In only 70 words Jesus covers the breadth of the Christian message and experience. Most Christians already know it by heart and can easily recite it. In fact, that might be part of the problem—it is so well known and easily recited that most of us never even think about the words as we rattle them off silently or in a corporate worship setting. In Pray Like Jesus, pastor and author Don Underwood reexamines the content of the Lord’s Prayer and discovers within it insightful spiritual guidance for developing a rich devotional life. And the end of each chapter, he suggest ideas for making the prayer a part of daily spiritual disciplines. The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study including session plans and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options.

Praying Like Jesus

The Lord's Prayer in a Culture of Prosperity

Author: James Mulholland

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060011564

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 5431

Argues that in today's society the purpose of prayer has been forgotten and that true prayer can lead one towards compassion, sacrifice, and love rather than self-interest and greed.

Teach Me to Pray

Learning to Pray Like Jesus

Author: D. Qwynn Gross

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768492270

Category: Religion

Page: 187

View: 3829

Is there a right way to pray? Does God only listen to those who are on bended knees with hands folded, heads bowed, and in reverently silent communication with Him? From many years of experiencing answered prayer, author and pastor D. Qwynn Gross offers insights to the most effective way to pray. Based on the prayer that Jesus taught His followers, the teaching in this book reveals personal and practical patterns needed to pray with insight, intention, and expectation as you present yourself before almighty God. This the way you should pray:Father in heaven, may Your name always be kept holy.May Your kingdom come....However, if you do not forgive people,then your Father will not forgive the wrong things which you have done (Matthew 6:9-14 PEB). Reciting the Lord s Prayer doesn t yield the meaning needed for application in real-life problems, nor does it offer real communion with God. Narration of the prayer only proves memory is strong understanding the prayer enables results. Through God s Word and personal testimony, you will discover how praying is an experience you ll not just cultivate, but you ll appreciate and truly enjoy. This book will change your prayer life and transform your future.

Pray Like Jesus

Author: John R. Brokhoff

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 0788001051

Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 4478

Readers take an exploration/journey in prayer. Pray Like Jesus helps develop more effective prayer for people, studies the nature of Jesus' prayers, examines methods and techniques Jesus used, explores a theology of prayer, culminates with a study of the Lord's Prayer, and even suggests a personal journal project.

Pray Like Jesus

Rediscovering the Lord's Prayer

Author: Don Underwood

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1501831062

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 423

The Lord’s Prayer is the most famous prayer in the world and is remarkably simple and brief. In only 70 words Jesus covers the breadth of the Christian message and experience. Most Christians already know it by heart and can easily recite it. In fact, that might be part of the problem—it is so well known and easily recited that most of us never even think about the words as we rattle them off silently or in a corporate worship setting. In Pray Like Jesus, pastor and author Don Underwood reexamines the content of the Lord’s Prayer and discovers within it insightful spiritual guidance for developing a rich devotional life. At the end of each chapter, he suggest ideas for making the prayer a part of daily spiritual disciplines. Endorsements "Don Underwood combines pastoral experience with biblical and theological insight to help us rediscover the Lord's Prayer and allow it to become a living reality in our lives." James A. Harnish, author of A Disciple's Path, A Disciple's Heart, and Living with the Mind of Christ. "Don points out that the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, not after hearing the Master give a powerful sermon, but after watching him pray. They saw what prayer did for him, and they wanted it, too!" James W. Moore, author of Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned, but I Have Several Excellent Excuses

How to Pray Like Jesus and the Saints

A Study Guide for Catholics

Author: Alfred McBride

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 9781592765355

Category: Religion

Page: 138

View: 4453

How many times do we let the pressures of life and work take over our days at the expense of prayer? How many times do we feel alone and frightened? How many times do we think our problems are unique? Follow in the footsteps of the apostles when they asked Jesus to teach them to pray as he did. Learn from St. Augustine, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Ignatius, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Francis de Sales, and St. Therese of Lisieux as they exemplify incredible devotions to prayer each in their own way. Discover God's Prayer book Connect understanding and belief Balance contemplation and action Initiate practical, spiritual exercises Whether used as a springboard for personal spiritual growth, or as a small-group study resource, this book will enlighten and motivate your spirit with Father McBride's brilliant, yet simple story-telling skills. Sidebars, thematic art, discussion questions, and passages for contemplation add depth to each of its chapters.

Praying Like Jesus

What the New Testament Teaches about Prayer

Author: Gary Holloway

Publisher: Covenant Pub

ISBN: 9781892435088

Category: Religion

Page: 125

View: 8520

More than a how-to manual, this book is designed to immerse us in Scripture and to galvanize us into fervent, faith-charged prayer.

Make Me Like Jesus

The Courage to Pray Dangerously

Author: Michael R. Phillips

Publisher: Waterbrook Press

ISBN: 9781578566747

Category: Religion

Page: 135

View: 659

Guides readers through moments in the life of Christ when He chose to put Himself into God's hands, drawing on Scripture and the author's personal experiences to advise readers about how to pray effectively.

40 Days Through the Prayers of Jesus

A Journey to Pray More Like Christ

Author: Tim Cameron

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 162999166X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 2690

A forty-day journey to intimately understand the prayers of Jesus and help you apply them practically to your prayer life in order to grow in your relationship with God. As you examine the times Jesus prayed in Scripture, you will learn how to avoid the hindrances to prayer and how to pray so you get answers.Through this forty-day journey, you also will discover: • How prayer opens us to the power of the Holy Spirit • Why people don’t pray • The importance of the Word in prayer • The first and most important step in prayer • The power of praying as a child does • What Christ prayed for • How to pray when God does not meet your expectations

Experiencing Prayer with Jesus

The Power of His Presence and Example

Author: Henry Blackaby,Norman Blackaby

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307562964

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 6184

Walk His Steps, Pray His Way It’s not an activity. Nor a chore. Prayer is a way of life. Here’s how you can move beyond rituals and discover new intimacy with Jesus. Henry and Norman Blackaby’s thorough study of Jesus’ prayer life reveals astounding truths about God’s intent for prayer. By the time you turn the last page of this 2006 National Day of Prayer book, your old notions will be replaced by the reality of Jesus’ example. You’ll experience the power of heaven and earth being joined together as the King of all creation lays His heart over yours. Your will becomes aligned with His. Discover freedom from methods and formulas, the beauty of a gentle step-by-step reformation process, and let God unfold His mighty purposes for you. “in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears… was heard because of His godly fear.” Hebrews 5:7 The One who loved you to His death continues to pursue you. He will humbly lay His heart over yours. Heaven and earth will agree. The supernatural will powerfully unfold. And you will be changed forever. Story Behind the Book Jesus’ ministry was marked by a life of prayer. Even more, Jesus is the pattern and definition of prayer. Who better for America to pray with on the National Day of Prayer than Him? And who better than father-son team Henry and Norman Blackaby to unveil such a message? In classic Blackaby style, they reveal how Jesus’ example can become our way of life. When prayer is genuine, life change is real. Look out, America. Prayer is changing our country like nothing ever has…or will! From the Hardcover edition.

The Passionate Prayer Life of Jesus

Discover How to Pray Like Jesus

Author: Debbie Przybylski

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781480199279


Page: 126

View: 2803

By looking at the passionate prayer life of Jesus, the reader can discover how to pray like Jesus.

Praying Like Jesus

Author: Howard W. Roberts

Publisher: United Church Press

ISBN: 9780829813265

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 3750

The profound authenticity, depth, and emotion of Jesus' prayers guides Howard Roberts to probe the meaning and context of prayers in the life of Jesus. From the wilderness temptations to the last meal with the apostles, he examines the range and focus of Jesus' prayer life to help us learn how to pray.

An Introduction to When I Don't Desire God

How to Fight for Joy

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 9781433502569

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 5792

These six 30-minute DVD sessions taught by John Piper serve as a guided group study tool to help teachers and leaders inspire their members to delight in God and fight for the gift of joy, even when that desire is lacking.

The Radical Jesus Prayer

Do You Really Want to Pray Like Jesus?

Author: Jim Warren

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984266354


Page: 294

View: 4250

"Jesus constantly and consistently challenged the cultural mindset of both the religious leaders and His disciples. Time and time again He did not match up with either their religious norms or their cultural norms. At one point many disciples turned to leave Him after such a confrontation. His question, "Are you also going to leave?" must have stung in the ears of the Twelve. Impetuous Peter was the first to speak up, "Lord, to whom would we go?" Today Jesus challenges the North American culture and Western Mindset of His followers. Nowhere is this more explicit than His response when the first disciples asked, "Lord teach us to pray." As usual familiarity has caused this important pattern for our petitions and lifestyle to become one of many things we think we understand because . . . well it's so simple. But you will soon learn that Jesus challenges most of the cultural norms of both America and the American church. The question is, "Are you also going to leave?" Maybe you will continue to ignore these keys to the Kingdom. Maybe you will just "Keep on Keep'in on" as if everything will work out fine in the end. One reason these patterns for our petitions rock our religious norms is because of an insipid reality that permeates the Western church. Many have called it, "Easy Believism." As you read through The Radical Jesus Prayer, you will hear Warren speak of it from time to time. Thus we have added to this edition the small but powerful book, Dealing with Easy Believism. This book is focused on an alternative approach to ministering to a person who wants to have a right relationship with God. Warren sees this as moving people away from the "Just pray this prayer" introduction to one that produces discipleship and authentic community. Here is an excerpt from the Preface of The Radical Jesus Prayer: I believe with all my being that Father is calling His people into a far more radical lifestyle than what we could ever imagine. That radical lifestyle starts with intimacy with Father and ends in intimacy with Father. The one thing I have discovered about spiritual development is that it takes two key things. These just happen to be community and communion with the Trinity and community and communion with people from Father's household. It is my prayer, this book will not scare you away. Some of the things I write about could, under most circumstances, do just that! However, I pray Father will use this book to open your eyes to a very different way of living than you have ever experienced. Yet I ask only one thing. Please do not throw this book across the room. You may laugh at that now but I promise at some point early on you will want to give it a good heave-ho! But please hang in there. One thing I point out is that Father never takes away the weeds without giving us the highest quality hay. Another way He has spoken this to me is that He never takes away the weeds without leading us to rich green pastures. When we learn the things Father calls us to lay aside are basically locoweed*, we will be ready for the rich green pastures. So hang in there with me. Let's walk through this topic of the radical patterns the radical Jesus gave us to pray and live, producing the radical life Father calls us to walk with Him."

Pray Like This - Bible Study Book

Living the Lord's Prayer

Author: Steve Gaines,Michael Kelley

Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources

ISBN: 9781462742882

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 1449

Pray like This Bible Study Book includes six small-group sessions, applicable Scripture, "How to Use This Study," and personal-study content and activities for five days of study each week. Prayer is the most dynamic discipline in the life of a believer. Yet it may be the most misunderstood and the least taught. This six-session study shows believers that following Jesus' Model Prayer will lead them to fall more in love with God and grow in their desire to engage in conversation with Him. Impactful, inspiring video sessions introduced by Pastor Steve Gaines include interview segments with proven leaders: J. D. Greear, Robby Gallaty, Ronnie Floyd, Kelly Minter, Ken Hemphill, Lisa Harper, Ed Litton, H. B. Charles, Michael Kelley, and more. In this study you'll see the significance of starting your prayers by acknowledging God as Father. You'll learn what it means for His name to be recognized as holy. You'll discover what you're asking God to do when you pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done. You'll see what Jesus meant when He told us to ask God for daily bread. You'll understand the importance of asking for forgiveness in your prayers. The study ends by emphasizing the need to ask God to deliver us from the evil one. Session titles: 1. Our Father in Heaven 2. Your Name Be Honored as Holy 3. Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done, on Earth as It Is in Heaven 4. Give Us Today Our Daily Bread 5. And Forgive Us Our Debts, as We Also Have Forgiven Our Debtors 6. And Do Not Bring Us into Temptation, but Deliver Us from the Evil One Features: - Six small-group sessions that walk participants through Jesus' Model Prayer - Personal-study opportunities for ongoing spiritual growth Benefits: - Understand how seeing God as Father affects your prayer life. - Grasp the significance of God's invitation to call on His holy name. - Learn how a prayerful posture leads to an understanding of God's will. - Develop spiritual maturity and a knowledge of God's kingdom through prayer. - See the role Scripture plays in an effective prayer life. - Develop greater dependence on God by recognizing that He provides all your daily needs. - Discover the path to knowing God more intimately through prayer. - Learn how to wage spiritual warfare through prayer.

A Praying Life

Connecting with God in a Distracting World

Author: Paul E. Miller

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1631468812

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 3822


Pray Like This

Understanding Prayer in the Bible

Author: Rodney A. Werline

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567101029

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 1538

Werline encourages us to look at prayer in the following way: to attempt to understand how prayers are tied to particular cultural and social settings. Prayers are part of and expressions of a collection of cultural ideas that have been arranged within a system that seems coherent and obvious to those writings the biblical texts. Prayers participate in and express a person's worldview. Werline shows the ways that--though many biblical prayers are familiar to us--biblical texts and contemporary readers come from different worlds. The Hebrew Bible and the New Testament contain many prayers. Large volumes have been written on prayer within a single book, or within the writings of one author, like Paul, or an individual prayer, such as the Lord's Prayer. Werline does not examine every prayer in the Bible or even write exhaustively on a single prayer. He has highlighted a few significant features of each prayer, and some of the prayers vividly exhibit the influence of a particular society's vision. For example, he examines the prayers of 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles because of the ways they are tightly tied to the authors' views of history. The writers' interpretation of history profoundly influenced significant portions of the Bible as well as the literature of early Judaism.

Pray Like It Matters

Intimacy and Power Through Prayer

Author: Steve Gaines

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988985421

Category: Prayer

Page: 114

View: 7051

When I read the book of Acts, I am embarrassed. Why does our brand of Christianity look so insipid compared to the believers of the first century? Where has the power gone? Has God changed, or have we? We've all heard the cop-out that says, "The book of Acts represents a different dispensation." What a sad, self-serving attempt to excuse our current state of spiritual impotence! When we read Acts, we should yearn to experience a return to their brand of Christianity. Yet, instead of copying them, we seem content with copying other modern churches that are "growing." But why copy a copy when you can copy the original (the book of Acts)? In Acts, God was saving people every day. Communities were transformed. People were healed. Demons were cast out. Miracles were commonplace. Churches sprouted up across the Roman Empire. Persecution was faced and overcome. What made them so different? Some say they preached a purer Gospel. I disagree. Modern Evangelicals preach the same Gospel that was proclaimed in the first century. We preach that Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died an atoning death, and rose bodily from the grave. We preach that man is a sinner and stands guilty before God in need of salvation. We preach that God offers salvation by grace, through faith, in Jesus Christ alone, and the moment anyone repents of his sin, puts his faith in Jesus, and calls upon His name, that person is born again. That's the Gospel they preached, and the Gospel we preach. Our lack of spiritual power in Christianity today is not due to the sermons we preach or the songs we sing. Rather, it is due to our lack of prayer. We do not pray like it matters. Jesus and His earliest followers prayed like it was important. We pray like it is inconvenient or inconsequential. Prayer was their priority. It is our postscript. We plan more than we pray. They prayed more than they planned. We gather to minister to one another. They gathered to minister to the Lord in prayer and fasting. Our focus is earthly, horizontal. Theirs was heavenly, vertical. They were wise enough to "pray the price." All of this is why I have written this 12-week Bible study entitled Pray Like It Matters. I want to demonstrate from Scripture that every prayer we pray is significant. Through our prayers, God changes things. One life dedicated to prayer can do more good than any life dedicated to other so-called "noble," worldly causes. An individual follower of Jesus who is committed to prayer is a fountain of life in a world of death. Likewise, the local church that becomes a house of prayer will be a spiritual powerhouse from which God's mighty miracles will flow exponentially. Prayer is what modern Christians and churches are missing frequent, fervent, faithful prayer! Most Christians want to pray but don't know how. They are unable to carry on a simple, sustained, satisfying conversation with God. Thus, after a few minutes in prayer, they run out of things to say, get frustrated, and give up. Sound familiar? Just as infants must be taught to talk, Christians must be taught to pray. Once you know how, prayer will be fulfilling, refreshing, and even fun. A growing number of Christians today are aware that something must be wrong. They know there has to be "more" to the Christian life than what they have experienced. That "more" is found through the discipline of prayer. These lessons are a wakeup call for each individual, family, and church to become a "house of prayer." When we begin to pray like Jesus and His early followers, then we will witness the power they experienced. Today, we embark on what could be the greatest adventure of your life. Before we start, let's pray the prayer of the early disciples: "Lord, teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1)."