Prayer: Old Testament Heroes

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Red Oak Presbyterian Church Sunday - 9AM Sunday School, 10:30AM Worship Service

by: Pastor Caryn Pedersen

08/24/2022

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Join us as we continue our sermon series on Prayer.

The first week we dove into the Lord's Prayer - Jesus teaches us how to pray to the Father.

The second week we tackled the question - does prayer make a difference?

The third week we explored the topic of prayer: intimacy with God. It's easy to lose sight of the fact that God simply wants us to spend time with Him.

The fourth week we discussed the topic of prayer - struggle against the spiritual forces of evil. All prayer is true spiritual warfare.

The fifth week we discussed both speaking to and listening to God. God speaks to us in many ways, including through Scripture and the inner promptings of the Holy Spirit.

The sixth week was about giving up control to God. How can we learn to pray, "Not my will, but Yours be done."?

This Sunday we are studying three of the great pray-ers in the Old Testament. How can we learn from Hannah, David, and Daniel?

Our readings for this week: 1 Samuel 1:9-18; Psalm 27: Daniel 9:3-19

Plan to join us this Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. or go to our FB page to link to Youtube live on Sunday mornings or anytime on our website redoakpresbyterianchurch.com

Questons to Ponder:

1. Questions to keep pondering as we study prayer:

      What are your hopes and our desires for your prayer relationship with God?

       What problems do you struggle with in your prayer life?

2. This Sunday we are talking about OT heroes of prayer. How do you define a hero from a Christian perspective? Do you have someone in your life who has prayed for you over the years?

3. Our first prayer hero is Hannah. Her prayer is the first instance in the Bible of silent or mental prayer. Hannah poured out her heart's desire to God. When is a time you prayed like this?

4. What do your requests to God reveal about your priorities, goals, desires and heart?

5. In Psalm 27, David prays confidently to the Lord. David realizes he is dependent upon God. What is the benefit in praying about our need for God?

6. What prayers of the Bible have helped you in the past?

7. In Daniel chapter 9, Daniel makes a full acknowledgement of his people's sins, linking himself to them. Does your confession tend to be along the lines of "Forgive my sins, dear Lord" rather than specifically naming your sins one by one before the face of God?

8. When have you tasted the joy  of a good confession?

9. How might praying Scripture for yourself or a loved one lift the burden from your shoulders and place it squarely on God's?

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Join us as we continue our sermon series on Prayer.

The first week we dove into the Lord's Prayer - Jesus teaches us how to pray to the Father.

The second week we tackled the question - does prayer make a difference?

The third week we explored the topic of prayer: intimacy with God. It's easy to lose sight of the fact that God simply wants us to spend time with Him.

The fourth week we discussed the topic of prayer - struggle against the spiritual forces of evil. All prayer is true spiritual warfare.

The fifth week we discussed both speaking to and listening to God. God speaks to us in many ways, including through Scripture and the inner promptings of the Holy Spirit.

The sixth week was about giving up control to God. How can we learn to pray, "Not my will, but Yours be done."?

This Sunday we are studying three of the great pray-ers in the Old Testament. How can we learn from Hannah, David, and Daniel?

Our readings for this week: 1 Samuel 1:9-18; Psalm 27: Daniel 9:3-19

Plan to join us this Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. or go to our FB page to link to Youtube live on Sunday mornings or anytime on our website redoakpresbyterianchurch.com

Questons to Ponder:

1. Questions to keep pondering as we study prayer:

      What are your hopes and our desires for your prayer relationship with God?

       What problems do you struggle with in your prayer life?

2. This Sunday we are talking about OT heroes of prayer. How do you define a hero from a Christian perspective? Do you have someone in your life who has prayed for you over the years?

3. Our first prayer hero is Hannah. Her prayer is the first instance in the Bible of silent or mental prayer. Hannah poured out her heart's desire to God. When is a time you prayed like this?

4. What do your requests to God reveal about your priorities, goals, desires and heart?

5. In Psalm 27, David prays confidently to the Lord. David realizes he is dependent upon God. What is the benefit in praying about our need for God?

6. What prayers of the Bible have helped you in the past?

7. In Daniel chapter 9, Daniel makes a full acknowledgement of his people's sins, linking himself to them. Does your confession tend to be along the lines of "Forgive my sins, dear Lord" rather than specifically naming your sins one by one before the face of God?

8. When have you tasted the joy  of a good confession?

9. How might praying Scripture for yourself or a loved one lift the burden from your shoulders and place it squarely on God's?

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