Pillar 3: A Firm Belief in the Power of Prayer

Excuses for not praying as we should:

WHY PRAY: Does it really change anything?

  • James 5:16 - The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.


  • "All we can do is pray..."
  • "I'll pray for you..."

WHEN TO PRAY: Pray without CEASING. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

HOW TO PRAY: The Don'ts and Dos of Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15)

  1. You don't pray as an ACTOR

  2. You don't pray as a BROKEN RECORD

  3. You do pray as a WORSHIPPER

  4. You do pray as a DEPENDANT

Why don't we pray as we should?

The answer:

Best way to learn how to pray is by praying.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Matthew 6:5-14

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another.