- Why do I pray? Because no prayer = no FRUIT . (Mk 11:12-16)
- Why do I pray? Because Jesus says it's PRIORITY . (Mk 11:17-19)
- How do I pray?
- REMEMBER God's history. (Mk 11:20-21)
- RECOGNIZE prayer is about God. (Mk 11:22)
- RAISE your expectations. (Mk 11:23)
- RECEIVE the answer by Faith. (Mk 11:24)
- RECONCILE with people who need forgiveness. (Mk 11:25)
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Mark 11:12-25
As a group, explain why Jesus cursed the fig tree.
- What does it mean to pray "according to God's will". How does that empower your prayer? What is NOT "praying according to God's will"? (give an example)
- Share ways you/we can all make prayer more of a priority in our own lives.
- Is your church a "house of prayer"? How can you improve the prayer priority at your church?
Pray for one another. Take turns seeing who can throw their mountain the furthest!