4-Week Youth Group Series on Prayer
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Prayer can often be confusing.
Many students are familiar with the concept of prayer. Especially if they’ve grown up in church. In theory, they like the idea of prayer.
However, a lot of teenagers don’t fully embrace prayer in their daily lives.
Some might approach prayer as a religious ritual or duty.
Others might restrict prayer to giving God their list of problems.
And when prayers are sincere but go unanswered students feel that God let them down.
Hearing God’s voice in prayer might be a foreign concept to many teenagers.
Use this series to help students understand the real meaning of prayer.
Lesson 1: The Power of Prayer
Bible: James 5:14-16
Description: Most of the time, when we think about prayer, we think of it as asking God for something, or asking Him to do something. Really, though, prayer is just talking to God. Prayer isn’t powerful because of who is praying; prayer is powerful because of who is being prayed to. Being able to talk to God is something that is incredibly powerful.
Lesson 2: Learning to Pray
Bible: Matthew 6:9-13
Description: Prayer is all about talking to God. There isn’t a set of rules you have to follow. God isn’t sitting up in Heaven making sure you don’t mess up your prayer; He just wants to hear from you! In fact, Jesus actually has already taught us how we can talk to God.
Lesson 3: Unanswered Prayers
Main Text: Proverbs 3:5-6
Description: It can be frustrating when we feel like our prayers are not answered the way we want them to be. However, God sees the big picture and knows what’s best for us. He answers our prayers exactly the way they should be answered. Even if we don’t understand it at the time, we can trust it because we trust Him.
Lesson 4: Recognizing God’s Voice
Main Text: John 10:27
Description: We can all agree that we want to hear from God, but how exactly does that happen? It can be difficult to hear and recognize God’s voice when we have so many other “voices” speaking into our lives, so it’s important to make sure we put ourselves in a position to know God’s voice.
What You Get
- A total of 8 weeks of lessons (Word & PDF)
- Series artwork in jpeg and psd format
- Fun opening games
- Creative teachings
- Engaging small group discussion questions