Connect Group Questions Week 3/11

Q1 – What do Connect Groups mean to you?



Q2 – Prayer is a Lifestyle.

While any reason you pray is a good reason to pray. Praying only for our wants and needs is not the kind of relationship God wants to have with us.

What are some ways you can think of to make your prayer life better with God?



Q3 – “Prayer is the opposite of worry & worry is the opposite of prayer.”

Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

It is easy to say not to worry. But it can be very hard to not worry when you are worried.

The key is it really comes down to trust. Who do we trust?

How can we help each other to trust God when worries come?



Digging Deeper:

Luke 18:13-14 (NLT)
13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’ 14 I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)
16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Colossians 4:2 (NLT)
2 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

What do these verses tell you about prayer?