This week, we will discuss Chapters 3-5.
Why is it so important to come to God just as you are (p.32-34)? Why can this be so hard for us?
How does the knowledge that you can come to Jesus, distracted, weary and cynical (like Nathaniel) impact you? How is this like the Gospel?
What is the heart of prayer (p. 34-35)?
Think of a child you know. What do they ask for? How often? In what way?
In what way are you similiar to and different from that child as you talk to your Father?
Take five minutes to talk with God, “to play.” Talk to him about what you mind wanders to. What as that like for you?
Why did Jesus need to pray?
On page 47, Paul writes, “You don’t create intimacy; you make room for it.” How is this true with all relationships? What happens when we don’t create time?
What objection to prayer do you relate to the most? (p.49)
What are some suggestions in the book (p.50) that might help you have a more focused prayer time with your Father? Try them tomorrow.
This week read chapters 6-8