August 21, 2022

To Be Found Faithful As God's People

Prayer Is Our Priority

John 15:5

This week, Pastor David continued the series entitled “To Be Found Faithful As God’s People.” Today, we looked at Dawson’s second Theological Vision Statement: Prayer Is Our Priority.

  1. The Priority Of A Praying Church
  2. The Characteristics Of A Praying Church: Dependency and Consistency

Going Deeper:

  • Prayer is the deepest cry of the human heart. Describe your personal prayer practice. What is most challenging about your practice? What is most rewarding?
  • While we pray privately and individually, Pastor David pointed out that Jesus’ model prayer is a communal prayer—not “me/I” but “we/us.” How do you experience the priority of prayer as you participate in Dawson groups and/or activities? Explain.
  • Prayerlessness is always a sign of our pride and arrogance. How are you rationalizing/softening your prayerlessness? In what areas of your life are you saying “let me do it” in my own strength to God? 
  • If prayer is not a priority in your life now, what is one thing you can do this week to grow your faithfulness in prayer?

Additional Information: 

Genesis 4:26

Acts 1:14

Acts 2:42

Matthew 6:9–13

"We gather in an assembly ... and, as if we had formed a military unit, we force our way up to God by prayer. This power is pleasing to God."  ~ Tertullian

"...the empty hand of the soul which looks for all from God." ~ Thomas Manton

  May the LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. ~ Numbers 6:24–26




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