Going Deeper in Prayer

Step 1: Read this Story From the Bible

Matthew 6:5-14

5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this:

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Step 2: Answer the 3 Questions

  1. From this passage, what do I learn about God (Father, Jesus, or Holy Spirit)?
  2. What do I learn about people (or myself)?
  3. Is there anything God wants me to do?

Step 3: Write Down Your Responses

You can use anything like a journal.

If you’d like, you can also reply to the email that you received that brought you to this page. Email me your answers to the 3 questions and I’ll reply back with feedback and encouragement. Feel free to ask any questions you might have so far.

Stay tuned for the next lesson in the Next Steps series.