Unit Theme: Great Prayers of the Bible

This series of lessons focuses on the great prayers of the Bible. Prayer is hard work. It is warfare and, as such, it is a discipline that must be intentionally developed and nurtured. It is easy and normal to pray during difficult times. When we are faced with life-altering circumstances, it is natural to take our case to God. However, it is the day-in and day-out prayers that require determination.

June 6, 2021 (Lesson 1)

INTERCEDING FOR GOD’S MERCY

1.  Abraham Hears God’s Judgment (Genesis 18:16-21)

2.  Abraham Pleads for God’s Mercy (Genesis 18:22-33)

3.  Abraham Witnesses Judgment and Mercy (Genesis 19:24-25, 27-29)


June 13, 2021 (Lesson 2)

PRAYER FOR WISDOM

1.  God’s Offer to Solomon (1 Kings 3:1-5)

2.  Solomon Prays for Wisdom (1 Kings 3:6-15)

3.  Solomon Shows Supernatural Wisdom (1 Kings 3:16-28)


June 20, 2021 (Lesson 3)

PRAYER FOR RESTORATION

1.  Nehemiah Learns of Jerusalem’s Condition (Nehemiah 1:1-4)

2.  Nehemiah Prays for God’s Favor (Nehemiah 1:5-11)

3.  God Grants Nehemiah’s Request (Nehemiah 2:1-8)


June 27, 2021 (Lesson 4)

A PATTERN FOR PRAYER

1.  Christ Teaches How to Pray (Luke 11:1-4)

2.  Christ Teaches Persistence in Prayer (Luke 11:5-10)

3.  The Father Gives the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:11-13)


July 4, 2021 (Lesson 5)

CHRIST’S HIGH PRIESTLY PRAYER

1.  “Father, Glorify Thy Son” (John 17:1-5)

2.  “Keep Them From the Evil” (John 17:6-19)

3.  “That They All May Be One” (John 17:20-26)


July 11, 2021 (Lesson 6)

JESUS’ PRAYER OF SURRENDER

1.  The Garden of Sorrow (John 18:1; Luke 22:39-40; Matthew 26:36-38)

2.  Submission to the Father (Matthew 26:39-41; Mark 14:35-36; Luke 22:41-42)

3.  The Anguish of Jesus (Matthew 26:42-44; Luke 22:43-44; Matthew 26:45-46)


July 18, 2021 (Lesson 7)

PAUL’S PRAYERS FOR CHURCHES

1.  To Know God in Fullness (Ephesians 3:14-21)

2.  To Abound in Love (Philippians 1:3-11)

3.  To Live Worthy of the Lord (Colossians 1:9-14)


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