Day 04 – Learning To Pray

Day 4: “Learning To Pray”

Forty Days in the Wilderness – A 40 Day Quiet Time Series
I. Luke 11:1-13

  1. Why do you think prayer needs to be learned?
  2. From verse 2, to whom should we be addressing our prayers?
  3. From verses 2-4, what four things should we include in our prayers?
  4. From verses 5-13, what else does Jesus want us to understand about prayer?


II. Philippians 4:6-7   

  1. When you are stressed and worried, what ought you to do?
  2. And from verse 7, what will be the outcome?
  3. Do you feel at peace after you pray?

III. 1John 5:14   

  1. If your prayer request is in accordance to God’s will, will He grant you your request?
  2. Read 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
  3. Paul made a request to the Lord but the Lord answered “No.”
  4. Sometimes God answers with a “Yes,” “No,” or a “Wait awhile.” Remember, Father knows best. His answers are always right!  So do not get discouraged if He answers with a “No” or a “Wait awhile.” J


IV. Ephesians 6:18-20   

  1. The opposite of “spirit” is “flesh”. The works of the flesh are sinful (Galatians 5:19-21). So what does it mean to pray in the Spirit?
  2. Who and what should we be praying for?
  3. Do you pray for yourself (and for others in the kingdom) to be bold and effective in the sharing the Gospel?


A simple outline for prayer is: A.C.T.S. – Adoration (praise), Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication (requests).



For Your Encouragement:


  1. Pray following the pattern set by Jesus in Luke 11:2-4 or using the A.C.T.S. format.



  1. Pray for the saints of God, that they be effective soul-winners and pray for those who are lost and a
  2. Make a prayer journal and write down your prayer requests. See how God answers them.
  3. re being studied with, that they come to know the grace of God.
  4. Read the Psalms to learn how to really praise God in prayer.

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