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Free Topical Bible Study Lesson on

Christian Living - Prayer

Lesson CL003– Small Group Bible Study on Prayer


Look up the following Scriptures. When reading these verses ask yourself the following questions:

    1. Who is talking/writing?
    2. Who is the audience?
    3. What do these verses have to say about our main topic?
Colossians 1:9-12
James 5:13-15
1 Timothy 2:1-4
Proverbs 15:29
1 Thessalonians 1:2

Matthew 6:5-13

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Read the following article that relates to our topical Bible study.

The Prayer-Filled Life
By: J. Hampton Keathley, III

Though prayer may take on various forms and roles, all prayer is clearly an aspect of worship in which we demonstrate both reverence and service to God as an expression of the believer’s priesthood and ministry as an ambassador of Christ. Read ArticleThis article should take less than 5 minutes to read

Important Tip! For Optimal Learning and Comprehension, Print the article and grab your highlighter.

As you read the article, highlight the sentences, statements or paragraphs that you find most profound, confusing, revolutionary, fundamental or inspiring.  Mark each highlight with the reason you choose it.  Use the corresponding word or letter. P = Profound , C = Confusing , R = Revolutionary , F = Fundamental , I = Inspiring.

After you have done this for the entire article, force yourself to narrow your favorite sentences, statements or paragraphs down to your top 5. Then top 3. Then 1. This will prepare you for in-depth group discussion.

Not only will this technique improve overall reading comprehension, but will act as a discussion outline for your small group.  This method also provides a jump start if you choose to do a written summary of the article.



Answer the following questions after reading the article above:

  1. The Psalmist uses ten different terms for the Word of God in Psalm 119. What are they?

  2. List the Five types of prayer and in what circumstances would you use them?

  3. One reason we pray is to meet real spiritual needs. List some of the needs we have and how prayer might help.

  4. In addition to meeting our needs, what are some additional reasons why we should pray?

  5. According to the scriptures, what kinds of things are we to pray for?

  6. Describe an occasion when you witnessed the power of prayer.


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Class readings are presented in variable lengths as indicated by the SM - MED - LG - XL ratings. Each article will be ranked by these symbols and should give you an idea about the time committment needed to finish the reading assignment. If you think you don't have 5 minutes to spare, click here.