These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

Bible Study Guide:

Teach us to Pray

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, When You Pray.


1. Luke 11:1-13; Matthew 6:5-13. What are the similarities between these two accounts? What information is found in one, but not the other?

2. John 17. What similarities, if any, did Jesus' prayer recorded in John have with the teaching prayer of Luke and Matthew?

3. John 16:23-33. How did Jesus comfort his disciples? What comforts or encourages you in this passage?

4. Acts 4:23-31. After Peter and John were released from jail, they went to their own people and reported. How did the church respond? How did their common prayer meet the criteria Jesus gave? What did God do in response to their prayers?

5. 1Timothy 2:1-8. Why should we pray for the people who work in our governments?

6. 2 Corinthians 1:8-11; Ephesians 6:18-20. Since it isn't humanly possible to pray for everyone by name individually, how do we offer prayers "for all the saints"? Who are the people you know who need your prayers "to declare it [the gospel] fearlessly" and with the most effective words?

7. Matthew 9:35-38. What should motivate our prayers for workers in God’s harvest?

8. James 5:13-20; James 4:6-10; Isaiah 66:2. What makes a prayer effective?

Volume 14 Issue 05 | Notes from Nancy | Women in Christ Commentary | Bible Study Guide | Abundance of the Heart | Exhortation

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