May 17, 2020 | Adult Bible Study – What are the benefits of prayer?

Bible Study Questions – Matthew 6:9-15

What are the benefits of prayer?

The Bible, of course, nowhere calls Jesus’ prayer “The Lord’s Prayer,” nor is it called the “Our Father.” How are we to look at it? Is it an example prayer? A pattern prayer? or A prayer book prayer to be repeated?

There is very few references of “God the Father” in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 32:6, Isaiah 63:16) but the New Testament uses this term for Him 195 times. Why the change? Mark 14:36; (Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6)

In what way does the word Father in the Lord’s prayer encourage us to pray? Romans 8:15-16; (2 Corinthians 6:18; Hebrews 4:16; 1 John 3:1)

What are the three petition in verses 9-10? Why is it proper to begin a prayer this way?

How can a name be regarded as holy, venerated and sacred? Exodus 20:7; (Psalm 148:13; Nehemiah 9:5) What are some ways we can do this in our daily lives?

What are we asking when we say, “Thy kingdom come?” What has it to do with the next petition? Exodus 19:3-6; (Matthew 3:1-2, 4:17; Luke 10:9-11; Revelation 11:15, 22:20)

Why are we asking for the Father’s will to be done here on earth? How should this prayer affect our living?

Why do we pray to God for daily bread? Psalm 145:15-16; (Matthew 6:33; 1 Timothy 4:4-5)

Should we thank God for our food if we have earned the money for it by our own labor? Deuteronomy 8:17-18

Why do we seek to be independent of asking anyone for help? Why do we seek to be independent of God?

What do we confess when we pray, “Forgive our sins as we forgive those who sin against us?” Proverbs 28:13 What are we really asking?

Why should we continually ask forgiveness? How can unforgiveness on our part block God’s blessing?

Does God ever lead us into temptation? James 1:2-3, 13-14 Explain.

How does the Lord rescue us from every evil of body and soul, possessions and reputation?        2 Corinthians 12:9

How do we know God is able to answer the prayers of His people in Christ Jesus? Psalm 33:6; Ephesians 3:20-21; (James 1:17)