1. As you consider this week’s worship gathering, was there anything you heard for the first time or that caught your attention, challenged, or confused you? It could have been through a song, the sermon, another person, or an experience.
2. In light of the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19), what has precaution and prudence looked like for you? We are not driven by panic or fear, but the Bible commands us to love our neighbor (Lk. 10:27), to bear one another’s burdens (Gal. 6:2) and think more highly of others than ourselves (Phil. 2:3). How can this crisis be used as an opportunity to glorify God?
3. Read Luke 11:1-13 out loud as a group.
4. What word(s) or phrase(s) characterize the regular content of your prayers? What does your prayer life express about your relationship with God?
5. Read Luke 11:9-10. How is this invitation by God not “obligating” Him or treating Him like Santa Claus? Does God always answer prayer? Describe reasons for why He would not give us what we persistently petition Him for.
6. If you were to divide up your current prayers in to three categories of asking, seeking, and knocking, what would they be? What are you asking for? What are you seeking for? What are you knocking on the door of heaven for?
7. As we grow in prayer as a church, pray that God will work through us in our community and around the world, especially through our prayers. Pray that God would make us people totally dependent on prayer. Also, spend time praying for doctors, medical researchers, national and global leaders, and those infected and affected by the coronavirus.