Lesson for April 29, 2017

IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER

Scripture Reading: Matthew 7:7-20.

Memory Verse: Philippians 4:6.

  1. What is the promise to those who ask and seek for things they need? Matthew 7:8.
  2. How does the Lord illustrate the willingness of heaven to grant favors to those who ask? Matthew 7:11.
  3. Why is it necessary to ask our Heavenly Father for all these things? James 1:17.
  4. How should we pray? 1 Corinthians 14:15.
  5. What must necessarily accompany one’s petition in order to please our Heavenly Father? Hebrews 11:6.
  6. How strong must this faith be? Mark 11:24.
  7. What should be done when one needs to be healed of an affliction? James 5:13-16.
  8. Is it profitable and necessary, at certain times, to hide away all alone to pray? Matthew 6:6.
  9. Did the apostolic believers have gatherings for prayer? Acts 12:12.
  10. How often did the apostles exhort the church to pray? Ephesians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
  11. Why is prayer so very important? John 15:7.
  12. When we find ourselves in the presence of those who oppose or ridicule prayer, or even if we should be forbidden to pray, should we give up our customary devotions? Daniel 6:10.

NOTE:  Prayer is a way to communicate with heaven and to draw closer to our Heavenly Father. A minister once said: “I have no fear for the boy or girl, man or woman, who earnestly prays three times a day.”

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