Church During a Pandemic
Week 3– The Church and Prayer
Name one hobby that you love spending time doing and why.
Because we are sinners, many things can cause us to lose focus of our calling as Christians. The loss of a job, the luxuries of the world, the death of a loved one, or even a global pandemic. For this reason, we must be reminded of the Gospel daily because we are humanly prone to forget. For the next five study sessions, as we continue to live through COVID-19, we will be studying the importance of the Church in such a time as this.
2 Chronicles 7:14
As simply as you can, define prayer.
Is there a right or wrong way to pray?
The Bible often tells us that Jesus went away from the crowds to go pray. Why do you think it was so important to Jesus to commune with the Father?
How has your prayer life been affected since this pandemic? Has your communication with God changed any?
If we serve a God who knows all things and allows all things by His sovereign hand, then what’s the point of praying?
Is prayer an individual act towards God?
Read: 2 Corinthians 1:8–11, Romans 8:26–27, Romans 8:34
How can prayer be soothing to the soul?
Share something with the group that you need others to pray with you on.
• Week 1 – Who is the Church?
• Week 2 – The Church and the Word
• Week 3 – The Church and Prayer
• Week 4 – The Church and Community
• Week 5 – The Church and the Great Commission