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Share your experiences with prayer:
1. Are all your prayers answered?

2. Do you pray regularly?

3. How do you pray?

4. What hinders you from praying?

Read Matthew 7:7-12
5. What is prayer according to v.7-8?

6. These verses do not only apply to our prayers. They also describe how we are to relate to other people (consider the context in v.1-6). Explain.

7. What does v.9-11 teach you about prayer?

8. What assumptions about God may hinder you from praying?

9. When you pray, what image of God do you have in mind, consciously or subconsciously?

10. How does v.12 fit into Jesus’ teaching on prayer?

11. How will you apply what you have learned into your own prayer life?