29th Oct. God habits: Prayer
Prayer is a defining habit of a follower of Jesus. Disciples say ‘teach us to pray’. John has a confidence in prayer that God hears us. Does this sort of confidence in God inspire more prayer which gives rise to more confidence?
What is the difference (if any) between God hearing our prayer and God answering our prayer? (v 14)? What is the link between asking for things that are the will of God and receiving what we ask for? How does this shape our prayer methodology? How do you think John learnt lessons in prayer over a long lifetime which included his fellow disciples being martyred and his own exile? 1 John 5: 14 & 15. Download discussion notes.