April 28, 2024

Approaching God

In week 6 of Lord Teach us to Pray, Pastor Michael Cason reminds us of the beauty of sitting at the table with Jesus.

Dive deeper into this weekend's message with these discussion questions! 

Week Six — 1 Sam 1:3-18


  • Of the many questions that Pastor Michael raised during this weekend's message, which one(s) spoke to you the most and why? 
  • In what areas of your life do you find your greatest value/worth?
  • Florence Littauer (a late Christian Author/Speaker) once made the following comment: "Don't die with the music still in you!" How does this speak to you? Especially when our Lord and Savior desires to know "all of us" deeply, and for us to love HIM deeply without abandon.
  • What are you doing regularly in your life to draw closer to God?

Take Home 1: God hears the deep prayers of our hearts that we are unable to find the words for

  • How do your prayers reflect the way in which you view God?
  • What have you been through or what are you currently going through that has altered the way you view God?
  • What are your deep prayers that your hearts don’t have the words for?

Take Home 2: The way we approach God can be transformed when we see that there is a part of Hannah in every one of us

  • Where do you see yourself in Hannah’s story?
  • Just as Hannah asked God for a son, is there a prayer that you can point back to that God has answered in the past?
  • Where do you need healing in your life right now?
  • “None of us are meant to do life alone.” Where do you find Christian community in your life?

Take Home 3: Prayer creates the space for us to find the courage to let ourselves be fully known (1 Sam. 1:11,19-20)

  • Are you willing to come to God in prayer with “all of you”?
  • Is there something in your life that you feel you can’t authentically to God.
  • Do you have the space to where you can come to God uninterrupted?

Take Home 4: Prayer reminds us that regardless of what we came to the table with, God desires to sit with us

  • When you picture coming to God’s table, what do you see?
  • What things are keeping you from coming to God “at the table”?

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