Introduction: Matthew 6:5-13
In the hustle and bustle of life sometimes we just need space to take a breath. Just a little time to focus on what is important and what is a distraction. We call this “breathing room.”
Stuff Phil said:
“Rhythms of Life - We all have rhythms, but do they support the life we desire and keep us centered in God?”
“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important” - Dwight D. Eisenhower
“The primary purpose of prayer is to deepen and strengthen your relationship with God.”
“This, then, is how you should pray: Acknowledge Who God Is, Commit to His Work, Take Care of My Needs, Clean Up with God and Others, Ask for Protection.”
“You need reminders about what life is about!”
What does your current rhythm of life look like?
What rhythms in life help you remain centered in God?
What are the different expectations you have had about prayer?
Have you every felt like prayer didn’t work? What happened?
Which parts of prayer do you resonate with or find the easiest? (Acknowledge Who God Is, Commit to His Work, Take Care of My Needs, Clean Up with God and Others, Ask for Protection)
Which do you not resonate with or find the hardest?
In what ways has God given you more than you can handle or have revealed your dependence upon God?
What needs to change in your rhythms to keep you centered and deepen your relationship with God?
What needs to change in your prayer life this week and what might it look like?