Dangerous Prayers: Break Me!
Purpose for the session: To come before Him in surrender.
Bible readings: Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19; Philippians 2:17; Romans 8:28
Worship: Listen to the song “O Come to the Altar” by Elevation Worship. Pray back to God your response to Him to come to the altar.
Check-In: Share something specific that has changed significantly in your life as you have prayed ‘search me” …“see if there is any offensive ways in me.”
- In Mark 14:22-24 the prostitute pours out her expensive perfume over Jesus. This was her livelihood – there would be nothing left to continue her work with. What have you chosen to give up as you’ve asked God to search your heart that has cost you more than you thought it would?
- Daniel shared his story of brokenness. Share your story of where you have experienced brokenness in your life. Looking back can you see how God used this for His good (Romans 8:28)
- Describe what a broken and poured out life could look like. Share what steps you need to take to live a life that is surrendered to God. (Philippians 2:17)
- Read Luke 22:19. What do you think He wanted us to do when He said, “Do this in remembrance of me”?
- Share with the group some practical steps you are going to take in the coming weeks to find your own healing in God and with others.
Check out and prayer time: Pair up and pray with one another to be bold, to continue to let go of the things that hold us (like the prostitute let go of her sin/livelihood) so that God can use us to draw others to Him. Ask God to give you opportunities to rely on Him daily for His strength to do what He’s asking of you.
Others: We connect with others through our brokenness. Watch for opportunities to share your story with others and how God has used it for His good.
Going deeper during the week:
Read these scriptures: Psalm 51:17; 2 Corinthians 4:7-12; Isaiah 53:4-5; Romans 12:1- scriptures that show us how we are called to live as disciples. Journal what God is saying to you about brokenness and how He is calling you to live. Come prepared to share one thought at Group.