The Book of Prayers: The Prayer of Moses (Week 2)

Preacher: Daniel Erasmus

On Sunday, we heard that worshipping God is part of our prayer life too. As you take time this week to make worship part of your devotional time and prayer, consider who God is to you and give Him praise as you bring honour to His name. Proverbs 18:10 says, ‘The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe’. (Song suggestion: This is Our God by Phil Wickham)

As you check-in, share an update with the group regarding your prayer life over the last week.

Synopsis of message: The Prayer of Moses
We’re in week 2 of the Book of Prayers series. The anchor verse for this series is Ephesians 6:18, which encourages us to pray at all times and with all kinds of prayers. On Sunday, Ps Daniel introduced a different kind of prayer we can use. It’s based on Exodus 25, and referred to as the Tabernacle Prayer or, as the title of the sermon indicates, the prayer of Moses.

The Tabernacle Prayer model makes symbolic references to the tabernacle that God instructed Moses to build, which includes the following:

  • Thanking God
  • Acknowledging Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross
  • Repenting from our sin
  • Calling on the Holy Spirit
  • Reading God’s Word
  • Worshipping Him
  • Interceding on behalf of others

Refer to the prayer guide handed out on Sunday for more detailed information and scripture references.

Discussion questions:

  1. When reflecting on this prayer model, what (if any) aspect has been missing from your own prayer life / daily time with God?
  2. How can incorporating the Tabernacle Prayer model into your daily prayer routine encourage closeness to God?
  3. The seventh point in the Tabernacle Prayer is ‘intercession’. This is where we intercede for others. After all, it’s not all about us. Share with the group two to three people you are committing to praying for this week.

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