Seeking the Face of God: A Life Devoted to Prayer
Prayer means different things to different people. To some it is a ritual that they participate in during worship services or before meals. To some it is a time to recite a list of needs before they start their day. To others, it is an experience of desperately begging God to meet their needs. For the mature in faith, however, prayer is a time to experience a close intimacy with their Heavenly Father.
How we view and experience prayer is often determined by our religious culture, family practice, our denomination, or by our own beliefs about God. Our desire with this study is to come together across denominational and cultural lines by examining God’s Word and allowing it to shape our understanding. We will look closely at what God’s Word says concerning prayer, focusing on the passages in II Chronicles 7:14-15, so we can understand the soul condition God responds to as we seek His face in prayer.
Seeking the Face of God is based on II Chronicles 7:14-15.
“if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.”
The Leader's Guide includes a key verse, goal of the lesson, lesson illustrations, key points outline and discussion questions to lead the conversation for each of the six lessons.
1. Created for Relationship
2. Called and Humble
3. Dialoguing with the Father
4. Seeking His Face
5. Turn from Your Ways
6. He Will Hear