Most of us find prayer baffling. Sometimes even unsatisfying. At the heart of our struggle is a kind of tug-of-war between what we want and what God wants. We have certain “prayer problems.” In one of the most desperate moments of His life, Jesus prayed a specific prayer. A prayer contained in three gospels and mentioned in the fourth. “Take this cup, yet not my will.” A two-sided prayer coin. Take this cup: Honest. Not my will: Abandon. Join us as we consider how Jesus flipped back and forth in this two-sided prayer coin, and how, following His example, perhaps we can as well.
The night before His crucifixion, as Jesus knelt in anxious anticipation in the Garden of Gethsemane, He invited His disciples to join Him in prayer. And now, He’s inviting you. In this chapter, you’ll discover the importance of the “abandon” side of your communication with God.
Trust is formed over time. So, how do you build a foundation of trust in God that prepares you for life’s twists and turns? In this chapter, you’ll look at the example of Jesus to see how to pray with both honesty and trust-filled abandon to His will.
Prayer is a vehicle for bringing your whole self to God. In prayer, you can honestly make your requests known while also relinquishing your desires into God’s capable hands. In this chapter, you’ll learn that pivoting between both postures is necessary for a healthy prayer life.
As Jesus knelt in the Garden of Gethsemane, He offered an honest prayer: “Take this cup from me.” But He didn’t stop there! In this chapter, you’ll examine the flip side of Jesus’ prayer:
“. . . Yet not my will.”
For kids on the playground, there’s perhaps no more solemn a challenge than the “double dog dare.” Well, in this chapter, Discover the Word group members issue a dare to you. Will you take the “Prayer Dare”?