Beginning a New Series

Prayer: God’s Secret Weapon

A Timeless Bible Study
by Russell Kelfer



Photo © Kay Kelfer Bridges

“Be still and know that I am God”
Psalm 46:10


Kay’s lake, shown on a day of absolute stillness with not even a tiny ripple in the water, displaying each tree reflected perfectly, is the physical representation of the spiritual key to hearing God speak in what the Bible describes as a still small voice. May her signature picture for this series speak to your heart God’s quiet grace and peace.


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Welcome to the current topic addressed here by Russell. For the next few weeks the lessons will be from his series on PRAYER. The third message is:


#1329-A The Essence of Prayer

“God’s voice is still and quiet and easily buried
under an avalanche of clamor” – Charles Stanley

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Discussion Questions:


1 - Why do we at times ask only our closest friends to pray and other times alert the “prayer chain”?

2 - What do we really need to know in order to pray for someone?

3 - How do we discern what the will of God is in a given situation?

4 - Does our posture in prayer reflect the seriousness of our requests?

5 - Why would it be necessary to repeat a petition more than once?

Coming Titles: Why Must We Pray; The Essence of Prayer; The Secret Place; Your Father Knows.

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