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Communing through Prayer - Part 1
Lead Question for each section:
What stood out to you from the video segment? Any favorite quotes? Anything confuse you?
Section 1 - Dan Mohler - How to Pray - (0:00 to 6:26)
1:30 - What motive should we go into prayer with? Why are we going into prayer?
2:00 - What do we often substitute for knowing God?
2:15 - Read a couple of translations of John 17:2-3. So what is eternal life? Who gives it?
2:30 - What happens as you are getting to know God?
3:30 - What's the difference between knowing about God and knowing God?
4:00 - What role does Holy Spirit play in getting to know God?
Section 2 - Dan Mohler - How to Pray - (6:26 to 14:11)
6:30 - As we pray what is Holy Spirit looking to do? What is He leading us into?
7:15 - Is this kind of prayer new to you? Is it comfortable / uncomfortable? How do we get through feelings of discomfort?
7:50 - "New Life for Girls" - Dan is a regular speaker at the home base for this organization.
8:20 - Do you have times in prayer when it doesn't seem like God is there? How should we handle this? Why doesn't God make it ushie-gushie / fuzzy-wuzzie all the time?
10:00 - What drives the passion in Dan's disposition? Are there times when you can relate to that passion?
12:50 - "Sensual living" - Living by how I FEEL and how it SEEMS TO ME. - Why does God love faith so much?
Section 3 - Dan Mohler - How to Pray - (14:11 to 18:56)
14:15 - Why shouldn't waiting on a feeling (like a feeling of being loved by God) or seeking an experience be our "plan A"?
14:50 - Why won't God always oblige your seeking a feeling (for example: a feeling of being loved by God)?
15:00 - What does Dan mean when he says, "I have that (manifestation of love) in my knowing"? Why is that important?
15:20 - "The greatest strength in your life is believing God's love, not feeling God's love."
15:50 - Does anybody use "reminders" to trigger your heart in relationship? What reminders do you use?
16:15 - Dan gives examples of praying towards the end of this segment. What are the different hearts he prayed from?