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Discussion Questions for The Lord's Prayer Playbook®

 

The following questions are springboards for discussion. Sharing your ideas from relating the story to your own personal experiences can enhance understanding for all readers. It’s also a good practice to look at the Bible references in each part of the story and read each one aloud together while correlating the reference to the story.

Part 1 -The Prayer of Connection

“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.”

What do you think the crisis in this story could be?

As a group, discuss a challenge each of you has had to face in the past that could be addressed by the message within this part of the Lord’s Prayer. Explain how understanding this part of the Lord’s Prayer could have helped you handle the challenge or how it might help you face a similar challenge in the future.

Part 2 - The Prayer of Surrender

“Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Give examples of situations in which surrender leads to contentment.

As a group, discuss a challenge each of you has had to face in the past that could be addressed by the message within this part of the Lord’s Prayer. Explain how understanding this part of the Lord’s Prayer could have helped you handle the challenge or how it might help you face a similar challenge in the future.

Part 3 - The Prayer of Dependence

“Give us this day our daily bread….”

Who do you think the characters are in relation to one another, and in relation to the crisis?

Think of as many things as you can that represent “our daily bread” from God.

As a group, discuss a challenge each of you has had to face in the past that could be addressed by the message within this part of the Lord’s Prayer. Explain how understanding this part of the Lord’s Prayer could have helped you handle the challenge or how it might help you face a similar challenge in the future.

Part 4 - The Prayer of Cleansing

“And forgive us our trespasses….”

Describe the personality of each of the five characters.

Which character can you personally identify with and relate to the most?

As a group, discuss a challenge each of you has had to face in the past that could be addressed by the message within this part of the Lord’s Prayer. Explain how understanding this part of the Lord’s Prayer could have helped you handle the challenge or how it might help you face a similar challenge in the future.

Part 5 - The Prayer of Release

“As we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Give an example of resentment in which the one who is feeling resentful is the only one being hurt.

As a group, discuss a challenge each of you has had to face in the past that could be addressed by the message within this part of the Lord’s Prayer. Explain how understanding this part of the Lord’s Prayer could have helped you handle the challenge or how it might help you face a similar challenge in the future.

Part 6 - The Prayer of Protection

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil….”

Pick a character from this story and describe how that person grows over the duration of the story.

Which character do you feel grew the most, spiritually?

As a group, discuss a challenge each of you has had to face in the past that could be addressed by the message within this part of the Lord’s Prayer. Explain how understanding this part of the Lord’s Prayer could have helped you handle the challenge or how it might help you face a similar challenge in the future.

Part 7 – The Prayer for a Hopeful Future

“For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.”

Which one of the seven messages within the Lord’s Prayer challenges you the most?

Were you disappointed or glad that the crisis these characters were experiencing was never revealed?

 






 

 

 
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