Corporate Prayer

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Responsive Read Psalm 103- Bolded wording read together. Non-bolded wording- Leader Reads
Christian Standard Bible (Psalm 103)
1 My soul, bless the LORD, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 My soul, bless the LORD, and do not forget all his benefits.
3 He forgives all your iniquity; he heals all your diseases.
4 He redeems your life from the Pit; he crowns you with faithful love and compassion.
5 He satisfies you with good things; your youth is renewed like the eagle.
6 The LORD executes acts of justice for all the oppressed.
7 He revealed his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel.
8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in faithful love.
9 He will not always accuse us or be angry forever.
10 He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve or repaid us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his faithful love toward those who fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.
14 For he knows what we are made of, remembering that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass—he blooms like a flower of the field;
16 when the wind passes over it, it vanishes, and its place is no longer known.
17 But from eternity to eternity the LORD’s faithful love is toward those who fear him, and his righteousness toward the grandchildren 18 of those who keep his covenant, who remember to observe his precepts.
19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the LORD, all his angels of great strength, who do his word, obedient to his command.
21 Bless the LORD, all his armies, his servants who do his will.
22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all the places where he rules. My soul, bless the LORD!


Ask students to think of a time when they needed help from someone.

What was the situation?
Before help came, what were you feeling?
How did it make you feel when someone else helped you?

What is Corporate Prayer?

Quote from got questions, “When a group of believers pray together, the result is unity, humility, thanksgiving, confession of sin, intercession, and discovery of God’s will.”
Read Acts 2:41-42.
What does this passage have to say about corporate prayer?
What does devote mean?
Why do you think the early church devoted themselves to gathering in a group to pray?

What happens during Corporate Prayer?

A purpose of corporate prayer is to encourage other believers.
What does it mean to encourage someone?
When have you been encouraged by someone else? Why do you think it’s important to encourage others?
Read 1 Thess. 5:8-11.
What are we supposed to encourage others to do? (Reference v. 8-10)
How can we encourage one another during corporate prayer?

Why is Corporate Prayer Important?

Read Heb. 10:19-25.
What does this passage have to say about corporate prayer?
What does it mean that we can have boldness when we pray?
How could neglecting to gather together have negative consequences?
How can students practice corporate prayer on a regular basis?

Practicing Corporate Prayer to Close Small Group

Go over Happy/Crappy in the small group.
Then have students pray for one another during small group.
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