Matthew 6:6 (NIV) But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

  1. What do we learn about God from this verse?
  2. Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (NIV) Why is believing that God rewards so important?
  3. Do we come to God for reward?
  4. What application do you find in this verse?
  5. How literally do you take the command to go to your room and close the door?
  6. Why do you think Jesus emphasized getting all alone in prayer?
  7. Is anything wrong with group prayer? Again, why the emphasis on private prayer?
  8. What is your current practice in prayer?
  9. What do you enjoy about prayer?
  10. What keeps you from prayer?
  11. How does prayer change us?
  12. How can we pray for each other this week?