Every day we have an opportunity to meet with God and encounter his grace. Yet sometimes amid the busyness of life, time with God can easily get pushed aside. Through the study of prayer and confession, discover how to become available--available to the Spirit, available to God's love, and available to his gaze of grace and mercy.
Scripture readings, discussion questions, and prayer prompts will guide you through this Bible study on two essential spiritual practices. The study on the practice of prayer shows us how to live in God's presence. Prayer opens our eyes to ways we can participate in the work of the Kingdom, and the devotionals in this book teach us how to draw closer to God by listening, being persistent, and praying for others. In the study on confession, we're prompted to open up and let go, breaking the cycle of brokenness with a deeper understanding of God's unfailing love. Through confession, God works in us from the inside to bring wholeness and life so that our lives can shine as we in turn share his grace.
The purpose of this study guide series is to help you use spiritual practices to make your own life richer, fuller, and deeper. It can be used as a stand-alone Bible study guide for groups or individuals, or as a companion alongside the Everyday Matters Bible for Women. The twenty-four spiritual practices in this series are Acceptance, Bible Study & Meditation, Celebration, Community, Confession, Contemplation, Faith, Fasting, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Hospitality, Justice, Mentoring, Outreach, Prayer, Reconciliation, Sabbath & Rest, Service, Silence, Simplicity, Solitude, Stewardship, Submission, and Worship.