5 Great Prayers You Aren't Praying Enough, part 4: Deliver Me

TO START

Get your group in the mood for freedom by watching this clip of William Wallace's speech in the movie Braveheart: https://youtu.be/uBAW_YTjWUo?t=26s 

See who can quote the most of it and give them a prize. :)

Why has that become such a memorable scene? (Try to focus on responses that have to do with freedom.)
 

DISCUSSION GUIDE

If we don't ask for deliverance enough, why do you think that's the case? 

Is it possible that this prayer is sometimes more difficult for men to pray than for women? Why might that be true? 

Deliverance stories are powerful and can make the quest for freedom contagious. Ask your group if anyone has an example of a time God answered their prayer for deliverance that they'd be willing to share.
 

APPLICATION

In his sermon, Justin challenged everyone to choose a particular struggle of theirs and pray about it at least three times a day for two weeks. Ask if anyone's done that yet, and if so, have them share about their experience if they're willing.

Then encourage the group to commit to this two-week experiment. Have group members take a moment right then to set alarms or reminders (on their phone, etc), so that they remember to pray at the scheduled times.

Check back in with one another in two weeks to compare notes.
 

SCRIPTURE

Read Psalm 37:23-24

"The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand."

How would you put these verses into your own words? Have a few people take a stab at possible paraphrases. 

Encourage group members to share an example of a time they've seen this truth demonstrated in their own life or the life of someone around them.
 

PRAYER

Pray together for anyone in the group in need of rescue of any kind. Be sure people include "pre-deliverance" in their requests and in the prayer.