POWERFUL PRAYERS, Part 2: Speak to me

POWERFUL PRAYERS, Part 2: Speak to me

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Every week, it’s our goal to provide you with some questions to process the message deeper, either personally, or with a small group. Here are some questions for you to consider from this week’s message, “Speak to Me”, part 2 of the POWERFUL PRAYERS series with Pastor Shawn M. Shoup.


  • Matthew 17:20
  • 1 Samuel 3
  • Psalm 46:10
  • Matthew 6:5-6


Discuss these questions with someone—maybe a family member, friend, or member of your Connect Group. Use a communication method that works best for your situation. 

Start talking

Find a conversation starter for your group.  

  • Define what “to be still” looks like to you.
  • How often do you seek to hear God’s voice?
  • Can God use your talents, skills, personality, and the like to speak to others? Explain.
  • Why might listening for God’s voice be hard?

Start thinking

Ask a question to get your group thinking. 

  • Do you need to listen for God’s voice? And what He is trying to tell you more?
  • Does God use Bible verses to speak to us? Explain.
  • How do you prepare to listen to and for God’s voice?
  • What might God’s voice sound like?

Start sharinG

Choose a question to create openness. 

  • How often do you seek to hear God’s voice?
  • Do you record what God is telling you? Why?
  • Do you expect God to answer your request?
  • What If God does not speak the first few times you set time aside for Him? Do you continue or quit?
  • Does the type of relationship you have with God matter if He speaks? Why or why not?

Start praying

Be bold and pray with power. 

Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit,

Teach me the ways you speak to me. Help me to recognize Your voice in amongst all the other voices. Enable me to respond to what You request. Thank You for speaking to me. I need to hear from You.

Amen and amen.

Start doing

Commit to a step and live it out this week. 

  1. Pick out a journal to record what God tells you.
  2. Take note of the ways God speaks to you.
  3. Encourage or thank another person when God speaks through them.
  4. Attend one of the prayer meetings in your church or community (Destiny prayer gatherings: Tuesdays at 12:00 pm, Thursdays at 4:30 pm, and Sundays at 9:30 am).
  5. Ask God’s help to determine how ready and willing you are to respond to what He asks of you, or if you need to do something to get ready.
  • Pick one or two of those options and take steps to walk them out this week.



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