To begin the session:
Distribute copies of the “Handling Personal Requests” exercise from the activity page, which you can download here. Have students work in pairs to complete as indicated. (Option. Reduce the number of questions to be discussed as time constraints dictate.)
After the activity, lead into Bible study by saying, “Those who can grant our desires sometimes say yes, sometimes they say no, and sometimes change their no to yes because of our persistence. Let’s see how Jesus used this common experience to teach about our relationship with the heavenly Father.”
To encourage personal application:
Distribute copies of the “A Pathway to Prayer” exercise from the activity page. This is best used as a take-home due to its personal nature. Stress that you will begin next week’s class by asking for volunteers to share conclusions.