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This devotional guide will give you a step-by-step instructional on how to conduct your prayer time with your Dgroup. Focus: Make Him Known: Depend on the Holy Spirit to Lead Us in Prayer “In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” - Romans 8:26-27 (NASB)
RAISE (10 minutes) Praise God through singing. Sing as a group.
• Spirit, Touch Your Church (Kent Henry) • Holy Spirit, Rain Down (Hillsong)
Suggested songs: • He Knows My Name (Maranatha Singers) • Change My Heart, O God (Paul Baloche)
ONDER (15 minutes) This is a time for individual reflection.
1. Reflect on the Holy Spirit’s role in prayer based on the following verses: a. Romans 8:26 (The Holy Spirit helps us pray.) b. Romans 8:27 (The Holy Spirit prays for us according to God’s will.) c. 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 (The Holy Spirit knows the thoughts of God and reveals them to us.) 2. Why do you think it is important to depend on the Holy Spirit as we pray? 3. Is there anything that hinders you from letting the Holy Spirit lead you in prayer? 4. How can you let the Holy Spirit lead you in prayer?
RAY (20-30 minutes) Divide your Dgroup into groups of 2-3.
You may follow these steps:
1. Confession: “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;” – Psalm 66:18 (NIV)
2. Thanksgiving: 3. Intercession:
Unconfessed sin blocks our prayer. Ask God to reveal any hidden and deliberate sins. Confess those sins individually to God and to your accountability partner/s. Confession involves turning away from our sins. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 (NIV). Pray for one another. Do not counsel. This is a time for listening and praying. Thank God for sending the Holy Spirit to help and intercede for us. a. Pray for CCF
b. Pray for the Philippines
• Pray for the completion and turnover of the CCF Worship and Training Center. • Pray for a smooth transfer to the new building. • Pray for the preparations for GDC.
c. Pray for the Nations
• Pray for righteous governance and salvation of our government officials. • Pray that God uses the Philippines mightily to proclaim Christ to other nations. • Pray for those who will vote on May elections that God grants them wisdom and discernment in choosing the candidates.
d. Pray that you experience the power of the Holy Spirit in your prayer life. e. Pray for the salvation and spiritual growth of family and friends.
• Pray for the multiplication of thousands of house churches, satellite churches, and small groups in different nations through CCF International Church Planting. • Pray for the protection of our missionaries in Nepal.
(2-3 minutes) The Hands Together Program is the new church-wide prayer lifestyle of CCF. Instructions to the Dgroup Leader: 1. The first appearance of the word ‘fellowship’ is in Acts 2:42 when the Spirit was given to the disciples. what hinders you from doing so? b. Thank God the Father for sending His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. Read 1 Corinthians 10:16-17. We dishonor the Lord’s Table if we partake the elements without resolving our differences with brothers and sisters in the faith. “This reminds us of Jesus’ body which was broken for us.ph . are one bread and one body. Explain to them the following points: a. Any one whole piece of cracker or bread (preferably without yeast). “The cup of blessing which we bless. Ask your members to personally reflect on these points. Grape juice -. Emphasize on the main verse below. b. is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we. If not.” Distribute the cups and drink.” -1 Corinthians 10:16-17 (NKJV) 2. The primary ministry of the Holy Spirit was to unite separate individuals into the body of Christ. Break the cracker or bread and say. 5. Please encourage all your members to individually pray and fast once a week (fasting one meal per week will do). Assign a member to prepare the elements: 3. If you have strained relationship with any brother or sister in Christ. 4.ph/hands-together Email your comments and suggestions to hands-together@ccf. have you taken steps to reconcile with him / her? b. 2. for we all partake of that one bread. c. This is an intimate interaction among persons related to each other. Ask your members to follow along with their Bibles and reflect on the passage. Close in prayer. a. The communion (Greek ‘koinonia’) referred to in the Lord’s Supper is both a fellowship with God and with fellow believers.org. “This reminds us of Jesus’ blood which was shed for us. You can share your answered prayers on the following month’s prayer meeting. Announce the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Lead the short devotion below. *Short Devotion 1.Lord’s Supper Guide April 2013 The Lord’s Supper shall be done once a month in the Dgroup along with the monthly prayer meeting.” Distribute the pieces and eat.* a. 6. This program aims to bring the attitude of prayer into our small groups.one big cup or bottle and many small cups (one for each member). An earthly father is not pleased with his children if they are fighting.org.ccf. Pour the grape juice into the cups and say. 3. is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break. You may download this at www. the same with God. It shall be held at the end of the prayer time. All Dgroups are encouraged to devote their first meeting of the month to a time of prayer and commemoration of the Lord’s Supper. though many.