The Lord’s Prayer: Lead Us Not

If you missed Sunday March 8th’s message, “The Lord’s Prayer: Lead Us Not”, you can watch or listen to it online by clicking here. In your Home Church, use as many or as few of these discussion questions as you need to in order to start a good conversation:

  • Pray together to open things up, concluding with The Lord’s Prayer.
  • Tonight’s discussion is about sixth petition in the Lord’s Prayer,  “Lead us not into temptation”. Why do you think temptation is mentioned in the prayer?
  • How could praying this part of The Lord’s Prayer daily & deeply from the heart help you resist temptation?
  • Read James 1:13-15. Why is James instructing us not to blame God for our temptation? What is the connection between desire, temptation and sin in the passage?
  • What is the difference between testing and temptation? How do you understand God’s role in allowing us to be tested but not tempting us?
  • How does knowing your identity as a child of God, as a servant and as someone given purpose and mission help you resist and overcome temptation?
  • What are major areas in your life where you are tempted? How could praying this prayer help?
  • Dan shared several other ways that we can pray “Lead us not into temptation” (credit Sara Maynard in “The Prayer of All Prayers”). Which one(s) most resonate with you? Why?
    • You know my weakness towards ________, strengthen me to walk without stumbling in this again.
    • Help me to watch and pray, staying spiritually alert and in communion with you
    • Lead me away from fear of man or fear in ________ situation. Bring me boldness and courage.
    • Show me where I am going my own way in self-reliant independence instead of trusting you.
    • Allow a love for holiness to grow in my heart.
    • Bring humility into my life that I would be continually aware of my dependence on you.
    • Sharpen my discernment to what is negatively influencing my walk and help me resist temptations or snares.
  • Spend some time in prayer, praying “Lead us not into temptation” in whatever way most resonates with each person.
  • (Remember to pray The Lord’s Prayer daily & deeply this week!)