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Welcome to the prayer course

Session 5

In this session, we’ll unpack the practical ways we can tune into hearing God’s voice.

We suggest you watch the video BEFORE your group meeting so you can use the time you are meeting to discuss it and pray together.

“Give us this day our daily bread”

Matthew 6

Bible passages: 

1 Samuel 3:1-10 

Summary points: 

  • We are designed to walk and talk with God. 
  • Slow down, Soften up. 
  • When listening to God, remember ABC: Advice, Bible, Common Sense.


Q. What did you find most helpful or most challenging in the video? 

Q. Do you feel like your connection to God’s voice is like “wi-fi”, “cell phone” or “snail mail”? Do you find it’s obvious when God is speaking to you? 

Pete mentioned that we all hear God differently: 

“It’s okay to hear God the way he’s made you.” 

Q. Do you experience hearing God’s voice in a specific way? If so, how? 

Pete suggested two ways we can tune into God’s voice: 

“Slow down” 
Q. What practical actions could you take this week to make time for listening to God? 

“Soften up” 
Q. How can we encourage one another to “keep our hearts soft” in the busyness of our daily lives? 

Time to Pray:

Suggestion: Take time to listen to God for each person in your group in turn. Remember to apply the “ABC” acronym for anything you think God is saying! 

More Resouces:

These can be found at

  • How to Speak in Tongues
  • How to do the Lectio Divina
  • How to Journal
  • How to turn Parenting into Prayer