Jesus taught the disciples to pray. Shouldn’t we do the same? Specifically, shouldn’t we teach how to pray out loud in a group?
I’ve been in ministry for 36 years now. An unforgettable ministry conversation took place one afternoon after our Sunday gathering of Christ-followers. One of the small group leaders at our church was speaking with me about the growth he was seeing in his small group members. I was already on the edge of my seat, but when he told me about one of the members who had prayed aloud for the very first time the week prior, I was trounced on by a dancing heart. And as I was driving home that day, my tear ducts got into the game. You see, the “first time out-louder” the small group leader was telling me about has a fantastic wife and two incredible sons. During my drive home that afternoon, I realized that these young boys were going to grow up in a home where dad prayed for them at the dinner table, by their beds, on vacation, the list could go on and on. And those kids will do with their own children what they have seen their dad do. Because a small group leader took the time and strategically was teaching his small group members to pray aloud, a mountain of believers for generations to come will know what it means to be prayed for by godly, caring parents, and as those children realize that God is real and alive, they will want to know about His Son Jesus and will most likely choose a relationship with Him.
How to pray out loud in a group
It is vital that small group leaders teach how to pray out loud in a group.
Below you’ll find a simple step-by-step process that will help you as you teach small group members how to pray aloud in a group.