Step 1

Watch Prayer Episode 10.  What are your reflections on Celia’s experience – share.

Step 2

Read Genesis 22:1-18, and record your thoughts, reflections and insights into this passage of the Bible.

Step 3

What do you learn about God and Abraham in this story?

This is one of the harrowing stories in the Bible.  Read Genesis 22:5. What do we learn about Abraham’s faith and trust in God?

Compare Genesis 22:7 and Mark 14:36. What do you learn from the reference to father in both passages?

Why is Abraham called a friend of God in James 2:23? Consider John 3:16 as you contemplate this friendship.

God desires our friendship. What does He ask us to do, even when circumstances are fearful? Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalms 56:3

Why does Jesus call us friends instead of servants in John 15:15? As one confides with a friend, in what areas of your life do you still need to be more open with God?

What do you learn from Genesis 22:1 and 22:12?

Step 4

Faith, trust and prayer are linked in this story.  As you reflect on these three areas, how is God calling you to grow, and how can you help others to grow in faith, trust and prayer?