Step 1

Watch Prayer Episode 3.  What are your reflections on Danielle’s experience – share.  What would you do in a similar situation?

Step 2

Read Exodus 33:12-34:9.  What did you like about this story?  Record your reflections and insights into this story.

Step 3

What do you think was going through Moses’ mind in Exodus 33:12-13?

God replied with a promise. How important was this to Moses, and what courage can you draw from these words? Exodus 33:14

Read Exodus 33:17. How does this impact your picture and understanding of God?

Why do you think Moses asked to see God’s glory? Exodus 33:18

Moses begins to understand who is talking. Identify the characteristics that are revealed when God passes by? Exodus 33:19-21, 34:5-7

How do these characteristics contrast with views commonly promoted about God in today’s society?  If people knew and understood this God, how would their lives, homes and communities differ?

It is significant that the Bible records two physical reactions from Moses’ encounter with God.  What were these two things, and what can we learn from them? Exodus 34:8,29,30

Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend.
Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are,
but in order to enable us to receive Him.
Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him?

Privilege of Prayer, page 61

What are your thoughts on the above statement?

Step 4

Write down three things you have learnt from this lesson that you can include in your prayer journey this week?