EFFECTIVE PRAYER OUTLINE REMAINS ON WEBSITE THROUGHOUT 2014

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Homewords Ministry

Homewords’ first Self-Study, a book review of The Secret of Effective Prayer by Helen Rice Shoemaker, will remain on the website at www.homewordsministry.com, throughout 2014. The Self-Study simply involves reading the book and following the Reading Guide to interesting points of the book. The Reading Guide was developed by Glenda and is very helpful in getting the most out of the study. Here is how the book review works.

  1. Request the Book: Get the book from Homewords Ministry by  requesting a copy. Give us a call at 727-542-4683 for Glenda or 727-742-4683 for Frank, to arrange receiving your book.  You can also request a copy by e-mail at Homewordsministry@gmail.com. Please include your postal mailing address with your e-mail request. There is no charge for materials from Homewords. The book is a gift to you from other members of the Bible Study group.
  2. Read the Assignments:  Follow the course…

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The Secret of Effective Prayer – 2017

Homewords’ first Self-Study, a book review of The Secret of Effective Prayer by Helen Rice Shoemaker, will be revisited as a Group-study, starting January 2017.The study involves reading the book and following the Reading Guide to interesting points of the book. The Reading Guide was developed by Glenda and is very helpful in getting the most out of the study. Here is how the book review works.

  1. Request the Book: Get the book from Homewords Ministry by  requesting a copy. Give us a call at 727-542-4683 for Glenda or 727-742-4683 for Frank, to arrange receiving your book.  You can also request a copy by e-mail at Homewordsministry@gmail.com. Please include your postal mailing address with your e-mail request. There is no charge for materials from Homewords. The book is a gift to you from other members of the Bible Study group.
  2. Read the Assignments:  Follow the course outline found on our Blog pages at www.homewordsministry.com. Scroll down to COURSE OUTLINE – THE SECRET OF EFFECTIVE PRAYER for the five week reading outlines. Read the week’s assigned section of the book using Reading Guide questions as a reference.
  3. Respond as you wish: You can comment on the book as often as you wish by putting your comments on the blog, or use our FACEBOOK page to comment there.
  4. Do you have questions? Call us or e-mail us at the numbers and address above.

The Secret of Effective Prayer – Chapter 22 The Power of Prayer Groups – Chapter 23 The Power of United Worship

Helen Shoemaker

The Secret of Effective Prayer

Glenda Brunson developed the Reading Guide 11/27/2011

Week 5 Chapters 22-24

Reading Guide

1. What four (4) values does the author give to prayer groups and participation in united prayer?  Page 147

2. What does the author say about the power of a group of people, united in their intention, constant in their intercession? Page 148

3. Of the five (5) uses of prayer groups, which speaks clearest to you?  Page 149

4. Which danger should we be cautious of?  Page 150

5. What is the ideal number of people for a prayer group? Page 153

Why?

6. Why does the author state that a Prayer Group is more like a laboratory or spiritual refueling center? Page 153

7. What is the most important part of the hour together? Page 154

8. What are some of the results of belonging to a prayer group? Page 154

9. Discuss Mrs. Smith’s suggestions for a Prayer Group? Page 153

10. Design a Prayer Group outline (agenda) for your church. Use page 157 as a guide.

11. What has the Christian church contributed to civilization?  Find as many as you can.  Page 163-166

12. How can you participate with the whole church service? Page 167

The Secret of Effective Prayer-Week 4 -Chapters 18-21

Helen Shoemaker

The Secret of Effective Prayer

Glenda Brunson developed the reading Guide 11/15/2011

Page 114-146

Reading Guide

1. Discuss Alice’s experience with united prayer. Pg. 115-118.

2. What is the lesson being taught in Matthew 6:6? Pg. 118

3. Did Jesus believe in united prayer? Pg. 118. Read Matthew 18:19

4. How does God regard intercession? Pg. 118-119

5. What is the High Priestly Prayer of John 17? Pg. 119

6. Who is glorified in this prayer? Pg. 119

7. What is the Chabburah Fellowship? Pg. 119

8.How can we keep this Fellowship alive today?

9. What happened in Acts 1:14? Pg. 119-120.

10. What does the author say about group prayer? Pg. 120

11. What is the family? Pg. 121

12.  What blame is laid at the feet of world leaders? Pg. 122

13.  Why can’t we expect a healthy society? Pg. 122

14.  How does the author liken the family to an orchestra?  Pg. 122

15. Who should conduct the family?  Pg. 122

16.  What is God’s position at our homes? Pg. 129

17. Explain the author’s view of the importance of “obedience in small things? Pg. 133

18. What is prayer according to Page 134?

19.  How did the prayers change? Pg. 136

The Secret of Effective Prayer – Week 3 Chapters 13-17 Reading Guide

Helen Shoemaker

The Secret of Effective Prayer

Glenda Brunson developed the Reading Guide 11/4/2011

Week 3 Chapters 13-17

Reading Guide

1. Whose business is it when other people behave negatively towards us? Pg.77

 

2. What is a benefit of becoming redemptive? Pg. 77

 

 

 

3. Who are the most difficult people to forgive? Pg. 77

 

 

 

4. What is the author’s simple solution to a husband/wife who has not found their way to the Lord? Pg. 77

 

 

 

5. What is the formula for forgiving ourselves? Pp. 77&78

 

 

 

6. How do we forgive God? Pg.78

 

 

 

7. What did Jesus place at the very heart of His perfect prayer? Pg.79

 

8. Name the seven (7) facts about the Holy Spirit. Pp. 80 & 81

 

 

 

9. What is the Holy spirit seeking to do with us? Pg.81

 

 

 

10. Explain what the author’s husband meant by saying, “ Religion today is largely the imitation of an example when it ought to be the hearing of a voice. Pg. 81

 

 

 

11. Why is silence and listening important? Pp. 81 & 82

 

 

 

12. What did you learn about the Holy Spirit from the story of Peter and the Roman Centurion? (Acts 10-11) Pp. 82-84

 

 

 

13. Why is it important to listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit? Pg. 84

 

 

 

14. What does Jesus say about releasing/channeling spiritual energy? Pg.89

 

 

 

15. Discuss the phrase of The Lord’s Prayer, “Deliver us from Evil.” Pg. 89

 

 

16. A person is divided into three (3) parts, name them please. Pp. 90 & 91

 

 

 

17. What is the meaning of John 1:5? Pg. 91

 

 

 

18. Discuss the healing of the child on pg. 92.  What was the outcome for the parents? Pg. 93

 

 

 

19. Why do we fail to see the answers to prayers when they come? Pg. 94

 

 

 

20. What was the first thing Mrs. R did when her doctor gave her his diagnosis and the prognosis? Pg. 95 &96

 

 

 

21. What did Bishop Pardue say about people who are facing death? Pg. 96

 

 

 

22. Describe the “Prayer Circle”. Pg. 96

 

 

 

23. What were God’s gifts to Mrs. R.? Pp. 98 & 99.

 

 

 

24. What did you learn about the powerful Christian’s breakdown? Pp. 99 &100.

 

 

 

25.  What makes Good Friday “the deepest and most wonderful day of the Christian year?” Pg.101

 

 

 

26.  What is Easter? Pg. 102

 

 

 

27. What does the author say we think of death? Pg. 103

 

 

 

28. What is the Christians attitude towards death? Pg. 104

 

 

 

29. What is Jesus’ greatest claim? Pg. 104

 

 

 

30. What has God told you, through this Bible Study?

The Secret of Effective Prayer-Week 2 Chapters 7-12 Reading Guide

Helen Shoemaker

The Secret of Effective Prayer

Glenda Brunson developed Reading Guide 10/15/2011

Week 2 Chapters 7-12

Reading Guide

  1. Read the nine Suggested Secrets of Effective Prayer, which two speaks clearest to you? Pg.44

 

 

 

2. What does the author say is the most important essential of effective prayer? Pg. 46

 

 

 

3. How do we develop a relationship with Jesus? Pg 46

 

 

 

4. What won’t Jesus do? Pg. 46

 

 

 

5. How should we start our day? Pg.47

 

 

 

6. How does Jesus introduce us to God? Pg. 47

 

 

 

7. What does Jesus mean by “Father”? Pg.48

 

 

 

8. What does Jesus wish for us to see? Pg. 49

 

 

 

9, What does William Temple say about the name? Pg.49

 

 

 

10.  Who does Jesus command us to pray for before praying for ourselves? Pg.50 Discuss please.

 

 

 

11. What did Jesus do to establish His Kingdom? Pg. 50

 

 

 

12.  What happens when we kneel to pray? Pg. 51

 

 

 

13. What do we learn from the author about fasting? Pp. 53 & 54.

 

 

 

14.  Discuss the “Minute of Peace.” Pg 57

 

 

15. Whose will is bent when we pray? Explain Pg. 61

 

 

 

16.  After prayer, did Mrs. N. get her husband back?  What did Mrs. N. resolve to do?  What was the outcome?  Pg. 62&63

 

 

 

 

17. What should our attitude towards God be? Pg.64

 

 

 

 

18.  Read the “General Confession”.  Any comments? Pg.65

 

 

 

 

19. What does the author say the church is not? Pg.67

 

 

 

 

20. What does the author say is the symptom of prejudice? Pg. 67

 

 

 

 

21.  What happens when we refuse to forgive our brother his trespasses? Pp. 69&70

 

 

 

22. What is forgiveness?  Pg. 70

 

 

 

 

23. Our forgiveness of others must be like what? Pg.70

 

 

 

 

24. What did the Lutheran chaplain do? Pg. 71

 

 

 

 

25. How did his attitude help the author? Pg. 71

 

 

 

 

26. Talk about the widow and her son, what do we learn?  Pp. 73 & 74

 

The Secret of Effective Prayer-Week 2 Chapters 7-12 Reading Guide

Helen Shoemaker

The Secret of Effective Prayer

Glenda Brunson developed Reading Guide 10/15/2011

Week 2 Chapters 7-12

Reading Guide

  1. Read the nine Suggested Secrets of Effective Prayer, which two speaks clearest to you? Pg.44

 

 

 

2. What does the author say is the most important essential of effective prayer? Pg. 46

 

 

 

3. How do we develop a relationship with Jesus? Pg 46

 

 

 

4. What won’t Jesus do? Pg. 46

 

 

 

5. How should we start our day? Pg.47

 

 

 

6. How does Jesus introduce us to God? Pg. 47

 

 

 

7. What does Jesus mean by “Father”? Pg.48

 

 

 

8. What does Jesus wish for us to see? Pg. 49

 

 

 

9, What does William Temple say about the name? Pg.49

 

 

 

10.  Who does Jesus command us to pray for before praying for ourselves? Pg.50 Discuss please.

 

 

 

11. What did Jesus do to establish His Kingdom? Pg. 50

 

 

 

12.  What happens when we kneel to pray? Pg. 51

 

 

 

13. What do we learn from the author about fasting? Pp. 53 & 54.

 

 

 

14.  Discuss the “Minute of Peace.” Pg 57

 

 

15. Whose will is bent when we pray? Explain Pg. 61

 

 

 

16.  After prayer, did Mrs. N. get her husband back?  What did Mrs. N. resolve to do?  What was the outcome?  Pg. 62&63

 

 

 

 

17. What should our attitude towards God be? Pg.64

 

 

 

 

18.  Read the “General Confession”.  Any comments? Pg.65

 

 

 

 

19. What does the author say the church is not? Pg.67

 

 

 

 

20. What does the author say is the symptom of prejudice? Pg. 67

 

 

 

 

21.  What happens when we refuse to forgive our brother his trespasses? Pp. 69&70

 

 

 

22. What is forgiveness?  Pg. 70

 

 

 

 

23. Our forgiveness of others must be like what? Pg.70

 

 

 

 

24. What did the Lutheran chaplain do? Pg. 71

 

 

 

 

25. How did his attitude help the author? Pg. 71

 

 

 

 

26. Talk about the widow and her son, what do we learn?  Pp. 73 & 74