Prayer Course 101

Fall 2022 (On Mondays from 6:00-7:30pm Sept 12-Nov 7)

This course will provide biblical and experiential teaching on prayer by a variety of instructors.  Together, we will unpack Scripture to form a theology on prayer; offer an active, dialogic learning environment; discovering what prayer is, Who created it, and why.  Outcomes will be:

  1. Biblical understanding of our identity in Christ and His desire to be with you.
  2. Greater enjoyment and practice of prayer—relating to and enjoying God.
  3. Personal spiritual growth.

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Required Materials

ESV translation of the Bible.


Course Schedule - Course Syllabus  

Week 1 (click to see more content)

Instructor: Dr. Brenda Martin

Topic: Who Created Prayer & Why

Scriptures: Genesis 1:1-2:24

Pre-work Assignment: Week 1 Pre-work

Lecture Notes:

Additional Notes:

The 7-fold Spirit of God from Isaiah 11:2

1. The Spirit of wisdom

2. The Spirit of the Lord

3. The Spirit of understanding

4. The Spirit of counsel

5. The Spirit of power

6. The Spirit of knowledge

7. The Spirit of the fear of the Lord

Week 2

Instructor: Son To

Topic: Christ, my Identity & Life Giving Prayer

Scriptures: John 3:1-15, Galatians 2:20, Luke 15:11-32

Pre-work Assignment: Week 2 Pre-work


Week 3

Instructor: Kimberly Dybeck

Topic: The Lord's Prayer

Scriptures: Matthew 5:9-13

Pre-work Assignment:  Week 3 Pre-work


Week 4

Instructor: Dr. Scott Stripling

Topic: Praying Scripture

Scriptures: Romans 1:8–15; Ephesians 1:15–23; Philippians 1:3–11

Pre-work Assignment: Week 4 Pre-work

Handouts: Praying Scriptures About Myself

Week 5

Instructor: Stephanie Leggett

Topic: Listening Prayer & SOAP Journal

Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 14:1-3

Pre-work Assignment: Watch (or listen) to this 40 min. podcast: "Max Lucado: The Church Needs the Holy Spirit, Not Another Program or Trend"

Lecture Notes: Listening Prayer

Week 6

Instructor: Alesha Garvin

Topic: Intercessory Prayer

Scriptures: Luke 18:1-8; Romans 8:15-16

Pre-work Assignment: Week 6 Pre-work

Week 7

Instructor: Tyler Moffett

Topic: Corporate Prayer

Scriptures: Acts 2:42-47, 4:23-31; 2 Chron. 7:14

Pre-work Assignment: Week 7 Pre-work

Week 8

Instructor: Jeff Dietz

Topic: Spiritual Warfare

Scriptures: Deut. 3:21-22; Ephesians 6:18

Pre-work Assignment: Week 8 Pre-work and 5 pages of pre-read materials

Week 9

Instructor: Samantha Rude

Topic: Worship

Scriptures: Psalm 145, Luke 10:38-42, I Peter 2:5-10

Pre-work Assignment: