Although you want to encourage the members of your group to pray for one another, you are leading a Bible study group, not a prayer group. Your members may represent a variety of religious backgrounds or may be un-churched. We find it is better not to openly share prayer requests or have members pray out loud in order to avoid intimidation, gossip, and/or any unintended offense. We recommend one or more of the following options:

1. Leader begins and closes in prayer.

2. Members record personal prayer requests on a 3x5 card.

a. Leader collects cards and prays at the end.
b. Members exchange cards and pray for one another throughout the week.

3. Circulate a “prayer journal” for members to record their personal requests.

a. Leader prays over those requests at the end of the study.
b. Enlist a volunteer to distribute prayer journal entries via email.

We have found that a great benefit of keeping a prayer journal is the ability to look back and reflect on God’s faithfulness in answering prayer over time.

What is NBS2GO?

NBS2GO = Neighbor Bible Studies 2GO - nbs2go.com is simply the packaging of ideas, resources, and inspiration to equip believers to launch and multiply Bible study groups.


What's the big deal about a Bible study group?

Like a one-room schoolhouse, a Bible study group brings together a wide range of seekers and Christ-followers to study, discuss, and encourage one another toward life application of God’s Word. This blending of spiritual maturity levels creates a dynamic, life-transforming community. Friendships are formed, and group members are equipped to minister to others where they do life. Life transformation and multiplication!

NLT Scripture references on nbs2go.com and in publications, unless otherwise noted.

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