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Summer School - Praying with Purpose

Summer School: Praying with Purpose

Who’s ready to go back to school?! Prayer— conversing with God— is one of the most central themes in the Biblical story, and a powerful component of the Christian life. And yet for many of us, it feels awkward. Or ineffective. Or isolated. Or confusing. What is really happening when we pray? How should we pray? What difference does prayer make in our lives or the lives of those around us? Those questions, and many more, have probably crossed our minds at least once. When Jesus’ disciples were experiencing their own questions around prayer, they asked Jesus— teach us how to pray. And he did! So this summer, we are going back to school to learn how to pray from Jesus! We’ll hear about how and why Jesus prayed- and learn from some of the prayers he prayed himself!

Sermon Schedule

  • July 16 — What’s the Point of Prayer? (John 16:33-17:5) — Walt Quick
  • July 23 — Encountering God in Our Temptations (Luke 11:1-4) — Kristian Hernandez
  • July 30 — Praying for Life (John 11:32-44) — Meghan DeJong
  • August 6 — More Than Words (Matthew 6:7-8) — Dave Swaim
  • August 13 — Are You IN or OUT? (Matthew 11:25-27) — LeLe Hsu
  • August 20 — Prayer as Rest (Matthew 14: 22-23) — Abby Rice
  • August 27 — Revenge vs. Redemption (Judges 16:23-21) — John Mury
  • September 3 — One is More Than You Think (John 17) — Walt Quick

Online Small Group

Discuss what you’re learning with others! Led by Highrock pastors and staff, this eight-week online small group will meet on Zoom Thursday nights from 7:30-8:30 pm ET, beginning Thursday, July 20.

Register for Online Small Group

In-Person Small Group

Those looking to connect in person rather than Online can join the small group hosted by Highrock Arlington, meeting at 14 Mill St. in Arlington on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30pm ET, beginning Wednesday, July 19.

Register for In-Person Small Group

Series Companion Guide

Deepen your learning with prayer and reflection prompts that accompany the sermons, which can be used individually or in groups.

Series Companion Guide (PDF)

Walt Quick | July 16, 2023
Summer School: Praying with Purpose | 1 of 8
What's the Point of Prayer?
Walt Quick | July 16, 2023
Kristian Hernandez | July 23, 2023
Summer School: Praying with Purpose | 2 of 8
Encountering God in our Temptations
Kristian Hernandez | July 23, 2023
Meghan DeJong | July 30, 2023
Summer School: Praying with Purpose | 3 of 8
Praying for Life
Meghan DeJong | July 30, 2023
Dave Swaim | August 6, 2023
Summer School: Praying with Purpose | 4 of 8
Many Words
Dave Swaim | August 6, 2023
LeLe Hsu | August 13, 2023
Summer School: Praying with Purpose | 5 of 8
Are You IN or OUT?
LeLe Hsu | August 13, 2023
Abby Rice | August 20, 2023
Summer School: Praying with Purpose | 6 of 8
Prayer as Rest
Abby Rice | August 20, 2023
John Mury | August 27, 2023
Summer School: Praying with Purpose | 7 of 8
Revenge vs. Redemption
John Mury | August 27, 2023
Walt Quick | September 3, 2023
Summer School: Praying with Purpose | 8 of 8
One Is More Than You Think
Walt Quick | September 3, 2023