Prayer is a frequent theme in Scripture, but students often struggle with questions about the purpose, practice and power of prayer. Is this invisible God just a magic genie in heaven who gives me what I want? Does God really want to hear from me, and if so, how does He talk back? If God already knows everything, what's the point of praying? Why doesn't God always answer my prayers?
Over four powerful sessions, we'll explore these tough questions and hear students share how prayer impacted the tough situations they were facing.
Francis Chan will unpack what the Bible has to say about prayer, helping teens understand how they should pray, what they are called to pray for, and why God invites them to communicate with Him.
Supplemental handouts to go along with the Courage with Francis Chan youth study.
Francis Chan is the best-selling author of books, Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, Multiply and You and Me Forever, co-written with his wife, Lisa. Francis has also written the children's books Halfway Herbert, The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village and Ronnie Wilson's Gift. Francis is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. Currently, Francis is planting churches in the San Francisco areas and launched a countrywide discipleship movement with David Platt called Multiply. Francis lives in Northern California with his wife, Lisa, and their seven children.