Bible Study

Andy Pettitte - Pro Perspective Study

Andy Pettitte-New York Yankees
Pray, Pray, Pray

Key Verse:  "Always be joyful.  Never stop praying.  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  • Andy talks about praying at all times during his games.  Is that something you do as well when you compete?  Explain.

  • As an athlete, why is it important to pray for your testimony?

  • When is prayer most effective for you as an athlete/Christian?  How do you pray before, during, and after your games? 

  • Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.  Why did Paul group these three thoughts together: being joyful, praying always, and being thankful no matter what happens?  What do they have in common?

  • Why is it difficult to be joyful always?  Does that mean you must be happy all the time?  Explain.

  • As you pray, why is giving thanks so important?

  • Pray continually and then pray some more.