Bible Study

Prayer - Chapel

1 – Many people misunderstand our purpose in conducting a chapel for our team.

  • Some think that if we pray it will result in a win.
  • Some think that if we go to chapel we are more likely to win.
  • Some think that if we pray we get God on our side.
  • So what’s the point?
  • Does God even care about who wins today?

2 – Joshua 5:13-15 sheds some light on such questions (read the text aloud).

  • Joshua and his people are about to enter a very strategic battle.
  • He sees a man with his sword drawn.
  • He says, “Whose side are you on?”
  • He’s asking the wrong question.
  • Joshua immediately understands who the Lord is and who the servant is.  He sees the big picture.

3 – Our purpose in chapel and prayer (saying the Lord’s Prayer) and even for my prayers for you individually…

  • It’s not to win God’s favor or to get Him on our side.
  • It’s not to make God a good luck charm for our team.
  • It is to align our hearts and minds with God’s way of doing things.
  • The real question is, “Whose side are we on?”

4 – Today’s challenge –

  • Resolve to compete wisely and well and you will be on God’s side.
  • Commit your heart to your team and you’ll be going God’s way.
  • Sacrifice your personal goals and aspirations for the higher aim of team success and you’ll be doing exactly what Jesus would do.

This resource provided by Roger D. Lipe

Bible Reference: 
Joshua 5