by Dan Lentz
1. Name something you really wanted when you were younger, but never got. Did you ever feel like you received something better instead? Explain.
Read Judges 10:10-18; 11:4-6, 32, 33.
2. These verses describe a conversation the Israelites had with the Lord—like the multitudes of Israel were speaking with one voice. What need or situation has brought them to the point where they could speak with such unity?
3. Have you been part of a group that had such an urgent need or focus that you were able to speak with one voice? Has your small group ever experienced that?
4. If we, as a small group, or a church, could speak to the Lord with one voice right now, what would we say?
5. What need or situation do you have right now that’s making you cry out to the Lord?
6. As a group, take each person’s individual need (the needs that were just mentioned) and spend some time praying about them, one at a time, with one voice. If you are so inclined, try having everyone pray out loud about that request at the same time. Or take turns having people pray about that request before moving on to the next request. Have someone prompt the group when to move on to the next prayer request.
T. Daniel Lentz works for the Small Group Network in Whitestown, Indiana.