Friday, January 30
Be vigilant with a view to prayers.—1 Pet. 4:7.
In our prayers, we may often petition Jehovah for his help in satisfying our needs and in overcoming obstacles. The “Hearer of prayer” lovingly listens to our appeals for help. (Ps. 65:2) However, we should also endeavor to focus on other forms of prayer. These include those of praise, thanksgiving, and supplication. There are many reasons why our prayers to Jehovah should include words of praise. For instance, we are moved to praise him when we think of “his works of mightiness” and “the abundance of his greatness.” (Ps. 150:1-6) Why, the six verses of the 150th Psalm exhort us 13 different times to praise Jehovah! With deep reverence for God, the composer of another psalm sang: “Seven times in the day I have praised you because of your righteous judicial decisions.” (Ps. 119:164) Jehovah surely deserves to be praised. Therefore, should we not praise him in our prayers “seven times in the day,” that is, very often? w13 11/15 1:1, 3, 4
WEEK STARTING JANUARY 26
Song 99 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 19 ¶9-17 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Judges 5-7 (8 min.)
No. 1: Judges 7:12-25 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: Amnon—Theme: Selfish Erotic Love Is Ruinous—it-1 p. 96 (5 min.)
No. 3: Ways in Which We Can Learn About Jehovah—nwt p. 9 ¶1-4 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: ‘Slave for the Lord with all humility.’—Acts 20:19.
10 min: The Offer for January and February. Discussion. Invite audience to relate positive experiences they have had offering the Good News brochure. Have a brief demonstration showing how the brochure may be offered. Afterward, discuss the article “Why Depart Promptly?”
10 min: Elders Who Slave for the Lord—The Watchtower Study Conductor. Interview of the Watchtower Study conductor based on these questions: What does caring for your assignment involve? How do you prepare for the Watchtower Study? Why are you not able to call on everyone who raises his hand to comment? How can the reader, those who comment, and the brothers who carry the microphones assist in making the Watchtower Study beneficial and enjoyable? How did the recent Kingdom Ministry School help you to better care for this important responsibility?
10 min: “Use jw.org in Your Ministry—‘Become Jehovah’s Friend.’” Discussion. Review some of the features of this section of our Web site, and play a sample for the audience. Invite the audience to suggest ways to use “Become Jehovah’s Friend” when witnessing from house to house, publicly, or informally.
Song 135 and Prayer