1.) (9-12) We know our prayer is off base when we feel justified through our works instead of through grace.
2.) (13) Our humility in prayer is evidenced by where we place our recognition and by whom we blame.
3.) (14) Our progress after prayer is largely determined by our approach to prayer. Consider where are you in prayer. To what degree do you pray with self-confidence or humility? Which do you believe God prefers more?
4.) (15-17) Consider what it looks like for a child to draw near to someone: they are quite vulnerable and yet fully trusting. How might this inform your prayer life as a child of God?