Introduction - Vss. 1-9 - Jacob was in trouble. He was returning home which much wealth and a large family. But Brother Esau was coming to meet him with 400 men. After getting a birth right and blessing that Esau thought was rightfully his, Esau had, years earlier, promised to kill Jacob. Jacob needed help and turned to God. When we have a need, we too, can turn to God.
RELY ON GOD'S WORD - Vss. 9, 12 - Remember what God has promised, and claim the promises of God.
RECOGNIZE YOUR OWN UNWORTHINESS - Vs. 10 - When we come in prayer, we do not come in our own righteousness, but in the name of Christ. John 14:13-14
REQUEST GOD'S HELP - Vs. 11 - Be honest with God about your need..
(To show how God answered this prayer, discuss the rest of Genesis 32.)