Lord, Teach Us to Pray
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1
Day 2: Who can teach us to pray?
If we want to learn, where do we go to learn? Books? Classes? Retreats? What if these fall short? Who can teach us?
Lord, teach us to pray.
It is Jesus, praying Himself, who teaches to pray. He knows what prayer is. He learned it amid the trials and tears of His earthly life. In heaven it is still His beloved work: His life there is prayer. Nothing delights Him more than to find those whom He can take with Him into the Father’s presence, whom He can clothe with power to pray down God’s blessing on those around them, whom He can train to be His fellow-workers in the intercession by which the kingdom is to be revealed on earth.
He teaches, by giving not only thoughts of what to ask or how to ask, but by breathing within us the very spirit of prayer, by living within us as the Great Intercessor. . . Jesus loves to teach us how to pray.
And fill me, Lord, with the confidence that with such a teacher as Thou art I shall learn to pray. In the assurance that I have as my teacher, Jesus, who is ever praying to the Father, and by His prayer rules the destinies of His Church and the world, I will not be afraid. Amen
Andrew Murray — Lord, Teach Us To Pray
(Some language updated for understanding)
We can only learn to pray by praying. I love that Andrew Murray prays for the confidence that he can learn to pray. Who taught you to pray?
Betsy and Laurie