Lord, Teach Us To Pray: Day 2

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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

http://www.WritingSisters.com

 

4 Comments on Lord, Teach Us To Pray: Day 2

  1. lvsrao
    January 23, 2014 at 9:04 am (6 years ago)

    Very Nice and true saying.
    Just as one cannot hold a conversation with another person unless that
    person can listen, the very act of Praying is an implicit recognition of the
    presence of GOD. In Praying one strengthens that recognition of
    the presence of GOD and such a notion draws the person closer to HIM (GOD).

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    • Writing Sisters
      January 23, 2014 at 9:09 am (6 years ago)

      Yes! I love the way you put this. “the very act of Praying is an implicit recognition of the
      presence of GOD” Prayer does lead is deeper into relationship with God.

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  2. whisperingleavesblog
    January 23, 2014 at 10:33 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you for your encouragement. Yes, I believe that Jesus, Himself did and does teach me how to pray. Prayer is not a skill that we get proficient in, at least I don’t feel that,rather it is our life hidden in Him, and The Lord Himself does both taking and hiding. Perhaps prayer is like a dance in which case The Lord is the partner who leads .. Thank you once more for giving me something to ponder.

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