Teach me to pray

Do you pray? Do you have a ‘closet’ where you meet God everyday in prayer?

In Luke 11:1, the disciples didn’t ask the Lord Jesus Christ to teach them to preach, or win souls to Him, or to do miracles, for they knew that all these things and more came through prayer.

What’s your prayer life like? Have you ever asked the same question to the Lord, “Teach me to pray”?

One thought on “Teach me to pray

  1. Caz. says:

    In Luke 6:12 we are told about the Lord Jesus –
    “And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” If only I had in times past, prayed all night to God instead of struggling through in great distress. If only I had noticed that enormous great big “pillar of fire” trying to burn my eyelids open in the corner of my room! How stupid I have been!
    “And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night” (Exodus 13:21).What an enormous comfort it must have been to those poor Israelites, as they escaped in such a hurry, terrified of what was chasing them and at the same time, terrified of what might be lying ahead waiting. There were no measly little matches going out and strewn in their hundreds across the hazardous rocks in anger and frustration, or ever-failing lanterns being lit and relit and relit and relit, needed then, as they had a whopping great big “pillar of FIRE” right next to them!
    How awesome that in Exodus chapter 14 we are told –
    “And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.”
    We still have that “light by night” today, so don’t forget to thank the Lord for it, use it, and be comforted by it just like they were.

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