LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (1)
In his book, With Christ in the School of Prayer, Andrew Murray writes: “None can teach like Jesus…therefore we call on Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’ A pupil needs a teacher who knows his work, who has the gift of teaching, who in patience and love will descend to the pupil’s needs. Blest be God! Jesus is all this and much more…Jesus loves to teach us how to pray.”
(a) are not sure God listens when you talk to Him;
(b) don’t understand why some prayers seem to go unanswered;
(c) wonder if you are praying “right” or generally feel frustrated in prayer;
(d) are eager to know what to do to feel more connected with God and gain confidence that your prayers really do make a difference, say, “Lord, teach me to pray.”
There are basic principles of prayer available to everyone, but God will lead each of us individually. He wants to take you just as you are, and help you discover your own prayer rhythm; to develop a style of prayer that maximizes your relationship with Him. He wants prayer to be an easy, natural, life-giving way of communicating as you share your heart with Him and allow Him to share His heart with you.
Prayer is so simple; it’s nothing more than talking to God and taking time to listen to what He has to say to you.
Get this: God has a personalized prayer plan for you, a way for you to communicate most effectively with Him. You can begin by saying, “Lord, teach me to pray.”
“Lord, teach us to pray.” Lk 11:1 NKJV