Luke 11:1 – Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray…”
The disciples sensed that prayer was a real and vital force in the life of Jesus. As they heard Him pray, it made them want to pray too. And so one of His disciples asked that He would teach them to pray. Notice, they did not say, “Teach us how to pray,” but rather “Teach us to pray.” Every believer must know that the posture of prayer is the place of power. So why don’t we pray? Perhaps one reason is that we have greatly complicated prayer. We have made it something it was never intended to be. Do you find prayer to be difficult or time-consuming? Prayer should be a joy for the follower of Jesus Christ.
As far as we know, the disciples never said, “Lord, teach us to preach,” or, “Teach us to do miracles.” Probably because, hanging out with the Lord, they understood that His teaching, His witnessing, His miraculous power and all that He did was a result of His devoted prayer life. At the root of prayers simplest form, you will find yourself effortlessly talking with God. Your challenge this week is to ask the Lord to teach YOU to pray. Ask Him to teach you to pray more effectively. Ask Him to teach you to pray more regularly. Ask Him to teach you to pray more specifically. Prayer is a privilege that only the child of God can exercise now and expect immediate results as the Lord wills. This week pray Spirit led prayers. God bless you.