Teach us to Pray



The word "prayer" in its context means the formula of supplication. It is an expressed petition; especially, a supplication addressed to God. In a world where secular humanity is engulfing almost every aspect of our lives, do we still need this art of supplication to the Holy one? Do we pray only when we have problems? What exactly do we pray for? How do we pray? These and so many other questions are deeply asked by believers today.


The first thing to know is that we do not pray only when we have  "prayer points" or "problems". Prayer should be a continuous aspect of a believer's growth. The systems of this world at large responds only to intensity and intensity cannot come by our own volition. There are times when words to pray for do not come. In situations like this, the Bible says  in Romans 8:26 that the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. In Luke 11:1, the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. Jesus responded to this by teaching them the Lord's prayer which is popularly prayed today. In this society of ours, one basic desire is that Jesus himself teaches us to pray. Jesus does this through the Holy Spirit. Intensity in the place of prayers can only be achieved through help from the Holy Spirit.


We should be ready to pour out ourselves to Christ and the Holy Spirit to use our tongues to pray for us.

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