What Jesus Did! 'Lord, Teach Me to Pray!' — Luke 11:1

Monday, July 13, 2015

One time Jesus was praying in a place. When Jesus finished praying, one of his followers said to him, "John taught his followers how to pray. Lord, teach us how to pray too."
— Luke 11:1 NLT
Illustration of Luke 11:1 NLT — One time Jesus was praying in a place. When Jesus finished praying, one of his followers said to him, "John taught his followers how to pray. Lord, teach us how to pray too."

Key Thought

So many books have been written about prayer. Most of us have attended classes that chose prayer as their subject matter. Yet, when was the last time you gave serious time to looking in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and studying Jesus as he prayed, what he taught about prayer, and what the importance of prayer is? Why not commit to spending several months with a hilighter reading the Gospels? As we read, let's ask Jesus each day, "Lord, teach me to pray!" While we pray in the power and authority of Jesus' name every day, let's also commit to learning to pray as Jesus prayed.

Today's Prayer

Holy God and Almighty Father, thank you for giving me the avenue of prayer to speak with you, to seek you, and to come into your presence. I recognize that prayer is a gift from you, ensured and assisted by the intercession of your Son and the Holy Spirit. Please, dear Father, lead me and guide me in my efforts to learn to pray as your Son prayed and as he taught his disciples to pray. I long to draw nearer to you, to honor you more completely with all of my being, and to open my will up to your will. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 6:7-13
  • Ephesians 3:14-21
  • Revelation 8:1-6

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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