The disciple seeing how the Lord Jesus devoted His life to prayer could have just wished to become like Him, but they were in same predicaments as many of us.
How to pray?
Why to pray?
Does prayer really works?
These questions flood our mind because we don’t know the character of the person to whom we address our prayers.
The Lord knowing that, he responded to the disciples request; Teach us to pray
When you pray say:
Our Father in Haven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom comes.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one. Luke 11:2-4
However, He warned us against meaningless repetitions when praying. Matthew6: 7
Many of us are often guilty of the something the Lord warned us about. Instead of expressing our heart’s content, we mindlessly run through the words as a mathematical formula and it really gets boring!
It is a pattern, a model and it is beneficial when used respectfully to facilitate our communion and communication to touch the heart of God.
Father how thankful we are that you are willing to teach us how to approach You, how to fellowship and communion with You, help us to abide in You through Jesus Christ Amen.