Help Us to Pray!
“And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1
Prayer is a vital exercise in the life of every true believer. We cannot remove prayer in our walk as Christian. Prayer helps us to commune with God. It is time we pour our hearts to God and wait to hear His too. Prayer isn’t what we do like every other activity; it must be done in Spirit and truth. And how much time we spend with God in prayer determines our relationship with God.
While Jesus was praying one day, one of His followers walked up to Him and demanded that Jesus should teach them how to pray. Though this particular disciple sounded like he only wanted to learn because John thought his disciples too, but indeed, these men have seen Jesus pray, they have witnessed His prayer-life and understand the effect of prayer on His ministry.
The disciples understood that they needed to learn how to pray if they want to have an effective ministry as Jesus did. The demand, “teach us to pray” was not an ancient demand or what was just needed at that time. It should be our demand now as a believer because we do not know how to pray; we need the Holy Spirit to teach us.
We need to learn how to pray through the help of the Holy Spirit. Because Spirit helps us to pray, intercedes for us, and comfort us in time of prayer. The Holy Spirit is the one who gives us strength and confidence when we are struggling with our inner mind during prayer. Romans 8:26. Says, “Likewise, 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.* Romans, 8:26.
Lord, help me to pray. Beyond my understanding and knowledge, teach me to pray your will.