Lord Teach Us to Pray

 

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“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.” St. Luke 11:1KJV. John Bunyan (1628-1688), the English Christian writer and preacher, author of “The Pilgrim’s Progress”, said, “Pray often; for prayer is a shield for the soul, a  sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.”

This passage is another of the frequent references by Luke to the prayer life of our Lord. It fits in with Luke’s purpose in presenting Christ as the Son of Man, ever dependent upon God His Father. 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. He did not say, “Teach us how to pray,” but “Teach us to pray.” However, the request certainly includes both the fact and the method “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.” (St. Luke 11:1KJV)

 

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