Luke 11:1 – Then [Jesus] was praying in a certain place; and when He stopped, one of His disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray. (AMP)
My earliest memory of prayer was when either of our parents put my brother and me to bed. They taught us to say the "Our Father" prayer and to say, "Please, God bless …" so and so, and we'd proceed through every member of the family. This was the only time I heard my parents pray.
Later in life, I read in the Bible of Jesus' example and teaching about prayer, as well as His prayer concerning all believers in John chapter 17.
As we grow in Bible knowledge and in faith in our beloved Prayer Master and His successful intercession, both He, and praying to Him, becomes more and more important to us. We become filled with the hope of becoming like Him in our prayer life. We come to meditate upon all that our Christ is, and upon all the wisdom and power that He has to answer our petitions. He is our God, our Shepherd, Teacher, Lord, and King. Yet, He is delighted to draw us closer in fellowship, partnership, and in praying according to His purposes.
In today's Scripture, Jesus' disciples, as adults, asked to be taught to pray, but many of us are proof that even as very young children we can learn this, though this is the highest, holiest activity we can enter into. It is holy communication with our most holy God. Through prayer, we engage with our Lord and all His power and strength. "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done." Could we do better than pray as our Lord Christ teaches in His Word?
Prayer: Blessed Lord, we praise You for all Your teachings and examples. Thank You that when we are not sure how to pray, we may always come to You, and by Your Spirit, You will pray, through us, most appropriately according to Your purpose in any situation. Thank You for all Your faithful answers and promises, as we pray in Your beloved name. Amen and Amen.