Lord, Teach Me to Pray Again!
Has your prayer life become dry and monotonous? Have you lost that deep connection with the Lord that you used to sense during your prayer time?
If so, it’s time to say, “Lord, teach me to pray … again!”
The Lord is always willing to teach us how to pray if we are willing to ask Him to do so.
Even if you have already learned how to pray, there are new levels of prayer available to you. You can always go deeper with the Lord in the face-to-face encounter that is prayer–if you want to!
In Luke 11:1-4, the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. Can you imagine what led to that request? For example:
- Can you imagine how awestruck they must have felt, hearing Jesus pray every day?
- Can you imagine how hungry you would be if you heard Jesus pouring His heart out to the Father all night long?
- Can you imagine how much you would long to have that kind of relationship with the Father yourself after seeing Jesus connect with Father deeply like that?
I sure can. I’ll bet you can too, and the disciples certainly could. That’s why Luke 11:1-4 says:
“Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.’
So He said to them, ‘When you pray, say:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
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 11:1-4).
Jesus taught His disciples to pray as soon as they asked Him to do so. And He’s still doing the same today.
Are you ready today to ask the Lord to teach you to pray–or to teach you to pray again?
If so, pray this simple prayer with me:
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I come to You in Jesus’ name.
Father, I love You so much. My whole life is Yours. The Kingdom is Yours and You are so awesome. Thank You for loving me; for adopting me as Your child; and for saving my soul.
I praise You, Father. Thank You for bowing low and stooping down to me, to love me. And thank You for listening to my prayer today.
Heavenly Father, I want to know You.
I want to know You so much more than I already do. You have already brought me so far, Lord, and I’m thankful to You for that. Thank You for every degree and every measure in which You have already helped me to know You, and in which You have already taught me how to pray!
But Father, I know there is more–and I want more. I want to be closer to You.
I long to dwell in Your manifest presence and feast at Your table at all times; the table of Your delights–the delight of Your presence. In Your presence is fullness of joy, Father; and at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Father God, Lord Jesus, and precious Holy Spirit, I ask right now in Jesus’ name that You would teach me to pray.
Teach me to pray more than I have ever prayed before, Father:
- Teach me to pray in my lying down and rising up; day in and day out; every moment of every day.
- Teach me to pray for my own desires and needs.
- Teach me to pray for Your will, whatever that may be at any given time and for any situation.
- Teach me to intercede for others too; use me powerfully in intercession!
O Father, teach me to pray.
I need Your help, Father. Without You I can do nothing, but I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. So Father God, in Jesus’ name, I ask right now:
- That You would make me a man/woman of prayer and of Your Word.
- That You would help me develop a habit of daily, continual, fervent prayer.
- That You would put the urge to pray in my very DNA, so that I cannot help myself but pray.
- That You would convict me of the urgent necessity of prayer, so that I cannot neglect it any longer.
- That You would forgive me for my prayerlessness all these years.
And Father God, in Jesus’ name, I ask that You would flow through me in urgent, effectual, fervent prayer by the power and unction of Your Holy Spirit:
- Teach me how to pray in new ways I have not learned before;
- Teach me to connect with You more deeply than I have connected with You before;
- Teach me to pray in more powerful ways than I ever have before.
- I even ask, Father, in Jesus’ name that Holy Spirit would give me a prayer language (or another prayer language) so that I may pray in my native language AND in the language of the Spirit.
Father God, I confess that I do not know how to pray as I ought, or how to offer it worthily as I ought.
But I ask that Holy Spirit would pray through me (Romans 8:26-27) with moanings and groanings that cannot be uttered; and You who search the hearts will know what the mind of the Spirit is, for He makes intercession for me according to Your perfect will.
Father, I want to connect with you deeply in prayer.
O Abba Father, when I sit down with You to pray, please help me to see You in all Your glory. Please help me to lift up my eyes to Heaven and behold You in Your power, and to behold Jesus in His resurrection. Please help me to pray only what You want me to pray–and to pray everything that You want me to pray.
Father, please help me to sink deeply into Your presence through prayer.
I want to know Your heart; I long for You and crave You! Without You, I would die! And I thank You that I don’t ever have to know what it means to live without You, but Father I am desperate to connect with You more and at a deeper level!
Father, everything I am is in Your hands. All I am is Yours. Everything I long to be is Yours. My life is Yours, and I surrender it anew and afresh to You today.
O Lord, teach me to pray.
Help me to know You. Please, I ask that Jesus would reveal You to me–and that You would reveal Jesus to me through prayer. I pray that Holy Spirit would reveal Jesus to me, and that You would fill me anew and afresh with Your Spirit.
Make me a person of prayer, dear Father:
- Teach my hands to war and my fingers to fight.
- Help me to rise early in the morning and stay up as late as I need to for this marvelous work of prayer.
- Help me to devote myself to You; to give myself wholly to You and to this work of connecting with You.
- Help me to come boldly before Your throne of grace, where I may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Thank You, Heavenly Father. I love You and I long for You. Please fill me with Yourself through Your Spirit. Let the Spirit and power of Jesus rest in me through prayer and for prayer, and let all nations see Your glory.
Thank You, Abba Father. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”
Beloved, is this also your heart’s cry: “Lord, teach me to pray”?
If so, would you cry out to the Lord today for this desire of your heart? He is ready, willing, and eager to help you: first and foremost simply to connect with you and build a DEEP relationship with you personally through prayer; and secondly also to use you as an intercessor for His glory.
Prayer is simply conversation with God.
I pray today that we would all be consumed with a passion and fire for this all-consuming work of knowing our Father, knowing Jesus our Savior, and communing with His holy Spirit. I pray that we would all have a mighty hunger and diligence today to pray without ceasing, in Jesus’ name!
Did you pray this prayer with me today? If so, leave a comment below!
I am so thankful to have found not only the Bible app devontional but to have found your blog. I have been in a warfare that seems neverending. I really needed this today because lately I have felt like my prayers are hitting the wall. I may need to reexamine myself and ask God to show me anything within me that he is not pleased with. Thank you so much for your dedication an obidence in God.
Yes, I did pray with you. May the Almighty God bless you
This! 😭😭😭 PRAISE YAH! Thank you for your sacrifices, your obedience, and your servanthood to our LORD and I am THANKING Him for you! I have been praying for you, your family & your ministry 🙏🙏🙏 You speak my heart in so many ways and I know that is UNITY with the Spirit & our love for Our Heavenly Father through Christ Jesus!! This is such a beautifully, heart-felt, deep & inspiring prayer and as I was pouring out my heart, crying, a HAWK appeared at my window, like so close I could extend my hand and touch him (if the window was open, lol) – I saw the shadow and opened my eyes and he was looking at me and then flew away! I know that was Father God! THANK YOU Jamie for all you do and keep fighting the good fight of FAITH! 💜💜💜💞💞💞
This is exactly the prayer I needed because I want to get back to intercession and intimacy with God my father.
Jamie, I thank you for this gift of prayer you have sent to me. God is truly working through you to minister to use all. I DID pray this prayer and felt the presence of God surrounding me. The peace and promise I felt was wonderful. I pray you continue to be the vessel of God and He richly blesses you with overflow, in Jesus’ name,
Thank you so very much for this prayer,😭😭,i have been feeling so dry not sure of what to pray or how to pray lately,🙏🙌 thank you so much and may God continue to bless you and your family.
Bless you Pastor Jamie. It is has lifted my spirit. Hallelujah 🙌🙌
Amen. This is my heart’s cry. Father teach me how to pray and intercede and to be effective in it.
Thank you Jamie.
Love and blessings to you and your family.
Yes I did pray this today
Thank you Jamie
And God bless
may.thais prayer consume the whole of me and whoever else desires to pray so deeply like that in Jesus’ name.
Jamie, God anointing u more
Thankyou for this awesome prayer..it is so deep and profound…God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you
Roopa from Hyderabad India
This teaching and the prayer was the answer to the cry of my heart. God bless.
This is what I am longing for everyday at this pointed time.To go deeper into my prayer,more deeper and to have intimacy with Him.I am so grateful for this message and it will helps me now in my time with Him.
Thank you so much Sis Jamie
I received the prayer and declarations
Thank you so much for this, it is exactly what I needed. My own prayer life has been faltering since my dear friend and prayer partner died near the end of last year. I’ve been praying but not feeling connected to God. But I love your prayer here and yes, I am praying that God would teach me to pray … again.
Thank you for this. I want to tell you something interesting. I’ve very often read your blogs. However I felt led to start supporting you. Its not huge amount but what I could and all of a sudden the power of the Holy Spirit fell on your words in a mighty way. Interesting isn’t it. Thank you for a new experience.
Hi Norma, thank you for reading! And thank you for your support! We appreciate that so much. And wow, what a testimony! Yes, the Bible does teach that you will get more out of material like this if you support the ministry that is releasing the material to you. Matthew 10:41. Cool stuff … I praise God and thank Him for blessing you, and I pray He will continue to bless you mightily!
Love in Jesus,
I needed this prayer today. I feel intimidated when praying because I don’t pray like others in my congregation when they pray. But in my alone time I feel so close to God, I just have to be more discipline in praying more. This prayer guide and reciting this prayer has given me the push and confidence I need to pray as God has led me to pray. Thank You so much and God bless you.