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.”
Thanking God for the instruction, prayers and support I have received from the St. Philip’s Prayer Discipline. I am really enjoying and growing in this journey and look forward to meeting others who are a part of this fellowship. May the Lord bless a neighbor and friend, Dr. Leo Wagner, in his time of illness.
A LESSON IN PRAYER
Luke 10:38-42, 11:1-13
(introduction) Our parents taught us how to pray from an early age
(antithesis) In our modern age, the definition of prayer and how to do it gets over-simplified
(propositional statement) Jesus teaches a proper discipline of prayer for his believers
(relevant question) What are the steps in the Lord’s discipline in prayer?
- prayer should be done in a certain place with few distractions (10:41-43, 11:1)
- Jesus gives us words to direct our prayers (11:2-4)
- our prayers can and should be offered to God whenever we have a need (11:5-8)
- the purpose of our prayer is the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives (11:9-13)
Well directed prayer is like a well-aimed arrow. It will travel in the right direction even if it misses the mark of the bull’s-eye.