June 28, 2019 Clyde Ritchey Grimes

How to teach prayer

I sure that many of us feel unqualified to teach, especially with regard to prayer. Here's a little encouragement for you if you struggle in this area. It is part of a devotional based on Luke 11:1-4.

The way to teach people to pray is to pray yourself. It was the habitual prayerfulness of Jesus that made the Apostles long to be taught to pray. What an example is here of the power of unconscious influence! If you desire that your children or scholars should pray, pray yourself.

 F. B. Meyer, Through the Bible Day by Day: A Devotional Commentary, vol. 5 (Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1914–1918), 132.

Lord, teach us to pray!