The topic of this 6 week study is on prayer in general, and specifically covers “The Prayers of Jesus” and how they can help us become more serious about our own prayer life.
The disciples said to Jesus, “Teach us how to pray.” The tense of the word “teach” is in the imperative, which makes it effectively read, “Teach us NOW to pray!”
The disciples never asked Jesus to teach them anything else – not how to witness; not how to preach; not how to heal. All they ever asked Him to teach them was how to pray. And when they asked, they were urgent in their request.
Matthew Henry in his commentary on the Whole Bible says, “Teach us to pray” is itself a very good prayer!
I am passionate about prayer. This is probably my favorite study.