Lord Teach Me How To Pray – Jason Upton – Andrew Murray #wfj
February 21, 2010 by Lynne Lee
The Lord’s prayer as you’ve never heard it before…
Close your eyes and allow the Holy Spirit to stir your spirit as you listen to Jason Upton reach out and ask the Father to teach us how to pray.
“Prayer is fellowship with the unseen and Most Holy One.” Andrew Murray
Everything that Jesus is and has is yours if you belong to Him. Because He is your life, if you ask, Jesus will draw you into closer fellowship and teach you how to pray.
Lord, teach us to pray
Yes, teach us, Lord. We have read in Your word about the power Your believing people of long ago had when they prayed, and what mighty wonders were done in answer to their prayers. This took place under the Old Covenant, in the time of preparation. Now, in these days of fulfillment, how much more will You give Your people a sure sign of Your presence?
We have heard the promises given to Your apostles of the power of prayer in Your name, and have seen how gloriously they experienced their truth. We know for certain they can become true for us, too. We hear continually, even in these days, what glorious tokens of Your power You still give to those who trust you completely.
Lord! Teach us to pray with power too! The promises are for us; the powers and gifts of the heavenly world are for us … to us too you have entrusted Your work.”
Prayer needs to be
- to the glory of God
- in full surrender to His will
- in full assurance of faith
- in the Name of Jesus
It’s much easier to pray with faith when you’ve heard from God and know that what you’re praying is what God wants.
“It is Jesus, praying Himself who teaches us to pray. He knows what prayer is. He learned it amid the trials and tears of His earthly life. In heaven it is still His beloved work. His life there is prayer.
Nothing delights Him more than to find those whom He can take with Him into the Father’s presence, clothing them with power to pray down God’s blessing to those around them, training them to be His fellow-workers.” Andrew Murray
Jesus teaches us
- by the urgency of felt need
- the study of the Word
- the testimony of another believer
- by His Holy Spirit
- showing us sin that hinders prayer
- giving us assurance that we please God
- giving us thoughts of what to ask
- living within us as the intercessor
“Lord. You live eternally to pray, and can teach me, too, to live eternally to pray. You want me to share your glory in heaven by sharing this unceasing prayer with You, standing as a priest in the presence of my God.
Lord Jesus. Enroll my name among those who confess that they don’t know how to pray as they should, and who especially ask you for a course of teaching in prayer … Lead me to forget my thoughts of what I think I know, and make me kneel before you in true teachableness and poverty of spirit.
Fill me, Lord, with the confidence that with You for my teacher, I will learn to pray … Unfold for me everything I need to know about the mysteries of the prayer-world … teach me to be strong in faith, giving glory to God.”
The above is based on ‘With Christ In The School Of Prayer’ by Andrew Murray
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