The disciples did not ask Jesus to teach them to preach, but rather they asked Jesus to teach them to pray. Prayer is the vital part of the Christian life. No prayer, no power; no prayer, no presence of God. Notice the prayer the Lord Jesus taught His disciples.
Luke 11:2 “…When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven…”)
1. Address the Heavenly Father
Acts 7:48 “Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, vs 49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?”
Jesus prayed and addressed God the Father.
John 17:1 “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:”
2. Adore & Praise His Name
Luke 11:2 “...Hallowed be thy name...”)
Hallowed = holy, sanctified, (set apart)
Psalm 111:9 “He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.”
Luke 1:46-47, 49 “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”...“For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.”
It is a good thing to start prayer by adoring, praising and giving of thanks to God.
~ Psalm 92:1 - Psalm 119:164 - Psalm 100:4 ~
One of the greatest things we can adore and praise God for is for His goodness, mercy, grace, and amazing love. Thanking Him for saving us!
Luke 10:20 “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
Turn to: Psalm 50:7-14
Psalm 50:14 “Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:”
It is good to make time to sit and thank God, telling Him how much you appreciate Him, and not asking for anything.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice evermore. Vs 17 Pray without ceasing. Vs 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”