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Faith Food Devotional

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

April 24, 2014

"And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1).

Someone said, "It is more important that men learn to pray than that they gain a college education." Notice he did not say that having an education is not important; he said, that learning to pray is more important.

I feel sorry for people who don't know how to pray. When the crises of life come, they know how to say words, but just spouting off words into the atmosphere isn't praying!

Simply talking into the air is not praying. Taking up 20 minutes on a Sunday morning giving God a homily on what His duties are toward the church is not praying. And giving the congregation a lecture pretending to be praying to God is not praying.

Christianity, from a practical side, is a living religion whose believers are in touch with the living God who hears and answers prayer. And prayer may be defined as joining forces with God the Father, fellowshipping with Him, carrying out His will upon the earth.

It is of utmost importance that all Christians - including you - learn how to pray!

Confession: I am in touch with the living God who hears and answers prayer. I fellowship with Him. I join forces with Him in carrying out His will upon the earth.

Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications