Lord, show me Your way and teach me how to pray!

“It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, β€œLord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples” Luke 11:1, Amplified.

Some years ago, I was in my kitchen preparing lunch. As I stood at my sink washing tomatoes, the calm voice of the Lord spoke to me and said, “Ask Me to teach you how to pray and reveal to you what to ask Me for.” I immediately stopped what I was doing, moved to a downstairs restroom that had often doubled as my prayer closet, and replayed what I had heard in my spirit. Until that point, I believed my prayers to be sufficient. Like many people, I often prayed for health and strength, peace and protection, and blessings for my family and friends. I prayed for more money and to get out of debt. But in that moment, God began to reveal to me that He wanted me to experience not only a deeper prayer life but a more profound life and one that could only be accomplished under His careful tutelage and guidance.

He wanted to enhance my character, enlarge my heart, grow my faith, change my mindset, and prepare me for a greater work in His kingdom. I suddenly realized that out of all the times I had prayed to God; I had never asked Him to truly guide my prayers and show me how to honor Him through my requests! So I began to make a habit of praying the simple prayer, “Lord, show me Your way and teach me how to pray.” Little by little, He began to bless my soul! First were prayers for greater wisdom, extraordinary faith, greater courage, and renewed patience.

As time went on, He deposited more complex requests into my spirit. He helped me pray for deeper self-reflection, a greater willingness to forgive, more special ways I could love my husband and show patience toward him, and the courage to face specific fears and overcome them. My prayers have continued to deepen, over the years, while bringing me into deeper communion with Him.

My sister, not only does God desire to bless you with His love, peace, and protection, and with many of the tangible things that we desire, He wants to bless you spiritually and manifest the fruits of His Spirit within you. As you let Him guide your prayers, you will receive the blessing of His will in your life and will grow as He would have you to, never missing out on any good thing!

Prayer: Lord, please teach me how to pray and reveal to me exactly what to ask You for. Allow me the honor and privilege of growing and developing under Your divine tutelage! I desire Your will for my life above my own, and I proclaim that You know what is best for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Philippians 4: 6-8; Hebrews 13:20-21; 1 John 5:14; Mark 11:24; Matthew 7:11; John 14:26)

By D. Knox

19 thoughts on “Lord, show me Your way and teach me how to pray!”

  1. FATHER GOD Won’t YOU Please Word My Mouth & Cleanse My Heart So That My Prayers Will Be Pleasing In YOUR Sight…

  2. I take hold of this prophetic devotional as guide to pray. This was right of time. Blessings, Shalom and Agape.πŸ™πŸ½β€πŸ™πŸ½β€πŸ™πŸ½

  3. This is truly awesome, very illuminating to me. On point and up my alley. I receive, this and understand better what I have been feeling and a few opportunities to do so.

    Thank You for the amazing writing DOTK writers. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  4. Thank you Jesus for your word as it is guidance for my soul. Please Lord teach me how to pray as you continue to show me your ways.. In Jesus Name, Amen. πŸ™β€

  5. Amen Praise God teach me Father God in the name of Jesus Glory wisdom I need thank you trust in your word Father πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™πŸ½β€

  6. I really needed this especially going into a New Year. Praise God!
    Thank you, to the writer.
    ✝️❀️

  7. Father God, I ask You to teach me how to pray wanting Your will above my own will. That You will get the glory from my life. In Jesus Name. Thank You, Father, in advance for Your rich blessings. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

    A special thanks to the DOTK team for this devotional to let me know my prayers aren’t asking amis. God bless πŸ™πŸ’β€οΈ

  8. Please pray for my cousin Lisa Guillory, she had a stroke and is very I’ll, she was life flighted to New Orleans. God just put it on my hear to request prayer here. Please pray for her healing and her return to her loved ones in renewed health and vitality . Amen

  9. Dear Lord, please show me how to prayπŸ™ Wow, what a deep, powerful prayer that is! and one that never occurred to me. Thank you, my sisters, for this wonderful revelation. God bless you & keep you β€πŸ•Š

  10. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ prayer for healing in Jesus mighty name πŸ™πŸΎ

  11. Confirmation of my personal word for the year.

    Please can you add an option on your app to save/pin and search for devotionals.

    Thanks

  12. I am so blessed with this devotional. Just the day before, I was calling out to God to help me and He is faithful to answer.

    Thank you Father, for all my sisters. Bless them πŸ™πŸ½ In Jesus’ name, amen.

  13. Amen! I receive this! Lord, teach me how to pray for this how been an area where I have found myself struggle from time to time.

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