Teach Us To Pray
As a Christian, praying is essential in our daily lives. We have
many prayers written in the Bible, and we may learn to pray from them.
Praying is talking to God through Jesus our mediator. Praying to God
may mean that we are lacking something which we need to assist us in
our daily life.
First of all, when praying, we should thank God for His security in
our lives and for the things we have received, then we should pray for
forgiveness for our daily sins. Then we should pray for the things we
need in our daily lives, and for the sick in hospital and all people in
general. Before we end our prayer, we should remember our brethren and
sisters for the hard work they do in the Lord by preaching the gospel
worldwide. We should end our prayer by asking God to send Jesus soon,
to establish the Kingdom of God on earth. We may need to add other
things, but prayer should include these things.
O God our father in heaven, the God of Israel, through Jesus we come
to thank you for your daily guidance in our lives, and for the good
things you have done for us. We know that we are sinners in our daily
walking and talking. We may stumble at any time without knowing, but we
ask for forgiveness for whatever we have done wrong. Forgive us our
sins and lead us not into temptation. We ask for your guidance in our
lives. Give us our daily bread. We have none beside you as a refuge.
You are the only one whom we should seek for anything we need and to
whom we should run as our refuge. We pray for the sick, for their pains
to be relieved, and for the oppressed to be helped. We pray for our
brothers and sisters wherever they are to be guided in what they do.
Give them strength to disperse your word of truth to the ends of the
earth. We pray for our government that we may have peace. So send Jesus
our Saviour to save the world, so that your will may be done on earth
as it is in heaven.
All these we pray through Jesus Christ our Saviour and King. Amen.
Bro Isaac Kapa (Tongaren, Kenya)