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.

A daily

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)

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