“Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples”. Luke 11:1 NIV.
Jim Reeves song, “Teach me to pray”, was about a young boy who expressed admiration for his dad’s teaching on basic things of life. However, he did not know how to pray and he asked his father to teach him, but the father did not know how to pray. In Luke 11:1 the disciples asked him to teach them how to pray. They had seen Him praying many times, yet they couldn’t pray. As a Christian, recognising the need is not enough, but taking steps to fill the need is necessary. Although Jesus gave them a pattern for prayer, it does not stop there- that is the foundation. Everyone must develop a praying style that balances your relationship with God. Consider your prayer as a conversation between two friends. Isaiah 43:1 says I have called you by name, you are mine. If you cherish your relationship with God, you need His help towards developing a personalised prayer time.
BIBLE READING: Luke 11:1-10
PRAYER: Lord, I am willing to learn, teach me to pray and let your name be glorified in my life.
EKO LATI GBADURA
“Oluwa, kọ́ wa lati gbadura, gẹgẹ bi Johanu ti kọ́ awọn ọmọ-ẹhin rẹ̀.” Lúùkù 11:1
Orin Jim Reeves, “Kọ mi lati gbadura”, jẹ nipa ọmọkunrin ọdọ kan ti o ṣafihan itara fun ẹkọ baba rẹ lori awọn ohun ipilẹ ti igbesi aye. Sibẹsibẹ, ko mọ bi a ṣe le gbadura, o ni ki baba rẹ kọ oun, ṣugbọn baba naa ko mọ bi a ṣe le gbadura. Luku 11:1 àwọn ọmọ-ẹ̀yìn rẹ̀ ní kí ó kọ́ wọn bí a ti ń gbadura. Wọn ti ri ti o ngbadura ni ọpọlọpọ igba, sibẹ wọn ko le gbadura. Gẹ́gẹ́ bí Kristẹni kan, mímọ àìní náà kò tó, ṣùgbọ́n gbígbé ìgbésẹ̀ láti kúnjú àìní ṣe pàtàkì. Dile etlẹ yindọ Jesu na yé apajlẹ odẹ̀ tọn de, e ma doalọte to finẹ—enẹ wẹ dodonu lọ. Gbogbo eniyan gbọdọ ni ọna gbigbadura ti o ṣe iwọntunwọnsi ibatan rẹ pẹlu Ọlọrun. Wo adura rẹ bi ibaraẹnisọrọ laarin awọn ọrẹ meji. Isaiah 43: 1 sọ pe Mo ti pè ọ ni orukọ, iwọ ni temi. Ti o ba nifẹsi ibatan rẹ pẹlu Ọlọrun, o nilo iranlọwọ Rẹ si idagbasoke akoko adura ti ara ẹni.
BIBELI KIKA: Lúùkù 11:1-10
ADURA: Oluwa, mo setan lati ko eko, ko mi lati gbadura ki o si je ki oruko re ni ogo ninu aye mi.