Luke 11:1 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples."
I don't know about you, but my prayer life could use some work. There are times when I am diligent in my daily prayers; and there are times when I can go days without praying.
It's always been this way and I find myself asking questions of myself such as; Am I too busy? Do I know what I am praying about? Do I even know how to pray?
The Scriptures are filled with truth and answers to any question I may have.
Am I too busy? - 1 Thessalonians 4:11 tells us to "...make it your ambition to lead a quiet life:"
Do I know what I am praying about? - Romans 8:26 says that "We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us..." and Phillipians 4:6 which says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."
Do I even know how to pray? - James 5:13 asks, "Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise." as well as 1 John 5:14 that states, "And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us."
What I have realized is that these questions, or excuses, are not helping; instead they are creating a barrier of doubt. In these passages I find strength to persevere, knowing that my heavenly father loves when I make it a priority to commune with Him! Bring your prayers to Lord as He is faithful to answer them all, according to His will!