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 Lord, Teach Us To Pray  

 

INTRODUCTION  

 

Very few Christians (if any) want to challenge the statement that prayer is (or ought to be) very important in the life of the individual Christian and the life of the local Church. No one wants to debate the need of prayer or, if you like, the PRINCIPLE of prayer.  

 

Yet many (most?) of us have some struggles when it comes to the PRACTICE of prayer. What we feel are our feeble attempts at prayer can create all kinds of guilt within us. More times than we can count we have made new and determined efforts to be more committed in our prayer life and often feel we have failed just as many times.  

 

About the time we feel this sense of failure, along comes someone who tells us (in a book or on a tape or in a testimony) how God has led them into a whole new experience in the arena of prayer. And that makes us feel even worse!!   If we are totally honest with each other, probably all of us would acknowledge that there are times when God seems distant from us and even disinterested in us. We might even acknowledge that there are days when we go without any conscious attempt to 'pray' or to set aside time for prayer.  

This series of studies is for you. It is designed to help you, not to further dis-empower you. The content and format is primarily written for use among the members of a small group but this material can also be helpful in personal use.  

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