Teach Us to Pray (Luke 11:1-13)

Here in Luke’s narrative, once again, we find Jesus in prayer. But this time, something prompts a disciple to ask: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). Prayer is one of the most vital spiritual disciplines, but it is also one of the most neglected. By failing to be devoted to prayer, we show that we do not think we really need the care and provision that God alone can provide. Yet if Jesus took the time to teach us how to pray and urged us to do so with boldness, then our calling is to make time for it. In this sermon, Pastor Matt encourages the church remember their identity as children of God, and to boldly “draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:16).