Remind Us How To Pray
By Tom D Blakely
Although You taught us how to pray
It seems we have forgot!
So often Lord we pray by rote
And don’t pray as we ought.
A blethering of names and needs
And rushed with little thought
Repetitive, from lazy minds
Not from a loving heart.
We’ve made the precious gift of prayer
A godless exercise
Without a thought for You in prayer
We’re talking to ourselves!
Lord teach us how to pray with power
As saints in former days
Who understood that You come first
For You we seek to please.
The pattern prayer that Jesus taught
It starts and ends with You!
This is the key to every prayer
We must keep this in view.
O Father God in Jesus’ name
Inspire us Lord today
That for Your glory we might live…
Remind us how to pray!
“And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do.
For they think that they will be heard for their many words.”