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Text:Luke 11:1
Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”

?Topic: “Lord, teach Me to pray,

●Prayer Inspires Hope

Psalms 77:1‭-‬2
I cried out to God with my voice— To God with my voice; And He gave ear to me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; My hand was stretched out in the night without ceasing; My soul refused to be comforted.

?When we’re down in the dumps, prayer gives us hope. Laying our problems at the feet of Jesus shows that we trust him. He knows what’s best for us. When we trust God, he fills us with the hope that everything will turn out fine.

?Having hope doesn’t mean things will always turn out the way we want them to, but it means we want God’s will to be done. In fact, something better than we could imagine might be about to happen.

Jer 33:3,6.
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.

?Also, prayer helps us see things from God’s perspective, and we know that God wants good things for his children. This opens us up to all kinds of opportunities that we may never have seen before.

II Corinthians 12:8‭-‬10
Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

? “Lord, teach Me to pray,