There are a lot of misunderstood passages in the Bible. One of those is Luke 11:1. Jesus gave us what we call The Lord’s Prayer in response to the disciples’ inquiry. So what was it that they asked the Master? Their request was not that Jesus would teach them how to pray.
They said, “Lord, teach us to pray.”
Just pray. What matters most is not what we pray, but that we pray. And in light of Paul’s teaching, that’s good to know.
Paul confessed, “We do not know what we ought to pray for” (Romans 8:26).
Why are we talking about this? Because there are two general groups of readers here – those who are addicts and those hurt by addicts. And both are desperate for a fresh spiritual connection. That’s where prayer comes in.
If you are struggling with knowing what to pray, perhaps the words of Charles Spurgeon will help: “Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.”
Recovery Step: When it’s hard to pray, keep praying. When you don’t know what to say, keep praying. Whatever you do, keep praying.