How Did Jesus Taught His Disciples to Pray?

When the disciples of Jesus asked Him to teach them how to pray, He gave them a model prayer that is now known as the Lord’s Prayer. This prayer has become a staple in Christian worship and is recited by millions of people around the world.

But what did Jesus actually teach His disciples about prayer? Let’s take a closer look.

The Importance of Prayer

First and foremost, Jesus taught that prayer is essential for every believer. In Matthew 6:6, He says, “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret.

And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” This verse emphasizes the importance of having a personal relationship with God through prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer

As mentioned earlier, Jesus gave His disciples a model prayer known as the Lord’s Prayer. It goes like this:

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.”

This prayer covers all aspects of life – acknowledging God’s holiness, seeking His will, asking for provision and forgiveness, and for protection from temptation. It also emphasizes the importance of forgiving others.

Pray with Persistence

In Luke 18:1-8, Jesus told His disciples a parable about a widow who persistently asked a judge for justice against her adversary. The judge eventually granted her request because of her persistence. Jesus concluded by saying, “And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night?

Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily.” This parable teaches us to pray persistently and with faith, knowing that God hears our prayers and will answer them in His perfect timing.


In summary, Jesus taught His disciples the importance of prayer and gave them a model prayer to follow. He also emphasized the need to forgive others and to pray with persistence and faith. As we follow His example and teachings, may we grow in our relationship with God through prayer.