Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray

Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray;
This is my heart-cry day unto day;
I long to know Thy will and Thy way;
Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray.
  Living in Thee, Lord, and Thou in me,
Constant abiding, this is my plea;
Grant me Thy power, boundless and free,
  Power with men and power with Thee.
Power in prayer, Lord, power in prayer!
Here ’mid earth’s sin and sorrow and care,
Men lost and dying, souls in despair;
O give me power, power in prayer!
My weakened will, Lord, Thou canst renew;
My sinful nature Thou canst subdue;
Fill me just now with power anew;
Power to pray and power to do!
Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray;
Thou art my pattern day unto day;
Thou art my surety, now and for aye;
Teach me to pray, Lord, teach me to pray.

Vidor, Texas, United States

We did not sing this hymn very often (ever) but this is the same song, both melody and lyrics that I remember (mostly from back in the ‘60s).


The lyrics are correct but the music is not.

Soloman Gomes

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Teach me to ptay so I could live in You. Where there is love and joy and happiness Lord teach me to pray O Lord.

Frank Alcamo

Oceanside, New York, United States

More things in this world are accomplished through prayer than this 🌎 world can ever imagine. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will have everlasting life. We ought to ask the Lord to teach us to pray and to help us live a life of prayer. We ought to take the command; "Rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you" and pray that command through until we are living it. We should do this with all the commands of the Bible. God help us to bring everything to You in prayer.

Frank Alcamo

Oceanside, NY, United States

Lord grant that we pray as You prayed. Help us to live like You. Help us to be like You in all things and in every way.


Deerwood, Minnesota, United States

This new year I want to spend more time in prayer. As I was looking up Bible verses on prayer, this old hymn started going thru my head, so I had to look up the words.


Nairobi, Kenya

I'm so encouraged today by this song. May our good Lord bless you all & may the Holy Spirit teach us how to pray. Amen.


Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Mhhhhh what a song I'm just blessed with it.

Please Lord teach us to pray.

Mary Ellen

TX, United States

I have not heard this song in years but this morning the Lord woke me up with this song. Just to go deeper and deeper in Christ Jesus. To have a more affective prayer ministry. Teach me Lord, yes.


United States

Power to pray and power to do. This is what I feel need in last couple of days. Then God gave me this song today! Thank You Lord.