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.


Perle Geollegue


Nice song☺️🙏🙏

Wanda Allender

Camby, Indiana, United States

So glad to find these words. We use to sing this back in the 60's.

Leonardus Henriques De La Fuente

Winning, Manitoba, Canada

Jesus said to His disciples could you not pray for one hour the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. The flesh will always fight the spirit of man a special when our renewed born again spirit has been renewed, so teach me to pray Lord teach me to pray.

Peter L. Oehmcke

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Albert Simpson Reitz was my great uncle. What a great Christian heritage.

Myra L Pumroy

Valparaiso, IN, United States

This is the melody and lyrics that I grew up singing. I am able to find music on your site that I'm unable to find elsewhere but I have not been able to print chord sheets. I can see the music but printed on top of it is very large bold print. Are we not allowed to have access to this music?


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.