We Confuse Prayers with Wishes

Lord, teach us to pray!

That request sounds odd to our modern ears. Why would anyone need instruction in prayer?

Ahh, but that question betrays our misunderstanding. Most often, we confuse prayer with wishes, hopes, sighs, laments, and pouring out of feelings. No. Prayer is different. Prayer is finding a way to talk to God. For that to happen, we need Christ, the Christ of the Bible.