1. Lord Jesus, teach us how to pray
And love You even more.
Help us each time we seek Your face
To praise You and adore.
2. Lord Jesus, teach us how to ask
As our requests we raise,
That our desires may reflect
Your honor and Your praise.
3. Lord Jesus, teach us to lament,
Our sorrows to confess,
And mix with ev'ry drop of grief
Our praise and thankfulness.
4. Lord Jesus, turn our hearts to praise
As we confess our sin.
For God has mercy and forgives,
Restores our joy again.
5. Lord Jesus, teach us how to thank,
Remember answered prayer.
For we shall never lack for praise
In Your most loving care.
This was the first hymn I wrote especially to conclude one of my sermons. I preached in the afternoon service at Heritage Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas on March 22, 1992. My sermon text was Luke 11:1-4 on the disciples' request, "Lord, teach us how to pray." In the Lord's Prayer Jesus teaches His disciples to pray with their eyes fixed on God's glory and grace. Even as we bring petition, confession and lamentation, we are to bathe our prayers in praise, adoration and thanksgiving. The kingdom, the power and the glory are His forever (Matthew 6:13).