Lord Jesus Christ, draw near today,
grant us, O Lord, the will to pray;
help us to mean the words we say;
teach us to pray, O Lord!

We lift our hearts to you in prayer
and know that you will gladly share
the burdens that we daily bear;
teach us to pray, O Lord!

We sometimes wonder what to pray,
as thoughts of prayer seem far away;
O may your Spirit lead the way!
teach us to pray, O Lord!


Brian Black (b.1926)
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Metre: 8 8 8 6 Tune: Baskerville