“Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord,teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.'”
The last thing the disciples saw before they asked one of the questions that changed all of their lives was Jesus praying. We aren’t told where that place was. We aren’t even told who asked the question, just that it was one of the disciples.
But we are told they asked.
They had seen something. They had noticed something. They had recognized a pattern. (cf. Lk. 3:21; 5:16; 6:12; 9:16, 18; 28-29; 11:1-5)
“He is always praying.”
And out of that observation came a desire to learn how to pray.
Do the people you are seeking to disciple and influence for the cause of Christ see you pray? Are they close enough, long enough to recognize the pattern of your dependency upon God?
“True God of true God, begotten not made, Savior of the world, teach us to pray and make us men and women whose conspicuous dependency upon You draws others to seek You. In Your Name and for Your glory I ask this. Amen.”