Jesus selected twelve men to learn as much as they could from him in order to carry on his work after he left.
They came from every level of society, and as a result were a very mixed group.
They lived with him every day for just over three years.
One day they were surprised as they listened to him praying. As a result they probably asked the same question you might have asked.
The Bible says – One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray. Luke 11:1
In other words, what they were really saying was – We wish we knew God the way you do.
It wasn’t only what Jesus said as he prayed that made an impression on his followers.
It was also how he prayed. For example, the Bible says –
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35