Even though we don't understand all the reasons for our mess ups on many of the lessons, Jesus is the Favorite Teacher. He loves us and wants us to learn, enough that he won't give up on us. His word to us is, "Come to me...learn from me."
When we respond and pray, "Teach me what I need to know," Jesus hears us. Those two words alone, "Teach me," please the Teacher because he likes eager pupils.
Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees, than I will keep them to the end.
Teach me to follow you, and I will obey your truth. Always keep me faithful.