The prayer that Jesus teaches His disciples shows us all how to pray, what to pray for, and to whom we should direct our praise and supplication. The Lord’s prayer casts a perfect die for all prayer.

Do I praise God? Do I conform myself to God’s will or try to convince Him that I know better? Do I ask God to care for others besides myself?

O Holy Spirit, may I learn to pray as Jesus prays. May my praise of God give way to surrender to His will. May I always pray for others first.