At the time of Jesus there were many Rabbis who would have certain prayers for their followers. This gave identity to the group. We hear today the answer Jesus gives when asked to provide a way of praying. The Lord’s Prayer is the Prayer of Jesus’ disciples, so it our prayer too. It is one of the first prayers we learn as children. It gives us also an identity as Christians. Jesus believed that we should have a personal relationship with God, like a child with a parent. Praise of God is at the heart of Jesus’ prayer to the Father.
Questions: ‘How do I pray’, ‘When do I pray’ and ‘why do I pray’ ? Parents! Do you pray with your child ? Do you pray over your child ? What image helps you to pray ? How has my way of praying changed over the ? What as I going to do about prayer ?