In Luke 11:1-4, the Disciples asked Jesus to teach them to how to pray. In group situations, it can be a little scary to pray out loud. But what about when you are alone? Do you still find it challenging to know how to pray?
“One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord teach us to pray, just as John taught His disciples.”
He said to them, “When you pray, say:
“Father, hallowed be Your Name, Your kingdom come. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.”
Jesus Himself chose to begin His prayer with adoration of the Father. He chose to address His prayer to an approachable Father, acknowledging who HE was and appealing to the glory of HIS Name. God has many Names in the Bible which reveal what HE did and how HE loved His people. When we need to see God as a healer we declare His nature as Healer by His Name Jehovah Rapha. When we need to see God as our provider we declare His nature as Our Provider by His Name Jehovah Jireh. This prayer focuses on the character attributes of God by using the Names He Himself revealed to us in His Word.