A busy mother and housewife had worked hard all day to prepare to have some guests over for an evening meal. When it came time to sit down and eat, the lady asked her young daughter if she would say a prayer. The little girl protested, “But Mommy, I don’t know how to pray!”
“Sure you do, honey. Just pray like you’ve heard me pray.”
“OK. Dear Lord, as busy as I am, why did I invite all those people over tonight!?”
It is important that we learn how to pray properly. When his disciples asked him to teach them how to pray, he gave them, and us, a model to go by. (Luke 11:1-4).
Let us continue to learn from the Master by using the model prayer.