Matthew 6:8-15 KJV
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Jesus models for us how we are to pray.
We are to give honor and glory to God first. We are to seek God's will over our own. We are to go to God to fill our needs. We must remember that our needs can be met daily and we need to wait on His timing. Of course, we must be repentant, but we must also realize we must forgive others if we expect forgiveness from God. We can ask God to keep us from harm-physical and spiritual and for Him to help us when we fall into evil. We then return to praising Him for His power and all He does.
I love how scripture is a textbook for life!