And Jesus told them to pray.
This is our Father we are dealing with, and He knows better than us what we need. With a God like this loving us, we can pray very simply. Like this:
Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are. Show us Your glory!
Set the world right; do what’s best— as in Heaven, so here on earth where we live.
Give us what we need for today, food, clothing, shelter.
Forgive us again, and help us keep forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and from the devil.
You’re in charge. You are the King most high.
You can do anything you want. And we want You to.
You’re ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes. And amen.
[from Matthew 6, The Message]