The reading for this morning came from Matthew 6:9-15 and 25-34
Jesus gave us the Lord's prayer as our pattern for praying. Prayer is is our "Royal telephone", our special line to God. You will never be put on hold or get a busy signal on this phone line. He is always there for us.
As our pattern for praying, the Lord's prayer has several parts.
"Our Father, who art in heaven" shows us that we need to acknowledge who God is.
"hallowed be thy name" - God's name should be honoured and not abused.
"thy kingdom come" - may God reign in everyone's life.
"your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" - we need to be doing God's will just as Jesus did.
"give us this day our daily bread" - provide us with all we need especially spiritual food
"forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors" - as Jesus forgave, so must we. We don't get a free ride into heaven.
"lead us not into temptation" - steer us away from those this that tempt us to sin.
God should be our dearest friend and the first person we call on in time of trouble. Be anxious for nothing but trust in God always.