This is how you should pray:  Father, may your name be kept holy.  May your Kingdom come soon.  Give us each day the food we need , and forgive us our sins, us we forgive those who sin against us.  And don’t let us yield to temptation.”  Luke 11: 2-4
   Notice the order in this prayer. First , Jesus praised God; then He made his requests.  Praising God first put us in the right frame of mind to tell Him about our needs.  Too often our prayers are more like shopping lists than conversations.  These verses focus on three aspects of prayer:  it’s content, our persistence, and God’s faithfulness.     an excerpt from In The Words Of Jesus – Dr. Jeremiah “Turning Point”