Jesus not only warns us how not to pray (long, public prayers to impress others), He also shows us how to pray. The Lord’s Prayer provides some critical elements that should become part of our everyday conversations with God, such as praise, confession, and prayers for sustenance and protection. The prayer was not one that Jesus Himself prayed, and it is not one that we should merely recite as a sort of ritual. Instead, it demonstrates the utter dependence upon the Father that each of us should know. In that way, the Lord’s Prayer becomes our prayer.