Your Father knows what you need, even before you ask him. Matthew 6:8
To pray is not to talk much as the pagans do for they hold that the more they say, the more chance they have of being heard. The value of prayer does not lie in the quantity of words and the mere repetition of formulas, as if accomplishing a task. The value of prayer lies chiefly in our inner attitude of faith and love of God. We should try to put our minds and hearts on God as a Father and a friend, a God who loves us and is always waiting for us to share a silent moment with him.
Jesus gave his disciples the the Our Father as the perfect prayer that comes from the heart of God’s children, because in it they express all their desire in the proper order and form. Jesus composed the Our Father very carefully so that it could be easily memorized. As we start to pray the Our Father we should greet God; Our Father in heaven.
On calling upon the Father of Heaven, we do not mean that he is far or near, above or below or inside. We only intend to raise our spirits to Him. We recognize that our words are not worthy, that our concerns are selfish and limited when compare with the breadth of God’s thoughts and the generosity of His love. We can address God and call him Father is a very special privilege. For he is the only one and we are adopted children, by the mercy of God who allowed us to be born again.
God is love and love is real.