Are there times when we over-complicate prayer? Do we say more than we need to at times? Jesus teaches us that prayer is a common language that even children can master.

Jesus taught the disciples that prayer was based on approaching God with intimate language.  We recognize God’s authority over us and also over the world.  But that authority does not remove God from being accessible to the humblest of servants.

The Almighty Creator above us is intimately available to our mundane needs and problems.  He is not unapproachable about physical needs, hurt feelings or the things we are afraid of.

The Living Bible writes ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ this way:

Matthew 6:9-13
   “Pray along these lines: ‘Our Father in heaven, we honor your holy name. 10 We ask that your kingdom will come now. May your will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven. 11 Give us our food again today, as usual, 12 and forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us. 13 Don’t bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the Evil One. Amen.’

Jesus teaches that God cares about the littlest and the largest things.