We have all learned how to share our needs and wants with others. As children, we learned to ask our parents for all that we needed, and even all that we wanted. Prayer is simply doing what we already know how to do—asking our parents and others for help—but with God as the one to whom we are asking for help. For many, the real obstacle to praying is fear of not knowing how to share our needs with God. The prayerful conversation we have with God is to be as natural as having a conversation with our loved ones. For this reason, Jesus taught his followers a way in which to pray using the same conversational process we use with our trusted loved ones. Jesus teaches his followers to pray a conversational style of prayer by using the nine parts of the Lord’s Prayer.
Why do you think Jesus emphasized prayer to God?