Someone asked: “Can you teach me how to pray?”
It may perhaps be a little too obvious, but this is how Jesus taught us to pray in Matthew 6:9-13:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
We don’t need to use many words, for God knows what we need even before we ask. Apart from this (though somewhat a repetition), I would give thanks to God for the forgiveness of sins, His constant provision, His goodness, kindness, love and grace. I would pray that our love, faith and trust in God may increase, likewise, that the love for our neighbour may also increase. And that we may come to learn of our sins, that we may repent through God’s mercy and help, and be turned to hate sin. Above all, that in all things, God may be glorified, and that His kingdom come and His will be done.
You can also look at the Great Litany (Kyrie Eleison) which is quite extensive and includes many good intercessions.
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