Today we begin chapter 11 of the book of Luke. The first part is what is commonly known as the Lord's Prayer or the model prayer. One of the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, just as John the baptizer taught his followers to pray. What he taught was a simple prayer that involves praise,(Hallowed be Thy Name); asking forgiveness of sins with acknowledgement that we should forgive others (v4); and asking for what we need each day (v 3. Give us day by day our daily bread).
In verses 5 through 13 Jesus continues to explain that we should ask for what we need. We may not always get what we want in life, even with prayer and hard work, but our needs will be met. We have only to ask. We give our children great gifts, and we are sinful creatures. God is the Almighty Father. How much greater are the gifts he bestows on us!